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Grace News Issue #1 2018 -- Standing on Three Legs

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This is our  first issue on GBC's theme for 2018: Believe, Belong, Behave. Our focus for this issue is Believe. 




You can read the individual articles here:

Pastoral Column: Standing on Three Legs

Pastor Ian introduces GBC’s theme for 2018 and explains why discipleship is like a three-legged stool.

Why I Believe

One of the legs of our three-legged discipleship stool is: Believe. Grace News decided to ask a couple of GBC members what it means to them to believe in Jesus, and how their belief has changed and strengthened over the years. Here, longtime church member Leong Kuan Yui shares with us his faith journey and explains how knowing Christ has changed his life.

This is My Father's World

University student Hannah Yeo reflects on how she came to believe in Jesus, and celebrates the difference this has made to her thinking and outlook on life.

Special Feature -- Seekers Class: Christianity 101

Chong Kang Wei tells us about the Seekers Class and inspires us to get involved.

Children's Corner: The Three Bs – 1st B: Believe

We have heard from Pastor Ian how discipleship is like a three-legged stool, with the three legs being Believe, Belong and Behave. Here, Rachel Wong explains to our children what belief is, and how it is possible to believe in a God we have not seen.

Ministry Focus: Filipina Ministry

Set up in 1985, the Filipina Ministry aims to meet the spiritual and emotional needs of our Filipina sisters in Christ. Heng Wen Xiu interviews Patricia Chan about the challenges of helming this ministry, and Jocelyn Gan Loquinario, Racel Singular, Evelyn Daborbor, Tess Zamora and Dynah Alberca about how the ministry has supported them in their faith journey.

Missions: From Farm Boy to Global Ambassador

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.

Event writeup: YA Evangelistic Party – 21 Oct 17

On 21st October 2017, the Young Adults’ (YA) Ministry held its first evangelistic Prata Party on the attic floor of our new church building. The team originally planned for a party for 30 people, but God graciously provided for 50 YAs, including 12 guests!

Event writeup: Baptism of Raveendra Gunta – 19 Nov 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.

Event writeup: Youthcamp 2017 – 20-23 Dec 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.

Event writeup: The Worship of a True King – Christmas 2017 – 25 Dec 2017

GBC celebrated her first Christmas after returning to 17 Mattar Road! The lovely weather facilitated the festive mood as members and visitors walked into the church for Sunday’s Christmas service. 

Event writeup: Family Dedication – 31 Dec 2017

On 31 Dec 2017, Grace Baptist Church gave praise and thanks to God for the gift of families and children. Through these familial relationships, we have the wonderful privilege of reflecting the love of our Heavenly Father and telling of His wondrous works to the next generation.

Event writeup: Watchnight 2017: All Glory be to Christ – 31 Dec 2017

120 GBC members attended our marathon Watchnight Service on the last day of the year. The service started with a simple catered dinner and ended at midnight after a sweet time of worship, reflection, sharing and re-covenanting as a church.


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