20 August 2014
Dear Pastors / Elders / Church Leaders,
Malaysia National Family Needs Survey
The Malaysian Church has been experiencing alarming rate of family struggles in various forms in recent decades. The recent Malay Mail online report of 'one divorce in Malaysia every 10 minutes' should prompt the Christian community to seriously examine our own marital health.
A Church becomes dysfunctional as Christian members of their families struggle with strained relationships. The breakdown of a marriage, the most intimate of all human relationships, mars the display of the agape kind of love between God and His Body, the Church, to the world. It incapacitates the family from passing the faith from generation to generation and, in doing so, weakens God's bride, the Church.
No one doubts the Church desires to inspire and equip families who will build God's kingdom and impact their communities for Christ. This is an overwhelming task at times.
We desire to partner with the Church, with tangible supports, in such endeavour as a part of our nation-building agenda.
National Evangelical Christian Fellowship (NECF) is jointly collaborating with Family Ministries Malaysia (a fellowship of family ministry organisations and leaders) and FamilyLife of U.S.A. (an internationally-known family ministry organisation, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ International) to coordinate the Malaysia National Family Needs Survey*. All information gathered from individual participating churches will be kept private and confidential and is combined to form the national composite statistics.
The findings of the survey will be used to strategize how we build healthy families in the Malaysian Church in the years ahead, including determining the focus of the Family Movement Consultation planned for 20th to 22nd, January 2015.
An executive summary of the survey findings will be made available to your church free of charge in the last quarter of 2014. The 114-page Comprehensive National Report of the survey will be released in 2015. Please visit http://www.familylife.com/FNS for a sample report.
Pastor Matthew Ling (019-8873585) has been appointed to coordinate the survey with a team of survey coaches to assist you in it.
|Pastor Matthew Ling
|Dr. Herbert Tan
|Rev. Michael Ng
|Pastor Chuah Chia Choon
We invite you to be a part of this historic national survey. Please visit the links below for relevant information on the survey:-
Please let us know, if you need further information on the survey.
* We are focusing on the English-speaking congregations only at this stage.