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60 Years of Grace in Christ

We gave thanks and celebrated 60 years of God's faithfulness and grace last Sunday. Rachel Wong recaps the blessed time of worship and praise.

Baptisms -- 21 Jul 2019

On 21 July, we celebrated the baptism of 7 believers. It was a blessed time of reflecting on our death and resurrection in Christ as we are joined in faith to Him in the gospel.

Quarterly Congregational Meeting (QCM) 7 Jul 2019

Last Sunday (7 July), we had the third QCM of the year and we are thankful for the strong attendance for these quarterly meetings since it was first held in 2018. During the meeting, the elders updated us on GBC's pastoral plans, the Children's Ministry as well as significant events to look out for in the coming quarter.

Serving Grace Together

Do you know that there are more than 20 ministries in GBC that we can serve in? Matthew Seah shares how a workshop during camp provides insight on the many different ways that we can serve.

Oh How Good It Is

Stanley Yin shares how serving in the church camp organising team has shown him what loving one another is like.

Those His Mercy Gathered -- GBC Church Camp 2019

Neo Yi Ling, a first time camper, recapped the sweet time of fellowship, rest and refreshment for GBC campers over 12-15 June 2019.

Church Camp 2019 -- Photos and Reflection

Church camp this year has been a wonderful time of rest and refreshment for the campers. Check out the photos and read what some of our campers say.

Family Dedication 16 Jun 2019

Families are God's gifts to the church and during last Sunday's Family Dedication service, we covenanted with God and with one another to steward two young families He has blessed us with.

Church Camp 2019: Pre-Camp Briefing

We will be heading to Desaru for church camp next week (12-15 June 2019)! The church camp committee shares with us more about the camp and what we can do to prepare for it.

Programme for Church Camp 2019

The church camp committee gives us a sneak peek into the programme for the coming church camp. Be sure to attend the camp briefing this Sunday (2 Jun) at 11am in Room 310.

Praying for Celebration of Hope

Pastor Eugene shares how you can pray for the Celebration of Hope evangelistic event that will take place from 17-19 May 2019.

Together for God

25 couples attended the marriage retreat held on 1 May. Pastor Eugene shares with us what it means to commit our marriages to Christ.

Don’t Dream It’s Over -- The Reality and Power of Christ’s Resurrection

On 21 Apr, we celebrated Resurrection Sunday and the baptisms of Grace Liew and Lloyd Teo. Dominique Ashley Wang reflects on the resurrection truth shared.

Mission Trip to Cambodia: 7-14 Apr 19

A team of six members from GBC headed to Cambodia in April to perform dental work and technical training under Project Khmer Hope. Eric Lui shares with us more about God's work in this part of the world.

Good Friday 2019 -- The Life-Giving, Dying Breath of Jesus

GBC gathered for a Good Friday service last week, even as Christians all over the world gathered to remember the death of Jesus on a wooden cross.

Baptisms and Transfers - 24 Feb 2019

Last Sunday, we had the joy of witnessing the baptism of Angeline Leong and Rebecca Soh and also welcome five new members via transfer of membership.

Women of Grace - Forming Life-giving Friendships

Last Saturday, 16 Feb 2019, some women gathered for the first Women of Grace event of the year. Ranging from 3 months in GBC to > 30 years in GBC, there was a wide range of women who attended!

Women of Grace: Grace Together 2019

The women of Grace will be meeting on 16 February 2019 to get to know one another more deeply. Have you signed up yet?

Youth Camp 2018 Reflections

Last year's youth camp was held from 19-22 Dec 2018 at the Navigators HQ. The theme was “Growing Together” and in this article, Louise Chua, Isaac Wee and an additional youth (who wishes to remain anonymous) share some of their reflections from the camp.

Sign Up for Church Camp

We ask Elder Lup Meng why do we have church camp and why should we sign up for church camp this year.

Watchnight Service 2018

Four whole hours together in church to end 2018 and usher in 2019 struck many as odd, and even more as far too long. Yet as watchnight came, the hours flew by as the 100 members or so of GBC came together to share with each other how God has been so good to us the past year.

Quarterly Congregational Meeting 6 Jan 2019

The year’s first QCM got off to a good start with strong attendance and efficient time-keeping, such that despite a formidable-looking agenda all items were covered within an hour.

Grace Together - GBC Camp 2019

Jonathan Tan, one of the organising committee members for this year's church camp, shares with us more about this year's camp. Registration for the camp starts only this Sunday but you can sign up online now, read on to find out how!

