This is SIBLife
Sidang Injil Borneo Life or more commonly known as SIBLife is a church where you can experience the fullness of life in Jesus. We are a city church with a Bornean-vibe, made up of people from different walks of life. But we all share one common desire - to experience the life-transforming love of Jesus in our lives till it overflows and impacts our communities and the world.
Founded in 2017 by our Senior Pastor, Pr. Daniel Tan and his wife, Ann Lim, SIBLife has since grown into three locations- one in the Klang Valley, one in Tronoh and one in Lumut, Perak. SIBLife is also part of Sidang Injil Borneo (SIB) Semenanjung.
How We Began
Their hearts became very burdened for the people. They saw so much potential in them, yet to be unleashed; a people of the land whom they believed God loves so much that He desires to make them the head and not the tail; a people who can become exemplary for all Malaysians and beyond. They saw a bigger purpose that God has for the Orang Asal church, to not just merely exist but to exist to impact and to lead the people of God in our nation to possess this land.
In 2013, God gave Pr. Daniel a vision of Nehemiah - after Israel had completed rebuilding the walls, the capital city Jerusalem needed to be repopulated with God’s people. Nehemiah (chapter 11) called the Israelites to send to Jerusalem 10% of their people from their villages where they had comfortably settled down. The very first group of people who returned were those who served in God’s temple. But why did the temple servers return first?
God revealed to Pr. Daniel that when we capture the heart of a nation, we capture the nation. The heart of a nation is the capital city and the house of God is and has to be the beacon for that heart. If we believe that the Orang Asal are to lead the Church into revival, then we first need to raise up a strong and impactful Orang Asal church in the heart of our nation - Kuala Lumpur.
In response to this vision, in 2013 Pr. Daniel started a Bahasa Malaysia ministry to reach out to the Borneans residing in the Klang Valley. This was to disciple and train up a group of leaders who will be ready to bring the vision to fruition. It was in 2017 that God spoke clearly that it was time, and on 4 November 2017, SIBLife was birthed.
In early 2017, the SIBLife leadership sought the Lord together in Ba’kelalan and He gave us the vision to raise up a church that will have a different spirit like Joshua and Caleb and who will follow God wholeheartedly. It was because of that spirit and obedience that God promised that He will bring them into the promised land, and their descendants will inherit it (Numbers 14:24). God gave us a vision to bring Life to all nations, beginning from our Jerusalem, to our whole beloved nation, and onward to the ends of the earth.
We are witnessing a glimpse of this vision being unfolded. In the first two years, we planted two churches in Perak to reach the East Malaysians who are studying and working there. In our second and third year, we helped plant one church in Sarawak and one in Sabah; both churches are thriving and impacting their respective communities. We believe greater things are yet to come as long as we ensure that we live by Numbers 14:24.
Our Church DNA
SIBLife Pastoral Team