Tag: EDGE

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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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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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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Big Lessons in Small Matters

One important lesson I’ve learned recently comes from 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 or to put it simply, “Something that is worth doing is only worth doing in the attitude of love and faith.” It is a truth that I understood better in the past couple of months and the long-term work of the Holy Spirit within…
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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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Finding our EDGE

Through the years, SYFC has been reaching restless juvenile delinquents, mainstream youths, and now increasingly, youths in specific interest groups like music and sports. The E.D.G.E ministry was birthed out of a desire to find more platforms to reach new niche young people groups. As we share two current initiatives, thank God with us and…
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Big Lessons in Small Matters

After a few months of tirelessly looking for a job, I was very excited to begin my full-time work in a youth center. I knew God prepared this position for me. In the first two weeks of work, I reported to office earlier than the reporting time and I was eager to perform well. However,…
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Digitally Speaking

“Daddy, can I use the iPad?” asked Lauren, my 6-year old daughter.   “Why?” I replied.   She said, “I want to learn some origami from YouTube.”   I loaned her the iPad and off she went to learn origami with her elder sister.  Two days later, Lauren came to me again excitedly.  “Daddy! I folded a crocodile!”…
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Big Lessons in Small Matters

  In the past year, I started sketching and water-coloring as means to relate with the students who are interested in Visual Arts. Even though I graduated from Design Schools, drawing was never my strong suit. Nevertheless, I dived head-first into a world of ink and colors, lines and shapes.  One key early lesson in…
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