Global Youth Movement 2021 – GKPN

Global Youth Movement 2021 – Global Kingdom Partnership Network (GKPN)

The Global Kingdom Partnership Network – GKPN unites today’s great Christian churches with the goal of reaching the world with the message of God’s love in Jesus.

Youth pastors from these churches came together and created a movement called the Global Youth Movement (GYM) whose mission is to challenge, inspire and connect Christian youth leaders to together reach the world in this generation.

Each continent prepares an event to inspire youth annually and every three years we have the global version of this event. In 2018, GYM had the first version in Guatemala with more than 15,000 young people participating from around the world.

In 2021, the second GYM is on Saturday, 22 May, 2.00 pm – 5.30 pm everywhere! Register for the free and online event at GYM 2021 World.

So far, about 560,000 young people had registered from 40 nations. The theme is on holiness, discipleship and missions.

Rev Edmund Chan has these words of encouragement to the church leaders in Singapore:

There’s presently no representation at all from SINGAPORE. Would you consider having some of your youth leaders or young people register for this global initiative to impact the next generation for Christ? Thanks for your kind consideration.

The speakers for the 2021 global event are:

Pr. Edmund Chan, Covenant Evangelical Free Church (Singapore)
Pr. Joakim Lundqvist, Word of Life Church (Uppsala, Sweden)
Pr. Paulo Mazoni, Central Baptist Church (Bello Horizonte, Brazil)
Pr. Robert Morris, Gateway Church Multicampus (Dallas, Texas, USA)
Pr. Julius Rwotlonyo, Watoto Church (Kampala, Uganda)
Pr. Sergio Hornung, Água Viva (Lima, Peru)

The three plenary sessions reflect the tri-fold theme of Holiness, Discipleship, and Missions. Bethel Music (California, USA), Gateway Worship (Texas, USA), and Watoto Worship (Kampala, Uganda) will lead worship for each of the sessions.

Sources: GYM 2021 World website, GYM GKPN YouTube channel, and email from Rev Edmund Chan.

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EAST Mission Hub Thanksgiving 2021

EAST Thanksgiving 2021 | 4th and 5th June 2021 | 10:00am and 2.30pm daily | Concurrent Online & Onsite


EAST welcomes you to our brand new Mission Hub @118 Joo Chiat Road for a time of thanksgiving: worship, testimonies of impact, prayer, and ministry partnership opportunities.

Hear from current students, alumni and faculty about the impact of EAST on their lives and ministry.

The event will be held onsite and online concurrently! BUT those who come to EAST in-person will receive an exclusive gift bag and be given a guided tour of the campus!

There will be a total of four sessions available on 4th and 5th June (Friday and Saturday), 10.00 am – 12.00 pm and 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm daily.

Please register for one of the four sessions and choose your presence as onsite or online accordingly:

Hurry! Limited seats available for onsite sessions. See you there!

AGST-Alliance & EAST Doctor of Education Program in Medan

Asia Graduate School of Theology Alliance (AGST-Alliance) and East Asia School of Theology (EAST) are in partnership to offer a transformative Doctor of Education (EdD) program. It seeks to combine the best of AGST-Alliance and EAST in its philosophy of learning.

The EdD program will be conducted in Bahasa Indonesia (or translated from English) and designed for faculty of Christian higher education and Christian ministers. The location of in-person classes will mostly be in Medan, Indonesia. Some modules may be offered in Singapore or through online learning, depending on the situation. The host for the program is Bethsaida Evangelical School of Theology/Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Injil Bethsaida, Medan (BEST).

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Affirmations & Appreciation at Chapel from an Alumnus

Hendra Bangun, our recent alumnus, was with us at Chapel last week. Shortly after his graduation, he was given the responsibility to lead a seminary in his hometown as president, on top of pastoral duties at his church.

Soon, BEST (Bethsaida Evangelical School of Theology, Medan) started incorporating a few familiar practices at EAST: having a pigeonhole-style student mailbox system and a mentoring group system of discipleship.

As a gesture of appreciation, Hendra shared how these blessed him at EAST:
(1) The many gifts of encouragement and blessing that came through his student mailbox
(2) The Mentoring Group community, which was one of his highlights at EAST
(3) The consultation times with teachers, which were full of insightful sharing

We are glad that Hendra’s journey of equipping at EAST has come to bless BEST along the way. Such is God’s unique way of multiplying the fruitfulness of the work here.

EAST will continue to work in partnership with BEST for the equipping and transformation of more leaders and believers to come.


Photos courtesy of Tan Eng Kwang