Posts tagged with discipleship

Read Together, Together

In a recent Desiring God article by Brian Wright, we are encouraged to take up the lost discipline of reading the Bible with one another.

Calling Men and Women of Grace

Pastor Eugene shares with us two articles from the 9Marks Journal on discipleship and encourages us to attend the new EQUIP class

EQUIP: Men and Women of Grace

We are starting a new class where we will explore biblical manhood and womanhood in the world. We strongly encourage all men and women to come and spur one another on in godliness.

Life in Our Father’s House

As members of God's household and His representatives in the world, how should we live together as a church? Pastor Eugene reminds us that we are God's redeemed community, and as such our church life plays a crucial role in our Christian witness.

Get Equipped for 2018

Pastor Eugene Low explains how GBC’s new Equip class reinforces the church’s theme for 2018, and encourages us to attend so we can be better equipped to do the Lord’s work.

Sermon Schedule for January 2018

For the year 2018, our preaching schedule will be centred on the theme of "Believe; Belong; Behave", as we seek to understand more about discipleship and to grow a discipleship culture as a community.

Seekers Class: Christianity 101

Do you know that GBC has classes available where you and your friends can hear the gospel explained? During the rebuilding of our church at Mattar Road, we held this Seekers Class ‘on-demand’ rather than on a regular basis, but we are now ready to revert to a fixed schedule come 2018. Chong Kang Wei tells us about the Seekers Class and inspires us to get involved.

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.

Discipling in our Weakness

A common reason people cite for not discipling others is that they feel inadequate - not just ill-equipped, but actually disqualified, due to sin and personal weakness. Read Pastor Eugene's article to discover that in God's hands this very insufficiency can be a powerful part of our discipling, as we acknowledge our need of God and depend on Him to bring conviction and understanding to those around us.

Building God’s House

As we prepare to celebrate the dedication of our new building, Pastor Eugene reminds us that the church is people, not place. As members of the church we are stewards of one another, having been brought together in Christ, and as such should have a deep concern for each other's spiritual growth. Keep reading to discover six practical ways we can deliberately help a fellow brother or sister know Christ and grow in Him.

"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.

Chronicles for the Church

We in GBC are uniquely blessed in being able to benefit from the teaching ministry of DS (Discipleship Seminars). Taught in a refreshing and engaging way by some of our younger members, it is an invaluable resource for us

"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.

Discipleship NOT For Me

Yap Kim Meng urges us not to be intimidated by the words ‘disciple-making’, but simply to commit ourselves to extend Christian love and care to those around us.

Essentials of Discipleship: Seminar 16 - Disciplemaking

Making other disciples of Christ is a key part of being a disciple of Christ, and is done in obedience to God.

Mark on Discipleship #3 - What Motivates You as a Disciple of Jesus Christ

What motivates a disciple of Christ? Today, we continue our biblical reflections on discipleship by examining Mark 8:27-9:1 where we learn what it means to deny ourselves, carry our cross and follow Jesus.

Groundbreaking Ceremony - 21 November 2015 - Part 1

Last Saturday, 21 Nov 2015, the church witnessed a simple groundbreaking ceremony with a sobering connotation. Our Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Dr. E.N. Poulson, exhorts us to commit ourselves to truly be God's disciples.

Essentials of Discipleship - Seminar 15: Sharing Your Testimony

Sharing your testimony is a way of explaining how God has worked in your life, and can be a powerful and effective way of spreading the Gospel.

Essentials of Discipleship: Seminar 14 - Sharing the Gospel

Sharing the Gospel is an essential part of disciple-making and is something that all Christians should be prepared to do.

Essentials of Discipleship: Seminar 13 - Future Hope

As Christians, we are to live our lives hoping in the new earth that God will bring about when Christ returns.

Essentials of Discipleship: Seminar 12 - Leadership and Submission

Christian leaders should lead as Christ leads the church, and Christians should submit to their leaders and to each other, because by doing so they are submitting to Christ.

Essentials of Discipleship: Seminar 11 - The Lord's Supper and Baptism

The ordinances are visual aids of understanding, remembering and commemorating what Christ accomplished for us in redeeming us from the punishment we deserved for our sin; the practice of the ordinances do not give salvation.

How to Listen to a Sermon by George Whitefield

How do you listen to a sermon? Some of us keep our Bibles open, and listen attentively. Others take copious notes. But beyond the habits and form of listening, what is our attitude and heart posture? Let us consider what the great English preacher and evangelist George Whitefield has to say about this.

"Four Prayers for Bible Reading"

This artice by David Mathis gives us 4 prayers that we can use when we're reading our Bibles.

Essentials of Discipleship: Seminar 10: The Lord's Prayer

In prayer, we are to demonstrate our dependence on God and our submission to Him, our all-wise and all-powerful Heavenly Father.

