The Young Adults' Fellowship (YAF) invites all young adults between the age of 21 and 35 years old to join us for a time of fellowship so that we can exhort one another in our spiritual walk.
Grounded in the Word (John 17:17, Col 2:7) - We aim to be sanctified by God's truth through the written Word, to become more like Christ, the living Word.
Fervent in Prayer (Luke 18:1, Eph 6:18) - We aim to advance God's work on earth on our knees. We hope that the YAF can grow to become a fellowship group that knows how to pray prevailing prayers, as Jacob of old did at Penlel - and prevailed with God. We aim to be a fellowship group that can move spiritual mountains with Spirit-led prayers and thereby glorify God. We aim to be a fellowship group that constantly seeks the Master's will through prayer - and a group that not only prays inwards, but also outwards: for others, for our church, for Christendom, for a dying world.
Intimate in Communion (Matt 5:8, 2 Cor 4:16, Phil 3:10) - We aim to make sure that deep communion with Christ and quality time spent in His presence are the sources of strength for our lives and our service for God. Only with close communion can we have daily renewal. May the Lord spare us from knowing Him only by hearsay, while not experiencing His constant touch in our lives.
Holy in Living (Matt 5:7, Rom 12:1) - We aim to work hard to cultivate holiness, without which no man shall see God. This has been said of a Christian - that his way is holiness, and his end happiness. Moreover, there must needs be holiness in life before power in service. If we make ourselves useable and have our tools ready by being holy, God will find us work.
Spirited in Evangelism (Matt 9:37, Matt 28:28) - We aim to have a greater passion for lost souls. Evangelism is the chief reason, other than sanctification, why our Lord left us here on earth (fellowshipping, praying, etc. can be done in heaven). So, we must work while it is yet day, for the night cometh.
Ardent in Service (Matt 20:28, Matt 25:44, 1 Cor 12:4) - We aim to minister to others (both Christians and non-Christians) sacrificially, even as our Lord has shown us the perfect example. May our lives be a living sacrifice unto the Lord, which is our reasonable service. Through service, we also exercise our spiritual gifts to edify Christ's body. In fact, the YAF provides a platform to help members to identify their spiritual gifts.
Abounding in Love (John 13:34, 1 Cor 13:13, 1 John 5:1) - We aim to show forth Christ's love in all we say and do. For by this, shall all men know that we are His disciples. Now abideth faith, hope and love - but the greatest of these three is...Love. There is a world out there desperately crying out for true unconditional love. That is something we Christians can and should offer, for we ourselves hace once been touched by a dying Saviour's love. And it says in the Bible that even as we have freely received, we must freely give.
The YAF tries its best to provide a well-balanced spiritual diet that can be of help to Christians of all maturity levels, as well as to non-Christians.
Motto and Themes - Our Motto is "Unto Love and Good Works". We have a yearly theme which helps focus the energies of the Fellowship Group towards a common goal for that particular year. For exampl, in EY 02/03, we had a theme "Co-labouring for God's Glory" (that was to capture the essence of the work we had cut out for us, i.e. to rebuild the fellowship group from a weak base). In EY 03/04, our theme was "Growing together in the Lord" (to signal to the whole group that we had by God's grace sealed the leaks and patched the holes in the fellowship group the year before and that we would now shift our focus to grouwth).
Messages - Our policy is to select the best speaker for the particular topic. We have diverse speakers from a variety of churches (all fundamental bible-believing churches) to deliver messages covering doctrinal themes like TULIP, devotional themes like prayer and fruit of the Spirit, Christian conduct themes like the control of the tongue and revival-type messages on the Spirit-filled life and power evangelism.
Bible Studies - Another important avenue through which YAF members access the word is through our Bible Studies (BS). BS is done in small groups and enjoys a balance of both teaching (from the BS leader) and discussion (from the BS members). We choose topics/books which are particularly relevant to the needs of the members during in the particular stage of their Christian experience and with consideration to the particular trials the members are facing. We do so only after much prayer and deliberation. A typical series last between 6 months to a year. We have in-house BS booklets, lovingly prepared by the BS leaders, which contain questions and commentary excerpts to facilitate each BS session.
Evangelism - For this electoral year, we have focused on "draw-in" evangelism, i.e. we organise events where our non-Christian friends and parents can attend quite comfortably and where we can demonstrate love while sharing the truth. For example, we organised a Christmas Night Party last year (there was an attendance of some 80 people) and during Chinese New Year earlier this year, we visited the homes of some YAFers who had unsaved loved ones.
Bonding - We also have fun and games because we believe that this is another important function that the fellowship group plays - to allow young Christian adults to interact socially and to share their lives together. To that end, we have retreats and camps, as well as ad-hoc outings.
Care Groups (CGs) - We have CGs, which also double up as BS groups. In each CG, YAFers learn to love each other and bear each other's burdens. Through a year of bonding, many strong Christian friendship have emerged.
Follow Up Sessions - We have sessions for those YAFers younger in faith, where more mature believers take them through important points of doctrine and Christian conduct. This also serves as an avenue for these growing ones to ask questions and clarify their doubts.