Being thrown into a new environment can be exhilarating and unnerving all at once, but you don’t need to go at it alone.
Starting polytechnic and wondering how to be part of a Christian community on campus?
With any of these para-church organisations, you’ll find brothers and sisters in Christ who can support you in your journey as a poly student, as well as activities that will help you grow in faith.
Here’s a handy guide to upcoming events that have been organised just for you!
Looking for a community that worships, study God’s Word and has fun together?
Christian Fellowship (CF) is a student-led movement that organises weekly sessions of learning and bonding.
Some campuses have language-specific fellowships too.
CF is affiliated to the Fellowship of Evangelical Students (FES) Singapore, an interdenominational Christian organisation serving tertiary level students and graduates in Singapore.
English CF: 25 April (Monday) | 7-9pm, campus
Chinese CF: 26 April (Tuesday) | 7.30-9.30pm, campus
TP, NYP (English CF)
28 April (Thursday) | 6.30pm, campus
5 May (Thursday) | 7.30pm, FES
NP (English & Chinese CF)
9 May (Monday) | 7.30-9.30pm, Zoom
You may sign up for any of these events here. There is currently no CF in RP, but students are welcome to join the TP/NYP CF!
Meet other freshmen and get to know seniors at their Vision Tea.
Hear first-person experiences from those who have made the transition to poly life, and find out why a community that’s committed to missions, evangelism and discipleship is so important.
26 April (Tuesday) | 8-9.30pm, Zoom
Cru is also conducting Finding Your Purpose, a four-part course for young people who wish to discover their life purpose through uncovering their unique personalities and strengths, life experiences, and passions and interests.
The course is free of charge, and will be conducted in small groups.
Staying true to their name, the activities organised by the different campus ministries will not just guide you to a deeper understanding of Scripture, but also help you navigate the realities of this new phase of young adulthood.
This is all done through Bible discussions, one-on-one mentoring and games, to name a few.
This year, each poly will be having its own events, which range from an emotional and relational game webinar to outdoor adventures at Gardens by the Bay and Sentosa.
29 April (Friday) | 5.30-7.30pm, Zoom
2 May (Monday) | 9.30am-1pm, Bayfront MRT Station
16 May (Monday) | 9.30am-1pm, Boardwalk at Vivocity
Every Wednesday & Friday | 8am
Though this is a regular, ongoing initiative, NP would like to welcome students of all levels to join its weekly devotions, especially freshmen!
Singapore Youth For Christ
Want to know if it’s difficult to be a Christian student in poly?
Choose an elective, and learn from seniors as they share about how they live out their God-given purpose in their studies and lifestyles.
Some of the things you can expect as part of the Singapore Youth For Christ (SYFC) community include fun holiday programmes and equipping workshops!
Come and connect with fellow Christians who will ride with you as you face the pressures of grades and culture in poly.
NYP, RP, TP
4 May (Wednesday) | 7-9.30pm
Thomson Road Baptist Church (Novena)
5 May (Thursday) | 7- 9.30pm
St. John’s-St. Margaret’s Church (Dover)
Are you a poly freshie, or do you know one? Spread the word about these events!
As you begin your new season as a poly student, don’t forget that you’re an ambassador of Christ on campus.
For more tips on poly life, check out our other articles below too!