Pastor Oliver expresses his heartache on not being able to gather as a church and shares how we can continue to encourage, strengthen and love one another during this period. ...Keep Reading
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Pastor Oliver Chia reviews David Helm's One-to-One Bible Reading: A Simple Guide for Every Christian. ...
What are the idols in our hearts? Pastor Oliver encourages us to take this time of staying at home to unmask and unmake the idols that grip our hearts. ...
Last month, a team from GBC headed to Kathy's Home at Pua, Thailand to conduct Vacation Bible School (VBS). The team shares with us how God has put together the VBS programme....
What does it mean to show Christ’s love to our families? How is God working in our families? The recent “Honouring Family” event held on 7 March, organised by the GBC Young Adults Ministry, sought to break barriers and start a conversation about the often sensitive and delicate topic of family....
Read this statement from the pastors and elders on the recent measures in response to COVID-19. ...
Elder Caleb Yap writes on the topic of "What is the Bible?", taught recently at Equip, and shares about why this topic is important....
Neo Yi Ling shares with us how members of GBC gathered on the last day of 2019 to look back on the year that had come to an end and to look forward together to what God has in store in the coming year. ...
Pastor Ian reminds us that we should not allow the world to define what it means for God’s children to succeed. ...
Did you miss last Friday's Prayer Meeting? Pastor Ian shares with us how God has been working in our lives and how He intends to do even greater things among us!...
Is social justice the mission of the church? Pastor Oliver clarifies what social justice is and what it is not. ...
Our YA ministry has been holding regular evangelism events that focus on topics that many young adults identify and struggle with. Some past topics included relationships and the life we lead online. This September, they will be holding another event titled “Who do you think you are?” on 28 Sept and they’ve shared with us their motivations and purposes for this upcoming session....
We thank God for the privilege to participate in His work in the lives of the Hmong people in Northern Thailand. Find out more from the trip report of the team that headed to Kathy's Home in Pua from 30 Aug to 2 Sep to conduct the quarterly English camp. ...
Pastor Eugene, on behalf of the pastors and elders, urges the Care Group Leaders to maintain our bonds of community....Keep Reading
"The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps." (Proverbs 16:9). We are holding our first Quarterly Congregational Meeting for 2020 on 12 January....Keep Reading
What specific attitudes and actions is God calling us to turn away from, by the grace of Christ? ...Keep Reading
Have I been displaying grace together with my brothers- and sisters-in-Christ?...Keep Reading
How do we approach evangelism? Pastor Oliver presents a community approach to telling the good news of Jesus Christ to others. ...Keep Reading
How do we face the prospect of someone dying? Pastor Ian helps us understand what God expects of us during such times....Keep Reading
Often times, we are more willing to help than to ask for help. Pastor Eugene explains why acknowledging our need for help to one another is one way of putting the truths of the gospel into practice....Keep Reading
Do we love one another enough to want to be involved in what looks like a messy person’s life? Neo Yi Ling reflects on 'The Compelling Community' seminar held from 23-24 Aug 2019....Keep Reading
Pastor Oliver exhorts us to keep forgiving for it is the rightful response to the forgiveness and mercy that we have received in Christ....Keep Reading
Pastor Eugene shares what it means to bear one another's burdens. You are also encouraged to attend the upcoming Equip seminar, "The Compelling Community: Bearing One Another’s Burdens" taking place on Aug 23-24. ...Keep Reading
How willing am I this morning, to entrust all that I am and have into God’s care? Let's trust in our God of all truth as we gather with His people this Sunday. ...Keep Reading
Our life together matters. Pastor Oliver delves into what it means to live together as a church....Keep Reading
Daniella Low describes a night of warmth and fun for children and adults alike!...Keep Reading
Is there anyone in the church that you are struggling to love? This week, let us focus on God’s love for us which He shows through Christ, who fulfills all commandments and enables us to live lives pleasing to Him. ...Keep Reading
What is ministry and which ministry should we serve in? Pastor Eugene clarifies what God says about ministry and encourages us to attend this Sunday's EQUIP class to find out how we can serve one another in the body of Christ. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Eugene reminds us that God desires us to speak words that bring life and flourishing to others for His namesake....Keep Reading
About 90 people came to hear how the Care Groups (CGs) are doing during the CG Nite on 7 July. Among them were some who are looking to join a CG as well as many others who came to share how being in a CG has helped them to relate better with one another as a community of Christ. Esther Yap shares with us more. ...Keep Reading
In the sermon on Eph 2:11-22, we were exhorted to belong to a community so as to illuminate the glory of God. In this article, GBC members Jonathan Yao, Paul Wu, Poh Gee and Patti Koh penned their thoughts on why they chose to sink roots in GBC, and call GBC their family in this season of their lives....Keep Reading
Rachel Wong explains to our children the difference between belonging and fitting in, and encourages our children (and us) that we belong simply because we are children of God. ...Keep Reading
