Category: Updates

Reaching Tweens for Christ

A preteen or tween’s struggles are no different from those of a teenager. Jennifer Pang, Preteens Ministry Coordinator, highlights that “tweens today are very caught up with school, tuition and enrichment classes.” Some are also having a hard time because of what is happening at home. 
 As such, Peggy Chia, a student care centre…
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Big Lessons in Small Matters

In National Service, I get to know people from all walks of life. We enter with the same rank and similar hairstyle or lack thereof. We land ourselves in unexpected conversations, and are given opportunities to forge unexpected friendships. 
 One day in camp, I felt this strong urge to find out the answer to…
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Neither 
here nor 
there but
 certainly 
in Christ!

The Tween Years; An age of opportunity before teen-age
 Our 10 – 12 year olds go through a period of ambiguity, reflected perhaps in the term ‘Preteens’. This term has no literal character of its own; it takes reference to ‘Teens’. The alternative ‘Tweens’ is more reflective of their awkward position – somewhere in between…
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Far From Home

For more information on the Year End Serve Program, please contact Elizabeth Foo at 67426410 or email to elizabeth.foo@syfc.org.sg

Partners in the Gospel

Journeying Together for Each Young Person The Secondary School and Junior College Ministry (SJM) constantly reaches out to youths and enables Christian youths to reach out to others. We meet them through LIFE groups (school-based Christian gatherings) and Project Serve (vacation involvement program).
 Eve and Esther Lim, from Bethesda Katong Church, first knew about SJM…
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Big Lessons in Small Matters

During my university open house, I was suddenly overwhelmed by the sheer volume and diversity of options one can explore during university life. It is probably the usual thing for most students to do – join various programmes, CCAs and Interest Groups, mixing and matching different combinations to enhance your portfolio in order to stand…
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Changes in the Youth Culture

Our young generation is caught in an era of rapid change, with globalization and technology affecting the way they live. They are ‘connected’ to one another, primarily through the internet and social media, but not in person. Many seem to embrace inclusivity, which they believe gives them more exposure to differing views and perspectives. However,…
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New Staff in SYFC: SJM!

Huiting’s time as a staff is spent mostly in telling young people about the Lord Jesus in different settings and equipping Christian young people to do the same. This year, she participated in the churning out of a material for our Good Friday evangelistic campaign. 
Compared to her volunteer days, she has more time and…
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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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