GLORIFYING GOD WITH OTHERS
Our Partnership Philosophy
We believe Jesus’ death supremely secures and declares our oneness in Christ (1 Corinthians 11:7ff ). In that sense, God’s church should always be blind and borderless to all sinful barriers that hinder true fellowship The more obvious barriers are of race, class, gender and age (Colossians 3:11ff, Galatians 3:28, 1 Timothy 4:12). The less obvious are of personalities and partisanship (1 Corinthians 1-4).
We believe God’s people, His church, is both a heavenly reality and an earthly manifestation (Hebrew 10:19ff, 12:14ff ). God’s earth- ly church is a local community with a global reach (Colossians 1:6ff ). God’s church is both international and interdependent (Acts 15, 1 Corinthians 16:1-3, 12 Corinthians 8). We rejoice, suffer and mature as the one people of God.
We believe authentic gospel ministry is marked by increasing love (1 Corinthians 13, 1 Peter 1:22ff, 1 John 4) and maintaining the precious unity we have in Christ (Ephesians 4:1-3). We prayerfully seek to be God’s partners who will preach God’s truth, deepen brotherly love and maintain church unity. We pray to leave our partners in better shape – closer to God and one another as a result of our ministry.
Likewise, we will not partner churches or para-churches if it brings about unGodly behaviours and division to God’s people.
Locally, our enduring partners have ranged from sister Presbyterian churches, OMF (from our roots in PSPC), Singapore Bible College (SBC), Prisons and Drug Rehabilitation work to the Boys’ and Girls’ Brigades (BB & GB). We seek to humbly continue these ties.
Globally, we hope to keep contributing to Cambodia & Myanmar (through WEC), Philippines, Taiwan, Japan, China & Thailand (through OMF) and Chinese churches (through our CCOWE network of friends). We pray our loving partnership with “link churches” – both to receive from and send people to – in key cities of the USA, UK, Australia and Asia will grow under God’s hand.
ARPC continues to be home to many “returnee” students graduating from Australia, UK, USA and around the globe. Many have made the important transition from “being equipped in campus” to “serving in the local church”. Come and join us!
Our Partnership Package
Below are some ways we may be able to value-add to God’s work with our partners.
Our “Big Picture” Package
Helping churches understand the Bible as God’s “Big Picture” or God’s salvation plan fulfilled in Christ Jesus. Can be taught as a 2- day Weekend Retreat or over 4 sessions.
Our Personal Evangelism Package
Helping churches understand the “whys” and “hows” of evange- lism. We use “2 Ways To Live”. Can be taught as a 2-day Weekend Retreat or over 7 sessions
Our Personal Discipleship (Follow-Up) Package
Helping churches understand the “‘why’s” and “how’s” of essential discipleship. We use “Back to Basics”. Can be taught as a 2-day Weekend Retreat or over 7 sessions.
Our Bible Study Leaders Package
Helping churches train Bible Study leaders to lead a small group ministry. We use “Growth Groups”. Can be taught as a 2-day Weekend Retreat or over 6 sessions.
Our Preaching Package
Helping churches train Godly men and women for a lifelong preaching ministry.