Telling the Story

Telling the Story

Imparting the Word to the Next Generation

Children and youth ministry leaders, learn how to teach your young people to engage with the Word in new and exciting ways with this hands-on training and overview of various experiential learning styles!

Through live demonstrations in both Tandem Storytelling and Text Mapping methods, you will be given a powerful toolset to use right away in a wide variety of ministry settings. Don’t miss this important equipping session!

Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2018
Time: 2pm–5pm
Venue: 7 Armenian St, Bible House, Level 4, Morrison-Liang Seminar Rooms, S179932
Facilitators: Dr Calvin Chong and Syrena Womack



Faith Conversations

Studies show that today’s children and youth get exposed to worldly concepts and realities at a much earlier age than previous generations. How can you talk with your young people to help them journey through this ever-changing landscape?

Parents and ministry leaders, join us for this interactive discussion on how to talk through some of today’s key topics.

Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018
Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm
Venue: 7 Armenian Street, Bible House, Level 4, Morrison-Liang Seminar Rooms, S179932

About the Speakers

Morgan Zhou currently serves as Children's Ministry Coordinator at Fairfield Methodist Church and believes that the transforming power of Christ can impact lives, shape culture, and alter human destinies. Prior to his appointment as Teaching Fellow in the National Institute of Education, he was Vice Principal at Anglo-Chinese School (Junior). Morgan is married to Angela and they have two wonderful boys, Elijah and Elias. In his free time, he volunteers with the Boys' Brigade in Singapore, the Anglo-Chinese School Old Boys' Association as well as in the Christian Ministry work of his alma mater.

Quek Shiwei is the Director of Kallos, a relevant and fun ministry that empowers young women to be advocates of inner beauty and confidence and to boldly live out their God-planned design. She is a graduate of Singapore Bible College and worships at RiverLife Church. As the oldest of 4 sisters and a proud mum of a little girl (and boy), she is passionate about the beauty God has placed in females!

Pastor Ben KC Lee was born in Sabah and is married to Dinah. They have enjoyed assignments as church planters and pastors but their favourite role is to be parents to their young adult twins. Ben and Dinah are pioneers in Whole Life discipleship. They coach pastors and equip congregations in taking an integrated lifespan approach to discipleship. Ben started out as an accountant before serving as senior pastor and then as pastor to pastors. He currently serves as Head of Sexual Wholeness with Focus on the Family Singapore. He is the author of the 2017 book Unmasked. He speaks regularly on a range of sexuality topics within the context of discipleship.



Are We Reaching the Next Generation?

Our first NextGen Seminar “Are We Reaching the Next Generation?” was held on 31 March 2016 at St Andrew’s Cathedral. More than 130 people from over 55 churches attended to hear from our speakers.

The speakers shared valuable insights for those working with children and youth. Dr Norman Wong discussed the principles behind building a thriving youth ministry, while Charleston Lim from Heart of God Church explained how churches can release and empower youths to not just be leaders of tomorrow, but leaders of today. Pastor Sam Phun from River Community Church shared his insights on how his church trains children to minister to other children.



Are We Losing the Next Generation?

Our second NextGen Seminar “Are We Losing the Next Generation?” was held on 28 June 2016 with 110 people from over 50 churches gathering to learn how ministries and parents can effectively disciple the next generation.

Dr Calvin Chong (Singapore Bible College) gave a presentation on reaching and nurturing the next generation in a media-saturated world with many competing voices. He also explained how stories, rituals and relationships are being used to shape values and the worldviews of the next generation.

In the panel discussion that followed, Rev Christopher Chia (Adam Road Presbyterian Church) shared about his church’s work in building lifelong disciples from childhood to adulthood and beyond. Ps Joey Asher Tan (Grace Assembly of God) described how his youth ministry has transited to age-based niches instead of one ‘mass’ youth ministry. Christina Ong (Methodist TRAC, Children’s Ministry) talked about how she reduced the fallout when teens leave the children’s ministry by introducing a ‘tweens’ ministry. Finally, Yuen Chee Onn (Centre for Fathering) shared about the need for fathers to be properly equipped for their role and encouraged parents not to make the mistake of outsourcing the work of discipleship to church or youth ministry.

About the Speaker

Dr Calvin Chong resizedDr Calvin Chong is Associate Professor of Educational Studies at Singapore Bible College. His current teaching and research areas relate to youth, urban missions, and oral preference learners. Calvin is a board member of The Evangelical Fellowship of Singapore and HealthServe, a community development NGO.



Rich Church in a Poor World

On 7 September 2017, the Bible Society hosted the NextGen seminar Rich Church in a Poor World, with 77 participants representing 50 churches across Singapore. The event focused on how the Church can reach out and help disadvantaged children and youth in various segments of our society.

Mr Joseph Chean, National Director of YWAM Singapore, was the keynote speaker. He spoke on being a “Church without walls”, encouraging participants to look beyond the walls of their church buildings and out into the disadvantaged or forgotten communities around them.

