Category: Articles

The Meaning of Work
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The Meaning of Work

Work is a significant aspect of our adult lives, and occupies a large part of our attention every single day. A survey by the Ministry of Manpower says that Singaporeans spent an average of 45.6 hours working in 2016, which is nearly 20% of our waking hours. It would make sense, then, for us to...

Avoiding Pastors’ Burnout
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Avoiding Pastors’ Burnout

“Pastors’ Burnout” seems to be the reason many pastors left the ministry. Dr Clark, who has been in the ministry for 49 years, since 1968, shares his insights on how to manage it. Stress and burnout come from several sources. It’s not always just the weight, responsibilities and demands of ministry. Financial stress, family issues,...

Challenges in My Journey as a Pastor
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Challenges in My Journey as a Pastor

Being a pastor is not a bed of roses. Rev Loh shares these challenges in his journey as a minister for over 20 years. I came to the Lord in December 1981 and never expected that I would end up being a pastor. It was only about 1985 that I started to feel the call...

The Power of Honoring Your Pastor
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The Power of Honoring Your Pastor

A pastor never gets to say “It’s after office hours, I’m off work.” There is no punching out at 5.30pm. More often than not, pastors have to miss countless family outings or have them interrupted to minister to hurting people. They play multiple roles—from mediator to organizer, or cheerleader to teacher, they juggle many roles...

Challenges in My Journey as a Pastor
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Challenges in My Journey as a Pastor

A pastor faces ‘external’ and ‘internal’ challenges. Pastor Yow, who became a pastor 18 years ago, helps us understand the issues a pastor encounters. I started my journey as a pastor in June 1999. This journey was filled with challenges of different sizes. These challenges can be categorized into two categories—external and internal. External challenges...

Honoring and Respecting Our Pastors
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Honoring and Respecting Our Pastors

How can we honor and respect our pastors who are our spiritual leaders? Andry, a lay leader, share his thoughts. Pastors are men and women who have responded to the call of God to serve the community of believers. The office of a pastor is not easy. They may receive unfair criticism with many unkind...

How to Ruin Your Teen for Life?
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How to Ruin Your Teen for Life?

Are there times where parents and church leaders unknowingly hurt our growing-up teens and how can we be aware of our mistakes? Pastor Isaiah shares his insights. As a pastor that has being leading youths for more than a decade, and a parent of three daughters, I have often been asked “How to connect or...

Parents with Special Needs Children Share Their Hearts
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Parents with Special Needs Children Share Their Hearts

AG Times had the privilege to speak to three parents from our churches about their journeys with their special needs children. Hear their thoughts and as a community, let us learn how to be a better support to them. .a) What were the initial struggles with your child? KH: It took us almost a year after...

Passing our Christian Heritage to Second Generation Christians
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Passing our Christian Heritage to Second Generation Christians

What does it mean to pass down our Christian heritage to the next generation? Pastor Ong shares his thoughts. My parents were first generation Christians who came to Jesus in their teens. Having no living experience of a Christian family, their vision of family life was anchored simply by Joshua 24:15 “As for me and...

The Value of Christian Grandparents in Our Children’s Lives
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The Value of Christian Grandparents in Our Children’s Lives

What values could our Christian grandparents bring to their grandchildren? Rev Theva sheds some light on this topic. Grandparents have a unique and wonderful position to influence yet another generation, passing on good Christian values to them when walking, sitting, and lying down with them. (Deuteronomy 6:7) Building bonds with grandchildren takes a lot of...