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Work among English-speaking students began in the early 1950s when Christian students of the then University of Malaya began to meet regularly for Bible study and fellowship at Jubilee Church and also at the homes of fellow students. These meetings arose from "a common realisation of the need for a truly evangelical witness by evangelicals within the University."




VCF in the 1950s

In 1951, the possibility of forming an evangelical group was discussed a few times. It was only on 9 August 1952 that an inaugural meeting for a Christian Students' Union was held. Three students were appointed to draw up the constitution and in October 1952, the Varsity Christian Fellowship (VCF) officially started with a membership of around 20 and a committee of five.

VCF became affiliated to FES in 1959 when FES was formed. This was followed by the Polytechnic Christian Fellowship (PCF), which was the first Christian group to be formed (also in 1959) amongst the polytechnics. In the years that followed, similar groups were started in other institutes, namely: Ngee Ann Technical College, now Ngee Ann Polytechnic (1971), Nanyang Technological University (1991) and Singapore Institute of Management (1993). In recent years, God has opened the doors for us to pioneer work in some private institutes as well. James Cook University Christian Fellowship became affiliated to FES in 2012.

For more information on where we work, go to Students

SWAT (Study the Word All Together) Camp, December 2013 (Combined VCF & NTU-ECF camp)





SIM Students' CF Freshmen Orientation Camp August 2014 (top left)
James Cook University Singapore CF at their camp on 'Integral Missions', October 2014 (top right)

Recent Happenings



Recommended Reading

Monographs and Books

Engaging The Campus (Second Edition)

The Mission of God and the Task of the Church

Your Kingdom Come

Why Study? Exploring the Face of God in the Academy

Journey of Grace and Growth

Flux and Beyond

From the Library

New in the Library (July 2018)