Building on a Sure Foundation

Senior Pastors and Elder-Designate Tony Tan


28 October 2018

This heartbeat is part of a series that was first published in the church bulletin when Covenant EFC embarked on our Seed Fund Faith Journey.

“Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw — each one’s work will become manifest, for the Day will disclose it …” – 1 Corinthians 3:12-13

The strength of a building lies in its foundation and the material that forms its superstructure. According to construction experts, the whole structure must not only be able to hold the building upright, but must also be able to channel the weight of the entire building’s permanent and shifting loads to the ground, so it remains firmly anchored and stable.

In his letter to the Corinthians, Paul explains that the finished work of Christ on the cross is the sure foundation that has already been laid. We are called to build His Kingdom on earth on this strong foundation. The question is, what material are we going to use? Will we build with solid, durable and precious materials? Only the strongest structure will be able to withstand the stresses and strains of spiritual warfare, and the onslaught of shifting culture and societal norms. Only the best structures would be able to channel the heavy loads of broken lives to the foundation of Christ, the solid bedrock of our faith.

Vision 2028 & Beyond will be a celebrative milestone of 50 years of ministry. Covenant EFC must strengthen the spiritual foundation of every person’s life as it undergirds the foundation of IDMC movement. The IDMC movement seeks to grow vibrant generations of believers, leaders and families, and to enlarge God’s influence through the multiple-centre strategy in Singapore. We just participated in PraySingapore which will lead to 2019’s Celebration of Hope because we desire to see our nation discipled for Jesus. From this, we can bring about a global IDMC movement to see churches revitalized for Jesus, and the Gospel being preached to the unreached peoples of the world.

By divine timeliness, the government has recently released information on designated lands for new church buildings. The Property Committee has also been looking at other potential land space for church use. Over the next six months, we will provide you with more information. But for now, our response to God is to get the funds ready by giving our firstfruits to the $40M Seed Fund. This will allow us to act swiftly when needed to purchase a property for the East Centre. Will you join us to seek the Lord and give your firstfruits to the Seed Fund?

Let’s build the Kingdom on the sure foundation of Christ with our best – gold, silver and precious stones!