Established in 1981, NTU Christian Fellowship is an interdenominational Christian group on campus that seeks to connect Christians and those interested in knowing more about God.
To be effective salt and light on campus and later in society upon graduation
Inspired by Matthew 5:13-16:
“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
Salt of the Earth
Salt is both a preservative and a seasoning agent. As Christian students, we aim to stop the growth of what is ungodly, while preserving and enhancing the values, conversations, cultures and practices that are good in the university. As ambassadors of Christ, we aim to be distinctly Christian in the way we engage with every aspect of life.
Light of the World
Christ calls us the light of the world. We aspire to shine the light of Christ, to illuminate the truth and to bear a beacon of bright hope to all who dwell in darkness. In the university, we aspire to touch many lives as we witness for Christ.
Effective Salt and Light
To be effective salt and light, we must be in contact with the fish we are to season and preserve, as well as the darkness that is to be illuminated. That involves being immersed in the life of the university and committed to its flourishing. Both in word and in deed, in our lives and in the university, we hope to live as people of blessing—as salt and light.
We aspire for CFers to emerge from university a mature Christian, rooted in God’s word and ready to bear witness wherever God leads them. We hope CF is a place where they can really learn to live out their faith.
Thus, we eagerly invite every member to be involved in CF’s community, to engage frequently with scripture, to develop a firm grasp of the Bible as the foundation of their thinking, to fellowship, serve, pray and grow alongside other Christian students whose hearts are for Christ.
We challenge our members to engage the campus humbly yet boldly, and to understand what it means for them to be effective salt and light on campus and later in society upon graduation.
roots to fruits: grounding our identity on campus through all seasonsFor the Academic Year 2022-2023
Navigating the New Normal
As we transition out of the pandemic, some of us might lament the uncertainty of life as we return to a pre-Covid-19 normal. But is it really possible to regain that normality? Is it something we ought to hope for?
On reflection, we can see and acknowledge how much life has changed as we navigate this post-Covid-19 normal. With this in mind, NTU-CF hopes to ground our identity on campus through all seasons as we discern and adapt the needs and contexts of our generation accordingly.
Henceforth, NTU-CF’s direction this Academic Year (AY22/23) envisions a CF that is rooted in Scripture and united as a community by being salt and light on the NTU campus.
Building Firm Foundations
To help us visualise what this might look like in practice, imagine NTU-CF as a tree.
The soil represents Scripture and just as the roots are grounded in the soil and acts as the firm foundation for the tree, it is important for our members to be grounded in Scripture. Next, the tree trunk represents the community of our members who forms a core part of the structure which holds up the tree.
As members of the NTU-CF community, we are bound together to support the work of NTU-CF in our witness to the campus through the various seasons we experience in an academic year.
With a firm foundation in place, NTU-CF is then able to yield fruits as we strive to be salt and light on campus and later on in society. This is reflected in Psalm 1:3, “That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers”.
As seasons change through the year, the leaves of a tree may fall, but its trunk stands firm and the tree adapts to its environment while it waits for its flowers to blossom and fruits to grow again.
NTU-CF upholds the fundamental truths of the Christian faith.
The divine inspiration and infallibility of the Holy Bible as originally given and canonised in its present form, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We are committed to the good news of Jesus Christ as revealed in the whole Bible, which is the Word of God, the truth that charts the way to life and directs our conduct.
Our Fellowship, as part of the universal Church, exists to provide a united witness for Christ on campus. We are committed to serve the local churches by training and equipping our members for service.
We are committed to student initiative, responsibility and leadership in our ministry.
We are committed to celebrating the diversity of different denominations and churches. This is done on the basis of their subscription to the doctrinal basis of the Fellowship and their commitment to the aims of the Fellowship.
We are committed to the wholistic development of a person, working towards maturity and Christ-likeness in all areas of life.
We are committed to the good news of Jesus Christ by demonstrating the integration of faith and life. This includes the proclamation and demonstration of the gospel in all areas of life and across cultural and geographical boundaries.
That’s us! Read on to find out more about our distinctives, doctrines and affiliations.
NIE ministry is a ministry for NIE students! We are a part of NTU Christian Fellowship, a student ministry with the following vision: “To be effective salt and light of the world on campus and later in society upon graduation”!
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NTU-CF is affiliated to a larger, national organisation known as the Fellowship of Evangelical Students (FES) Singapore. FES Singapore is in turn affiliated to the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), which consists of an international movement of student ministries with a presence in over 150 countries.
FES is an interdenominational organisation that serves God among tertiary students and graduates in Singapore. FES seeks to strengthen their faith and nurture their love for Christ so that they may reach out to the rest of their respective campuses for Him. The mission of FES is to be a faithful evangelical witness on campus and in society, moulding disciples of Jesus Christ who will be effective salt and light of the world.
Under the umbrella of FES Singapore, there are other student ministries in tertiary institutions such as NUS, SIM, polytechnics and other private institutions. With the affiliation of NTU-CF to FES, the fellowship is then naturally and committedly part of the larger body of student ministries in Singapore.
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