Announcements for 4 February 2018

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

EQUIP CLASS:

PRAYER | TODAY 4 FEB | 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM | ROOMS 310A-B

What is prayer? Why should we pray? What are some things we can do to deepen our prayer lives? These are some of the questions that will be covered in the standalone Equip session on prayer. All are invited!

 

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY | TODAY 4 FEB | 9.30 AM | ROOM 516

Age 3 - 8:  Adam and Eve Sin and Reject God.

Theme: Adam and Eve did not love God most of all- they sinned against God.

Key Verse: Romans 1:21a “For although they knew God, they neither glorified Him as God nor gave thanks to Him.”

Age 9 - 12: Salvation In Jesus.

Theme: The gospel of Jesus is the good news that there is salvation in Jesus
The gospel calls us to respond with repentance and belief in Jesus.

Key Verse: John 3:16-17 ”For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”

 

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY NEEDS

i) Teachers - We are in need of teachers for all ages. Please approach Chuan-Xin to find out where the needs are and the training that teachers will go through before taking a class.

ii) Vacation Bible School - VBS will be back from 31 May – 2 Jun. We are forming a core organising team and looking for those who can commit to serve during VBS itself. Please approach Chuan-Xin for more details.

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

BAPTISM

We rejoice that Noah Tan is getting baptized on 11 Feb. Let’s be praying for Noah as he takes this step of faith in obedience to God.

 

OVERSEAS CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP (OCF) | SUN 11 FEB | 10.30 AM | HOSPITALITY TABLE

The Overseas Christian Fellowship (OCF) is an Australian-based christian ministry that seeks to reach out to international students in Australia, build them up to be Christ's disciples and send them back home as disciple-makers. In order to raise funds for their annual convention that gathers OCF-ers around Australia to encourage and share about their ministry, a fundraiser will be organised. Local delights will be sold in place of post-service hospitality snacks and your support in this will be greatly appreciated. Please do come down to hear of their experiences in OCF to the family of GBC over some foods and snacks!

 

PROJECT TIMOTHY: EVENING EXPOSITIONS WITH PROF D. A. CARSON | THURS 8 MAR & FRI 9 MAR | 7.00 PM – 9.00 PM |GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH | COST $25.00 FOR 2 NITES

Romans 3 and 4 are a concise explanation of God’s answer to humanity’s problem. Two talks over two nights. Register today at http://projecttimothy.com/register

 

INTRODUCTION TO BIBLICAL THEOLOGY WITH PROF D. A. CARSON | CO-ORGANISED WITH PROJECT TIMOTHY | THURS 8 MAR & FRI 9 MAR | 9.30 AM – 12.00 PM & 1.30 PM – 4.00 PM |GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH

These lectures are principally designed for ETCAsia students but the lecturer has graciously agreed to open them to the public. For more information on cost and to register, please go to https://tinyurl.com/etcasia-bt

 

STAFF MOVEMENT

Pastor Oliver is on sabbatical leave from 1 Nov to 30 April. Kok Pui is on leave 27 Jan to 5 Feb.

 

EVANGELISM

NEW EVANGELISM CLASS: TUESDAY ENQUIRY GROUP | TUESDAY NIGHTS WEEKLY 7.30 PM – 9.30 PM (STARTING 6 FEB) | 310A&B 

Do you have a friend who would like to make an enquiry about the gospel and find out more? The Tuesday Enquiry Group is a safe space where skeptics and doubters can “try out” Bible studies and ask honest questions about faith.
In Feb, we will start with questions people have about the topic of hell (6/2). Then, we’ll examine questions of suffering (13/2), God’s right to tell us how to live and give us rules (20/2), and look closely at the question, “who is God?” from the Bible (27/2). GBC members are invited to come, bring friends, and welcome visitors to our church.
Please help spread the word! Contact Jonathan Tan at jonathantan307@gmail.com for more questions.

 

SEEK & DISCOVER ON SUNDAYS

Want to find out more about Christianity, or do you know someone who would? Please join us for these new Sunday classes to hear more about Jesus! 

DISCOVER SERIES │TOPIC: WHERE IS GOD? 11 FEB │ 11.00 AM – 12.00 PM | ROOM 310 │ Have you ever felt as if no one in the world cares about you? How do we know if God is there or if he even cares? Come join us as we unpack the question: Where is God?

SEEKERS' CLASS 25 FEB , 4, 11, 18 MAR │11.00 AM -12.30 PM | ROOM 304 │ 4 SESSIONS – This is an opportunity for you / your friends and loved ones to hear the Gospel explained.

Please direct your interest / enquiry / registration to Kang Wei at <chongkangwei@yahoo.com> or 9476 4196.

For the rest of the year:

DISCOVER│ 27 MAY│SURVIVING THE RAT-RACE SEEK │ 3, 10, 17, 24 JUN

DISCOVER│ 19 AUG │CULTURE, CREATIVITY AND CREATION

EVANGELISM SEEK │ 26, SEP 2, 9, 16 AUG

DISCOVER│ 18 NOV │SELF-IMPROVEMENT FOR DUMMIES: How to be a better person

SEEK │ 25 NOV, 2, 9, 16 DEC

*If you would like to be part of this ministry as a facilitator or befriender, please reach out to Kang Wei.