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Singapore: Unique Qualities for Great Commission Impact

Singapore Unique Qualities for Great Commission Impact Singapore: Unique Setting-Diverse Island City-State with Global Reach • Global commerce, financial and transportation hub • 50 years since independence • Highest ranking non-Western country on Human Development Index (#11)' • 1.5 times the population and area of Los Angeles (excl. suburbs) Chinese Subdivisions Population of Singapore: Culturally Diverse? All other 10% British 1% Indian 6% Malay 8% Chinese 75% Han Chinese Sub-groups Most Religiously Diverse Country Unaffiliated 16% Other 12% Buddhist 34% Jewish < 1% Hindu 5% Christian 18% Muslim 14% Unique Opportunity: Singapore is positioned for new approaches to mission Christians sent from Singapore through both business and mission settings can impact other global cities in Asia and worldwide. They can pioneer new kinds of Great Commission work. 2 Singaporean Advantage Western & Korean Mission Attributes Issues Workers may be part- time, business-funded, and/or local Who is a "missionary"? Full-time, donation- funded, overseas workers Trainees grew up in a mono-cultural, mono- lingual setting Trainees grew up in a multi-cultural setting Training Cultural sensitivity Converts do reflect Western or Korean culture Converts less likely to become Singaporean in culture Singapore 3 10 Km 5 Miles The Church in Singapore: A Unique Tool in God's Hands Christians in Singapore live in a multicultural context that God is using for global impact. • The Church in Singapore takes the Great Commission seriously: • 37% of churches sponsor work with an unreached people group, mostly on their own rather than through mission agency (80%). • 60% of congregations involved in local mission, usually with migrant workers. • Churches send business people engaged in intentional ministry (111 sent in 2014) Evangelicals have grown from 1% to 8% in 50 years² • Challenges • Takes more church members to send one missionary today- (216 to 1 in 2009; 350 to 1 in 2014) • Independence rather than interdependence of congregations and mission agencies • How to integrate the creation mandate with the Great Commission 1% 8% 1960 2010 You Have a Unique Opportunity to Pray for Impact! • Praise God that He is uniquely equipping and calling Christians from diverse settings to accomplish the Great Commission. • Praise God for what is already happening in and through Singaporean Christians as they steward their unique mission vision, opportunities, collaboration and method. • Pray that mission from Singapore will continue to grow and diversify until people from every language and nation hear about and follow the true God, Maker of heaven and earth. Sources listed at Serving God in a MIGRANT CRISIS More infographics at Sponsored by: Serving God in a Migrant Crisis Some call today's refugee crisis a disaster. Patrick Johnstone sees divine blessings. Buy his encouraging book today! ©2016 PATRICK JOHNSTONE gmi DEAN MERRILL Mandarin 29.7% Min Nan 18.6% Teochew 9.9% Cantonese 8.7% All other 7.9%

Singapore: Unique Qualities for Great Commission Impact

shared by GMIMissiographics on Apr 29
There are few places as unique as Singapore! It is a true city-state that has created a vibrant economy with expanding influence. But while most people talk about Singapore’s business success, vibra...


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