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
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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....
This Sunday, 8 January 2023, we will be having our first Quarterly Congregational Meeting of the year after service. The meeting will be held in Room 310 from 11 am to 12.30 pm. ...
Reflections on the New City Catechism #52 What hope does everlasting life hold for us? It reminds us that this present fallen world is not all there is; soon we will live with and enjoy God forever in the new city, in the new heaven and the new earth, where we will be fully and forever freed from all sin and will inhabit renewed, resurrection bodies in a renewed, restored creation....
Gideon, who recently completed the internship (and also works as our Administrator), shares how easily we can forget about the real reason for Christmas. He reflects on how a book read during the internship practically helped him remember the reason for Christmas....
Of what advantage to us is Christ’s ascension? Christ physically ascended on our behalf, just as he came down to earth physically on our account, and he is now advocating for us in the presence of his Father, preparing a place for us, and also sends us his Spirit....
Reflections on the New City Catechism #50 What does Christ’s resurrection mean for us? Christ triumphed over sin and death by being physically resurrected, so that all who trust in him are raised to new life in this world and to everlasting life in the world to come. Just as we will one day be resurrected, so this world will one day be restored. But those who do not trust in Christ will be raised to everlasting death....
Reflections on the New City Catechism #49 Where is Christ now? Christ rose bodily from the grave on the third day after his death and is seated at the right hand of the Father, ruling his kingdom and interceding for us, until he returns to judge and renew the whole world....
Reflections on the New City Catechism #48 What is the church? God chooses and preserves for himself a community elected for eternal life and united by faith, who love, follow, learn from, and worship God together. God sends out this community to proclaim the gospel and prefigure Christ’s kingdom by the quality of their life together and their love for one another....
The recent Women of Grace event had a theme of "Bearing Burdens". The women had a chance to focus on their own relationship with God, as well as care for and love others by praying for one another. At this event, books were also given out that were related to this theme. Here are the books that were carefully selected for this event. ...
"Bearing Burdens" is a women's ministry event that we are looking to hold on 19 November 2022. This is a follow up from the first Women of Grace event in May where the ladies had a time to get to know one another and meet after a period of COVID separation. ...
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. ...
Reflections on the New City Catechism #47 Does the Lord’s supper add anything to Christ’s atoning work? No, Christ died once for all. The Lord’s Supper is a covenant meal celebrating Christ’s atoning work; as it is also a means of strengthening our faith as we look to him, and a foretaste of the future feast. But those who take part with unrepentant hearts eat and drink judgment on themselves....
We end this year with our Advent series in the book of Psalms which will take us through Psalm 96 to Psalm 100. These psalms of praise call God’s people to rejoice, for the Lord has come to save. He rules as King over all the earth. He is holy and worthy of all praise and glory. ...
Reflections on the New City Catechism #46 What is the Lord’s Supper? Christ commanded all Christians to eat bread and to drink from the cup in thankful remembrance of him and his death. The Lord’s Supper is a celebration of the presence of God in our midst; bringing us into communion with God and with one another; feeding and nourishing our souls. It also anticipates the day when we will eat and drink with Christ in his Father’s kingdom....
Reflections on the New City Catechism #44 What is baptism? Baptism is the washing with water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit; it signifies and seals our adoption into Christ, our cleansing from sin, and our commitment to belong to the Lord and to his church....
On 8 October 2022, the Youth Ministry organised a panel event for our youths on the topic of the Christian's social media life. The event sought to provide glimpses into how Christians strive to live out Christ in their lives online through their own flawed but faithful ways....
Reflections on the New City Catechism #43 What are the ordinances? The ordinances given by God and instituted by Christ, namely baptism and the Lord’s Supper, are visible signs and seals that we are bound together as a community of faith by his death and resurrection. By our use of them the Holy Spirit more fully declares and seals the promises of the gospel to us....
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. ...
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. ...
