“YES!!” declared the congregation of 266 men.
On 25 September 2009, Kong Hee, Founder and Senior Pastor of City Harvest Church (CHC), preached at the first ever Men’s Meeting in Harvest School of Ministry in Seremban, Malaysia. The Harvest School of Ministry is a ministry with a vision to build a strong local church in every community. It has partnership with 22 churches in both East and West Malaysia. In his message, Kong expounded on the importance for men in the church to rise up to be better men, to direct, protect and correct his family. “It was a touching moment, full of anointing, when Pastor prayed for the men during the altar call and encouraged them to fulfill their promises and to make up for letting their families down,” said Leong Yan Chee, a Zone Supervisor from CHC.
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Following that Tan Ye Peng, Deputy Senior Pastor of CHC, focused on ‘Faithfulness’ and the ‘Importance of the Word’ in his ministry to the men. The congregation was drawn to the simple way he put across his revelations. With examples and testimonies, he reminded the congregation to be grounded in God’s Word and to remain faithful in what is given to them. “Pastor’s revelation is simply mind-blowing,” a member of the congregation was overheard saying.
Prior to these sessions, a team led by Joseph Ang came earlier to organize team-building activities with the men. The tele-matches and pool games allowed the participants to rough it out, bond and have good clean fun. The Men’s Meeting demonstrated that just as Manhood and Christ-likeness are synonymous; spirituality and masculinity are compatible.