To celebrate Place of Joy’s 12 birthday on May 28th 2017, the church proudly presents +1=1 (Plus One Equals One), a Got Talent event that will be different compared to any other got talent shows in the world. Why? Because there are 4 groups of participants in total and each group consists of 2 paired oikos (1 youth oikos and 1 young professional/family oikos) that will perform specific talents chosen by lottery. The talents that you will see are including Lip Sync, Fashion Show, Dance, and Live Music Video. The paired oikos are motivated to think outside the box as they need to be as creative as possible yet still perform a meaningful act at the same time. There will be 3 judges who will determine the winner based on finalized criteria and there will be another vlog winner judged by the vlogs they have been submitting these last 4 weeks.

The name +1=1 itself was inspired by the verse “Just as body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ” from 1 Corinthians 12:12. By this event we hope that all of us could always be reminded that no matter how many people and their characteristics are present in one church, how many different ministries available there, or how many different talents spread out through the church, but when all added with Christ (+1) we will always be one (=1). We are all made different with each purpose and talent given by the God Himself. As we are all His body parts and He is our head. So let’s function according to His plan and support each other in church as we are all ONE.