We thank God for the fruitful trip that the team had at Pua, Thailand this December. It's such a joy and privilege to be able to participate in God's work in this manner....Keep Reading
Esther is one of our missionaries and she was recently in Singapore on her Home Assignment. We sat down with her to chat more about her experiences and lessons that God has taught her and we will be sharing it in a series of articles. ...Keep Reading
After a 2.5-year break due to the pandemic, we are back to Pua to conduct the quarterly English Camp. We thank God for the team of 14 who headed to Kathy's Home from 23-26 September. ...Keep Reading
At our May prayer meeting, Yap Kim Meng shared about his and his wife, Goh Beow Kheng's work with the Navigators. ...Keep Reading
In 2016, William and Karen Lenn established Beacon Hall, a hostel in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It has been a fruitful time for the faithful couple as they witnessed how God provides and works in their midst. They share how it all started and their prayer for this endeavour....Keep Reading
At our prayer meeting in the month of April, Chester shared with the church about the Bangladeshi and their needs, on behalf of the Missions Committee....Keep Reading
Bibianna shares five ways that we can participate in the work of proclaiming the good news that God has sent Jesus to redeem and reconcile us back to God....Keep Reading
Our Missions Committee has been working behind the scenes to connect with our missionaries. We interview Elder Jonathan to find out more about the Missions Committee and the work they've been doing. ...Keep Reading
We have been praying for our missionaries at our monthly prayer meetings, but sometimes we may struggle with praying for them. What are some biblical priorities that we can consider when we pray? ...Keep Reading
Sylvia Chong, one of our missionaries who has recently retired from Cru Singapore where she has served for 40 years, shares candidly the joys and struggles of serving in the missions field and how God has been faithful. ...Keep Reading
On 31 May, Koh Siang Kiang, one of our missionaries, officially retired as full-time faculty from Singapore Bible College. We catch up with her to find out what are her plans and how we can pray for her....Keep Reading
Tony and Yoke Meng Chan update us on their ministry with Wycliffe Singapore since 2006 and their future plans as they step down from GBC Missions Programme....Keep Reading
Eric Lui shares the salient points he picked up from reading John Piper's Let the Nations Be Glad!...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
14 GBC members, including Pastor Eugene Low's family, headed to Pua, Thailand to conduct the quarterly English camp at Kathy's Home from 6-9 December, 2019. Pastor Eugene reflects on the first time trip for the Lows. ...Keep Reading
Last Sunday, Joey Raju shared with us a new initiative by the Missions Committee to encourage all members to take part in missions. Find out more about this 3-month programme....Keep Reading
Over the course of six days from 7-12 Oct 2019, Kim Cheng led a group of 10 from GBC on a short-term mission trip to Cambodia. Read the encouraging reflection from members who joined the trip for the first or second time....Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
Clarice Cheong attended the recent Missions Conference at GBC and was reminded that it is Christ’s love that motivates and enables us to proclaim the gospel....Keep Reading
We are grateful for the team of ten, including three newcomers, who braved the heat and headed to Thailand from 24-27 May to conduct the quarterly English camp at Kathy's Home. The newcomers were greatly encouraged by God's work in Pua and we hope that their thoughtful reflection below will in turn encourage you to join us for the next trip from 30 Aug to 2 Sep....Keep Reading
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. ...Keep Reading
A team of 12 members, including 3 newcomers headed to Kathy's Home in Pua, Thailand, over 1-4 March to conduct the quarterly English camp. Read about the trip as well as reflection from the 3 newcomers....Keep Reading
David and Gladys Chang have been serving with OMF in Bangkok for many years. In 2018, they were refreshed by a time of furlough back in the US and they have since returned to the field in Jul 2018. They share with us how they have experienced God's abundant love and faithfulness as they transition and how we can pray for them....Keep Reading
Early last year, Fedora Teong headed to Thailand to start her three-year term with OMF. She is back with us for these two weeks and she updates us on what she's doing in Thailand and how you can pray for her and God's work in Thailand....Keep Reading
11 GBC members had a blessed time conducting the quarterly English Camp at Kathy's Home in Pua from 7-11 Dec 2018. Read the trip report to find out more....Keep Reading
On 15 December 2018, Beacon Hall held its dedication service. Thanks to the support of partners, donors, supporters and well-wishers, there are presently 9 university students living in the Hall, with rooms for at least 6 more next year....Keep Reading
From 30 Sept to 5 Oct, a team of 9 flew to Cambodia for a short-term dental mission trip. The team composed of five members from GBC, and four others from Redemption Hill Church, St Andrew’s Cathedral, and Zion Living Streams Community Church....Keep Reading
On 31 Aug 2018. a team of 9 headed to Kathy's Home in Pua, Thailand to conduct the quarterly English camp. All 9 members have been visiting Pua regularly and we thank God for each and every one of them. Read the trip report to find out more....Keep Reading
Shigeyuki Mori has been serving with the Singapore Japanese Christian Fellowship (SJCF) since 1986. Here Shige shares with us the challenges and joys of reaching out to the Japanese community in Singapore....Keep Reading
Ten of us headed to Kathy's Home in Pua, Thailand to conduct the quarterly English camp from 18-21 May 2018. The Thai academic year was about to begin and the team was excited to meet ten new children at the home. Read the trip report to find out more....Keep Reading
This year, GBC has set aside May as our Great Commission Month. The sermons and EQUIP classes for this month will focus on the Great Commission – to bring our families, our neighbours, and our nation and beyond, to know the gospel and to become disciples of Jesus Christ....Keep Reading
In March, a team of nine GBC members headed to Pua to conduct Vacation Bible School for the children at Kathy's Home. It was an experience that left the team feeling encouraged and blessed. We hope the team's reflection of the trip will encourage you to also take part in GBC's very own Vacation Bible School taking place over 31 May to 2 June 2018. ...Keep Reading
