Date: Sunday, 29 September 2019 Time: Starts at 10am Address/how to get there: Click here Theme: God’s Creation
About the event: Bring your kids for a day of fun as we celebrate children’s day!
Entry is free of charge but please note that no adults are allowed in the session. Rest assured that we will be fully staffed to take care of your children. Note that the special children day’s Sunday School programme is for ages 5 to 12 years old only.
While your children are having fun, do join us for our Sunday sermon. Rev. Dr. Jameson Yeo will be sharing with us.
Members, please do register your family and friends with the church!
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.
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
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!