National

FES hosts a national conference for students from all sections and ministries of FES every two to three years. This year’s conference, NC18, was held from 28–30 September at Salvation Army, Praisehaven Retreat Centre.

I will complete my second term as General Secretary of FES this month. In all these eight years, I can testify that God has been sustaining me through the many ups and downs of the work. One key question that...

Recently I bumped into an anonymous quote that set me thinking: “Every life is a story. Make yours a best seller.” I have no qualms with the first sentence. I am truly convinced that every person is unique – with different...

Some of our Christian Fellowships (CFs) and ministry sections have programmes in place to help final year students prepare for graduation. If your CF does not have one yet, perhaps these can spark off some ideas for ministry among final...

We graduate with eyes full of hope. But how many of us end up going for work through gritted teeth? [caption id="attachment_3433" align="alignright" width="427"] Forming Classmates to Colleagues Circles (C2C) at the session on 28 July on Why must I work?[/caption] On...

Launching: Time given for campus fellowships to share insights from the conference and initiate follow-up action.   [caption id="attachment_3413" align="alignright" width="468"] Combined Polytechnic English CFs [/caption] NC 18 reminded me about the ones that are often forgotten in this society, who also need...

Equipping: Workshops on Food Wastage, Travelling, Social Media, Online Shopping, Coffee, and Fashion, offering a biblical perspective and practical suggestions pertaining to common lifestyle habits and behaviour.   [caption id="attachment_3404" align="alignright" width="474"] Planning a ‘travel package’ that reflects our consideration for the...

Transcendence: A talk by Rev. Dr Maggie Low lecturer at Trinity Theological College, on the book of Amos, expounding God’s perspective on sin and injustice, and our calling as Christians in society.   The preceding sessions in NC18 have exposed participants to...

Total recall: An intensive simulation where participants experience differential treatment based on social classes they are streamed into.   [caption id="attachment_3384" align="alignright" width="460"] As ‘the elite’, we were entitled to eat the full meal[/caption] Our group was labelled ‘the elite’. A sense of...

Reconnaissance: Participants interacted with multiple experiential stations aimed at revealing issues and neglected realities present in society   [caption id="attachment_3369" align="alignright" width="442"] The Observatory: Scenes at home, involving broken families and the elderly[/caption] My group surveyed multiple stations depicting different scenes. First, the life...

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