Announcements for 21 August 2016
DISCIPLESHIP SEMINARS (DS) | TODAY | 5.15 – 6.15 PM
- “The Acts of Jesus” | 2nd Floor Sanctuary : Who is the main character of the Book of Acts? Is it Peter? Paul? The Holy Spirit? Someone else altogether? Come join us as we discover who it is and why it matters to us today! Today’s topic: Acts 4:32 – 9:31
- “Essentials of Discipleship” | 1st Floor Library : This module introduces believers to the fundamentals of Christian discipleship. This module is recommended for new believers and new attendees of GBC. It covers core Christian theology and foundational Christian disciplines such as prayer and Bible study. Today’s topic: Holy Spirit.
CHILDREN MINISTRY LESSON
- 2yr – P2: We are made holy by Jesus' death on the Cross. (Exodus 19 to 20)
- P3 – P6: God’s Anointed One - God promised to send His Anointed One to bring good news to His sinful people
Key Verse: Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners
MEET GOD MID WEEK | 23 AUG | 8.00 PM | LEVEL 5, BETHESDA CHURCH BUKIT ARANG
Dr Poulson will continue his teaching from 1 Kings chapter 7 Solomon’s Palace and The Temple Furnishings.
YA MINISTRY BIBLE STUDY LEADING TRAINING
Over 4 sessions, the aim of this series is to train and equip individuals to plan and lead a Bible study. These hands-on sessions will be held at 10am-12pm on the following Saturdays -- 27 Aug, 24 Sep, 26 Nov, 17 Dec. First session begins 27 August, and is open to all who are interested in learning together (Young Adults or otherwise). Feel free to contact Bibianna (8139 5908) or Sidney (9114 6489) if you'd like to join us
PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBERS CLASS | SUN 28 AUG | 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM
Please meet in the lounge area next to CHS by the large tables. Please make your reservation with the Church Office just outside the sanctuary today.
MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING | FRI 26 AUG | 8.00 PM – 9.30 PM | 37 TANNERY LANE, #04-09, TANNERY HOUSE
Please note that this month’s prayer meeting is held at the church office. We strongly encourage you to come for a time of thanksgiving and praying for the needs of the church.
CARE GROUP MINISTRY (CGM)
The Care Groups have started a new series of bible study on 1 Corinthians in line with the pulpit messages. Anyone who wishes to join a Care Group, can contact Thian Chye (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Winnie (email@example.com).
CHANGE OF YA RETREAT 2016 DATES - UNDER THE SKIN: THE CHRISTIAN'S INNER LIFE | 9-12 SEP | BAYU MARINA RESORT IN JOHOR BAHRU
This year's YA Retreat will be held from 9-12 September at Bayu Marina Resort in Johor Bahru. The cost will be $100 for working adults and $60 for students.
Sign-up at Tinyurl.com/gbcyaretreat2016. For any enquiries, feel free to approach Glen at 91268679 or Chris at 92994040.
WORSHIP SERVICE AT CHS TODAY
WORSHIP CHINESE ENGLISH
Service Timing 1.30 PM – 3.00 PM 3.30 PM – 5.00 PM
BUS SERVICE CHINESE ENGLISH
Pick-up to CHS :
a. Macpherson C.C. 12.30 PM 2.50 PM
b. Potong Pasir MRT 1.00 PM 3.00 PM
Drop-off : 4.30 PM
From CHS to Potong Pasir MRT / 5.30 PM
Macpherson C.C. 6.40 PM
All car drivers to CHS who have not registered with the church mobile service, please do so as soon as possible. This is to facilitate easy tracing of car drivers by the ushers on Sundays.
Pastor Arnold is on leave from 15 August to 24 August. Please contact the church office for your pastoral care needs.
SINGAPORE EXPOSITORY PREACHING COURSE 2016-17
To all those involved in Word ministry and interested in equipping and training to improve your preaching and teaching of the Word, do take note of this weekly expository preaching course.
The Singapore Expository Preaching Course ("SEPC") will be taught by preachers and trainers like Rev Dr Paul Barker, Rev Neil Watkinson, Rev Dr Andrew Reid and Rev Mark Dickens. Collectively, they have decades in preaching and pastoral ministry including preaching training in centres and seminaries around the world. They will be assisted by local ministers/preachers committed to expository preaching.
It's a commitment of 2.5 hours on a Monday evening and another 2-4 hours of prep per week on average (not for exams or essays, but for preaching presentations!) - plus one Saturday morning a month. We will spend about 4 weeks each on understanding and learning to preach/teach each of the major Bible genres e.g. Gospel narrative, Prophecy, etc. So it's 6 hours per week over 30 weeks towards a lifetime of ministry. If you would like to get equipped for Word ministry (or if you know anybody who would like to get equipped), please get in touch (or encourage them along). Starts 12 Sept.
13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation, to teaching. 14 Do not neglect the gift you have, which was given you by prophecy when the council of elders laid their hands on you. 15 Practise these things, immerse yourself in them, so that all may see your progress. 16 Keep a close watch on yourself and on the teaching. Persist in this, for by so doing you will save both yourself and your hearers.(1 Tim 4:13-15).
Please contact Marc Wang (97596305) or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details or an application form. Places are limited to 12 men and 4 women (on the women's ministry stream).
Closing Date for applications is 25 August.
'HELPING THE THINKER BELIEVE, HELPING THE BELIEVER THINK' | ARPC RZIM APOLOGETICS CONFERENCE | SAT 17 SEP | 7.00 PM – 8.00 PM
An excellent apologetics conference will be held on 17 Sep morning and afternoon, training Christians to do the work of apologetics and sharing the gospel. Of special notice is the Discovery Evening from 7 to 8pm where you can bring non-Christian friends to have their questions answered.