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of Buona Vista, interacting with religious leaders to support our nation’s agenda of promoting peace and harmony in our country.

3 Leadership Engagement and Sharing the Heartbeat Engaging in leadership conversations have resulted in some ministry construction, deconstruction and reconstruction. We achieved a greater degree of clarity and commitment towards the ministry of the church; in both local and overseas endeavours. I genuinely value and treasure the spirit where issues are discussed and debated openly and honestly. Consequently, this has paved the way for a deeper sharing of our heartbeat, and thus creating an atmosphere where “anyone’s idea is worth exploring” becomes the distinctive hallmark of a maturing leadership culture.

I am thankful to know that there has been a greater mobilisation of Faith members in terms of serving God’s mission. Many more have taken on active roles in God’s work, be it in the area of full time missionary service, participating in mission trips, being involved in outreach to the community and the marketplace ministry, etc.

Apart from taking on pastoral responsibilities at Faith Methodist Church, I was concurrently serving as ViceChairperson of the Methodist Missions Society (MMS) ExCo, as well as the District Superintendent of Trinity Annual Conference (TRAC) District 2 overseeing six churches. I also thoroughly enjoyed serving alongside a superb and dedicated team of Pastoral and Administrative Staff.

5 In The Office In the church office, I appreciate the overwhelming support of the pastors and staff, in particular Pastorin-charge Raymond Fong (current) and Pastor-in-charge Edwin Wong (2017), for the flexibility in planning my time to serve in various roles and capacities.

As I begin a new season of service with MMS, my family and I covet your prayers. My move from Faith MC is a continuation of my ministry which the Lord has graciously called me to, more than three decades ago. I know that our paths will cross again, so till then, may Love, Grace and Peace be with you all!

I appreciate the far-sighted nature of Faith’s leadership team and their generous support for ministries within the local church and beyond.

4 Promoting, Equipping and Empowering Promoted active engagement of members in terms of equipping and empowering them for Christ’s ministry in areas where God has called them.

Pastor Derrick Lau continues his ministry with the Methodist Missions Society from January 2019. By the time you read this article, Pastor Derrick would be serving in his new position as Executive Director of Methodist Missions Society (MMS), the denominational Missions Agency serving 46 local churches, as well continuing as District Superintendent of Trinity Annual Conference (TRAC) District 2 (3rd Year).

FAITHLINK . JANUARY 2019

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Faithlink (January 2019)  

Faithlink is the magazine of Faith Methodist Church, published 3 times a year for internal circulation within the congregation of Faith and...

Faithlink (January 2019)  

Faithlink is the magazine of Faith Methodist Church, published 3 times a year for internal circulation within the congregation of Faith and...

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