Work amongst the 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 realization of the need for a truly evangelical witness by evangelicals within the University."
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 formed in other institutes, namely: Ngee Ann Technical College, now Ngee Ann Polytechnic (1971), Nanyang Technological University (1991), Singapore Institute of Management (1993) and Singapore Management University (2000). In recent years, God has opened the doors for us to pioneer work in some private institutes as well.
Currently, the English-speaking campus CFs that are affiliated to FES are:
- Nanyang Technological University Christian Fellowship (NTU-CF)
- National Institute of Education Christian Fellowship (NIECF)
- Varsity Christian Fellowship (VCF)
- Singapore Institute of Management Student Christian Fellowship (SIM-SCF)
- SMU Diaspora
- Ngee Ann Polytechnic Christian Fellowship (NPCF)
- Polytechnic Christian Fellowship (PCF) at Singapore Polytechnic
- Students' Christian Fellowship at Temasek Polytechnic
- Informatics Christian Fellowship (ICF)
For information on the regular activities of each CF, go to the CF website or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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