On Sunday, 26 July 2015, our church celebrated Youth Day with many talented young people from The Zone, our youth ministry, passionate for God and His kingdom.
The energetic youths greeted the congregation enthusiastically with their loud cheers and banners reflecting God’s promises, as they walked into The Star Performing Arts Centre and Marina Bay Sands Ballrooms. Those between the ages of 13 and 29 were also invited to step into The Zone where they will receive divine teachings which are applicable to their life stage and build kingdom friendships in the house of God.
During the services, our youth worship leaders and musicians led the church in worship, singing praises to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. The congregation also participated actively by dancing along to some of the catchy praise songs celebrating the freedom and victory we have in Christ.
One of our youth ministry pastors, Pastor Lim Lian Neo, led the congregation to partake of the Holy Communion and shared that regardless of their age, they can remain young because their youth has been renewed like the eagle’s. She also encouraged congregation members aged 19 and above to sign up to serve in DARE, the youth group for secondary school students, to mentor and serve the next generation.
Some of the youth singers from The Zone also presented a special hip-hop item focusing on how nobody is too far gone or too lost to ask God for forgiveness. Their eyes glowed with radiance as they sang, beat-boxed and rapped about Christ’s sacrificial love for us, reminding the congregation once more of Jesus’ amazing grace and forgiveness.
The day’s sermon was a video playback of Senior Pastor Joseph Prince’s second message preached at the recent Hillsong Conference in Sydney, Australia. In the sermon, Pastor Prince encouraged believers and church leaders to ignite God’s resurrection power in every area of their lives by laying hold of the gospel of grace.
Right after the service, the youths also surprised church members by performing a flash mob dance at NCC Live on Level 5 of The Star Performing Arts Centre.