Faith and Development

On 11 October 2019, World Vision held the second in a series of church engagement forums on The Connected Generation, a pioneering global study, co-commissioned with Barna Group, on how the outlook, experiences, and values of millennials and the leading edge of Generation Z should inform the Church’s efforts to make in-roads with, disciple, and activate an emerging generation living in a digital, sceptical and experiential age. Mr. Daniel Copeland, a Research Associate from Barna Group, was invited to share the results from Singapore.

How can young Christians harness digital tools to share and grow in their faith, and how can pastors and youth workers use technology in creative ways to support their youth ministry? These were some of the questions broached at a dialogue with Kevin Kim, Executive Director of Crazy Love in San Francisco, and elder and pastor at We Are Church. Kevin discussed the intersection of faith and technology in the digital age, and shared his personal experience of using digital tools to aid Christian ministry.

On 23 February 2019, around 40 students and young professionals joined Reverend Andrew Morley, President and CEO of World Vision International, for an exposition of Micah 6:8 and a dialogue on his experience of juggling and reconciling his professional responsibilities in the marketplace with deepening involvement in holistic ministry before joining World Vision. Deborah Wee and Christabel Chan, both students from the National University of Singapore, share their reflections.