if the new Grace AG was a superhero…

Last month, I attended the Grace AG combined pastoral staff retreat. During this day-retreat, the Grace AG senior leadership team briefed the pastorate on what the New Grace would entail. Personally, I look forward to heralding the New Grace because it represents a new era (so exciting!). And the pioneering spirit in me always gets fired up when history is about to be made.

I was tasked to lead an ice-breaker that took place after lunch, to nullify the graveyard shift. Of course, I never enjoyed conducting anything boring or normal, so I led a 15-minute structured experience with my colleagues; they had to SMS me their answers and play a game of charades using their answers, to achieve my two activity objectives.

Well, I always believe that ministry must be fun and enjoyable; so this is what you get when you ask pastors (some of whom are more than twice my age!) to use a cartoon character or a superhero to describe the New Grace, and explain why.

Imagine the bewildered look on my face when I received their messages (and when I watched them attempt to act it out)! It was hilarious! My personal favourites were Ps Joyce’s and Ps Kieran’s. Champion answers. Haha! (:

  • Alvin: The New Grace will be like Wonder Woman because the New Grace will be filled with wonder.
  • Andrew: The New Grace will be like The Incredible Hulk because the New Grace will be green and strong.
  • Bee Ngor: The New Grace will be like dynamite because the New Grace will be a powerhouse.
  • Benjamin: The New Grace will be like Green Lantern because the New Grace will create new things out of imagination.
  • Ps Calvin: The New Grace will be like The Lion of Judah because the New Grace will charge forward.
  • Cuixian: The New Grace will be like The Care Bears because the New Grace will care even more.
  • Ps David: The New Grace will be like Mighty Mouse because the New Grace will be humble, gentle, friendly and brave.
  • Emily: The New Grace will be like James Bond because the New Grace will experience great breakthroughs.
  • Henry: The New Grace will be like Wonder Woman because the New Grace will fly in a transparent plane.
  • Jadene: The New Grace will be like Megatron because the New Grace will be transformed from inside out to love God and people.
  • Jasvin: The New Grace will be like Iron Man because the New Grace will have a new heart.
  • Joey (Asher): The New Grace will be like Uzumaki Naruto because the New Grace will surpass the Old Grace.
  • Joey (Tan): The New Grace will be like Mr Bean because the New Grace will be more entertaining than before.
  • Joyce: The New Grace will be like Chan Loong because the New Grace will fight like ever before. —> ???
  • Judy: The New Grace will be like Doraemon because the New Grace will be supernatural.
  • Kenny: The New Grace will be like Thor because the New Grace will be mightier than before.
  • Kieran: The New Grace will be like Homer Simpson because the New Grace will all be crazy and yellow. —> !!!
  • Laura: The New Grace will be like Transformers because the New Grace will transform with time.
  • Leon: The New Grace will be like Barney because the New Grace will love each other as one big happy family.
  • Matthew (Tan): The New Grace will be like The Incredible Hulk because the New Grace will explode like never before.
  • Matthew (Wai): The New Grace will be like X-Men because the New Grace will be empowered with supernatural ability.
  • May: The New Grace will be like Kung Fu Panda because the New Grace will help more people.
  • Mei Lian: The New Grace will be like Wong Fei Hung because the New Grace will fight very powerfully.
  • Mei Mei: The New Grace will be like The King of kings because the New Grace will have victory after victory.
  • Meng Cham: The New Grace will be like Mr Fantastic because the New Grace will be stretched beyond what is humanly possible.
  • Patrick: The New Grace will be like Spiderman because the New Grace will spread its web wider than before.
  • Peck Yin: The New Grace will be like Big Bird because the New Grace will have more children coming to Him.
  • Poh Suan: The New Grace will be like Mickey Mouse because the New Grace will be refreshing, revolutionary and have transformational change.
  • Regina: The New Grace will be like Doraemon because the New Grace will see new things coming up often.
  • Ronald: The New Grace will be like Transformers because the New Grace will transform the world.
  • Scott: The New Grace will be like Captain America because the New Grace will be able to transform to a strong church that is able to battle the enemy.
  • Serene: The New Grace will be like Captain Planet because the New Grace will be used by God to save the Earth.
  • Suhui: The New Grace will be like Transformers because the New Grace will transform to meet the needs of the new generation.
  • Wai Ching: The New Grace will be like Charlie’s Angels because the New Grace will think better.
  • Walter: The New Grace will be like Batman because the New Grace will fight for the weak.
  • Woh Kit: The New Grace will be like 耶稣 because the New Grace will 将有更多爱和神迹.
How would YOU describe the New Grace (using this format)? Share it with me!
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About Joey Asher Tan

Apart from Jesus, I can do nothing; I am absolutely nothing without Christ.

Posted on August 6, 2011, in Creative Expressions, Forever Young, Leadership Lessons, Quote & Unquote, Simple Pleasures and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I am an up and coming cartoonist who had an Idea for a new superhero named Grace. A female whom grants the “bad guy” whom deserves to die not only mercy but also leaves her “mark” by leaving some sort of trinket for the police to pick up as well as knocked out bad guy (similar to how the dare devil leaves a flaming DD, or how rorschach (the dude from watchmen who’s face changes) leaves a picture of an ink blot test, or how the riddler leaves a riddle for batman). So before I started drawing I thought I would type in Grace (superhero) into Google (I once thought of making a super hero named “the crow” until I learned he already existed, and I didn’t want history to repeat itself). This was the first link I got and after reading this whole page you will be happy to report to these people (if you can) that using their simple game of charades they have inspired me to make a new superhero

    • Hi hunter! thank you for sharing your journey with me! it’s really cool how this silly blog post could be a springboard for your comic! when you do get it out, do share it with me (if you’re gonna make it online!) would love to read about this superhero you are creating. (:

  2. I am sad to report that the name has already been taken, but I will try to use a different name if I can come up with one (by the way my cartooning is more of a hobby and I don’t want you to think I’m Stan Lee or Dave Gibbons or anybody like that sorry)

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