WE ARE ONE
By NORMAN WONG
ARE we one? We have 44 Methodist Churches in Singapore. In Christ, we are one. According to our Methodist Book of Discipline, we are one. According to Singapore Law, we are one. But operationally, we are quite separate. We hardly know what the next church is doing.
For the next two months, my team has decided that we would like to find out a little of what the Lord has been doing through each of our 44 churches and three Annual Conferences in the area of missions. We believe that, while it is good that we have 44 churches working independently to fulfil the great commission in their own way, the Lord may want us to cooperate and work together a little more. Do you agree?
If you do, please join us on Saturday, Aug 29, from 9.30 am to 12.30 pm for the Methodist Missions Action Seminar. Please register for this seminar at email@example.com or call 6478-4818. There is no seminar fee. A free will offering will be taken to help defray costs.
Better information will lead to better connection. We will present to you a summary of what the Singapore Methodist family has been doing in missions.
Better connection will lead to better cooperation. The churches that are stronger in the missions should help those that are weaker.
Better cooperation will lead to better action. Our MMS missionaries will be present to give you first-hand information about opportunities for involvement.
Here are a few ideas we have picked up from our interaction with Methodists in missions. Each of them will be addressed in a workshop at the seminar:
I hope you will come and meet fellow Methodists to sharpen your thinking and response to the challenge of global missions. We are one.
The Rev Dr Norman Wong is the Executive Director of the Methodist Missions Society.