Events Category

Quarterly Congregational Meeting (1 July 2018)

Every quarter, the English Congregational Leadership holds a Congregational Meeting for members to hear and stay in touch with what's going in the body. Here's a brief summary of what happened at the recent meeting, which was very well-attended

3 things that stood out from YA retreat 2018

55 people headed up to Johor Bahru over the Hari Raya weekend to spend time learning about heaven at the annual Young Adults retreat. The YA ministry has been holding these retreats annually since 2012, but 3 things made this retreat quite different.

Vacation Bible School 2018

Calling all kids between 3-12 years old to join us at this year's Vacation Bible School.

Learning God’s Word With Project Timothy, ETCAsia and Prof. D A Carson

From 8 to 9 March 2018, GBC played host to about six-hundred odd visitors as we partnered Project Timothy and Evangelical Theological College of Asia to spend two nights studying Romans Chapter 3 and 4 with Professor DA Carson.

Baptism of Noah Tan - 11 Feb 2018

We rejoice with Noah Tan as he professes his faith and his desire to obey Christ by following Him in baptism.

Youth Camp 2017

Benedict Seah reflects on the recent youth camp, which took place on 20-23 Dec 2017. As we thank God for our youths, let's pray together with them that they will continue to grow in love and obedience towards Christ, and that the relationships renewed among them during the camp will bear much fruit and result in changed lives.

Watchnight 2017: All Glory Be To Christ!

Our Watchnight Service 2017, planned by the YA Ministry, was a time of special blessing and encouragement. Read about it and view some of the videos here.

Family Dedication - 31 Dec 2017

On 31 Dec 2017, Grace Baptist Church gave praise and thanks to God for the gift of families and children.

The Worship of a True King - Christmas 2017

This year's Christmas service back at Mattar Road saw 7 baptisms and 2 transfers of membership; with much rejoicing the GBC family celebrated the birth of Christ even as we reflected on the significance of His coming to dwell amongst us.

A Time of Remarkable Blessing

This year's Watchnight Service will have a different format from those of previous years. Bibianna Yeo encourages us to come together as a church on 31 Dec in reflection and prayer, to mark the end of one year and the beginning of the next.

Table for 6

Table for 6 is an idea that came up from the Disciple One Another workshop to encourage ladies to step out of their comfort zone and get to know people whom we don't already know. Claire Low reflects on the first Table for 6 lunch held on 18 November 2017.

Baptism of Raveendra Gunta - 19 Nov 2017

On 19 Nov 17, Raveendra Gunta took the step of obedience to acknowledge and testify of his faith in Christ through baptism. We warmly welcome him to the GBC family; and we pray that we will love him as our own and provide a home away from home for this dear brother whom the Lord has brought to our shores.

YA Evangelistic Prata Party

On 21st October 2017, the Young Adults’ (YA) Ministry held its first evangelistic Prata Party on the attic floor of our new church building. The team originally planned for a party for 30 people, but God graciously provided for 50 YAs, including 12 guests!

Q&A about ‘Singing God’s Love in God’s Word’

Have you bought a copy of the music album 'Singing God’s Love in God’s Word' produced by the Children's Ministry? If not, what are you waiting for? The Children's Ministry answers some questions you have about this music album and shares how you can encourage and support this sacrificial love offering from the children.

GBC Thanksgiving & Dedication Service 2017

On 17 Sept 2017, both the English and Chinese congregation gathered together to worship God in the newly constructed sanctuary. Neo Yi Ling recounts for us the sweet time of worship and fellowship that we enjoyed on this special day of thanksgiving.

First Service back at Mattar Road

View the photo gallery to get a snapshot of our first worship service back at 17 Mattar Road last Sunday!

"What is a Healthy Church?" -- conference recordings

Missed the "What is a Healthy Church?" conference with Jonathan Leeman held on 17 July or only managed to attend some of the sessions? You can now listen to or download the audio recordings of all five sessions of the conference, courtesy of Shalom Church.

Gracehaven Outreach -- 15 Jul 2017

On the 15th of July, the Young Adults Ministry spent a morning with the children from the Gracehaven home. Hannah Yeo reflects on the time spent with the children and encourages us to keep telling of Jesus, the only one who can change us from restless rebels into sons and daughters of God.

How Should We Do Church?

As Tan Yee Kiat reflects on the "What is a Healthy Church?" conference, he invites us to examine what the Bible says about how we should do church.

What is a Healthy Church?

Is our church healthy? How are we unhealthy? Do we know what being a healthy church looks like? What medication should we be taking, and what habits should we be changing? Read on for Caleb Yap's quick summary of Jonathan Leeman’s teaching during the "What is a Healthy Church?" conference held on 17 Jul.

