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Keeping the Next Generation of Leaders Faithful

Jesus trained his disciples to take over from him before he departed to heaven. They were to carry on the work of the gospel to the “end of the earth” (Acts 1:8), teaching others to do the same (Matthew 28:20). Likewise, Paul instructed Timothy to pass on the gospel to “faithful men, who will be…
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Passing Over the Basin and the Towel

Since I came into SYFC, I have experienced two smooth leadership transitions. In 1999, Albert Lee handed over the work to Christopher Tan and in 2005 Christopher Tan handed over to current National Director, Lim Chien Chong. Each round, God raised His servant-leader who took us forward with stability and strength. 
Come 2021, I look…
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Big Lessons in Small Matters

When we succeed in what we do, it gratifies us and affirms our effort. In another context, to succeed, means to take someone’s place, for example, of a leader who steps down. 
It is my privilege to observe the masterful orchestration of leadership transition in action in SYFC recently. The incumbent National Director, having led the…
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Introducing a Younger Leader: Richard Tan

When younger, Richard had ambitions in the creative field. Then, for years he worked various roles in the corporate world. Eight years ago, there was nothing else he saw himself in other than full-time service and joined SYFC. Today, he is passionately bringing the gospel to young people and will lead our younger executive leadership…
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Temporal Riches for Eternal Gains

How Christians handle earthly resources or “unrighteous wealth or money” (Luke 16:9, 11, 13) matters to God. For “one who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much” (v10). To be faithful, in this context, is to use physical means to benefit others who will “receive you into the eternal dwellings” (v9).…
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God’s Providence Through Times of Change

In all these years in SYFC, getting hold of resources, stewarding them wisely and producing youth-relevant packages and programmes are constant challenges. But still, we thank God for providing. 
God’s People As God’s Main Source of Provision
 In 1981, SYFC implemented the Personal Support Scheme. All staff share in raising finances by writing about our…
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Big Lessons in Small Matters

Just one day into the start of our nation’s Circuit Breaker (CB), SYFC staff had to attend a one-hour compulsory introduction and training to operate Zoom. At that point, none of us envisaged how significant that training would turn out to be. 
Our younger staff took to Zoom very quickly. Older staff like me had…
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Introducing: A Younger Leader: Laurent

When and how did you come into SYFC full-time? 
I came in at 35, in 2015. When considering this step, I read ‘The SYFC Story’, our memoir of 50 years of history. Her ethos in reaching youths resonated with me and I knew instantly this was the right choice for me. 
Has coming in older…
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All Hands on Deck

1 Corinthians 12 uses the metaphor of a body to show how every Christian is an essential part of the church. All Christians in the church make up the body of Christ (vs 27). Just as Christ cannot be divided (vs 12), no Christian can be sidelined in the church. Everyone is needed if the…
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