Welcome to City Outreach Church, a place of home and fun!
We believe that this church is God’s home welcoming all, a place where we can connect and belong. It is our prayer that you will be able to find this place fun-filled, heaven-like and uplifting. May you also encounter Jesus’ unfailing love and His joy and peace. Come join us and experience with us the goodness and love of God in our lives. We look forward to see you. May you receive His overflowing grace and favor.
Pastor Tan Chee Kiang
We believe that the Holy Bible is God’s Word. It is inspired, holy, and accurate. It is our infallible guide in all matters of life.
God the Father
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, who is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. He exists in three Persons — the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Though He is the Sovereign Ruler and Creator of all things, His love is also unfailing, grace is unmerited, and mercy is just.
We believe that God created Man in His image and likeness. But through Adam’s fall, mankind became sinners. As such, mankind has fallen short of His glory and have been separated from God.
We believe that only through our Lord Jesus Christ can we be reconciled back to God. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the Word made flesh, the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary.
We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man and lived a sinless life. He lived, suffered and died on the Cross. He is the Saviour of the World who gave us eternal salvation by atoning for our sin on the Cross through His shed blood and death. He died, was buried, and was bodily resurrected from the dead and ascended to the right hand of God the Father as our Great High Priest, Advocate and Mediator, who intercedes for us.
We believe that eternal salvation is a free gift from God we receive by grace through faith in Lord Jesus Christ. God justifies the sinner on the basis of Christ’s righteousness alone, which is imputed to him by grace alone and which is received by faith alone. We are now adopted children of God who are continually justified by the blood of Christ which cleanses us totally from all our sins — past, present, and future.
The Holy Spirit
We believe that though Jesus Christ ascended to heaven, He sent the Holy Spirit to be our teacher and guide in all areas of our lives. The Holy Spirit lives in us. He blesses us with spiritual gifts and empowers us to yield the fruit of the Spirit.
We believe that water baptism is an outward act and declaration of faith that demonstrates a believer’s identification with the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus.
We believe that the Holy Communion is a celebration of Jesus’ death and our remembrance of Him.
We believe that because we now have a right standing with God, we have Christ’s inheritance and blessings as children of God. We now live a life knowing that we are unconditionally loved by God the Father, and that His favour and goodness follows us every day of our lives.
Preaching of the Gospel
We believe that as believers, we are called to preach the gospel and make disciples in all nations of the world.
The Second Coming
We believe that Jesus Christ will return one day in power and glory for His Bride — the Church of the living God and by Him all men will be judged.
EMBRACE GOD’S CROWNED GOODNESS
PREACHING THE GOSPEL
HAVE A POSITIVE FAMILY SPIRIT
SHARE COMPASSION WITH OTHERS
ENJOY A FUN-FILLED, HEAVEN-LIKE EXPERIENCE
City Outreach Church began five years ago in 2007 as a Bible study group with students from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (JB) campus. The fellowship grew steadily and shifted to a hotel conference room to accommodate more people. Although the fellowship grew, many of these students graduated and were impacted by the ministry, left JB to return to their hometowns.
In early 2010, the leaders felt that the Lord wanted this church to progress beyond our ministry from the students to include the local people from Johor as well. After much prayer, a step of faith was taken to develop the ministry as an official local church in JB. By the grace of God, the Lord brought the Church from the previous hotel venue to the current worship premise at Sutera Utama in Skudai, a prime location in the area. Also, more than half of the church’s congregation currently comprises of local Johor community.
At the same time, Pastor Tan also started the Singapore Fellowship Group where Singaporeans can also be ministered and be blessed by the Word of God.
BUILDING A FOUNDATION ON HIS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
Though God wanted to renew and refresh the church with revelation from His Word, the church started its building project and preaching of the Word with little prior knowledge.
It was at this point that grace-bound teachings, which focused on Jesus and His finished work on the Cross was being introduced to the church. Our pastor decided to focus on building a Jesus-centered teaching church where His unconditional, unfailing and everlasting love can be deeply experienced.
UNCOVERING JESUS IN THE BIBLE
Through the Lord’s guidance, the church decided to embark on a journey to uncover Jesus and His purpose in every book and chapter of the Bible — from Genesis to Revelation in June 2010.
The church has completed the Book of Genesis in March 2012 and is currently expounding on the Book of Exodus.
REMEMBERING HIS GOODNESS
The fingerprint of God has been evident in every step of the church’s journey. It is only through the grace and goodness of God, together with the indispensable support and effort from the leaders and members of City Outreach Church would building the house of God be possible. The dedication of the leaders and members of the church is greatly honored and appreciated as they play pivotal roles as pillars of the church.
City Outreach Church envisions to see the love of God saturate in the community — a place where the unconditional love of God can be experienced, a place where individual can find their belonging as a family.
Pastor Tan Chee Kiang
Pastor Tan Chee Kiang is a founding member of City Outreach Church. He has been fervently serving as the church’s Senior Pastor since May 2010. He has been faithfully pastoring in Singapore for more than 12 years. He saw the growth of more than a thousand in his previous church. Having the desire to touch lives around the world, he decided to dedicate his life to missionary work and became a independent pastor of his own church in Johor, Malaysia and Singapore.
He is passionate in building a heart-warming and positive family in City Outreach Church. He believes that through God’s constant crowned goodness, sharing the the Gospel of Christ and His compassion with others can come spontaneously. With God’s unconditional love, he desires to see the church enjoying a fun-filled, heaven-like experience together as a family. Pastor Tan enjoys winning souls and teaching Jesus and His finished work. He envisions this ministry to see a growth that goes beyond geographical borders and into untapped parts of Asia.
Asides from ministry, Pastor Tan is also happily married to a beautiful wife, Evelyn Fong, and is a loving father of three adorable children — Javier, Jewel and Joshua.