Home Missions

What is Home Missions?

Home Missions is about blessing the foreigners in Singapore. We do that by welcoming them and giving them a “home away from home” as they come to study, to work as marketplace professionals or as semi-skilled workers in construction and domestic services, or to accompany their spouses and family. We are bearers of the love of God to the nations right here in Singapore, our home.

In Covenant EFC, we aim to create healthy disciplemaking communities for the foreigners where they can find friendship and a safe place to belong to that will last even when they return to their home countries.

“The foreigners residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.” – Leviticus 19:34 (NIV)

Why Home Missions?

God has always welcomed the nations to Himself. In Singapore today, we have tremendous opportunities like never before to bless the nations now that they are here on our shores. They are working together with us in the same office, staying next door to us, maintaining our homes, and building our nation.

Being away from home, there is nothing like our friendship to create a safe place for them to experience the love of God.

Home Missions is also a hands-on training ground for those called to cross-cultural missions. We can learn their culture, their language, and their world view as we interact with them.

Total Population as of June 2019. Source: Department of Statistics, Ministry of Manpower. Diagram is from Population in Brief 2019.

How can you be involved?

  • Pray for the foreigners among us
  • Spend time to build friendship with foreigners that you already know.
    • Grow our cultural intelligence and learn their language to become an effective disciplemaker as we understand their culture better
  • Offer your time and skills:
    • Provide low-cost or pro-bono legal, medical, mental, and social services for unemployed or injured migrant workers
    • Give talks to share your expertise, or teach to help students or workers to grow their skills
  • Disciple your foreign friends and colleagues through CG community.