Baptism & Transfer - 30 Dec 2018

We had the joy of celebrating the baptism of Lianne Ong on the last Sunday of 2018. We also warmly welcome Adeline Stanley who has transferred her membership to GBC since Oct 2018.

Celebrating the Coming of the Prince of Peace - Christmas 2018

On a sunny Christmas morning, GBC gathered to celebrate the birth of a Saviour who had come to take away the sins of the world!

Looking Back, Moving Forward

Pastor Eugene shares a useful list of 10 questions to ask at the start of a new year and encourages us to come together for the Watchnight service on New Year’s Eve (8pm).

Baptisms and Transfer - 28 Oct 2018

On 28 Oct, heaven and earth rejoiced as we witnessed the baptism of five individuals.

Quarterly Congregational Meeting (QCM) 7 Oct 2018

On 7th October, we gathered for the final quarterly congregational meeting for the year to note the thanksgiving, concerns, and movement in GBC.

Tell me a Story - in Singlish!

Sylvia Chong attended the "Tell Me a Story" workshop organised by Wycliffe and held in GBC over 13-17 September and shares with us what she has learnt and do not miss her translation of Philippians 3:1-4 into Singlish!

Children's Ministry Movie Night

Daniella Low describes a night of warmth and fun for children and adults alike!

Dr EN Poulson’s Exhibition

From now till 13 October 2018, Singapore Bible College (SBC) is holding an exhibition on the life and ministry of Dr EN Poulson. The exhibition is open to the public, do not miss it!

Lead the Way Protocol

Pastor Bobby Lee will be sharing on "Impactful Biblical Leadership" during the Baptist Convention's seminar "Lead the Way Protocol" taking place on 8 September. We catch up with him to get to know more about the seminar.

Giving Thanks for God's Steadfast Love

It's been a year since we returned to Mattar Road as a church family. On Sunday 12 August 2018 we celebrated God's goodness to Grace Baptist Church over 59 years.

GBC Craft Time

The Ladies Ministry organised a craft session on 4 Aug 2018 where participants used their God-given creativity to design and make a terrarium. Rachel Wong tells us more.

Gracehaven Outreach - Loving One Another

On 14 July, GBC Young Adults organised an outing to Fort Canning Park for the children of Gracehaven. Although only seven children from Gracehaven could join us and we outnumbered them four to one, we had great interaction and fun. It was a very encouraging time of ministering to one another.

Vacation Bible School 2018

Calling all kids between 3-12 years old to join us at this year's Vacation Bible School.

Learning God’s Word With Project Timothy, ETCAsia and Prof. D A Carson

From 8 to 9 March 2018, GBC played host to about six-hundred odd visitors as we partnered Project Timothy and Evangelical Theological College of Asia to spend two nights studying Romans Chapter 3 and 4 with Professor DA Carson.

2Gs Lunchbytes - 14 Apr (Sat), 11am to 2pm

Yap Kim Meng shares with us an evangelistic event that The Navigators is partnering with GBC. Mark your calendars and pray that this event will stir up in us a desire to share the gospel naturally in our lives with all those around us.

Youth Camp 2017

Benedict Seah reflects on the recent youth camp, which took place on 20-23 Dec 2017. As we thank God for our youths, let's pray together with them that they will continue to grow in love and obedience towards Christ, and that the relationships renewed among them during the camp will bear much fruit and result in changed lives.

A Time of Remarkable Blessing

This year's Watchnight Service will have a different format from those of previous years. Bibianna Yeo encourages us to come together as a church on 31 Dec in reflection and prayer, to mark the end of one year and the beginning of the next.

Christmas Celebration

Seah Kah Yin encourages us to invite our family & friends to join us for our Christmas Celebration on 24th Dec. Let's take this opportunity to share the love of Jesus Christ with others this Christmas.

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.

Baptism of Raveendra Gunta - 19 Nov 2017

On 19 Nov 17, Raveendra Gunta took the step of obedience to acknowledge and testify of his faith in Christ through baptism. We warmly welcome him to the GBC family; and we pray that we will love him as our own and provide a home away from home for this dear brother whom the Lord has brought to our shores.

GBC Thanksgiving & Dedication Service 2017

On 17 Sept 2017, both the English and Chinese congregation gathered together to worship God in the newly constructed sanctuary. Neo Yi Ling recounts for us the sweet time of worship and fellowship that we enjoyed on this special day of thanksgiving.

