How can I best serve God in church, family and work? How can I discover my unique mission in life? How can I be a good steward of my life?
Many of us often wonder how we can practice Authentic Discipleship and Intentional Disciplemaking at the workplace. Some question if this is even possible.
The good news is that we aren’t alone on this journey!
Join us at the IDMC Institute's Workplace Discpleship and learn what God has in store for us at the workplace! We’ll explore these questions about ministry, vocation, and much more. Gain biblical perspectives and discern competing non-biblical perspectives which can influence your emotions and actions.
Theology of Daily Work
by Timothy Liu
28 May 2022 (Sat), 9.30am - 12.30pm, ACK Centre
(Register HERE by 25 May)
This session explores a biblical basis for work. However, work is made more difficult by sin and that has far reaching implications for us in modern day workplaces, home and church.
Vocation & Calling
25 Jun 2022 (Sat), 9.30am - 12.30pm, ACK Centre
(Register HERE by 22 Jun)
Our first call is to follow Christ, to focus not on our calling but the Caller. Yet because God made all of us unique, each with our mix of strengths and burdens, we desire to discover our unique life mission.
This session will present the biblical teaching on calling and give practical guidelines as to how we can discover our calling. We want to know our calling because we want to be good stewards of our lives for His glory and to be a better blessing to others.
30 Jul 2022 (Sat), 9.30am - 12.30pm, ACK Centre
(Register HERE by 27 Jul)
One of the realities of life in Singapore is that we are constantly busy and tired. We are constantly aware that we are behind in all the things we think we should do.
This session will provide a biblical and practical approach to manage our lives in such a way that we experience God's shalom in the midst of our busyness. The answer lies in returning to the Father for our deepest needs and for wisdom as to how we can be faithful stewards of the roles He has entrusted to us. We will also look at the need to live in a biblical rhythm of hard work and Sabbath.
Ministry in an Intergenerational Context
27 Aug 2022 (Sat), 9.30am - 12.30pm, ACK Centre
(Register HERE by 24 Aug)
We live at a unique point in history where at least five generations are living and working together. Each generation has been shaped by different formative experiences and the ways they view life and faith are different. While it is wrong to overgeneralise the characteristics of each generation, there are also common trends we see in the different generations. This has resulted in misunderstanding and conflict in our families, our organisations, and in the church as well, between those from different generations. One of the fallouts from this conflict is that young adults (Millennials) are leaving our churches.
The Generations Project seeks to increase the empathy that the different generations have for one another through in-depth ethnography and generational trends research. This sharing will present a snapshot of the insights distilled from over 130 in-depth interviews and more than 1000 survey respondents.
Rev. Dr. Tan Soo-Inn is the director of Graceworks, a ministry committed to promoting spiritual friendship in church and society. Since 1985, he has been journeying with people through his ministry of preaching/teaching, writing and mentoring.
Originally trained as a dentist at the University of Singapore, he answered God’s call to go into full-time church-related ministry in 1981 and obtained his Master of Theology from Regent College, Vancouver, Canada, in 1984. In 2006, he obtained his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, California. He has served as the lead pastor of two churches and as the executive leader of a major para-church ministry.
His passions include connecting the Word of God to the struggles of daily life, and the mentoring of emerging leaders. He wants to do fresh thinking on the meaning of discipleship and what it means for the 21st century. He lectures a 12-week course on Vocation, Work and Ministry at the Biblical Graduate School of Theology, Singapore.
He has been a supporter of Arsenal Football Club since 1971 and his favourite movie is Star Wars 4.
Timothy Liu works as CEO of Dover Park Hospice. Trained as an engineer, he has about 20 years in corporate world as a Regional Sales and Marketing professional with an MBA before transiting to the healthcare sector 6 years ago and recently completing his Masters in Public Health through a government award. The workplace is his primary arena to serve out his calling and ministry.
He is also founder and director of Marketplace Christian Network and embarked on this journey to connect faith and work through personal struggle. He also served as President for the Graduates’ Christian Fellowship (2007 – 2014), Lausanne Movement catalyst for Workplace Ministry Issues Network for 15 years and Chairperson of the first Global Workplace Forum in 2019. His passion is to help believers to connect faith and work.
Ho Wei Hao
In his working life, Wei Hao had spent time as a Social Worker in a local Family Service Centre (FSC) and then in different ministries in the Civil Service. During this time, he studied part-time and obtained his Masters in Divinity from Biblical Graduate School of Theology (BGST).
Wei Hao has been involved in Youth and Young Adults ministry since he was a tertiary student and one of his current burdens is to help bridge the gap between the different generations in the church. The ongoing Graceworks’ Generations Project is the outworking of this burden which seeks to increase unity through greater empathy among the generations. Whenever possible, he loves to travel and take photos, his favourite continent is South America.