Essentials of Discipleship: Seminar 9 - The Bible

The Bible is the inspired Word of God revealing God's will for how we should relate to Him and lead our lives.

GBC Members' Covenant

What does it mean to be a member of the church? This study in GBC's member's covenant lays out the promises we make to one another as a church.

Discipleship Seminar (DS) Ministry

Through this interview with Ann Rodis from the DS team, we see that serving in a church ministry teaches one to live in submission to others.

Being Discipled: Personal Stories from My Life

One person’s Christ-likeness impacts another, and a disciple is made over time. Pastor Oliver Chia shares his journey of being discipled by two men he encountered in his life.

How should Christians pray amid the haze?

In this article, we suggest 6 ways Singaporeans can pray for the ongoing haze situation and how we can be faithful in prayer.

Who Allowed You to Teach? (Part 3)

In this series, we've spoken with various ones who are teaching God's Word faithfully wherever He has placed them. In this third post, we speak to Nehemiah Chong, who has been actively involved in reading the Bible in small group settings, and also teaching in the Young Adults Ministry.

Who Allowed You To Teach? (Part 2)

In the second part of our series, we spoke with Wen Pin. Wen Pin is no stranger to us, as he is regularly involved in the Discipleship Seminars. We've asked him to share about his experience in teaching in the church, and how we can all equip ourselves to play our own part in the church.

Who Allowed You To Teach? Part 1

In this new series, we interview various ones in GBC that have had experience teaching at various platforms. This first interview is with Bryan Tan, one of our university students that is studying overseas, but has plenty of service opportunities there!

Essentials of Discipleship: Seminar 7

God's law points us to the Gospel as, in mankind's fallen, sinful state, we are unable to keep the law; however, through Christ taking God's punishment on our behalf, we are considered righteous in God's eyes and we are also able to obey God's law and grow to become more like Christ.

Essentials of Discipleship: Seminar 6 - Discipleship

Jesus died on the cross for our sins, bringing us into God's Kingdom so all Christians must actively seek to obediently respond in following Jesus our King in discipleship.

"Nine Ways to Avoid Having a Shriveled Soul"

This article by the Navigators provides some helpful insights on patterns and disciplines of life that can keep our faith growing.

Essentials of Discipleship: Seminar 5: The Church

We are redeemed to be part of God's divine family, the church, in order to bring glory to God.

Upcoming Conference: OoO MAD

Navigators Singapore will be holding a conference at the end of this month, titled 'One-on-One Makes A Difference', 'OoO MAD' for short. We've asked for more information about this conference, as well as why GBC members will find this a useful conference.

Essentials of Discipleship: Seminar 4 - The Gospel

The Gospel calls for us to understand who God is as, who we are as sinful man, what Christ did for us on the cross, and how we are to respond.

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.

Sharing by Mak and Narola Sanglir

Our church's missionaries in Thailand, Mak and Narola Sanglir, gave an update on their ministry and challenged us to evangelise as part of discipleship.

"Why We're Failing At Community"

Is the biblical picture of community only a wistful dream that cannot be attained in busy Singapore? We chanced upon this article, which helpfully reminds us that what community looks like practically could change with our life stages and responsibilities.

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.

Essentials of Discipleship: Seminar 3 - Who is God the Son?

This seminar covers key truths that are key to the Christian faith: who is Jesus Christ, God the Son, and why is He is special.

Essentials of Discipleship: Seminar 2 - What is Sin?

The second session of the Essentials of Discipleship series examines the issue of what sin is and how the Gospel frees us from its bondage.

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!

Essentials of Discipleship: Seminar 1 - Who is God?

The very first session of the Essentials of Discipleship series examines the fundamental and ever-important question of who God is, the importance of knowing Him and how we are to respond to Him.

Interview with Esther Yap

Esther Yap, a GBC member, shares with us her journey in obeying Jesus, which involved her making a decision to quit her job and pursue Bible translation in missions.

Discipleship: The Lord's Work and Way

Matt 28:18-20 gives us God's purpose for all who follow Him.

Interview with Joyce Erdmann

We speak regularly of discipleship, but is there anything different about discipleship for women? In this post, we Joyce Erdmann shares with us how women in all stags of life can be involved in discipling other women, and in doing so, help build up the church, for the glory of God!

GBC Vision Statement Explained

This is to explain the vision statement of GBC in order to provide a clear understanding for all to work towards.

Interview with Doug Erdmann

Doug is a GBC member and the National Director of The Navigators Singapore. We asked him to share with us why discipling is so important in God's kingdom and simple steps that everyone can take everyday, either to be a discple of Christ, or to disciple someone to follow Christ.

7 Reasons to Keep a Journal

In this post, we share an article detailing 7 reasons to keep up the practice of journaling.

