Reaching The Nations @ Our Doorstep! Seminar *12-13th March 2010 Singapore
Rev Juliette Arulrajah is the National Director of Singapore Centre for Global Missions. With a family heritage of generations of Christians, Juliette received her call to fulltime ministry during the National Institute of Education [Singapore] orientation camp in July 1985, after graduation from National University of Singapore with B.Sc [Hons]. After serving as a secondary school science teacher for 7 years, she answered the call by enrolling in Trinity Theological College [Singapore] and graduated with a Masters in Divinity in 1996. Besides her varied general pastoral duties of regularly preaching, teaching, counseling, visitation, etc whilst serving as pastor of Wesley, Barker Road, Faith & Christ Methodist Churches of the Trinity Annual Conference of The Methodist Church In Singapore spanning a period of 12.5 years till December 2008, Juliette was also specifically tasked to oversee contemporary, prayer & praise & charismatic worship services as well as head the departments of outreach & missions, growth & discipleship, cell group ministry, youth & young adult ministries, chaplaincy of schools, hostel and kindergarten. She also served in the Methodist Missions Society in various capacities over a period of 11 years from 1997 [ EXCO member – 8 years, Home Director – 4 years, Vietnam Country Coordinator – 2 years & Vietnam Home Support Coordinator – 2.5 years] whilst being in the TRAC Board of Missions for 16 years from 1992 and leading it as the Chairperson for the last 8 years till Dec 2008. Together with a committed team, Juliette pioneered the birthing of the TRAC Crisis Relief in 2001, leading and coordinating its efforts over 8 years to bring help, hope and healing to those affected by disasters in Gujerat, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indonesia, China, Myanmar, etc. through provision of manpower [inclusive of expertise], material and monetary resources during natural calamities in more recent times such as the AsianTsunami, Myanmar & Bangladesh Cyclones as well as Pakistan, Jogjakarta & Sichuan Earthquakes, etc Moreover, she has been involved in varied aspects of prayer mobilization within TRAC from 1998 – 2004 and was the organising Chairperson of the annual Young Methodist Leaders Conference from 2001 - 2004. In addition, Juliette has also served on the Exco of the Singapore Centre for Evangelism & Missions from 2000 – 2004, was the Organising Chairman of the first Go Forth National Missions Conference in 2002 and the organising committee of the Go Forth National Missions Conference 2005.
REACHING THE NATIONS @ OUR DOORSTEP! SEMINAR
Representatives from 99 nations around the world are @ our doorstep! More than 1.2 million of Singapore’s population and 35.83 per cent our nation’s total workforce are foreigners / migrants.
In mid 2009, Singapore's population reached 4.99 million due to the increasing number of foreigners which grew to 1.25 million according to the National Population Secretariat. More than 55% of these are transient workers whilst 15% are students and dependents according to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the NTU Student Union Ministerial Forum in Sept 2009.The Sunday Times highlighted on 12 October 2008 that there are now 757,000 work permit holders, 143,000 on employment passes holders, 85,000 foreign students and 6,500 study mamas.
More than one in three persons [35.83%] who was gainfully employed in Singapore at the end of 2009 was a foreigner.
Workforce statistics released by the Ministry of Manpower in September 2009, noted that there are 1,011, 600 foreigners amongst the 2.94 million people who are employed in Singapore making up more than 33 per cent of the country’s total workforce. Of this, the majority are engaged in lower end jobs such as manufacturing, shipyard and shipbuilding, construction, services as well as in private households as live-in domestic workers. In many ways, these international workers are the unsung heroes of our nation’s economic progress.
The Biblical mandate to love and minister to the foreigner [or stranger or alien] in our land is like a foundational tapestry of love woven through the Old and New Testaments. Indeed, this is the kairos time for us, the Christians of Singapore to act - to see the ripeness, hear the cries and gather in the harvest of the nations!
This Seminar Helps Us Prepare Ourselves / Our Churches To Seize The Opportunities To Reach Out, Connect With And Touch Their Lives.
Purpose of Seminar
a. engage & energize the church in Singapore to see the potential of the significant opportunities of the global harvest at our doorstep.
b. enlighten & educate the participant about the array of needs/ issues of the varied ethnic groups and categories of migrants in Singapore
c. equip & empower one/ the local church to go to the next step of reaching and ministering to the recent influx of internationals here in our nation
d. establish a common platform for sharing resources, ideas and consultations to facilitate collaboration.
- Pastors & Leaders of Churches, Organizations & Marketplace
- 300 people
Duration, Date & Time
- 12-13th March 2010
- Friday night [7.30 – 9.30 pm]
- Saturday morning till evening [9.00am - 5.30pm]
Cost: $20 [inclusive of lunch & teas]
- Fairfield Methodist Church
1, Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088437
YOU Can Make A Difference! Reach Out & Touch An International With The Love Of Jesus! Find Out Practical Steps To Reach & Minister To The Foreigners In Our Land.
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