During the sabbatical, I rested, reflected and sought the Lord for His guidance and confirmation for the next season of my life after having completed a cycle of 40 years in Christian ministry.He clearly impressed upon me to focus on a 3 key areas which are:
1. Raising a group of Next Gen pastors and leaders
As I travel around the country and survey the Malaysian Church scene, I notice with deep concern many greying churches that have stopped growing. Many churches have lost their youth and young adults and many leaders have no clear succession plan. There is an urgent and critical need to intentionally and strategically build up and equip the next generation of pastors and leaders. I want to do my part especially for the Indigenous Church in Malaysia. I have begun serious discussions with a number of denominational heads about a leadership training program called Young Leaders’ Development Seminar or known in BM as Seminar Pembentukkan Pemimpin Muda (SPPM). It is an intentional 3 year equipping program aimed at equipping pastors and leaders 30 years old and below with a strong inner life as well as good life skills to prepare them for effective leadership and godly living.
2. Producing more BM resources for the Indigenous Church
To date, I have managed to produce 20 teaching and training modules specifically tailored to the needs and challenges faced by indigenous pastors and leaders. I
plan to write at least another 10 modules in the next 3 years. CRB will also work closely in partnership with other organizations and individuals who are producing books and resources for the equipping and strengthening of the Indigenous Church.
3. Helping people in midlife and retirees to discover their Life Purpose
This second passion of my life’s calling is now becoming more pronounced. I see many Christians who have been so blessed with good education, jobs and resources seemingly wasting away their lives especially upon retirement . They spend their time, money and energy on trivial, inconsequential pursuits at a time when they are in the best position to make a difference and leave a lasting legacy. This is due largely to no clear understanding of their Life Purpose. I feel a great urgency to help them discover their life purpose and to channel their talents, experience and resources to many ministries , communities and individuals who can be helped by what they have May the Lord grant me grace, wisdom and favor to fulfill my calling for my second half. Your continued help, support and prayer will be very much needed and appreciated.