January 15, 2019
Four whole hours together in church to end 2018 and usher in 2019 struck many as odd, and even more as far too long. Yet as watchnight came, the hours flew by as the 100 members or so of GBC came together to share with each other how God has been so good to us the past year.
January 9, 2019
The year’s first QCM got off to a good start with strong attendance and efficient time-keeping, such that despite a formidable-looking agenda all items were covered within an hour.
January 1, 2019
We had the joy of celebrating the baptism of Lianne Ong on the last Sunday of 2018. We also warmly welcome Adeline Stanley who has transferred her membership to GBC since Oct 2018.
December 28, 2018
On a sunny Christmas morning, GBC gathered to celebrate the birth of a Saviour who had come to take away the sins of the world!
December 21, 2018
The Refcon team organised a time of sharing and thanksgiving after the concert and they've also put together a collection of the testimonies! We hope that this small booklet will also encourage the church to continuing singing of God's grace as we remember and rejoice in all that God has done.
December 13, 2018
Hannah Yeo shares the challenges faced during an outing with the children of Gracehaven on 17 November, and reflects on how we, like the children, are constantly running away from God.
November 9, 2018
We go behind the scenes to look at the joy and hard work put into the reformation concert.
November 6, 2018
On 28 Oct, heaven and earth rejoiced as we witnessed the baptism of five individuals.
November 1, 2018
This year, close to 800 people in total attended the third concert, “Psalms: Grace That Sings”, in our new sanctuary on the 27th Oct and the preview a week before. But what do the Psalms have to do with the Reformation?
September 3, 2018
On 26 August, we welcome 8 new members into the GBC family via baptism and transfer of membership. We are overjoyed and we pray that as a church family, we will love them and walk with them in His light.
August 28, 2018
From now till 13 October 2018, Singapore Bible College (SBC) is holding an exhibition on the life and ministry of Dr EN Poulson. The exhibition is open to the public, do not miss it!
August 22, 2018
The Reformation Concert team updates us on what's been happening at rehearsals, and explains more about how ‘grace that sings’ is expressed in and through the words of the Psalms.
August 16, 2018
It's been a year since we returned to Mattar Road as a church family. On Sunday 12 August 2018 we celebrated God's goodness to Grace Baptist Church over 59 years.
July 26, 2018
On 14 July, GBC Young Adults organised an outing to Fort Canning Park for the children of Gracehaven. Although only seven children from Gracehaven could join us and we outnumbered them four to one, we had great interaction and fun. It was a very encouraging time of ministering to one another.
July 4, 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
July 4, 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.
March 20, 2018
Calling all kids between 3-12 years old to join us at this year's Vacation Bible School.
March 14, 2018
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.
February 14, 2018
We rejoice with Noah Tan as he professes his faith and his desire to obey Christ by following Him in baptism.
January 9, 2018
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.
January 4, 2018
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.
January 2, 2018
On 31 Dec 2017, Grace Baptist Church gave praise and thanks to God for the gift of families and children.
December 28, 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.
December 22, 2017
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.
November 29, 2017
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.
November 22, 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.
November 2, 2017
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!
October 13, 2017
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.
September 22, 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.
August 25, 2017
View the photo gallery to get a snapshot of our first worship service back at 17 Mattar Road last Sunday!
August 10, 2017
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.
August 2, 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.
July 27, 2017
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.
July 20, 2017
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.
July 6, 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.
June 23, 2017
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!
June 20, 2017
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.
June 6, 2017
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.
May 15, 2017
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.
May 8, 2017
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.
April 20, 2017
The church for whom Jesus died joyfully gathered this past Sunday to celebrate the risen Christ!
April 18, 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.
April 12, 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.
February 27, 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.
January 4, 2017
GBC bid farewell to Ps Arnold and Effie after 8 years of faithful service.
January 3, 2017
Joy and thankfulness filled our hearts as we came together to celebrate Christmas 2016.
December 22, 2016
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.
December 21, 2016
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.
December 17, 2016
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.
December 14, 2016
We warmly welcome six new members to GBC via baptism and transfer.
November 19, 2016
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.
November 6, 2016
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.
October 31, 2016
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.
October 17, 2016
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
October 10, 2016
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.
September 26, 2016
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.
August 19, 2016
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.
July 5, 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.
July 1, 2016
We give thanks to God for the recent Church Retreat, whose theme was “Gospel and Community”.
May 25, 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.