A group of panellists also shared their own ministry experiences and presented ways they have been ministering to young people around them. Vivienne Ng from Home for Good SG shared about fostering experiences and opportunities; Mercy Ho from Tamar Village spoke on nurturing families in the red light district; and Pearly Sim from Faith Methodist Church. shared about ministering to neighbourhood children from a local church context.

About the Speaker

Joseph Chean joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in 1997 and served in various leadership roles before assuming the role of National Director of YWAM Singapore in 2012. Joseph leads YWAM Singapore, a community of more than 80 missionaries from 16 nations. After three years of listening, prayer, discussion and planning, the Mercy Centre—a part of the ministry of YWAM Singapore—was founded in November 2013 to reach out to the lost and marginalised in our community, based on the mandate in Isaiah 61:1-3. Joseph is married to Kim and has two lovely girls, Olivia and Ashley.



One Rock Leadership Foundations

God uses leaders to further His Kingdom! Leaders fail when they do not have a clear vision of where God is leading them. We see this throughout the Bible. The One Rock Leadership Foundations Seminar is designed to train prospective youth and young adult leaders in spiritual leadership to help them fulfil God’s vision for their lives. Come and explore the nature of effective leadership that flows out of the character and heart of the leader. Learn how you can withstand the pressures and challenges of modern day leadership and help others live well amid difficulties.

Date/Time: Fri, 16 Jun 2017, 7.30pm–9.30pm
                     Sat, 17 Jun 2017, 9.30am–5pm
Venue: Providence Presbyterian Church (Fort Canning), 7 Armenian Street, Bible House, Level 5 S179932
Fee: S$20
Speakers: Mark & Joanna Williamson

About the Speakers
Mark & Joanna Williamson are the founders and co-directors of One Rock International. Mark heads the curriculum development on Discerning Vision and Leadership Skills, and also leads the Prayer for London movement. Joanna focuses on the areas of Spiritual Formation and Global Mission. She is a trustee of Renovare Britain and Ireland, and is also a lecturer at Westminster Theological Centre. They are authors of a number of biographies of spiritual leaders of the past.



Apologetics for the Goodbye Generation

On Thursday, 16 March, 88 participants from 50 churches came to the Bible House to join us for Apologetics for the Goodbye Generation, a special meeting for parents and ministry leaders to discuss how apologetics can be used to minister to the next generation.

Dr Craig Hazen and Dr Clay Jones, who are professors from the Christian apologetics faculty at Biola University, shared perspectives on engaging the ‘Twitter generation’ and on dealing with post-modern worldviews. The two discussed how churches can better engage the next generation by incorporating creative approaches to apologetics into their ministries, such as the use of media and art. They also explained how post-modernism as a worldview does not stand up to critical enquiry.

Ps Marianne Wong, Young Adult and Youth Pastor at Mount Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church, was the moderator for the extensive Q&A discussion that followed. Sharing from a pastoral perspective, she encouraged parents and ministry leaders to adopt a more holistic view of ministry and relational care, even if a child or youth may be disagreeable and antagonistic towards the faith at some point.

About the Speakers

Dr Craig Hazen is the founder and director of the M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics at Biola University and editor of the philosophy journal, Philosophia Christi. He is also the author of the monograph The Village Enlightenment in America, the acclaimed apologetics novel Five Sacred Crossings, and numerous of articles and chapters in various books and journals. He is a recipient of the Fischer Award, the highest faculty honour at Biola, and has lectured across North America and Europe on key apologetics topics.

Dr Clay Jones holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and is an Associate Professor in the M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics at Biola University. Formerly, Clay hosted Contend for Truth, a nationally syndicated call-in, talk-radio programme, was the CEO of Simon Greenleaf University (now Trinity Law and Graduate Schools), and was on the pastoral staff of two large churches. Clay is a contributing writer for the Christian Research Journal and specialises in issues related to why God allows evil.

Discussion Moderator: Ps Marianne Wong
Marianne Wong is passionate about ministering to young people and helping them develop authentic relationships as a remedy to the loneliness of our modern age. She has been serving as a youth and young adults pastor at Mt Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church for the past 3 years, but has pastored young people for much longer. She earned a MDiv at Singapore Bible College, winning the G.D. James Award Preaching Award as well as the Wu Chu Huei Merit Award. 



4/14 Children’s Pastors/Leaders Network Meeting

We are pleased to host the next 4/14 Network meeting this month. We have a panel of children’s ministry practitioners and experts who will share about the Best Practices to Reach the 4/14 Window.

Who should come:

  • Pastors
  • Children Ministry Pastors/Leaders
  • Mission Pastors/Leaders
  • Leaders of Organisations reaching children


Date/Time:
 Tue, 26 April 2016, 2.30pm – 5pm
Venue: Bible House, Level 4 (7 Armenian Street)