City News brings you the highlights of CHC’s major events in 2010.
Nearly a year after the historic announcement of its new worship premises at Suntec City, CHC members are now looking forward to settle into their “new home” located in central Singapore next year. Plans are already underway to prepare for the big move, with meetings being held to address the technical, administrative, contractual and design aspects of the shift. See you in Suntec!
LifeBook Easter Drama
The CHC drama ministry took a bold step forward by presenting a contemporary version of the Easter story, which appealed to the audience’s modern sensibilities. The narrative combined the social network elements of Facebook with the Lamb’s Book of Life (as stated in the Book of Revelations). LifeBook also included modern touches such as a cast that was fully clad in modern-day attire. “Jesus” was wearing a handsome white suit instead of the usual white robe.
On Dec. 12, CHC honored a very special group of people for their hard work and faithfulness to the ministry—the cell group leaders, ministry heads and pioneers of the church. Many of these individuals serve the needs of the church on a voluntary basis, above and beyond their career, family and personal commitments. In a show of gratitude, CHC presented each one of them with a limited edition 2G USB thumbdrive containing selected sermons from various preachers.
Lionsgate Leadership and Missions Institute
CHC is partnering with Lionsgate Leadership and Missions Institute (U.S.A.) to offer a holistic missions-centered educational program that will focus on impacting the marketplace pillars of society with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The one-year program will include six months of classroom lessons and an additional six months of internship attachment (according to the student’s preference).
For more information or to apply, please visit www.lionsgateinfo.org.
The Church Growth International-Asia Conference 2010 was possibly one of the largest Christian conferences in this part of the region. More than 25,000 delegates from 70 countries attended the five-day event, which was held at the Singapore Expo. The success of the conference is attributed to the countless hours of hard work put in by thousands of CHC volunteers who worked alongside the church staff and ministry leaders.
Formation Of Advisory Committee
In June 2010, investigations were made into CHC’s financial management and for several weeks, the stability of the church seemed fragile. In spite of the situation, the church members remained supportive even in the midst of uncertainty. An advisory committee was later formed to cushion the impact of the enquiry, strengthen the congregation, and reinforce the vision of the church. The committee is helmed by two of CHC’s spiritual mentors, A.R. Bernard (U.S.A.) and Phil Pringle (Australia) and was formally introduced to the congregation in October.
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CHC Turns 21!
CHC members, with their families and friends in tow, turned up in droves for the church’s 21st birthday celebration held at the Singapore Indoor Stadium in August this year. The event was celebrated in a simple but heartwarming manner, with its theme on love and family. Apart from the inspiring praise and worship, the two packed-out services featured an exciting lineup of special performances before CHC’s founder and senior pastor, Kong Hee, and CHC spiritual mentor, Phil Pringle, went onstage to preach a word in season to the congregation.
Margaret Court’s first visit to CHC
CHC was blessed to sit under the ministry of the legendary tennis champion, Margaret Court from March 13 to 14 this year. The former Grand Slam record-holder is currently the senior pastor of Victory Life Centre in Perth, Australia. The congregation warmly received her message as she encouraged one and all to pursue the call of God on their lives and never give up on their dreams.
Staff members of CHC and their families headed to the popular Bintan Lagoon resort in Indonesia for a highly anticipated retreat in early December. More than an opportunity to strengthen one another through corporate prayer and the Word, the three-day two-night event also captured some of the most hilarious moments during the bonding activities as everyone let down their hair and indulged in some good, clean fun!