Pua Mission Trip -- Sept 2017

A team of nine headed to Kathy's Home in Pua, Thailand to conduct the quarterly English camp from 1-4 Sept 2017. For this camp, they also taught the children English memory verse songs from the Children Ministry's Singing God's Love in God's Word music album. The children (and teachers) had a great time learning the songs. Read the trip report to find out more.

First Service back at Mattar Road

View the photo gallery to get a snapshot of our first worship service back at 17 Mattar Road last Sunday!

"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.

Gracehaven Outreach -- 15 Jul 2017

On the 15th of July, the Young Adults Ministry spent a morning with the children from the Gracehaven home. Hannah Yeo reflects on the time spent with the children and encourages us to keep telling of Jesus, the only one who can change us from restless rebels into sons and daughters of God.

How Should We Do Church?

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.

Getting Ready to Move Back

We are moving back! Here are the dates to look out for as we prepare our move back.

What is a Healthy Church?

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.

'Holy, Resolved' - YA Retreat 2017

Over 23-26 June, our YAs went for their annual retreat entitled ‘Holy, Resolved'. Matthew Seah reflects on the time the YAs had learning about God's holiness and its implications for His people.

Luwuk Mission Trip 2017

As part of the program for Great Commission Month, the iCare CG shared with us the recent trip some of them made to Luwuk to visit Tzi Ping and Heidi Leong, their CG members cum adopted missionaries. The trip has helped them better understand and appreciate Ping and Heidi's work among the Saluan people. If you have missed their presentation, here's a short recap of what they shared.

Sign up for GBC Fellowship Meal -- 4 Jun 17

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.

Garage Sale: 13 May, 10am to 3pm

Come and check out pre-loved items, grab some good bargains and share warm fellowship over light snacks at the Garage Sale on 13 May from 10am to 3pm. All proceeds will go to the GBC Rebuilding fund.

Baptisms on Resurrection Sunday - 16 Apr 17

The church for whom Jesus died joyfully gathered this past Sunday to celebrate the risen Christ!

Good Friday Service - 14 Apr 2017

Neo Yi Ling reflects on the evening service held on Good Friday to remember the day when an innocent man, a King sent from God to reign over the world, became the sacrificial lamb for the entire humanity’s sins.

Gracehaven Outreach - 8 Apr 2017

Bright and early on a Saturday morning, ten GBC members gathered at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve to prepare an outdoor mini amazing race with 17 children from Gracehaven.

Ps Oliver's Ordination - 18 Feb 2017

We celebrate with Ps Ollie as we come together to recognise that God has set him apart for God's work, that there is evidence of the fingerprints of the Almighty on his life and we ask that the Lord will continue to stir up good things in Ps Ollie for the sake of His gospel and for His glory and His namesake.

Watchnight Service 2016: Much to Give Thanks For

On 31 December 2016, GBC faithfully gathered for its traditional watchnight service, knowing that we have much to give thanks for.

Ps Arnold and Effie's Farewell Dinner

GBC bid farewell to Ps Arnold and Effie after 8 years of faithful service.

The Good News of Christmas -- Christmas 2016

Joy and thankfulness filled our hearts as we came together to celebrate Christmas 2016.

We Told the Story of Jesus - Reformation Concert 28-29 Oct 16

Last year’s Reformation Concert, held at Calvary Baptist Church, was an extended effort which involved over 120 members of the GBC family. While the majority of the participants formed the choir and musicians, many people also performed roles behind the scenes, from ushering to design to marketing. The participants interviewed here by Grace News represent a range of ages, professions and interests. These accounts give a glimpse, not just of what the respective responsibilities entailed, but also of the different means through which God communicates with each of us.

Decentralised Evangelistic Christmas

Care groups invite church members and pre-believers into their homes to learn what Christmas is all about.

Baptism of Amanda Chiam - 26 June 2016

We witnessed with great joy the baptism of Amanda Chiam and warmly welcome Lim Song Huat and Jonathan Lai to the GBC family upon their transferral of membership.

GBC Church Retreat 2016

We give thanks to God for the recent Church Retreat, whose theme was “Gospel and Community”.

Baby Dedication - 15 May 2016

Following in the footsteps of Hannah and Mary, eleven couples dedicated their children to our Lord for His purposes and His plans, showing their desire and dependence on God to fulfill their parental responsibilities and to bring up their children in the nurture and knowledge of God.

Pastor Bobby's Appreciation Dinner - 20 Mar 2016

20th Mar was a special night for Pastor Bobby - it was an appreciation dinner from GBC to him, to thank him for his many years of faithful service in the church.