The Disciple-Making Taskforce

Hm? DMF Taskforce? If you’re not sure what that is or who is involved, read on!

How to Disciple With a Book

We share an article which helpfully describes a simple discipleship tool -- discipling with a book.

Wanted: A Teaching Church

This helpful piece by Daniel Hyde of the Ligonier Ministries helps us understand what it means to be a church that is centred around the Bible, and committed to teaching the Bible.

How to read the Bible for yourself

How can growing disciples read the Bible personally, or with others? In this post, we learn 3 simple steps from Bible teacher John Piper that can help us in our Bible reading.

For Disciples: Introducing The Navigators' Wheel

This blogpost describes the Navigators' illustration of the Wheel - which gives us a picture of what Christian discipleship looks like

For Disciples: Do you know what you believe?

In this blogpost, we explore the fundamental question raised by J I Packer for Christian discipleship: do you know what you believe?

Interview with Ian Buntain: On Discipleship

Ian Buntain, a longtime friend of GBC recently preached on discipleship. It was an insightful and thought-provoking sermon, and we asked him to share more about the focus and work of a disciple who makes disciples.

Leaving a legacy of service

In this sermon by guest speaker Rev Ian Buntain from Col 4:7-18, we were reminded to live lives as faithful followers of Christ, engaged in the work of building disciples.

The CG Ministry @ GBC for 2015

We asked Pastor Oliver to share with us some of the plans that the Care Group Ministry has this year, especially with the emphasise on discipleship making in GBC. The book of Philippians is a great book to help us learn what it means to seek and savour Jesus, not only as Paul did, but also to do so in community!

Plans for 2015: A Sharing by the Leadership

2015 is a big year for GBC, and at the 2014 Watchnight Service, Elder Cheow Loon shared with us some of the plans that the Leaders have for the growth of the congregation in the year ahead.

Reading Your Way Into 2015

In this blogpost, the website team commends Bible reading plans and resources for your use in 2015! Start the year committing to the daily reading of the Scripture as we listen to God's voice

Book Review: If You Want To Walk On Water, You've Got To Get Out Of The Boat

Soh Swee Kiat encourages us to move faith forward and walk on water, as he reviews this book on faith by Dr John Ortberg.

Expository Teaching Seminar

The first ever Expository Teaching Seminar was held on 20 September. Organised by the Care Group Ministry together with the Christian Education on Sunday (CES) team, our Care Group leaders and Sunday Discipleship Seminar teachers gathered for a day of learning how to plan and teach Bible studies!

Have you heard of the 3 "E"s?

Clearly emphasised in God’s word is the call to build one another up in Christ, and Ps Arnold Wong reminds us of how we can do that in his pastoral column for the latest issue of Grace News.

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.

Grace News - Issue #3 2014 - Be Encouraged, Be Edified

Continuing on from discipleship, this issue of Grace News delved into the need to both encourage and edify others.

YA Retreat 2014

Our young adults spent a weekend away to focus on discipleship. Over the two days, 31 of our young people looked at what the Bible said about the reason for making disciples, the issue of complete surrender and obedience to God, the obstacles to discipleship in this day and age, and how it can be done.

Discipling Disciples

Rachel Wong presents the testimonies of four church members who are involved in disciple-making, being discipled, or both. Here they share about how dependent we are when discipling others on the discipleship we ourselves have received from God.

The Wonder of Discipling

Jesus was a masterful disciple-maker. How did He do it, and how can we follow His example at GBC? Pastor Arnold Wong shares some exciting plans for discipleship training at GBC in the years to come!

Prayer for Needs of the Church and Rebuilding

At the EC Monthly Prayer Meeting, a set of prayer requests was provided for church members. For Church Rebuilding, the prayer is for Discernment, Commitment, and Unity. For needs of the Church, the prayer is for Consecration, Conviction, and Community.

Christ the King: Rejected and Abandoned

In the last of the series in Mark on Discipleship, Pastor Oliver explains the significance and implications of Christ's death, abandonment and rejection on the cross.

Following Christ: A Disciple Is First Served Then He Serves Others

In this sermon, Pastor Oliver preached from Mark 10:32-45 on what it means to be a serving disciple

Will you start a Bible reading plan in 2014?

In this lengthy post, we present suggestions, recommendations and resources for Bible reading plans in 2014.

Mark on Discipleship #2 - Following Christ the King

When we make disciples, we call Christians to respond to God’s grace by following King Jesus - you are to act in response to grace with a life of following Jesus Christ. Today, we continue our biblical reflections on discipleship and disciple-making by examining Mark 1:1-15 where we learn what marks a disciple.

Mark on Discipleship #1: The Gospel of Mark

The vision for Grace Baptist Church is for us to be a disciple-making church that transforms lives with the gospel and love of Jesus Christ. However, what is disciple-making? Or a better question, what exactly is a disciple?

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