Barnabas Lin has been ministering through IVCF in Chicago for the last eight years. During his academic sabbatical last year, he sought God’s guidance for his future steps in ministry, and here he shares with us the questions he wrestled with....Keep Reading
Aunty Poh Kin, who is 97 years old and a long-time member of GBC, made a trip to Beacon Hall in Chiang Mai in November this year. Susan Tan, her niece and a regular volunteer and supporter of the work at Kathy's Home in Pua, shared how God has so generously answered Aunty Poh Kin's prayer and enabled her to visit Beacon Hall to see the marvellous work He is doing there....Keep Reading
10 GBC members conducted the quarterly English Camp at Kathy's Home in Pua from 1-4 Dec 2017. They also visited the House of Hope – a dormitory for Hmong students under The Firm Foundation – which is about 20mins away at Thawangpha. Read the trip report to find out more....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
Tom Chandler, one of the missionaries whom GBC has the privilege to partner with, explains how God used his unique background to prepare him for his ministry in Asia....Keep Reading
Now in her final semester at the Singapore Bible College, Fedora Teong updates us on her potential overseas mission plans in Thailand with OMF after graduation. We pray for her as she prepares to move out of her comfort zone, to bring the gospel to the ends of the earth. ...Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
Beacon Hall, a hostel for university students in Chiang Mai, started its first intake of students in April 2017. We thank God for the hard work of William and Karen Lenn in seeing through the building of the hostel and for their joy and commitment to want to serve Him among the Hmong and Thai communities. Karen Lenn shares with us more about the students they are ministeri...Keep Reading
Over 6 days a team from GBC demonstrated the love of Jesus to rural Cambodians through dental care, teaching, and sharing the word of God....Keep Reading
11 GBC members headed to Pua, Thailand, to conduct the quarterly English Camp at Kathy's Home from 26-29 May 2017. The Thai academic year has just begun and the team was excited to meet four new children at the home. Read the trip report to find out more....Keep Reading
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 th...Keep Reading
Pastor Ian shares his hope for GBC to consider how God might use us to support ministries that intentionally serve as bridges to the hearts of our neighbours....Keep Reading
Tzi Ping and Heidi, our missionaries in Luwuk, update us on the Saluan dictionary project. We are so encouraged by how God is opening doors for them to bless the Saluan community and we are very excited for the launch of the Saluan dictionary app – Kamus Saluan....Keep Reading
This year’s theme song for Great Commission Month (GCM), 'May the Peoples Praise You', is a timely encouragement for Grace Baptist Church. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this song reminds us of the truth of God’s salvation plan....Keep Reading
GBC receives a heart-warming letter from a dear missionary couple who has been away for many years. We give thanks for what God has been doing in and through them to minister to the Unreached People Groups, and we pray alongside them as they transit to a new assignment and city. ...Keep Reading
A group of six GBC members, comprising five regular members and newcomer Sherri Buntain, headed to Pua, Thailand, to conduct the quarterly English Camp at Kathy's Home from 24-27 Feb 2017. Read the trip report to find out more. ...Keep Reading
Towards the end of every year you will have heard appeals from the Missions Committee (MC) for love offerings to be given to the Christmas Love Box (CLB). You may have wondered what exactly is this Christmas Love Box? ...Keep Reading
Doug and Joyce Erdmann update us on their new ministry with The Navigators in Colorado, United States. We pray with them that they will continue to trust in the Lord as they transit to a new place with new roles....Keep Reading
Ping and Heidi, together with their boys, give thanks for the Holy Spirit that expresses His life and power through their daily lives....Keep Reading
Michael Chee reflects on lessons learned from GBC’s Great Commission Month, which took place in July....Keep Reading
Karen Lenn updates us on the progress of Beacon Hall, a hostel in Chiang Mai. We pray that the hostel will serve the needs of the students there and bring glory to God. ...Keep Reading
In this post, Lily, our long-time, dedicated and committed missionary who has given many years of her life to world missions, gives glory to God who called her to service in the mission field. ...Keep Reading
Have your care group adopted a missionary yet? Find out more about how we can support and care for our missionaries by adopting them....Keep Reading
Heidi Leong reminds us of the immense privilege we have of being able to read the Bible in our own language, and testifies that it is God’s word that strengthens and sustains her and her husband Tzi Ping as they serve as missionaries in Indonesia....Keep Reading
David Chang reflects on sinking his spiritual roots in Christ, whilst serving in metropolitan Bangkok....Keep Reading
6 GBC members went on a dental mission trip to the Trang Province of Cambodia in June. Read about the trip here!...Keep Reading
Deborah Teo shares about her missionary journey to Cambodia and how she serves God there....Keep Reading
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....Keep Reading
GBC had its missions conference over 28-29 Mar. Speakers from different organisations were invited to share their work in worldwide missions....Keep Reading
Esther Yap shares about her care group's recent outing with the kids from Gracehaven....Keep Reading
In the month of June, we heard from one of our missionaries, David Chang. We caught up with him after that, and asked him to share a bit more about his conversion, and his call to missions. ...Keep Reading
So what does missions emphasis month entail in 2014? ...Keep Reading
In this post, we describe the missions month song for emphasis - Let Your Kingdom Come. ...Keep Reading
One of our dear missionary families, the Leongs, have written to the church family to share their experiences and to encourage us. Let us remember them in prayer, interceding for their work and for their needs before our Heavenly Father. ...Keep Reading
In this interview, we speak to our dear missionaries Ping and Heidi about their upcoming overseas assignment. Have a read and pray for them! ...Keep Reading