'Holy, Resolved' - YA Retreat 2017

Over 23-26 June, our YAs went for their annual retreat entitled ‘Holy, Resolved'. Matthew Seah reflects on the time the YAs had learning about God's holiness and its implications for His people.

Upcoming Young Adults' Retreat

Every year the Young Adults' (YA) ministry holds a retreat to meet with God and to encourage each other to follow Jesus better. They share with us what the retreat is all about and how we can pray for them!

Introducing “Singing God’s Love in God’s Word”

Last Sunday, the Children Ministry introduced a CD project that they have been working on since last year: “Singing God’s Love in God’s Word”. We are so encouraged by how God is working among and in our children and we pray that they will continue to enjoy singing and meditating on God's Word.

YA Ministry Evangelistic Event: Meet the Church

Meet The Church: Testimonies by Believers from Difficult Backgrounds was organized by the Evangelism Committee of the GBC Young Adults (YA) ministry. The team organised this with the purpose of encouraging and challenging Christians to share the gospel boldly.

Sign up for GBC Fellowship Meal -- 4 Jun 17

Since moving to CHS, various CGs have taken turns to organise the GBC Fellowship Meal every quarter after the Quarterly Congregation Meeting. Pastor Ollie shares with us why we cherish this time of coming together to have a meal.

Garage Sale: 13 May, 10am to 3pm

Come and check out pre-loved items, grab some good bargains and share warm fellowship over light snacks at the Garage Sale on 13 May from 10am to 3pm. All proceeds will go to the GBC Rebuilding fund.

Baptisms on Resurrection Sunday - 16 Apr 17

The church for whom Jesus died joyfully gathered this past Sunday to celebrate the risen Christ!

Good Friday Service - 14 Apr 2017

Neo Yi Ling reflects on the evening service held on Good Friday to remember the day when an innocent man, a King sent from God to reign over the world, became the sacrificial lamb for the entire humanity’s sins.

Gracehaven Outreach - 8 Apr 2017

Bright and early on a Saturday morning, ten GBC members gathered at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to prepare an outdoor mini amazing race with 17 children from Gracehaven.

Ps Oliver's Ordination - 18 Feb 2017

We celebrate with Ps Ollie as we come together to recognise that God has set him apart for God's work, that there is evidence of the fingerprints of the Almighty on his life and we ask that the Lord will continue to stir up good things in Ps Ollie for the sake of His gospel and for His glory and His namesake.

Ps Arnold and Effie's Farewell Dinner

GBC bid farewell to Ps Arnold and Effie after 8 years of faithful service.

The Good News of Christmas -- Christmas 2016

Joy and thankfulness filled our hearts as we came together to celebrate Christmas 2016.

Join us for Watchnight Service!

On every New Year's Eve, the GBC family will come together for the Watchnight Servce. Pastor Arnold shares with us why we uphold this tradition and encourages us to take advantage of this great opportunity to attest to the awesomeness and goodness of God. We also spoke with two members who have been regularly attending the service on why they make the special effort to attend every year.

Reformation Concert 2016 Song Videos

All the videos from the GBC Reformation Concert 2016 held on the 28 and 29 Oct, are here for your viewing. A short write up of each of the songs has also been prepared to explain how it fits in the story of Jesus.

GBC Reformation Concert 2016: Testimonies Booklet

On 20 Nov 2016, more than a hundred GBC members gathered to watch a screening of the recent Reformation Concert and share what God had been doing in their lives through the entire preparation process. It was an encouraging time as different ones testified to God’s faithfulness as they stepped forward to participate in faith.

Baptisms and Transfer - 11 Dec 2016

We warmly welcome six new members to GBC via baptism and transfer.

"Oh Precious is the Flow": YA blood drive

Our Young Adults conducted their first ever blood drive as a CG. This was not only a meaningful bonding activity for them, but also provided an opportunity to reflect on the precious blood of Christ that is the basis of our salvation and community.

"Tell Me The Story Of Jesus": Telling the story through images

If you were at our recent Reformation Concert, you'd have how different illustrations were used to complement the songs and Scripture reading as the choir took us through the story of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Here, we provide a downloadable wallpaper with these illustrations, and also share how this is also a good discipleship tool.

GBC Reformation 2016: A final update

On the 28 and 29 Oct, 900 people attended our Reformation Concert and heard the story of Jesus in Scripture. We are humbled and grateful to God for His amazing provision, kindness and grace to us.

