On 10 February 2019, The People’s Church held her Renewal of Wedding Vows event in conjunction with Valentine’s Day. A total of 9 couples renewed their wedding vows of love in the presence of the Almighty God and witnesses – reminding them of their love and commitment to their spouse.
The renewal of wedding vows serves as a great occasion for the couples to reflect on the ups and downs in their marriage, cherish the love they share and look forward to many more years of journeying life together. We, as a body of Christ, celebrate the love between couples and support them in prayer.
Through the years spent together as a couple, many have realised that a lasting marriage not only acknowledges individual differences but also overcomes difficult times together. As couples reaffirm their love for each other, it sets an example for their children and grandchildren to witness and learn from. Parents and grandparents are children’s role models, and the greatest life and love lessons that one can impart in their children are not written in books or movies but are lived out and demonstrated for them to see. When children witness this heartening moment, they begin to yearn for a strong marriage – one with God as the foundation.
The significance behind this event ties in strongly with Reverend Ronald Yow’s message for the congregation. In his prayer for the couples, he reminded us that God must always be the centrality of a couple’s marriage – where couples yearn not only to grow more in love with each other every day but also to grow more in love and cultivate a personal growing relationship with God on a daily basis.
Rev Yow shared 4 concise points that pulled at our heart strings – Internalisation, Instruction, Intentionality and Integration.
Rev Yow reminded the parents in our congregation that they hold the primary responsibility to instruct their children on the matter of faith as they are the source of their children’s personal and spiritual growth.
Although I have yet to start a family of my own, this point resonated with me as I reflected on my upbringing as a second-generation Christian. My parents have played a huge support in my walk with Christ and have been my role models all these years. My parents would spend time praying together with me for my walk with God, for the examinations that I sit for and for my well-being. With this spiritual support from my parents, I am deeply comforted and I know that this God that I believe in is one who will see me through my trials because He has appeared to be so true in my parents’ lives and spiritual journey.
When parents inculcate a habit of spiritual conversations and involve their children in a sense of spiritual direction, it has a great impact on their children’s lives. Home should be the primary place that faith is to be nurtured and it is a continuous committed relationship with God.
Deuteronomy 6:5-8 (NIV)
5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.
7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
Faith begins at home.
Article Written by Abigail Cheong, Youth Leader at The People’s Church
Come celebrate Resurrection Weekend 2019 with us!
We’ll be having a Good Friday Service, Saturday Seminar and Resurrection Sunday Service. Rev Dr Margaret Seaward will be ministering to us on all three days and you can find the schedule below.
19th April 2019 (Good Friday Service)
10am – 1pm (estimate)
20th April 2019* ( 1 day seminar on “Exceeding Greatness” on Saturday)
10am – 3pm | RSVP here.
21st April 2019 (Resurrection Sunday Service)
Joined Service 10.30am – 1pm (estimate)
* One day seminar on “Exceeding Greatness” on Saturday strictly by registration only.
Check out what happened during one of Rev Dr Margaret Seaward’s previous Seminars.
Thank God for a spirit filled time where we got to bask in the presence of God. Thank you Rev Peter Misso for speaking the word of God to us!
View camp photos here.
We will be away for camp 14 to 18 Dec 2018. There will be no services on our church premise on 16 Dec.
Services will resume 23 Dec (Sunday service), 25 Dec (Christmas service) and 30 Dec (Love feast and last service of the year)
Come join us for our Christmas Service as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ!
Date: Tuesday, December 25, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM SGT
Speaker: Rev Gabriel Han
Rev Han is currently the Global Ministry Advisor of VFC and MFI Singapore Chairman.
* Members kindly RSVP yourselves + friends outside the general office!
The People’s Church first started out in 1998 as a tiny bomb shelter outreach that was planted at Hougang Avenue 10. The outreach soon matured and in 2008, the church went on to be autonomous and independent under the Assemblies of God of Singapore. Now in 2018, the church celebrates its 10th anniversary on August 4. The reason that the church has come so far is definitely God’s goodness and faithfulness toward us
Over the past 10 years, the church went through innumerable storms, yet it is through these very storms that members of the church body actually forged resilient bonds with one another. Corporate prayer, joyous fellowship and love have all contributed to this bond. Generations of youths have emerged in those years—young boys and girls have grown into fine young men and women. Now, it is time for these youths to arise and carry the church forward.
