Together in the Truth (Part 1)
Pastor Eugene explains what is a statement of faith and its place in our life together as a church. ...Keep Reading
One of our aspirations as a church is to establish gospel partnerships with fellow like-minded Christians for the advance of the gospel. Our Missions Committee has also been exploring similar opportunities with churches and organizations overseas, and one such visit was to First Baptist Church of Bandung. ...
Our second Quarterly Congregational Meeting of the year will be held on 2 April 2023 after service from 11am to about 12.30pm. ...
We had the joy of hosting a seminar with Matt Merker on Congregational Singing on 25 February 2023. Matt was in Texas but he was able to share with us via Zoom. ...
Joshua reflects on the ways we are all tempted to pursue joy apart from God, why that is futile, and how true joy is only found in Christ alone. ...
Jim Tan, one of our members, wrote this article which was first published in Salt&Light. He shares reflections on Ecclesiastes 12 on how we can continue to remember our Creator when we face the struggle with dementia, and how caregivers can also encourage this memory. ...
From 3–7 March, a team of 19 headed to Kathy's Home to conduct a Vacation Bible School. We thank God for the team and the fruitful trip....
Our recent "Body Building" series reminded us that we are members of one body and God has designed the church to be made up of members with different gifts under one Head, Jesus Christ. We have interviewed Rachael regarding the Welcome Ministry's Coffee and Tea team. ...
Pastor Thian Chye has been working with the Church Camp Committee to prepare for this year's camp! He shares with us a personal reflection on why the camp is important, and helpful for us as a church. ...
On 26 February 2023, we had the joy of welcoming new members at our service! That morning, we welcomed 12 new members – 4 by baptism, while the other 8 joined us by transfer. ...
Our English Congregation Leadership (ECL) have unanimously reaffirmed the calling of Jonathan Tan and Nehemiah Chong as elders. The ECL are thankful to God for their faithful service and their willingness to continue serving for another term of three years....
Jonathan Tan shares with us how he came to faith and also his heart for Grace Baptist Church. This sharing was originally provided as a part of the Elders' elections at the English Congregational Meeting....
Nehemiah Chong shares how he came to faith and also his heart for the church, as he stands for reelection. This sharing was originally provided as a part of the Elders' elections at the English Congregational Meeting. ...
Pastor Eugene explains what is a statement of faith and its place in our life together as a church. ...
One cool Thursday evening in February, a group from GBC and Redemption Hill Church (RHC) went around our neighbourhood for a prayer walk. It was the first walk that was organised for 2023....
Bibianna asks if we are covering ourselves with fig leaves and points us to Christ, whose robes of righteousness we can rest secure in. ...
Obedience to God happens in both the big and small decisions in life and certainly, Christians are called to obey Him every day. For some of us, the call to obey God can take the form of obeying Him to go into full-time missions. So, what prompted our missionary, Esther, to consider becoming a missionary? She shares more about this journey here. ...
Pastor Oliver meditates on the grace that has been granted to us to be in the presence of a holy God. We may not always feel this way, but the reality of this truth grounds us and changes the way we live....
We had our first family dedication of 2023 on 29 January with three families. ...
Yanadi shares about the library ministry that has resumed after three years! He shares about the goals of this ministry, the books available and also how the church can participate and help. ...
Pastor Eugene preached this sermon on Exodus 2:11-25 on 29 January 2023, where we were reminded that God is never late. He works in his time, not ours. The faithful God will keep his promise to redeem His people in His time. ...
At the start of 2022, our pastors and elders shared 8 aspirations for our church, and strengthening our gospel partnerships with other churches is one of the aspirations. In 2022, we thank God for the many opportunities to partner other churches in this way....
Following our study in Genesis in 2022, we will embark on a study of Exodus in 2023. The book of Exodus shows us how God is faithful to His promises to the Patriarchs. In His faithfulness, He redeems a people from slavery in Egypt to be a kingdom of priests, that they would worship and glorify him among the nations....
Reflections on the New City Catechism #32 What do justification and sanctification mean? Justification means our declared righteousness before God, made possible by Christ’s death and resurrection for us. Sanctification means our gradual, growing righteousness, made possible by the Spirit’s work in us. ...
Samuel Ho shares with us some helpful books available for all ages to accompany our Genesis sermon series....
We interview four members from the Welcome Ministry on how serving in this ministry has been an encouragement to them....
Carrie encourages us to dwell in the presence of God and feast on Him in His Word as we prepare to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ....
Samuel shares how his interactions with our elders during the internship have given him a better glimpse into the lives of our elders and how we can encourage them....
"Side by Side" is a book by Edward Welch that a group of GBC members have been reading together for the past few months. Koon Han, who has been involved in this reading group, shares some key points from the book. ...
Our intern, Ryan, answers the question that he's been asked most these days, “How has the internship been?"...
