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The MTS Series: Part 3 – Reflections of a 3rd Year MTS-er

3 years seemed like a really short time. But much has changed in my disposition. Many lessons were learnt and gifts developed. My greatest fear is that I will forget all the important things that God has taught me because I believe the experience in MTS is formative for seminary

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Posted on 1 Dec 2013

23rd Birthday: Do I miss my old self?

I was asked that question on my 23rd birthday. That person wanted to know if I missed any part of my ‘old life’; when I was not a Christian. And to that question, I have a simple answer, “To hell with my old self!” Perhaps at a younger stage in

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Posted on 30 Nov 2013

The MTS Series: Part 2 – Why do MTS?

I did MTS because I could not bring myself to do any other thing but serve the Lord for the rest of my life. Couldn’t I do that whilst studying a secular degree and holding a job? No, not until my conscience was clear and I was certain that my

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Posted on 26 Sep 2013

The MTS Series: Part 1 – What is MTS?

Grace and peace to you! This is the first of five posts. MTS is a pastoral apprenticeship program. Under the guidance of the Elder of CERC, you learn the demands and expectations of full time paid ministry (FTPM), the nuts and bolts of various ministries and your suitability to do

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Posted on 27 Aug 2013

The MTS Series: An Introduction

People often ask me, “What do you actually do?” After 3 years of being an MTS-er, I think I can finally answer that question. MTS was a mystery to me when I started and it is only in retrospect that I can now describe what I actually did and I

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Posted on 27 Aug 2013

Here’s What Happened in 2012

I thought it best that I share with you God’s goodness in nurturing and using me for His service throughout 2012. It was a fruitful year because many people that I’ve met have come to know Christ and matured in their faith. I too, grew a lot in my understanding of

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Posted on 4 Aug 2013

Living to the Ministry of the Word

I preached Haggai on the last 2 Sundays of April. This was my first time preaching a mini-series and writing bible studies for the church. It was a rather daunting experience because it would reflect all that I’ve learnt from my last 2 years of apprenticeship. Preaching is always bittersweet

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Posted on 14 Jun 2012

A year of MTS: Some reflections

Ministry has been full-on in church and my rest days are usually just times for me to catch up on sleep and food – my apologies to everyone for not writing for such a long time. However, since ‘Foundation Day’ is coming up, I thought it best that I write

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Posted on 19 Aug 2011

Writing a study on Isaiah

Isaiah 53 is one of the most frequently quoted passages from the bible and I am writing a bible study on it for my church. Four drafts are done but I am still not getting the tone of the passage nor the warmth that the passage is supposed to bring

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Posted on 24 Apr 2011