Telugu Methodist Church, which was constituted in 2008, envisions to reach the Telugu-speaking community in Singapore for Christ.
Initially, the church witnessed to the large number of foreign brothers, but now there are an increasing number of families with children who worship the Lord with us. This has paved the way for the greater pastoral care. Though the needs of these two groups may vary, their common socio-cultural interests bring them together to make further inroads for the gospel.
Sharing Christ and equipping disciples to be obedient and committed to the Great Commission (Matt 28:18–20) continue to be the emphasis in the Telugu ministry.
Worship services are held at 7 p.m. every Sunday; Holy Communion is administered on the first Sunday of every month. With the vibrant worship, Word and witness, many friends have been drawn to Christ and the church fellowship. Praise the Lord!
Families find the church to be a safe haven for spiritual nurture, bonding and charity. Regular prayers, Bible studies and Disciple Bible training are held for members to grow in their faith. Children enjoy the weekly Sunday school, which allows them to be grounded in the Christian faith.
The hostel or dorm ministry of the church brings the gospel to hundreds in the migrant workforce. In recent years, God has opened doors to reach young brothers at a Megayard. SEVA, an outreach ministry to the migrant workers at Westlite in Mandai, focuses on addressing health- and work-related issues through counselling. It also equips the dorm residents in basic computer skills.
On a regular basis, the church organises special events on public holidays and on special occasions for outreach and bonding. These events are a great time of fun and learning from one another to serve better and glorify God.
Join us! You, too, can be part of this ministry and make a difference by prayer and sharing your resources, to give hope and inspire lives for Christ.
The Rev Anil Samuel is the Pastor-in-Charge of Telugu Methodist Church. / Photos courtesy of Telugu Methodist Church