2 Kings 2:9 (KJV) says, “And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said unto Elisha, ‘Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from thee.’ And Elisha said, ‘I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be upon me.’”
In the Bible, it is written that Elisha requested for a double portion of Elijah’s spirit on him. Elisha was considered to be Elijah’s successor. In the modern context of the Church, this can be referred to the “next generation” or the youth of the church. Rev Patrick Cheong, our Senior Pastor, had sought out this guiding vision when he first started the church’s leadership revitalization process in 2016.
Rev Patrick’s preaching reminded our adult congregation that they must be righteous Christians in order to be shining examples for the next generation. They were asked to impart their lessons (from past mistakes) to the next generation. According to Rev Patrick, this meant that every generation would become twice as wise and much tougher than the previous one.
Today, our church places a strong emphasis on leadership revitalization and had appointed two youth mentors in 2017 and six youth leaders in 2018. The church council board had also been renewed with younger board members, with the youngest one being only 23 years old.
This emphasis on the youth was also seen during the church’s 10th anniversary celebratory service. The church invited Rev Yang Tuck Yoong, Senior Pastor and Founder of Cornerstone Community Church to be the guest speaker for the sermon. During the service, the congregation was treated to a special dance performance based on the song, ‘The Hurt & The Healer’ by MercyMe. The dance was based on a powerful testimony. It portrayed a struggling Christian youth going through a dreadful storm. However, she knew that she had a solid body of Christ that she could always turn to for help, and that this body would support her spiritually in all situations. A nostalgic video showing our church’s humble beginnings was also played during the service.
During Rev Yang’s sermon, the Holy Spirit prompted powerfully that the older people in the church were important and not to be forgotten. Rev Yang’s preaching encouraged these older people not to “slow down” in their respective ministries, but to believe that the best years had yet to come. He also exhorted the young and old to come together to renew one another— the youth with vigor and the old with wisdom.
The celebrations concluded with our Executive Pastor, Ps Clement Cheong, praying over our youths for God’s greater anointing to be upon them and that the fruits of their ministry would far supersede what the previous generations had accomplished. As the evening drew to a close, the congregation then gathered for a sumptuous buffet dinner.
May the youths of The People’s Church arise in Jesus’s mighty name!
This article also appeared in AG times issue 040 Nov-Dec 2018, page 12
This sneak peak preview video tells you why members of The People’s Church HeartBeat Youth Ministry came together for the dance performance. It may seem like a simple dance (with sleek moves) but within the dance contains a meaningful message and testimony based on a true story.
“For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many. If the foot shall say, Because I am not the hand, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? And if the ear shall say, Because I am not the eye, I am not of the body; is it therefore not of the body? If the whole body were an eye, where were the hearing? If the whole were hearing, where were the smelling? But now hath God set the members every one of them in the body, as it hath pleased him.” – 1 Corinthians 12:13-18 (KJV)
The dance will take place on 4th August 2018 during the church’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations and is based on ‘The Hurt & The Healer’ by MercyMe. Click here for more information.
What do Singaporean youths do during the holidays? Well, they have fun of course!
The HeartBeat youth ministry of The People’s Church had a day of team building games at Labrador Park to welcome the school holidays. Called the Infinity Challenge, the games involved the youths having to compete in mini telematches to acquire materials. The materials will then be used as resources in a final showdown as teams tried to destroy each others bases and score points. The games were inspired by some characters in Marvel’s Infinity Wars.
The games concluded about lunch time and the event finished off with a simple meal of MacDonalds!
Photos posted in our Facebook page.
Date and time: Sat 4 August 2018, 4pm to 7pm
It has been a fruitful 10 years, and the church would not have reached this milestone if not for God’s providence and favour. In this journey, we also appreciate the colossal support of our church members and the extended Christian community – both here and abroad.
As part of our appreciation, we would like to invite you to join us for an evening of Godly fellowship, entertainment and food together with our church.
The church will be organising a celebratory service and we have invited Ps Yang, Senior Pastor and Founder of Cornerstone Community Church, as the guest speaker. During the service, we will also be having a special dance performance (based on the song, The Hurt & The Healer by MercyMe) by the HeartBeat Youth Ministry of the church and a nostalgic video screening of church’s humble beginnings to its present state. The service will conclude with a scrumptious buffet dinner with a variety of serving stations.
We hope you would be able to join us!
The People’s Church
LHK 3, 8 New Industrial Road
Singapore, Singapore 536200