From spiritual orphans to a united body of Christ: Pastor Ian explains how our shared story of the gospel is the key component of our sense of belonging as a church community. ...Keep Reading
Lim Eng Khin shares about GBC's new initiative to involve families in greeting and welcoming worshippers before service on Sundays. ...Keep Reading
The first QCM of the year takes place after worship service this Sunday, 7 Jan. Join us at the meeting to find out how we can all work together to build up the church....Keep Reading
On 31 Dec 2017, Grace Baptist Church gave praise and thanks to God for the gift of families and children. ...Keep Reading
Our dear sister, Lily Pang, who has retired as a missionary after faithfully serving 33 years in the field, updates us on the task that God has laid upon her heart to serve among the elderly in GBC and Singapore....Keep Reading
As we move back to Mattar Road, Pastor Eugene reminds us that the new building should be first and foremost a place to make Jesus known. One way we can make Jesus known is to be friendly and welcoming to each other, and to reach out to visitors in our midst in the same way Christ reached out to bring us near when we too were strangers....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
Church leaders have an important responsibility towards the members of the church: they are to keep watch over our souls. How, then can we, as church members, make our leaders’ work a joy and not a burden? ...Keep Reading
This week, Pastor Ian challenges us to re-examine our definition of ‘church growth’. Are we thinking of our own church, or do we have in mind the whole Church of Christ? Once again we are reminded that obedience and personal transformation are key wherever God is at work....Keep Reading
Ps Ian reminds us in this post that as we enjoy and celebrate God's blessings of our soon-to-be completed new building, we need to be mindful that the church is not a building and we should be a church beyond our building!...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
Do you like eating raw spaghetti? No? How about cooked? Cooked spaghetti tastes much nicer, don’t you think? But - at least raw spaghetti is neat and tidy, all lined up nicely and easily separated. Cooked spaghetti is a different story. A plate of cooked spaghetti is all mixed up and you can't see where each strand starts and finishes....Keep Reading
Rejoicing in God’s faithfulness and the warmth of the GBC family, Lim Song Huat shares why he chose to return to GBC after living in Australia for 10 years....Keep Reading
Li Shi Wei talks to Nathasha Raj and Dr Loi Kuan Long on their expectations for this year’s church retreat, and what it means to them as part of the GBC family....Keep Reading
The faithfulness of one led him to a community of many. Tan Yee Kiat reflects on the importance of God’s family....Keep Reading
Chan Kim Hoong invites us to serve in the ministries of GBC as it opens us a whole new perspective of the multitude of needs in GBC. It is a first key step towards deepening community spirit where we can support and strengthen one another by meeting one another's needs. ...Keep Reading
In Grace News’ metaphorical church, we now have a firm foundation (Issue 1) and a strong structure (Issue 2). For the third issue in our theme, we move on to consider the internal connections of the building, such as the wiring and pipes that provide electrical and plumbing services. ...Keep Reading
We give thanks to God for the recent Church Retreat, whose theme was “Gospel and Community”. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Bobby Lee likens the role of the Congregation Care Team to following in Jesus’ footsteps by caring for the flock....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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! ...Keep Reading
We chanced upon this helpful post by Rick Phillips on the reasons we should go to church. Drawing from the account and examples of the believers in Acts, he provides a couple of reasons for us....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
In this blog post, we interviewed long-time member CC Lee, on how CGs have been a huge encouragement to him since he started attending GBC in 1966. Over the years, he has also taken on the role of CG leader, and he also shares some of the great blessings of leading. ...Keep Reading
On the 25th October, around 450 visitors and members to Grace Baptist Church gathered in our sanctuary for the first ever Reformation Concert. Featuring our own in-house singers, musicians and arrangers, the evening was one to remember....Keep Reading
Why should I join a Care Group? To help ourselves and others to mature in the faithTo encourage, love, and care for other ChristiansTo enjoy Christ-centred fellowship with other believersTo spur one another on to serve the LordProvide the context where God's Word can be applied more individually and deliberately;Provide the context for Christians to develop strong relatio...Keep Reading
We thank God for the opportunity and privilege to welcome the MacPherson community to GBC for a day of fun, food and fellowship....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
The coming weeks mark a crucial juncture in the life of GBC, with members due to vote on a proposed building project. In this guest post by member Tony Chan, we read and learn about the individual member's role and responsibility in decision-making, even as the church collectively comes to a conclusion. ...Keep Reading
The Grace News team went around asking various church members a simple question: ‘How have you experienced love from GBC as a church?’ Here are the responses we got....Keep Reading
Pastor Oliver’s review of a book for those in the church who want to grow in the understanding of what biblical fellowship looks like in practice....Keep Reading