Interview with Reformation Concert choir members

Rehearsals and practices are getting more intense as we are nearing the actual concert. We managed to find some time to chat with some of the choir members and had them share their thoughts and experiences thus far

Another Reformation Concert 2016 Update

Caleb Yap, who has been working on the music and coordination of the concert shares with us some of the exciting things that have been going on behind the scenes.

Reformation Concert: artwork available for download

There’s one more month to the concert and we’re excited! Ticket sales have already begun, and we’re encouraged by the support shown thus far. The Reformation Concert team has made available the beautifully designed concert poster which you can download and use across your devices and social networks.

GBC 57th Anniversary - United in Christ

As we come together to celebrate our shared history and continuing strong ties this 57th anniversary, we pause to take stock and give thanks for our Lord’s faithfulness in leading, guiding and sustaining us as a church body and as individual believers living in community.

Baptism of Amanda Chiam - 26 June 2016

We witnessed with great joy the baptism of Amanda Chiam and warmly welcome Lim Song Huat and Jonathan Lai to the GBC family upon their transferral of membership.

GBC Church Retreat 2016

We give thanks to God for the recent Church Retreat, whose theme was “Gospel and Community”.

Baby Dedication - 15 May 2016

Following in the footsteps of Hannah and Mary, eleven couples dedicated their children to our Lord for His purposes and His plans, showing their desire and dependence on God to fulfill their parental responsibilities and to bring up their children in the nurture and knowledge of God.

Pastor Bobby's Appreciation Dinner - 20 Mar 2016

20th Mar was a special night for Pastor Bobby - it was an appreciation dinner from GBC to him, to thank him for his many years of faithful service in the church.

Good Friday and Easter Sunday 2016

We paused to remember and meditate on the sacrifice and finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ on Good Friday and on Easter Sunday, we celebrated with great joy the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Children Ministry Outing - 19 Mar 2016

Children, parents and teachers enjoyed their visit to the Central Fire Station and took part in an Amazing Race. Read what some of our children have to say about this fun outing.

Family Meal 6 March 2016

We are grateful to the organisers for the hard work put in to the planning of the first GBC Family Meal and are eagerly looking forward to our next GBC EC Family Meal.

Rev Bobby Lee is New Executive Director of Baptist Convention

Rev Bobby Lee has been elected as the new Executive Director of the Singapore Baptist Convention wef 1 March 2016.

Baptisms and Transfer - 24 Jan 2016

We rejoice as we welcome four new members to GBC via baptism and transfer.

Watchnight Service 2015

At Watchnight Service 2015, we saw a good mix of members, the young and "not-so-old", coming together to testify of God's goodness and grace in their lives.

Joy to the World - Christmas Service 25 Dec 2015

The Christmas Day service at GBC this year was an evangelistic service that spoke to believers and non-believers alike with a clear presentation of the gospel, interspersed with favourite carols of praise to God.

Baptism of Julian, Zhifeng, Glen & Nathanael - 13 Dec 2015

We rejoiced with Julian, Zhifeng, Glen and Nathanael as they publicly declared their faith in our Lord through baptism

Committing to the Lord

Li Shiwei writes about how he sees his recent baptism as both a commitment to God and a means of fostering deeper relationships with those around him.

Groundbreaking Ceremony - 21 November 2015 - Part 2

The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new church building took place on 21 November at 17 Mattar Road. Members from both congregations gathered to sing praise to God and pray.

YA visit to Gracehaven

The Young Adults spent a morning with the children of Gracehaven home, and in this post, they've shared with us some of the things that they've learnt and how we can continue to pray for and support this ministry!

GBC's 56th Anniversary

GBC celebrated her 56th Anniversary on 6 September 2015 with the last combined CC and EC service to be held in the present sanctuary.

Young Adults' Retreat: Reflections

The Young Adults had their retreat in July, and in this post, we have 4 of them sharing their experiences, lessons learnt, and how we can continue to pray for them.

Baptism of Li Shiwei & Transfer of Membership of Jessica Fong on 26 July 2015

Celebrate the latest two members to join the GBC community - Li Shiwei and Jessica Fong.

What happened at our Young Adults' Retreat?

40 of our young people spent the long weekend away for their annual retreat. It was a time to fellowship together and commune with God.

Picnic at Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

Mok Chuan Hao shares his reflections on the GBC family picnic at Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden that happened last month.

GBC's Visit to Roslin Orphanage - 16-20 Apr 15

In this blogpost, Captain Budi of Roslin Orphanage shared how the recent visit by GBC has blessed the children at Roslin Orphanage and Roslin School.