Pastor Eugene explains what is a statement of faith and its place in our life together as a church. ...Keep Reading
Obedience to God happens in both the big and small decisions in life and certainly, Christians are called to obey Him every day. For some of us, the call to obey God can take the form of obeying Him to go into full-time missions. So, what prompted our missionary, Esther, to consider becoming a missionary? She shares more about this journey here. ...Keep Reading
We held the first Quarterly Congregational Meeting on 8 January 2023. The meeting agenda was packed as we looked back at the last quarter of 2022 and also heard of the key plans for 2023....Keep Reading
We begin 2023 with a short series in 1 Corinthians 12 to 14, titled "Body Building". ...Keep Reading
Our youths had their annual camp from 18 to 21 December 2022. Theodore, one of our young adults, was one of many church members who went down to the camp to spend time with the youths. He shares his experience and reflections here....Keep Reading
Do you know that a group of ladies meet regularly on Friday mornings to study the Bible? Carrie has been a part of this group that have been meeting for years now, even before COVID. She shares some of the lessons and encouragments from reading the Psalms together. ...Keep Reading
Samuel shared this with our youths. Our youths are working through the book of Proverbs now. This is the second of two parts, and part one can be found here....Keep Reading
Samuel shared this recently with the youths at their weekly youth meeting. Our youths are working through the book of Proverbs now, and looking at how this book has wisdom for life. In this study, they considered what Proverbs has to say about sloth and diligence. This is the first of two parts. ...Keep Reading
Reflection is an important part of learning, but how can we do so for the sermon? Pastor Oliver shares a simple strategy to help us reflect on sermons and Bible studies, both individually and with others. ...Keep Reading
Our children began a new curriculum from the end of August. We asked the ministry team to share more about this new curriculum, why they picked it and how they hope this will benefit our children. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Mark turns our attention to the picture of the church that God has given us in the epistle to the Philippians. He reflects on the beauty of the church as God has revealed to us in His word, and encourages us to consider how we too, can bring God glory through His body, the church. ...Keep Reading
This was first given as a breakout session at our Women of Grace event in May 2022 and is the second of three parts. The first part focused on the what and why of discipleship....Keep Reading
This was a breakout session at the Women of Grace Event held on 14 May 2022. Originally taught by Carrie, the session focused on helping women understand the importance of discipleship in the Christian's life and to think about how they can help each other in their walk. ...Keep Reading
How do we disciple one another? Yanadi shares a few tools that we can use for discipleship and emphasises the importance of praying for one another....Keep Reading
Chua Seok Eng, who has been serving faithfully in our Children’s Ministry for the last 46 years, shares how the church has been shepherding our children. The church plays an important role in teaching our children the ways of God and loving them as God has loved us. This is the last of our series on how God has been working in our midst across generations displaying His ...Keep Reading
Matthew Seah, one of our youth leaders, shares what serving in the youth ministry is like, and how the whole church is also involved in discipling and caring for our youths. Joshua Lee, a youth, shares how those older than him in the faith have modelled and helped him in his faith journey....Keep Reading
The Bible speaks often of passing on our faith and testimonies to the next generation. This is instrumental within the church family. We spoke with two couples of different generations: Vincent and Sachie Ong, and Shige and Kitty Mori, on how they journey and encourage one another in their walk with God....Keep Reading
The "Women of Grace" event was a half-day event held on 14 May 2022. The women of GBC gathered to share, pray, meet other women and to also learn together. Bibianna shares what took place and how God provided for the event. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Eugene explains why we have a women's ministry in the church and how it is to be carried out. A version of this was shared at our recent Women of Grace event, where the women of the church came to spend a morning together. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Eugene continues our series in the eight aspirations of the church, by encouraging us to love and serve one another for the growth of the whole body of Christ. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Thian Chye continues our series in the eight aspirations of the church, and here, he reflects on the importance of discipleship for all Christians, as well as how we can do so. ...Keep Reading
Samuel Ho, who was one of our interns from July to November, shares about the experience Pastor Oliver and some of the interns had to speak at Kay Poh Road Baptist Church's youth camp. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Oliver encourages us to consider how we can disciple in the local church. It may sound daunting at first, but discipling is simply doing spiritual good to others and Pastor Oliver also shares some simple ways that we can do it. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Eugene exhorts us to encourage and develop the staff whom God has entrusted to our stewardship....Keep Reading
The Older Men Session (OMS) is a discipling group started in July 2021 for older men in GBC. It meets for an hour on every third Saturday of the month....Keep Reading
Matthew Choo and Lorraine Fong – two of the facilitators for the Wednesday Bible Study – share with us what the study group is about and who it is for....Keep Reading
Yanadi, our Ministry Worker, introduces this year’s interns and encourages us to open our lives with them....Keep Reading
Elder Jonathan and Kiyoko tell us more about Marriage Mentors, a mentorship programme where dedicated mentor couples would walk alongside married couples....Keep Reading
Pastor Eugene encourages us to invest our resources in people, to grow them in the faith and to equip them for faithful ministry....Keep Reading
Here are four ways men can disciple and help other men grow. ...Keep Reading
Last week, we shared an article on the role of women in ministry. In this second part of the two-part article, we examine what are the practical ways to care for the women in CGs. ...Keep Reading
