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ACTS TODAY | 今日ACTS An update from ACTS College | ACTS 学院近况【8/2021】

Message from President, Rev Dr Casey Ng

The world has undergone tumultuous and unprecedented changes in the past year. Such changes have also profoundly impacted most of our lives as we alternate between remote work/study and onsite work/study, between remote worship and onsite worship. It is now time to spring-clean our lives, to clear out the undesirables and get ready for new challenges.

The starting point for such spring-cleaning is healing, that is, restoring ourselves to the best that God has intended us to be. If we have been carrying an extra emotional baggage, anxiety, stress, and frustration, now is the time for us to release and to let go of our past beliefs, patterns, and experiences—both good and bad—that are hindering us from moving forward. Perhaps, some of us may wish for a button to instantly reset our lives or delete every undesirable element in our lives. Understandably, healing is not instant but a process that unfolds over time. However, with our sincere prayers and God’s divine grace, we can certainly embark on this journey of inner healing.

Another step to spring-cleaning is to take a personal SWOT analysis to evaluate ourselves for growth. SWOT stands for Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats. A personal SWOT analysis will also assess our soft skills, emotions, and feelings. The purpose of a personal SWOT analysis is to help us understand our strengths, minimise our weaknesses, and maximise available opportunities to grow. As such, this personal SWOT analysis can enable us to figure out what needs to change and how to do it effectively. For instance, if our strength is in teaching, we could volunteer our service to teach an adult or youth group in our faith community. If our strength is in communication, we could volunteer to share our testimony in an office fellowship or to join the weekly announcement team of our faith community.

The third step to spring-cleaning is to make learning the Scriptures a way of life. It is laudable to have read through the Bible at least once, but it would be more exciting to dive deeper into the Scriptures and unpack the gems of what God is speaking through his Word. We could join a Bible study group to begin a reflective journey through the Word of God. Alternatively, we could grab the opportunity to train at ACTS College to unpack the Word of God accurately whenever the opportunity arises.

Therefore, may the Lord guide us to spring-clean our lives and to get ready for new challenges. We can proactively engage in our inner healing, follow through our personal SWOT analysis, and make learning the Scriptures a way of life.

过去一年,世界经历了动荡和前所未有的变化。当我们在远程工作/学习和现场工作/学习之间,在远程崇拜和现场崇拜之间交替时,这些变化也深刻地影响了我们大部分的生活。现在是时候彻底清理我们的生活,要清除不良的,为新的挑战做好准备。

这样的大扫除的出发点是疗愈,也就是说,让我们恢复到上帝所希望的最好状态。如果我们一直背负着额外的情感包袱、焦虑、压力和挫折,那么现在是我们释放和放弃过去阻碍我们前进的信念、模式和经历的时候了。也许,我们中的一些人可能希望有一个按钮来立即重置我们的生活或删除我们生活中所有不受欢迎的元素。可以理解,愈合不是瞬间的,而是一个随着时间推移而展开的过程。然而,有了我们真诚的祈祷和上帝的神圣恩典,我们一定能够踏上这段心灵疗愈的旅程。

大扫除的另一个步骤是进行个人SWOT分析,以评估自己的成长。SWOT代表优势、劣势、机会和威胁。个人SWOT分析还将评估我们的软技能、情绪和感受。个人SWOT分析的目的是帮助我们了解我们的优势,尽量减少我们的劣势,并尽量利用可增长的机会。因此,这种个人SWOT分析可以让我们弄清楚什么需要改变以及如何有效地改变。例如,如果我们的优势在于教学,我们可以自愿我们的服务,在我们的教会教授成人或青年团体。如果我们的优势在于沟通,我们可以自愿在办公室团契上分享我们的见证,或者加入我们教会的每周公告团队。

大扫除的第三步是让学习经文成为一种生活方式。至少读过一次《圣经》是值得称赞的,但更令人兴奋的是,深入阅读《圣经》,发掘上帝通过他的话语所说的话的精华。我们可以加入一个圣经学习小组,通过上帝的话语开始一次反思之旅。或者,我们也可以抓住机会在ACTS学院接受训练,以便在机会出现时准确解压神的话语。

因此,愿主引导我们,让我们的生活春意盎然,迎接新的挑战。我们可以积极参与我们的心灵疗愈,通过我们个人的SWOT分析,以学习圣经为一种生活方式。

Spiritual Emphasis Chapel 培灵会 2021

The Spiritual Emphasis Chapel for the second semester of 2021 was held online on 5 July. About sixty staff and students participated in this chapel. The speaker, Rev Dr David Lim challenged everyone with the timeless truths of claiming God’s best from three perspectives. Dr Lim shared how he felt fearful, discouraged, disappointed, and defeated from his leadership journey. But God came through for him despite his weakness. He began with Eschatology, exhorting them to see the church, themselves, and eternal judgment in the light of the return of Jesus. He then moved to Ecclesiology, encouraging them to recognize their spiritual gifts in the light of the church, to build the body of Christ. Finally, he concluded with Ethics, imploring all to conduct themselves well out of gratitude for what God has given to them. With a definitive reminder on the sufficiency of God’s grace and how God’s power can be made perfect in their weakness, Dr Lim urged the staff and students to claim God’s best for their lives by giving themselves fully to the Lord anew.

2021年7月5日的培灵会上,林牧师博士教导学院的师生、同工追求上帝最好的永恒真理。林牧师以透明的谦卑态度,将焦点放在他领导生涯中最恐惧、最沮丧、最失望和最失败的部分,他分享了上帝如何在他软弱的情况下助他渡过难关。他从末世论讲解,劝勉我们在耶稣归来的光景中看到教会、我们自己和永恒的审判。然后他转向教会论,鼓励我们要操练我们的属灵恩赐,建造基督的身体。最后,他以伦理论作为总结,恳求我们出于对上帝赐予我们的感激,分别为圣。大卫牧师提醒教职员工和学生们,神的恩典是足够的,神的能力如何在我们的软弱中得以完美,要把自己完全重新摆上,献给主,追求上帝最好的永恒真理。

Hybrid College Retreat 2021 学院退修营

Date日期: 9月10 Sep

Coming Soon!

23-26 Aug 2021: Mission Ignite Prayer Week. Join us online to intercede for the specific needs of the nation.

2021年8月23日至26日:使命点燃祷告周。在线上参与我们,为国家祷告。

Oct 2021: Registration for 1st Semester 2022 modules. For more details contact: enquiry@acts.edu.sg

2021年10月:注册2022年第一学期课程。详细信息,请联系:enquiry@acts.edu.sg

14 Nov 2021: ACTS Graduation 2021 (3.30 pm). Look out for more details in Oct 2021.

2021年11月14日:2021年(下午3:30)。请留意2021年10月的更多细节。

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