Category: Updates

Geared To The Times, Anchored To The Rock

New Staff in SYFC: Pauline Koh and Michel Chong

In early 2018, the door at SYFC Youth Guidance was opened to me. After two months of prayerful consideration, I was convicted it was God’s call and timing for me to return to youth work, specifically among at-risk youths. I left full-time youth ministry work in my former church 12 years ago. One of my key…
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A First Step Out of the Prison Within

Youth Guidance (YG) Ministry reaches troubled youths, either delinquent or those in need, due to complex family situations, with the gospel. 
 In early 2019, YG conducted IGNITE, a series of eight 1.5 hours program for youth offenders at an institutional girls home. We equipped youths to be aware of their individual potential, gain basic…
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Big Lessons in Small Matters

I was seated at a table at an eating place, waiting for my husband, when a little boy and his mom came and sat at the next table. Mom settled him in, then proceeded to queue at a food stall. I happened to look at him when something in his hand dropped onto the floor…
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What Motivates a Youth to Change?

In Youth Guidance (YG) Ministry, we are often confronted with an inadvertent lack of focus, empathy and self-control among youths-at-risk. It is a common feedback when social workers and counsellors first refer them to us. Some years ago, we met ‘NL’ in a children shelter home. He was witty and sporty, displaying good ball control…
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New Staff in SYFC: Caroline and Elizabeth!

Coming into SYFC full-time as a fresh polytechnic graduate, clutching my Diploma in Retail and Hospitality Design, was a decision I never thought I would ever make. Looking back now on my three years in full-time, I can see how God brought me through each decision I made and how He led me to continue…
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Serious Play and Fun Together

“If you want to go fast, go alone.
 But if you want to go far, go with someone.” In EDGE (Sports), we recognize on our own, we can only go so far. So we join hands with others from diverse areas and backgrounds for Christ. We give you a glimpse of the individuals and organisations…
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Big Lessons in Small Matters

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. – Proverbs 16:9 When I first entered polytechnic in April 2018, I was really uncertain how I could share the Good News with others. I thought I had to first relate well with people I did not know. However, God amazed me. It did…
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Gospel Team Players


This is the power of sports: to capture people’s attention, to bring people together, and to change people’s lives. In SYFC, we recognise sports as a dynamic platform from which we can bring the Good News to more young people out there. Hence we continue to run TeenSportz, a yearly evangelistic sports competition; involve ourselves…
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New Staff in SYFC: Poly Edition

After I graduated from polytechnic, I joined GradServe. Through that four months, I came to experience and understand the need for polytechnic students to hear the gospel. I then decided to spend my first year after graduation in full-time service in the Polytechnic Ministry, giving my first fruits to God. I faced much opposition from…
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To Non Christians through Christians

To Non-Christians, through Christians is a phrase coined many years ago internally among our Polytechnic Ministry staff and volunteers to express in a nutshell our focus and direction in evangelism. Today, it is still often heard in our conversations and discussions The Polytechnic Ministry staff team comprises highly motivated, eclectic individuals from different backgrounds united…
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