At the recent session of Centralised Leading of Bible Studies (CLOBS), our sister and ministry worker Carrie Chong shared with CG leaders how we can better minister to the women in our CGs. ...Keep Reading
Hannah Yeo, one of our ministry interns, shares how the ongoing internship has encouraged her to persevere in the gospel. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Oliver Chia reviews David Helm's One-to-One Bible Reading: A Simple Guide for Every Christian. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Eugene invites everyone to attend the second part of Equip 2019 which will focus on how we can be instruments of God’s grace in one another’s lives. ...Keep Reading
Yanadi Gunawan (Yan) reflects on the 5 months he spent at GBC as a pastoral intern. Originally from Indonesia, Yan is currently a student at the Singapore Baptist Theological Seminary, and his ministry calling is in teaching and preaching, possibly in an academy. ...Keep Reading
The Bible calls us to “commend [God’s] works from one generation to another [and] declare your mighty acts” (Ps 145:4). But how are we to do so when our young people drop out of church? How do we get them to stay? ...Keep Reading
Pastor Oliver exhorts us to steward the gift of grace that God has given us and living out the implications of the gospel at the upcoming church camp....Keep Reading
Pastor Eugene emphasizes the importance of building life-giving relationships that strengthen one another and help build the body....Keep Reading
Pastor Ian suggests ways that we can practically flesh out our theme 'Grace Together' in the body as recipients and stewards of God's grace....Keep Reading
We are so encouraged by the women of our church who are meeting on different days of the week to study the Bible together as well as to pray and encourage one another. Jena Tang shares with us about one of these study groups – Friday Women's Bible Study....Keep Reading
A group of members have been meeting monthly to read and discuss a book on Christian parenting together. Samuel Beh shares some of the lessons he’s learnt so far....Keep Reading
God wants our hearts. Pastor Eugene recapitulates last Sunday's message and explains the importance of shepherding the hearts of our children....Keep Reading
On 8 Apr, GBC celebrated with four young families as they dedicated themselves and their children to God....Keep Reading
What is the Book of Deuteronomy teaching us about how to live as God's people? Pastor Eugene reminds us that we are called to be faithful to God's mission as salt and light in the world, as a people redeemed through Jesus Christ....Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
Pastor Eugene shares with us two articles from the 9Marks Journal on discipleship and encourages us to attend the new EQUIP class ...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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 und...Keep Reading
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 ...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
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 ...Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
Making other disciples of Christ is a key part of being a disciple of Christ, and is done in obedience to God....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
Sharing the Gospel is an essential part of disciple-making and is something that all Christians should be prepared to do....Keep Reading
As Christians, we are to live our lives hoping in the new earth that God will bring about when Christ returns....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
This artice by David Mathis gives us 4 prayers that we can use when we're reading our Bibles. ...Keep Reading
In prayer, we are to demonstrate our dependence on God and our submission to Him, our all-wise and all-powerful Heavenly Father....Keep Reading
The Bible is the inspired Word of God revealing God's will for how we should relate to Him and lead our lives....Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
In this article, we suggest 6 ways Singaporeans can pray for the ongoing haze situation and how we can be faithful in prayer. ...Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
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! ...Keep Reading
This article by the Navigators provides some helpful insights on patterns and disciplines of life that can keep our faith growing....Keep Reading
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. ...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
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....Keep Reading
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! ...Keep Reading
This is to explain the vision statement of GBC in order to provide a clear understanding for all to work towards....Keep Reading
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! ...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
In this post, we share an article detailing 7 reasons to keep up the practice of journaling. ...Keep Reading
Hm? DMF Taskforce? If you’re not sure what that is or who is involved, read on!...Keep Reading
We share an article which helpfully describes a simple discipleship tool -- discipling with a book....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
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. ...Keep Reading
This blogpost describes the Navigators' illustration of the Wheel - which gives us a picture of what Christian discipleship looks like...Keep Reading
In this blogpost, we explore the fundamental question raised by J I Packer for Christian discipleship: do you know what you believe?...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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! ...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 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...Keep Reading
Soh Swee Kiat encourages us to move faith forward and walk on water, as he reviews this book on faith by Dr John Ortberg. ...Keep Reading
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! ...Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
Continuing on from discipleship, this issue of Grace News delved into the need to both encourage and edify others....Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
Seah Yen Goon interviews The Miauw Suang, a member of GBC, as she shares her experiences and deals with some of the fears that we may face as we seek to make disciples. ...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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!...Keep Reading
In this lengthy post, we present suggestions, recommendations and resources for Bible reading plans in 2014. ...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
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?...Keep Reading
Pastor Oliver encouraged GBC care group leaders to attend the Equip Conference hosted by Adam Road Presbyterian Church featuring Dr. Paul Tripp...Keep Reading