Singapore is an island city-state with a population of approximately 5.5 million – an average of 7,700 people per square km (in Australia it’s 3 people per square km!).
Of these 1.5 million are short-term foreign workers – predominantly from other countries in the region including Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Myanmar and the Philippines. The 4 million citizens and permanent residents consist most of ethnic Chinese (mostly Buddhist, Taoist and/or secular humanist), ethnic Malay (mostly Muslim), and ethnic Tamils (mostly Hindu).
Singapore has had a healthy and well-resourced church over recent decades which has been particularly effective in engaging with the English-speaking, university educated Chinese population. The Singapore church has a strategic vision for her role as ‘the Antioch of Asia’ and has a passionate commitment to various expressions of mission in the region. However, the vast majority of people in Singapore are not engaging with institutional church settings and have little opportunity to do so.
Scott and Sarah are located in Singapore with a vision for unreached people groups and communities exploring the Bible and beginning the discipleship journey in the context of their own relational networks. In addition to their personal prayer and involvement in the harvest, they are partnering with like-minded churches and groups from across the Body of Christ to see teams established, equipped and empowered to be and make disciples that multiply throughout their communities, and into the nations.
The Singapore team have developed a Disciple-Making Movements (DMM) training process in and for Asian contexts, including urban and multicultural ones. This discipleship training is designed to help participants wrestle with the Word and what God is doing in their context, being and making disciples in a way that can lead to movements.
“I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even greater works, because I am going to be with the Father. You can ask for anything in my name, and I will do it, so that the Son can bring glory to the Father.” John 14:12-13 (NLT)
I have always wondered if I could meet a true person of peace in a cosm...Read More
‘Local mission’ can sometimes feel much harder than ‘overseas mission’ - particularly when our immediate families, friends or colleagues are involved. How can we engage people who are not interested in attending church events?This month two dozen participants attended Local Mission workshops held in Singapore intended to help them wrestle...Read More
This is an opportunity for harvest workers from different parts of the Body of Christ carrying a vision for disciple making movements to connect and join together in prayer for the Kingdom and the harvest in Singapore. We will meet on the first Monday of every quarter from 7.30pm-9.30pm. All are welcome.
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God is moving. Prayer and harvest engagement is growing in different pockets of Singapore, and we are launching a monthly "Hub" gathering!
Who: Anyone with a desire to see Bible-based discipleship groups forming and multiplying in the harvest in Singapore.
To connect with co-labourers from different communi...Read More
Jesus promised that the harvest was plentiful. Yes, there is a shortage of workers and yes, some are closed to the good news, but God is at work, and there are many who are open and hungry (Lk 10:1-12). Why aren’t more people coming to know Jesus?
This 3-hour interactive workshop is a follow-up to the first one, and will help you practically e...Read More
David Watson, catalyser of 64 movements amongst non-believers, will be spending a day in Singapore introducing the foundational concepts of DMM!
Want to know more? Want to come along? Click here for more info and to register.
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April 8th, 9am-12 midday
Jesus promised that the harvest was plentiful. Yes, there is a shortage of workers and yes, some are closed to the good news, but *God is at work, and there are many who are open and hungry* (Lk 10:1-12). *Why aren't more people coming to know Jesus?*
Part of the problem can be found in the observable parallels betwee...Read More
Who: An informal apostolic network representing a number of different church communities and mission organisations in Singapore
What: A call to prioritise prayer over these 40 days, listen to what the Father has to say concerning His Kingdom, the harvest, and harvest workers in Singap...Read More
As disciple-makers we have a number of challenges. One challenge is how to be spiritual people. Many cultures around the world have experienced Christianity and had some form of institutional Christianity in society. The secular world knows our ‘rules’ and many have experienced forms of judgement. And people have been turned off Jesus by ‘r...Read More
I glanced happily at the empty seat next to me on the plane.
I was tired, it was 11:30pm, and I was getting on an international flight. I was looking forward to at least attempting to get some sleep. With my height, that is wishful thinking, but not having a neighbour increased the odds marginally.
Just before the doors closed, Su sat dow...Read More