Christalite Methodist Chapel celebrated our 14th Anniversary in July 2019. Our vision is to be a disciple-making Christian community that shines in Geylang. Our mission is to be a church for the Geylang Methodist Schools and the Geylang community, and work to make disciples of every church member who will in turn disciple others.
We presently have 216 members who worship as two English services and one Mandarin service. We also have 14 small groups that cater to different age groups.
The unique ministries in Christalite are the building blocks of our church. Christalite Chapel places a strong emphasis on the Schools Ministry, such as in our ministry to Geylang Methodist School Primary (GMSP). We also have an outreach for after-school care by way of Christalite Student Care Centre (CSCC). This centre serves around 95 children from GMSP. Closely integrated with the foregoing ministries is our children’s ministry, Kidz-in-Praise, that nurtures children who come from the church, from GMSP and from CSCC. As our children grow up, the Chrysalis Youth Ministry receives them and nurtures them through their teenage years.
The main challenge that Christalite faces is a small membership base. Yet we have been blessed to see many willing hands rise to the occasion during key projects and outreach events such as church camps, care events and family carnivals.
We sense that God is telling us to build up and bear witness. We seek to build a House of Our God and a Home for the Community. We want our church to be place where the power of God’s presence is evident, and a place where people are passionate about God. At the same time, we seek to be a community built on authentic relationships where the last, least and the lost may come home to God.
Christalite has often been described to be a small church with a big heart. Regardless of our size, we pray that we may continue to be faithful to God’s purpose for us.
The Rev Shaun Chong is the pastor-in-charge of Christalite Methodist Chapel.
Photos courtesy of Christalite MC