First-ever State of the Church in Singapore study to be conducted by Bible schools and Salt&Light
Salt&Light // June 24, 2022, 1:45 pm
We are more than two years into the pandemic and have entered the endemic phase of living with COVID-19. But we remain in a perfect storm of pandemic, global upheavals and uncertainties, leadership changes and social shifts – the combination of which has upended so much of life.
Hence the need to take stock of how the Church has been impacted through these times and to reflect on how we are doing – and where we are heading.
That is why three theological institutions in Singapore – Biblical Graduate School of Theology (BGST), Singapore Bible College (SBC) and Trinity Theological College (TTC) – together with Salt&Light – an independent non-profit Kingdom platform – are collaborating for the State of the Church in Singapore research project, the first of its kind here.
There is a need to take stock of how the Church has been impacted through Covid-19 and to reflect on where we are heading.
Our aim is to serve the churches in Singapore by conducting a survey of lead pastors (or equivalent), and pastors overseeing a particular congregation. We will be looking at how pastors have perceived the impact of the pandemic on their congregations, and what their plans and priorities are as we emerge from the pandemic.
The survey will be sent out to church leaders through the month of July 2022. We encourage all church leaders who receive the email, which will be sent from July 1, to set aside 15 to 20 minutes to complete the study questions.
Our commitment is to conduct this research with quality and rigour, to safeguard the confidentiality of the data, and to faithfully report the findings in a timely manner to the wider Christian community.
The more responses we get, from as wide a spectrum of churches as possible, the more representative, authoritative and ultimately useful the findings will be.
All submissions will be kept strictly confidential. We will not make any one church’s response known to the public, to the church membership, or on any other level. Only aggregated responses will be presented in the final study findings.
Finally, if this first study goes well, we aim to conduct further studies on a regular basis, to allow us to monitor the State of the Church over the years.
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