Category: reach

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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Stirring Up and Sharpening One Another, For the Gospel’s Sake

In the church or the body of Christ, each believer plays a different role. Every part is important, and no part is more important than the other. This is a truth we hold fast to in SYFC and we actively seek to work with our other ‘parts of the body’ to reach young people for…
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Big Lessons in Small Matters

One evening two years ago, while blowing my wet hair with a hair dryer, I accidentally dropped my hairbrush and somehow its wooden handle tip hit my left eyelid. I felt pain instantly and my vision was blurred. In the middle of that night, I woke up feeling the pain again. At 7.30 am, my…
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Introducing A Younger Leader: Alex Tee Ee Han

At 13, Ee Han attended his first SYFC event and has been involved since 1995. After his national service in 2006, he explored full-time involvement as a project servant, thinking that he would ‘try it out’ for three years only. It has been 14 years now. What are you responsible for in the executive leadership…
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Use Technology Wisely

Ephesians 5:15-16 sum up the call for Christians to live wisely in the world. To be wise is “to discern what is pleasing to the Lord,” sounded out earlier in verse 9. Nothing pleases the Lord more than that we love him and love others (Mark 12:29-31). But the world does not make it easy…
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Geared to
 the Times,
 Anchored
 to the Rock:
What does 
it mean for
 SYFC today?

It can be difficult to accept or adapt to change simply because we do not like our boats to be rocked. However, with rapid leaps in technology that massively change the way we communicate, we need to understand our times and stay relevant to today’s youth. 
 Pray for us as we step out of…
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Big Lessons in Small Matters

I am one of the few staff workers in SYFC who do not own a laptop and often forget my username and password! I am thankful that for the three times I needed to change my desktop computer, I have a tech-savvy nephew to help and when he was overseas, a kind ex-volunteer educated me,…
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Introducing a Younger Leader:

In 1994, Eric Teo, a very young Christian, went to a SYFC event, ‘Star or Sotong’. At 13, he was studious, timid and reserved. This event turned out to be the first of many for him. The following year, he became a student volunteer and was involved right up till his polytechnic days. While in…
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None Excluded, None Beyond Reach

  Christians are to put away “anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk” and “not lie” to one another. Such behaviors are due in part to ethnic or racial (“Greek and Jew”), religious (“circumcised and uncircumcised”), cultural (“barbarian, Scythian”) and economic (“slave, free”) divisions in any society. Prejudices are reinforced, making it hard to bridge…
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Broadening Our Scope, Stretching Our Range

SYFC first reached troubled youths, then mainstream secondary school youths. We moved on to reach college and post-secondary teens. Today, we are stretching to connect with unique sub-groups among them. Among troubled youths, Youth Guidance Ministry Coordinator, Laurent Tan and his staff minister to those whose parents are incarcerated. He shares, “About 15 of them…
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