Category: Updates

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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

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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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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