Over 65 Churches And More Than
8000 Members Since 1988
8000 Members Since 1988
The Central Christian Church (CCC) in Singapore was established in 1988 by a handful of members who at that time gathered together in Central Singapore. Over the years, the church was blessed by God in its growth, and as the first church of the South East Asia (SEA) region, sent out numerous Mission teams to other cities in the region. At last count, the SEA region numbered 65 churches and more than 8000 members.
Surmounting challenges and setbacks, including having to find suitable venues to meet in Singapore that were able to accommodate our congregation size, the church grew from strength to strength. By the grace of God, the church was finally able to own land in Punggol, and in late 2004, the building was complete. Since that time, the Punggol premises has since been used to great impact and blessed the lives of not just the members and their families, but also of those living in the community and beyond. The CCC currently runs social and community programmes to serve families and individuals, and is committed towards its continuing mission of up-reach to God, in-reach within the spiritual family, and outreach to the broader community to the Glory of God, this intent succinctly captured in the CCC Mission Statement, “We Gather Here to Know God, and Make God Known.”
1980s - 1990s
Mission team arrives, services in homes, church is registered. April first official service – almost 200 people in attendance. October Women’s Day – 50 women have almost 400 in attendance. Membership grows to 120.
April first anniversary service at Singapore conference hall with over 1000 in attendance. Church had 350 members by end of year.
CCC raises up many young people to be lay leaders and sends first mission team – Jakarta.
CCC sends second mission team – Kuala Lumpur. CCC continues to grow but faces opposition from various publications.
John & Karen move around the region for next seven years between Kuala Lumpur & Jakarta, even two years in Sydney. Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta send Mission Teams to Penang and Surabaya.
Leadership during this period: Teck & Patrice, Tan Chiu & Agnes, Halbert & Bong, Steven & Agnes, Mano & Lily, and Mohan & Helen. Fundraising begins for Jakarta Orphanage. CCC challenges negative newspaper articles in court and has total victory in the 1998 Court of Appeals.
Louis return to SG, launch the first of their Old Testament Deep Teaching classes: “After The Exile”. CCC sends mission team to Batam and receives volunteerism award from President. HOPE worldwide (Singapore) begins.
Discuss and plan for building fund. CCC sends mission team to Batam.
SEA Region core group officially starts. Staff take parenting classes in order to have a HOPE programme that could help families.
Launch of Pre-teen ministry. 15th anniversary service in Neptune Court. Appoint deacons.
Conducting of working groups and crafting of mission statement. Win tender for Punggol land.
Mission Statement Workshops throughout the year. Launch of PIYM = Youth & Family Ministry.
Conducted mission statement workshops at start of the year
PIYM = Youth & Family Ministry started
CCC and HOPE receive 40K award from Prime Minister for Movie Therapy as a Social Enterprise to help families. Launch of Rangers.
First collaboration with PUNGGOL grassroots / racial and religious harmony committee. First participation in the annual Punggol racial harmony day parade and fun fair.
Launch of “I Choose Us” (ICU) and “Why Do I Behave The Way I Do?”. First HOPE flag day.
Launch of Good Enough Parenting (GEP).
Rebooting of Campus ministry. First Hope Youth Corps (HYC) to India.
First SEA Region Teen Retreat – Bali.
Vincent Sim (originally baptised in Singapore while studying at Anderson JC) and his wife, Jayne, come from Malaysia to lead CCC.
Launch of NS Ministry.
CCC hosts ILC & the musical BUILD.
Harliem & Vania Salim begin leading the SEA Region.
SEA Region hosts Asian Discipleship Seminar in Bali – Theme: Come Follow Me
Theme: Maturing in Christ. Easter Musical. Youth & Family ministry goes from strength to strength.
CCC celebrates 30th Anniversary with Theme: Immeasurably More. SGS formed to maintain and improve premises.