Good Friday and Easter Sunday 2016

We paused to remember and meditate on the sacrifice and finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ on Good Friday and on Easter Sunday, we celebrated with great joy the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Children Ministry Outing - 19 Mar 2016

Children, parents and teachers enjoyed their visit to the Central Fire Station and took part in an Amazing Race. Read what some of our children have to say about this fun outing.

Family Meal 6 March 2016

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.

Baptisms and Transfer - 24 Jan 2016

We rejoice as we welcome four new members to GBC via baptism and transfer.

Joy to the World - Christmas Service 25 Dec 2015

The Christmas Day service at GBC this year was an evangelistic service that spoke to believers and non-believers alike with a clear presentation of the gospel, interspersed with favourite carols of praise to God.

Baptism of Julian, Zhifeng, Glen & Nathanael - 13 Dec 2015

We rejoiced with Julian, Zhifeng, Glen and Nathanael as they publicly declared their faith in our Lord through baptism

Committing to the Lord

Li Shiwei writes about how he sees his recent baptism as both a commitment to God and a means of fostering deeper relationships with those around him.

Groundbreaking Ceremony - 21 November 2015 - Part 2

The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new church building took place on 21 November at 17 Mattar Road. Members from both congregations gathered to sing praise to God and pray.

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.

GBC's 56th Anniversary

GBC celebrated her 56th Anniversary on 6 September 2015 with the last combined CC and EC service to be held in the present sanctuary.

Picnic at Jacob Ballas Children's Garden

Mok Chuan Hao shares his reflections on the GBC family picnic at Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden that happened last month.

GBC's Visit to Roslin Orphanage - 16-20 Apr 15

In this blogpost, Captain Budi of Roslin Orphanage shared how the recent visit by GBC has blessed the children at Roslin Orphanage and Roslin School.

GBC Mission Weekend - A Missional Lifestyle: Love Your Neigbour

GBC had its missions conference over 28-29 Mar. Speakers from different organisations were invited to share their work in worldwide missions.

Baptism of Andrea, Ashley and Joseph - 5 Apr 15

On Easter Sunday, we celebrated with great joy the baptism of Andrea, Ashley and Joseph.

A very merry GBC Christmas

GBC celebrates the real reason for Christmas.

Interview: Watchnight Service 2014

Every year, GBC celebrates the end of the year and welcomes the next with the Watchnight Service. As 2014 draws to a close, we asked Chan Kok Pun, one of the members of the planning committee to share with us more about this year's service -- what we can expect, how we can prepare for it and why it is so important.

Ladies Fellowship - Tea at Tiferet

Over a cup of tea, some of our ladies contemplate on the meaning of beauty and the importance of shining for Christ.

Reformation Concert Testimony: Ruth Chua

Ruth Chua, 18, was a viola player in our 25-strong orchestra. She came to rehearse and worship with us amidst her preparation for A Levels. Read what she shared of her experience in the first-ever Reformation Concert:

#gbcreformationconcert Publicity Images For Download

Enjoy the #gbcreformationconcert downloads for your use and encouragement

Community Day @GBC - 13 Sep 2014

We thank God for the opportunity and privilege to welcome the MacPherson community to GBC for a day of fun, food and fellowship.

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.

Baptism - Miriam Yeo - 30 Mar 2014

From 'why' to 'why not?', Miriam Yeo chose to lay down her pride and trust God to be the captain of her life. Hallelujah!

Couples Night Out - Love is in the Air!

A thoughtful and loving effort by the Family Ministry and their team of GBC volunteers to encourage married couples to spend more time with their spouses.

Interview with the Organising Team for BGST Lectures on 1-2 Peter by Dr Bruce Winter at GBC

On the 14 April 2014, GBC will be hosting a lecture by eminent Bible scholar Dr Bruce Winter and our friends from the Biblical Graduate School of Theology. In this blogpost, we interview the organising team!

Jesus, the Light of the World

More than 700 guests and members joined in our Christmas celebration on 25 December this year.

Baptisms & Transfer - 8 Dec 13

We welcome three new members to Grace Baptist Church: Ryan, Hua Bin and Joey.

Thanksgiving Celebration

More than 80 members gathered together to give thanks to our Lord for what He is doing in their lives.

Ladies' Ministry Jewellery-Making Workshop

Updates from the Ladies Ministry on their recent jewellery-making workshop - a good way to bring people together