Church Life

Church Life

Serving in church: 4 ways we are transformed

Why is serving in church always so hard and painful? This is a question that I sometimes ask myself as I serve in church. I don’t think I am someone who is talented in a specific area. When it...

Mental Health

I can do it with a broken heart: Do we tend to bypass difficult emotions?

While she was on tour last year, news broke that Taylor Swift’s six-year relationship with Joe Alwyn had ended. At her first show after the news, Swift was professional, happy, and more or less put...

Surveys & Reports

State of the Great Commission: How can we be better disciple-makers?

The Great Commission is the mission that Jesus left for His disciples to accomplish before ascending to heaven. “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been...

Culture

How should we respond when Christians go viral for the wrong reasons?

Things go viral online nowadays for all kinds of reasons, and Christians are not exempt from such exposure. Whether it’s a church conference that looks more like a concert, prayers that sound...

Church Life

Why I started going back to church

“I just want to feel safe in a church environment again,” I said as a stranger beside me (who is now a good friend) squeezed my fingers. And to my horror, tears started leaking down my face. This...

Church Life

Thir.st Youth Nights: Everything this adult pastor learnt from serving with Gen Z through 2023

Pastor Amos Pang (32) works full-time at Bethesda Bedok-Tampines Church. He has been journeying with young people for half of his life and most recently organised Thir.st Youth Nights every month...

Church Life

Hurt in church? There is still hope

“Church hurts” is a bit of an oxymoron to me. The church is supposed to be a place where believers love one another like Christ loves, a place where Christians live in harmony with each...

Worldview

What does the ideal society look like?

When it comes to just how different societies on earth function, it is sadly evident that they are all very far from ideal. This is due to our sin and unrighteousness (Romans 3:10-12) Indeed, in our...

Disabilities

Disability ministry: How is the Church enabling this part of the Body?

What would you do if you suddenly heard someone shouting during worship in a church service? How would you react if someone interrupted when the pastor was preaching? These are very real challenges...