April 8, 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.
April 5, 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.
April 1, 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.
March 18, 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.
February 29, 2016
Rev Bobby Lee has been elected as the new Executive Director of the Singapore Baptist Convention wef 1 March 2016.
February 5, 2016
We rejoice as we welcome four new members to GBC via baptism and transfer.
January 13, 2016
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.
January 6, 2016
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.
December 18, 2015
We rejoiced with Julian, Zhifeng, Glen and Nathanael as they publicly declared their faith in our Lord through baptism
December 5, 2015
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.
November 28, 2015
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.
October 6, 2015
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!
September 15, 2015
GBC celebrated her 56th Anniversary on 6 September 2015 with the last combined CC and EC service to be held in the present sanctuary.
August 4, 2015
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.
July 30, 2015
Celebrate the latest two members to join the GBC community - Li Shiwei and Jessica Fong.
July 23, 2015
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.
July 21, 2015
Mok Chuan Hao shares his reflections on the GBC family picnic at Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden that happened last month.
July 19, 2015
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.
July 16, 2015
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!
June 15, 2015
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.
April 18, 2015
GBC had its missions conference over 28-29 Mar. Speakers from different organisations were invited to share their work in worldwide missions.
April 8, 2015
On Easter Sunday, we celebrated with great joy the baptism of Andrea, Ashley and Joseph.
February 18, 2015
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!
January 13, 2015
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.
January 8, 2015
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.
January 6, 2015
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.
December 30, 2014
GBC celebrates the real reason for Christmas.
December 15, 2014
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!
December 14, 2014
Pastor Arnold shares with us how we can prepare and share a 3-5 minutes testimony at the upcoming Watchnight Service.
December 10, 2014
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!
December 2, 2014
Members of GBC experienced a moving time of worship during the Thanksgiving celebration on 22 Nov 2014.
November 27, 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.
November 20, 2014
The audio recordings from our full house Reformation Concert is now available
November 14, 2014
Over a cup of tea, some of our ladies contemplate on the meaning of beauty and the importance of shining for Christ.
November 4, 2014
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:
October 20, 2014
Enjoy the #gbcreformationconcert downloads for your use and encouragement
October 14, 2014
In this post, the planning team for the concert has published all 3 of the publicity videos for your enjoyment
October 3, 2014
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.
September 22, 2014
In this post, we explore the new promotional video for the Reformation Concert
September 19, 2014
We thank God for the opportunity and privilege to welcome the MacPherson community to GBC for a day of fun, food and fellowship.
September 17, 2014
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.
September 5, 2014
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.
August 21, 2014
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.
August 20, 2014
We celebrate with great joy as we welcome 11 new members to the GBC family!
August 8, 2014
Grace Baptist Church celebrated 55 years of experiencing God's goodness on 3 August 2014.
August 1, 2014
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.
July 30, 2014
In this post by youth leader Andrew Tang, read about the recently-concluded YBC and what took place there.
July 11, 2014
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
July 4, 2014
So what does missions emphasis month entail in 2014?
June 20, 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.
June 6, 2014
The youths and young adults recently held the first ever "Nehemiah War Games". It was an evening of great fun right here at GBC.
April 23, 2014
"...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.
April 2, 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!
March 27, 2014
GBC members gathered for a picnic at the Botanical Gardens on an early Saturday morning for a great time of fellowship and fun.
March 18, 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.
March 13, 2014
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.
March 3, 2014
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!
January 24, 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.
January 14, 2014
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.
January 9, 2014
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.
January 4, 2014
In December 2013, the Tuition Ministry organised an outing for students to Changi Airport.
December 28, 2013
More than 700 guests and members joined in our Christmas celebration on 25 December this year.
December 9, 2013
We welcome three new members to Grace Baptist Church: Ryan, Hua Bin and Joey.
December 3, 2013
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.
November 30, 2013
More than 80 members gathered together to give thanks to our Lord for what He is doing in their lives.
November 25, 2013
Updates from the Ladies Ministry on their recent jewellery-making workshop - a good way to bring people together
November 2, 2013
Pastor Oliver encouraged GBC care group leaders to attend the Equip Conference hosted by Adam Road Presbyterian Church featuring Dr. Paul Tripp
October 8, 2013
We rejoice with Margaret and Sidney as they take this step of faith.
October 3, 2013
On the 4th of August, we gathered together as one church to celebrate 54 years of God's fait...