SMAGOW is the name of our annual church camp. It is a time when our congregations go away for three days and two nights for teaching, seminars, games, fellowship and food.
We explored what it means to be 'mission-minded' in 2018 with the help of our speaker, Andrew Ong, from Evangelical Theological College of Asia (ETCAsia) in Singapore.
'Walking in Love' was our theme in 2017. Our speaker was Andrew Reid, the Principal of the Evangelical Theological College of Asia (ETCAsia) in Singapore.
In 2016, our theme was 'Self-Less: Living for Jesus in a Self-Obsessed World', with Joshua Ng as the speaker.
The theme for 2015 was "How Long, O Lord", focusing on how to deal with pain and suffering together as a church. The speaker was Peter Lau, a lecturer at Seminari Theoloji Malaysia (STM).
We delved into the book of Jonah in 2014 to see the heart of God for the lost and appreciate his saving grace for us in Jesus. The speaker was Andrew Cheah.
'The Body of Christ' was our theme in 2013 where we looked at 1 Corinthians 12-14 to help us think about what it means to be a church together. Our speaker was Warwick de Jersey, Rector of St.Matthias Church in Sydney.
In 2012 we went away to learn more about our 'Union with Christ' a central truth of the whole doctrine of salvation. The speaker was Sam Allberry from St Mary's Church Maidenhead.
The 2011 SMACAGOW was held at Kampar again and we looked at "Riches". The speaker was Joshua Ng.
In 2010, SMACAGOW was held in Melaka on the topic of "Forgiveness". Paul and Sue Harrington from Holy Trinity Adelaide returned to teach us.
In 2009, our speaker was Paul Harrington from Holy Trinity Adelaide and he preached on Guidance.
SMAGOW 2008 was in Port Dickson. Our speaker was Andrew Reid of Ridley College in Melbourne. He spoke from the book of Malachi on the theme: God's People. God's Glory.
SMAGOW 2007 was held in the Genting Highlands. Steven Gabbott from CMS NSW led us in a series on talks on the Fatherhood of God.
SMAGOW 2006 was held at Frasers Hill. The theme was 'wisdom for life' - a series of talks on practical wisdom from the book of Proverbs covering work and relationships. Our speaker was Joshua Ng who oversees the work of FOCUS (International university church) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney.
SMAGOW 2005 was held in June in Port Dickson. Our theme was 'In Step with the Spirit' and our preachers were Joshua Ng from FOCUS (International University Church) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney and Chris Chia from Adam Road Presbyterian Centre in Singapore.
The first SMAGOW was held in April 2004 in Kuala Selangor - the theme being 'In Christ Alone'. Our speaker, Mark Ellis of OMF, taught us from Colossians.