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Announcements for 9 August 2015

GBC 56TH ANNIVERSARY | 6 SEP 2015 | 10.00 AM

The Congregational Leaderships and pastoral staff have agreed to hold a last joint English and Chinese Congregation worship service in our current church building before we vacate for rebuilding. The GBC 56th anniversary joint service is therefore moved to 6th SEPTEMBER at 10.00am followed by a fellowship lunch.

 

CE - CHRISTIAN EDUCATION (ADULTS)

1. DISCIPLESHIP SEMINARS (DS) | TODAY | 2 SESSIONS: 9.30 AM – 10.45 AM & 11.15 AM – 12.30 PM | ANNEX

The Essentials of Discipleship (EOD) module continues today. Today’s topic is “The Church” taught by Leow Wen Pin and Ngo Thian Chye. The EOD module focuses on Christian essentials, personal discipleship and disciple-making. All GBC members are strongly encouraged to attend. Next week’s topic is “Discipleship”.

2. SEEKERS CLASS | TODAY, 16, 23 & 30 AUG | 11.15 AM – 12.30 PM | PETER ROOM

Seekers Class begins today (weekly, 4 sessions). The class is for people interested in learning about the Good News of Jesus Christ. GBC members interested in attending or bringing their friends, please let us know at ces.at.gbc@gmail.com so that we can support you in prayer.

 

MEET GOD MID-WEEK | TUESDAY 11 AUG | 8.00 PM | ANNEX

Revelation chapter 8 and 9. Class is taught by Rev (Dr) E. N. Poulson.

 

PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBERS CLASS | SUNDAY, 23 AUGUST |11.00 AM TO 12:30 PM| PASTOR ARNOLD'S OFFICE

Please make reservations with the Church Office.

 

CG MINISTRY | CG & CLOBS (CENTRALISED LEADERS OF BIBLE STUDY)

As we start the sermon series on prayer, we encourage members to join a CG as we study Paul's prayers in the New Testament and spend time in prayer together as a community. If you are interested in joining a CG please contact Deacon Ngo Thian Chye <ngotc@hotmail.com> or Neo Yiling <neo.yiling@gmail.com> and we will be glad to put you in contact with a CG. As a church we want to be learning about prayer and praying together for the 2nd half of 2015.

We encourage all CG Leaders/Assistant CG Leaders to attend the CLOBs Bible Study Session on every 2nd and 4th Saturday mornings of the month as we as CGs work through Paul's prayers in the New Testament together. Details for CLOBs are available on the church website at http://english.gracebaptistchurch.sg/care-group-study-resources.

 

DMF TASKFORCE | FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION | DISCIPLE-MAKING FRAMEWORK

Reminder: All Deacons and Ministry Leaders, together with the Pastors and Elders are invited to a Focus Group Discussion (FGD) regarding the Disciple-making Framework. Further details are in the email sent on 1 Aug 2015. Available slots for the FGDs are 16, 20, 22 & 23 Aug 2015.

Please sign up for your preferred slots at: http://goo.gl/forms/7TlojtJUU9 or email your preferences to GBCmakesDisciples@gmail.com.

 

STAFF MOVEMENT

Pastor Bobby is on study leave in the United States till 13 August. Pastor Arnold is on leave from 3-18 August. Please contact Pastor Oliver or the church office for any pastoral care needs.

 

MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS CONT’D

EVANGELISTIC MOVIE | SATURDAY 29 AUG | 1.45 PM – 3.00 PM

Your participation is needed in this outreach by the Evangelism Team. This is a great opportunity to invite people from the neighbourhood, families, friends, classmates etc. Please register at the canteen today if you can help in one of these areas:

1. Participation as prayer partners

2. Participation in block visitation on 23 Aug

3. Participation on 29 Aug as:

a) Hosts to visitors

b) Logistics support (ushering, tea reception etc.)

 

OOO MAD CONFERENCE

How does one start making disciples? Come and attend the OoO MAD Conference on Sat, 29 Aug at Concorde Hotel. There are four workshops to choose from :

1) Life2Life Practice For A 3 Year Process

2) Setting The Pace For Lifelong OoO Discipleship

3) OoO In Our 40s n 50s' : Challenges n Rewards

4) Creating Environments To Foster Sustainable D'Making Ministry In A Local Church

Registration continues today in the canteen area. Please see May Ling (1st English Service) and Joel Tang (2nd English Service).

 

LADIES MINISTRY | SATURDAY 22 AUG | 2.30 PM – 5.30 PM | LEVEL ONE ROOMS

It is craft time once again ladies! The Ladies Fellowship brings you “Chinoiserie Craft”. Learn the art of Chinese knot tying. Get registered today at the canteen.

 

YOUTH MINISTRY | YOUTH CAMP | 20 - 24 DEC

A shout-out to all youths and parents: Youth Camp 2015 will be from 20 - 24 December this year at BB Campus @ Ganges Avenue. Please mark out the dates on your calendar!

 

YA BIBLE STUDY LEADERS TRAINING

The Young Adults ministry is conducting the second run of its Bible Study Leaders Training. There will be 4 sessions for small group Bible reading on 'Why discipleship?', 'Crafting the Big Idea and the Warrant', 'Fleshing Out Application' and 'Helping People Grow' on 26/9, 24/10 and 12/12 respectively. All are welcome to join, but faithfulness is a requirement. For more info, email Bibs or Olivia at bibiannayeo@gmail.com/olivialee.meien@gmail.com.

 

WORSHIP MINISTRY RECRUITMENT 2015

Calling all GBC baptized members interested in serving for worship. If you're able to lead worship in singing, play an instrument or keen on serving in sound, do let us know. We are looking for men and women with servant hearts to serve in this area of ministry - in particular if you play guitar/bass guitar or drums. If you're interested in serving monthly, please contact Lam Lup Meng at 91128187, Carrie Chong at 97924717 or Caleb Yap at 92701627.

 

PRAYER POINTS:

Please pray for the Disciple-Making Framework (DMF) task force as they work on the framework for rollout in the second half of this year. There are two sub-committees within the task force focusing on discipleship framework and discipleship assessment.