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Why my life is not boring (Bonus section: Why I listen to BTS)

Do you ever get that feeling of just wanting to do something crazy? How often do you get that feeling? After comparing myself with others for some years, it seems that I am one of those types who get that feeling slightly more than others. Without hesitation, I’d be on … Continue reading

Posted on 8th April 2019 by Vanessa Ong

New beginnings

Hi guys! I’m David, the 11th and latest apprentice of CERC’s Church Ministers’ Apprenticeship (CMA) programme. I just joined the CMA programme in December 2018 and a lot has already happened in my life in the past months: I left my job as a pharmacist in a private hospital after … Continue reading

Posted on 29th March 2019 by David Kuok

Matthew 5 Reflections

Matthew 5: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they … Continue reading

Posted on 26th March 2019 by Penny Lai

Crazy little thing called love

I grew up as your typical girl next door whose idea of love was very much centered around romance, passion and ‘happily ever after’s. I hate to admit it, but yes, I was (and probably still am) one of those hopeless romantics who loved love. Or the idea of love. … Continue reading

Posted on 14th February 2019 by Jay Lyn

Goodbye Again (I’m jealous)

1. Dan and Van are back! I feel sooooo far away from Australia. Even Newtown (The place I live in Sydney) sounds like…a familiar yet new[?] town… Basically, so much has happened since I got back, I have almost forgotten I am a full-time student in the middle of my … Continue reading

Posted on 9th February 2019 by Vanessa Ong

Home Sweet Home but Bye Bye Van

1. Thank you Australia   It’s been a good 2 years spent in Perth and I can’t thank God enough for the friends I’ve made there and the growth I’ve had from the sharing of our lives together over there. Here’s what I’ve enjoyed about Perth: Learning how different Australian … Continue reading

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A Year in Review (2018)

Dear ministry partners, I hope 2018 has been a fruitful year for you! It was the most challenging year for us in the US as we worked together to juggle school, work, ministry, and parenting. Through it all, however, we’ve tasted the goodness of our Lord as He sustained us by … Continue reading

Posted on 1st January 2019 by Jerome Leng

CMA – Going all out to test myself

Dear all, It’s been a year and 4 months since I started in the Church Ministry Apprenticeship (CMA) programme in July 2017. This blog post has been a long time coming, but God’s harvest and work has been plenty, keeping me busy. CMA is like a bullet train that once … Continue reading

Posted on 28th October 2018 by Elden Pan

The How, the Why

It’s been just over 7 months now in CMA, the Church Ministers’ Apprenticeship programme in CERC, and I have learnt so much during this time, more than I am able to articulate on this blog – but I will try. I often get asked these two questions below and I … Continue reading

Posted on 10th October 2018 by Jay Lyn

A Week Off in Sydney (With Van!)

It’s my sem break now and I thought it would be a good chance to visit my fellow CMA-er (Church Ministers’ Apprenticeship) who’s now studying in Moore Theological College. It’s been a long-time desire of mine to visit Moore College, to actually see for myself the wealth of resources they … Continue reading

Posted on 2nd August 2018 by Daniel Lu

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