Welcome to the Blog of Shalom Youth Fellowship. We typically meet regularly on Saturdays at 3pm [Sundays for BreakOuts] for these four activities;
Youth Worship: Formal Worship which has worship conducted by the youths themselves followed by an invited speaker speaking on a specific topic.
BreakOuts: Fun activities that are meant to be informal in nature and interactive. Sporty activities are also considered BreakOuts and the youth group is able to let loose during these sessions to just enjoy themselves over games. BreakOuts are also a great time to invite YFer's friends down to YF.
OutReach: These YF meetings are meant to either educate on how to evangelize or to actually practically go out for Street Evangelism. We would normally go to the Pasir Ris area to reach out to the public.
On Sundays, the youth are involved in Bible Study. We conduct 3 types of classes called crosSWORD for the different commitment levels. The 'CROSS' level follows Accent Publishers Material, the 'WORD' level follows the 40-Minute Bible Study program and the 'SWORD' level follows Precept's New Inductive Study Series.
Our church is located at Pasir Ris and we welcome anyone within the age of 13 to 23. God Bless You!
|Benjamin - Currently the Staffworker of the Shalom Youth Fellowship. He has completed his University Education overseas and has responded to the call to serve the Lord in Shalom. He is also taking up a part time course at Singapore Bible College in Divinity.|
|Zhi Han - Currently studying in NUS after completing his course as an Officer in the Army. Zhi Han is in charge of the OutReach program for Shalom YF. Zhi Han has a strong passion and heart for OutReach and is burdened to see God's Word spread.|
|Rui - Has completed his National Service and is now furthering his studies the University of Melbourne. The BreakOut Sub Committee to plan weekly fun, interactive and exciting activities for the Youth in Shalom.|
|Arthur - Currently in charge of Youth Worship along with Jamie. Arthur is an all rounded youth who goes on regular jogs and cycles much. He is also involved in many CCAs in school like dragon boating and choir.|
|Jamie - Currently schooling in Temasek Junior College and is in charge of Youth Worship along with Arthur. She is also heavily involved in dance and balances her time with her family of 2 parents and a younger sister.|
|Michelle - Has completed her Secondary School Education and is currently awaiting further studies in Singapore Polytechnic. Michelle is in charge of the OutReach program along with Zhi Han and has a vibrant, enthusiastic character that brightens up those around.|
BGR Retreat- 14 March 2009
During the first part of the session, we had a sister from grace bp church speak to us about unequally yoked relationships. She made a few comparisons to contrast unequally yoked relationships:
What partnership has righteousness with lawlessness
What fellowship has light with darkness
What accord has Christ with Belial
What portion/ part does a believer share with an unbeliever.
What agreement has the temple of God with idols.
She reiterated that two people of different faith will not “walk” in the same direction. Thus there will be lots of conflict in that relationship as our basis, behaviour and loyalties will differ. She also reminded us that in every relationship, we should have the end in mind and not just see it on a short term basis. She concluded by saying that unequally yoked relationships will not have security, satisfaction and significance in God.
“Be ye not unequally yoked with unbelievers” – 2 Cor 6:14.
Next, we were divided into boys and girls grouping for further discussion. Debbie led the girls while Yuan took charge of the guys.
During discussion, the girls agreed that we do not actually take time to ponder on such issues. Hence, Debbie encouraged us to be open and transparent during this time & to share our experiences, first hand or not.
We shared about the practical, emotional and spiritual aspects of readiness that we thought were required before a friendship progressed into something more serious. Practical aspects included LONG-TERM CONSIDERATION and KNOWING HIM, HIS FRIENDS & FAMILY. More importantly was the spiritual aspect, having a CLOSE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD!
She added that we know when we’re ready when…
We can love properly
We can make a total commitment
We can take the responsibility of our own emotions
We can sense God’s perfect peace
We listed down our individual boundaries for what is acceptable and unacceptable in terms of physical intimacy. We’re to remember God’s Word that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit ( 1 Cor 6:19) and we’re to obey His Word in 1 Thess 4:3-5.
How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to your word. ( Psalms 119:9)
And most of all if we’ve already crossed the line/ God’s boundaries, we HAVE to CONFESS, ASK FOR FORGIVENESS & REPENT!!!
written by cherie & elisabeth