Young Adults' Retreat

The Young Adults ministry will be heading off to Malaysia this weekend for their annual retreat. They've shared with us what they're going to do this weekend, and how we can pray for them!

Philippian War Games

The recently held Philippian War Games was organized by a team of young adult members along with some of the youths and it was a precious day of fun and time to getting to know each other.

GBC Mission Weekend - A Missional Lifestyle: Love Your Neigbour

GBC had its missions conference over 28-29 Mar. Speakers from different organisations were invited to share their work in worldwide missions.

Baptism of Andrea, Ashley and Joseph - 5 Apr 15

On Easter Sunday, we celebrated with great joy the baptism of Andrea, Ashley and Joseph.

Reaching out in love - Gracehaven

The GBC Ladies' Ministry has been working with Gracehaven to organise quarterly programmes. Over the years, God has encouraged the volunteers through their faithful service, and we pray that we can continue our faithful partnership with them in 2015 and beyond!

Watchnight Service 2014

At the recent Watchnight Service, we gathered together to celebrate the end of a year, and heard testimonies of God's fatihfulness in the lives of families and individuals in our community.

Youth Camp 2014: Reflections (Part 2)

In this second post, we hear more about the amazing provisions that God showered on our youths, as well as the special lessons that they've learned as they participated and planned for camp! Indeed a theme like the New Heaven and New Earth, and future glory is not only something for the distant future, but has a very present encouragement and hope for all, both young and old.

Youth Camp 2014: Reflections (Part 1)

We thank God for the successful conclusion of another Youth Camp! In the first of two posts, we read of how God used the preaching of His word by His servants to touch the lives of the campers.

A very merry GBC Christmas

GBC celebrates the real reason for Christmas.

Youth Camp 2014: Interview with the Camp Commandants

Youth Camp is around the corner, and we got Nathan to share with us some of the lessons that him, and the team has learnt even in the planning stages.We thank God for the work He is doing in the lives of our youths, and we continue to pray that it will be a meaningful and fruitful camp!

Tips on sharing your testimony

Pastor Arnold shares with us how we can prepare and share a 3-5 minutes testimony at the upcoming Watchnight Service.

Youth Camp 2014: Theme and Focus

This year's Youth Camp will be held from 19-23 December, and in this post, we've asked the camp commandants to share with us a bit more about the focus and theme of the camp!

What are you thankful for?

Members of GBC experienced a moving time of worship during the Thanksgiving celebration on 22 Nov 2014.

Interview: Watchnight Service 2014

Every year, GBC celebrates the end of the year and welcomes the next with the Watchnight Service. As 2014 draws to a close, we asked Chan Kok Pun, one of the members of the planning committee to share with us more about this year's service -- what we can expect, how we can prepare for it and why it is so important.

Download GBC Reformation Concert Audio Recordings

The audio recordings from our full house Reformation Concert is now available

Ladies Fellowship - Tea at Tiferet

Over a cup of tea, some of our ladies contemplate on the meaning of beauty and the importance of shining for Christ.

Reformation Concert Testimony: Ruth Chua

Ruth Chua, 18, was a viola player in our 25-strong orchestra. She came to rehearse and worship with us amidst her preparation for A Levels. Read what she shared of her experience in the first-ever Reformation Concert:

#gbcreformationconcert Publicity Images For Download

Enjoy the #gbcreformationconcert downloads for your use and encouragement

Publicity videos for #gbcreformationconcert

In this post, the planning team for the concert has published all 3 of the publicity videos for your enjoyment

The 5 Solas of the Reformation

What are the 5 Solas of the Reformation? To summarize the teaching and doctrine that came out of the Protestant Reformation, evangelicals sometimes talk about the 5 Solas/Alones of the Reformation as a simple summary.

Singing the Truth: Hymns and Spiritual Songs

In this post, we explore the new promotional video for the Reformation Concert

Community Day @GBC - 13 Sep 2014

We thank God for the opportunity and privilege to welcome the MacPherson community to GBC for a day of fun, food and fellowship.

From the Project Timothy Big Picture Conference

GBC was excited to partner with Project Timothy to host the Big Picture conference. For 4 days in August, we had the opportunity to hear God's Word being taught by Michael Lawrence.

"Jesus is the true and better _________"

Over the weekend at the Project Timothy conference held in GBC, speaker Michael Lawrence helped us understand the storyline of the Bible. In one of his talks, he made reference to this video, which concisely illustrated the various ways that Jesus fulfilled the Old Testament prophecy and types.

