To the Ends of the Earth
I spoke about why professionals need to enter full-time ministry. In the past 22 years there was not a single professional entering full-time ministry in my Church. So I gave my testimony how in Singapore that a vast majority of my MDiv students were former professionals and held tertiary qualifications, some from top Universities in the world. Most of our pastors here have only Form 5 (O Level) education and entered Seminary in their late teens or early twenties. I spoke about why entering Universities and work experience are important for ministry - to gain knowledge and skills since most of our church members are working in the world and more and more are getting their tertiary qualifications. I told them that as a former professional I had gained experience in administration, leadership and financial management, skills that would come handy in the pastoral ministry and leading the church. I pray to You Lord that out of 20 or so youths that raised their hands, let there two or three that will take the step of getting the necessary training and in Your time, You will call them into full-time ministry. If that would happen, all my exertions for the past 3 or 4 days would have been worth it and my reward is to see Your people obey Your truth and follow Your call in their lives.