ONE SINGAPORE MISSION TEAM
The great commission is a call by our Lord Jesus Christ to bear witness of His redeeming & empowering love & to help form empowered Christian communities. A popular Author once said, “The greatness of a church is not in her seating capacity, but in her sending capacity.” The message then lifted from Matthew 28:18-20 is an inspiration to move us to love in response to the call, “Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
CFC SG started to send out mission volunteer since 1995. However, it was in January 2010 where CFC SG started to offically broaden its horizon by embarking on international missions. The first Mission Volunteer Workshop was held on the 16th-17th of January 2010 at CAEC. Five missions teams were formed in after the formation training. Additional four more were formed in 2011. Each team were then assigned mission area to support for mission sending.
Through the years, the CFC SG Mission Ready Teams have conducted mission volunteer trips in Perth & Darwin Australia, Chiang Mai & Phuket Thailand, Batam Indonesia, KL, Melaca & Johor Bahru Malaysia, Timor Leste, Myanmar, China, Incheon & Seoul South Korea and in Ulaanbatar & Dharkan Mongolia. And every year, we get to have more leaders and members attend the Mission Volunteers Training and sign up for mission.
The many opportunities for our mission volunteers to go on mission and to witness the goodness of the Lord to the mission areas is a two-fold blessing. The mission area visited not only gets to be supported, encouraged & strengthened in the Lord in the process but it also helped form & enlarge our mission volunteers’ heart to continue to go on mission as a result of experiencing the joy of the Lord in the mission work.
In July 2018, the CFC SG Mission Ready Team structure was re-organized. The existing Mission Ready Teams were no longer operational as CFC SG moves to the One Mission Singapore Team focus. The main purpose of the re-structure is to widen the mission volunteer pool and to give the whole community the opportunity to experience the joy of the Lord in going out to mission. To kick-off the new One Mission Singapore Team focus, the revised On-Fire Mission Training was conducted on the 2nd of March 2019 & was widely attended.
With the new structure, the support to the current mission areas are now distributed and assigned across the eight CFC Chapters in Singapore & with each Chapter having a focus mission area. We see more of our brothers & sisters used & empowered by the Lord, becoming more faithful and fruitful & becoming a useful vessel in the Lord’s service.
As we go into international mission, we recognize that our first mission area is our own respective family and our local Parishes. Nevertheless, it is an exciting period for CFC SG for going out to mission. God willing, CFC Singapore can be a Regional Center in South East Asia in 5 years time, mightily used by the Lord to proclaim His goodness & love not only in Asia Pacific but the rest of the world. (25 April 2019)