Interview with Reformation Concert Team/Worship Ministry

On 25-26 October, GBC will be organising its first ever Reformation Concert. What is it and what's it for? Find out more from this interview with the Concert Team and the Worship Ministry.

Baptism & Transfer - 17 Aug 2014

We celebrate with great joy as we welcome 11 new members to the GBC family!

GBC's 55th Anniversary

Grace Baptist Church celebrated 55 years of experiencing God's goodness on 3 August 2014.

Upcoming Project Timothy Big Picture Conference in August

GBC is hosting the Project Timothy Big Picture Conference in August. In this post, Pastor Oliver introduces us to the Big Picture Conference, and how it is in line with GBC's ongoing discipleship efforts.

Youth Bible Conference 2014

In this post by youth leader Andrew Tang, read about the recently-concluded YBC and what took place there.

Interview with Rev Desmond Soh on SBC Preaching Conference

In this interview, we sit down with Rev Desmond Soh to find out more about SBC's preaching conference and why it matters to you

GBC Missions Emphasis Month: "How will they hear?" (July 2014)

So what does missions emphasis month entail in 2014?

Youth Bible Conference and Young Adults Retreat 2014

The Youth Bible Conference is on this June with the Young Adults Retreat the first week of July! Learn about how you can pray for these ministries.

Nehemiah War Games

The youths and young adults recently held the first ever "Nehemiah War Games". It was an evening of great fun right here at GBC.

Moving from Good Friday to Resurrection Sunday

"...because I live, you will also live." (John 14:19). The Good Friday and Easter services reminded us of what Jesus had done and why we no longer need to be afraid.

Baptism - Miriam Yeo - 30 Mar 2014

From 'why' to 'why not?', Miriam Yeo chose to lay down her pride and trust God to be the captain of her life. Hallelujah!

Church Picnic 2014

GBC members gathered for a picnic at the Botanical Gardens on an early Saturday morning for a great time of fellowship and fun.

Annual General Meeting and English Congregation Meeting on 23 March 2014

The Thirty-Fourth Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Grace Baptist Church Ltd will be held on Sunday, 23 March 2014 at 11.00 a.m. The English Congregation Meeting (EC Meeting) will be held at 12.00 noon or immediately after the conclusion of the AGM, whichever is earlier.

Couples Night Out - Love is in the Air!

A thoughtful and loving effort by the Family Ministry and their team of GBC volunteers to encourage married couples to spend more time with their spouses.

Interview with the Organising Team for BGST Lectures on 1-2 Peter by Dr Bruce Winter at GBC

On the 14 April 2014, GBC will be hosting a lecture by eminent Bible scholar Dr Bruce Winter and our friends from the Biblical Graduate School of Theology. In this blogpost, we interview the organising team!

Baptism of Kong & Joan - 19 Jan 2014

We identify and celebrate with Kong and Joan who choose to take this step of faith in obedience to our Lord Jesus Christ, by undergoing baptism. Here are excerpts from Kong and Joan's sharings of the work of Christ in their lives that have brought them to where they are today.

Crossroads - Youth Camp 2013

Read what some of the new and old campers have to say about the recent youth camp held over four days from 17-21 Dec 2013.

Watchnight 2013: A Time for Remembrance & Hope

If there was one way to sum up the Watchnight service, it is that what is given to us through the Word in the Bible rings true in the lives of our church members.

Tuition Ministry outing to Changi Airport

In December 2013, the Tuition Ministry organised an outing for students to Changi Airport.

Jesus, the Light of the World

More than 700 guests and members joined in our Christmas celebration on 25 December this year.

Baptisms & Transfer - 8 Dec 13

We welcome three new members to Grace Baptist Church: Ryan, Hua Bin and Joey.

Interview with the Youth Camp Commandants

The youth camp is a significant annual event in the youth calendar, and this year's camp commandants share with us their aims for the camp, as well as how we can help to keep them in prayer.

Thanksgiving Celebration

More than 80 members gathered together to give thanks to our Lord for what He is doing in their lives.

Ladies' Ministry Jewellery-Making Workshop

Updates from the Ladies Ministry on their recent jewellery-making workshop - a good way to bring people together

Care Group Ministry: 'Your Walk with God is a Community Project' by Dr. Paul Tripp

Pastor Oliver encouraged GBC care group leaders to attend the Equip Conference hosted by Adam Road Presbyterian Church featuring Dr. Paul Tripp

Baptism of Margaret Nah and Sidney Loo on 29 Sept 2013

We rejoice with Margaret and Sidney as they take this step of faith.

Church 54th Anniversary Service

  On the 4th of August, we gathered together as one church to celebrate 54 years of God's fait...