The vision and mission of the Young Adult (YA) ministry is to inspire and help YAs grow spiritually and relationally, and to be that powerful witness to the claims of Jesus in this post-truth world. YAs at GEFC seek to build a faith community where we help one another to grow spiritually and relationally.
We want to help every YA to:
The people in the YA ministry are typically young adults in their 20s and 30s.
We have the following sub-groups:
Our Core Values are from:
We are presently a group of 20-30 believers. We meet at Moriah Room (Level 5) from 9:15 to 11:15am.
In this year 2020, we are going Back to Basics, focusing on:
Read in English
我们现有20-30名信徒。我们从上午 9：15 到 11：15 在 Moriah Room (摩利亚厅 – 5 楼) 聚会。
The Outreach Ministry reaches out to the community, seeking to reflect the love of Jesus in all that we say and do. We plan a series of activities to cater to the needs and interests of the young and the not-so-young. It is our hope that through these activities, lives can be reached, impacted and transformed.
There are 3 main types of Outreach activities:
3G Program – Let’s Go Gai Gai
We hold family-friendly events to reach out to families and the elderly. These events provide opportunities to take time out amidst a busy society, and to engage in meaningful conversations and enjoy time with one another. Past outings include outdoor dancing at the Botanic Gardens, mid-autumn festival celebrations at Gardens by the Bay, and overseas trips, to Johor Baru and Penang. We have also facilitated educational talks like Traditional Chinese Medicine. We love seeing 3 (sometimes, 4!) generations of family members coming together, sharing precious time and creating memories together.
4G Program – Come and See
4G events are specially planned for young adults and youths, both in the church and in the community. These events create platforms for meaningful engagement among the young people. We also seek to help foreign students and working adults assimilate into Singapore’s culture. Past events include floorball matches, hikes to Singapore’s nature reserves, and rock climbing events. It is our heart’s desire to impact the leaders of tomorrow, today! We hope to see generations of youths impacted and transformed in Jesus, and contribute to the betterment of Singapore and our society at large.
The Outreach ministry also seeks opportunities to reach out to the marginalised and disadvantaged. We encourage our members and friends to go beyond their comfort zone and be friends to them. We have organised events for Hagar Singapore – an international organisation dedicated to the recovery of women and children who have endured extreme abuses and the trauma of human trafficking and slavery.
If you are between the ages of 13 – 18, Kaleô Ministry is the place for you! Kaleô in Greek means “to call”. We believe that the Great I AM/ God is calling young people to Follow Him and Love Others passionately.
In Kaleô, we help young people to:
We meet every Sunday in Carmel Room ( 5th Floor) from 11.30am to 1pm. During this time, our young people engage in a mix of the following activities:
We welcome you to come and join us every Sunday at Carmel Room (Level 5) from 11.30am to 1pm!
GEFC sponsors and runs the curriculum for the 46th Boys Brigade Singapore Company at Junyuan Secondary School. GEFC has partnered Junyuan Secondary School for the past 20 years, teaching secondary school boys the core values of Obedience, Reverence, Discipline and Self-Respect. In practice, it means:
We do the above through our weekly parades, annual camps, community service projects and national events.
The BB Officer’s Council is made of teachers and volunteers, some of whom are ex-boys of the 46th Company. These are formative years in a young man’s life, and the officers play an instrumental role in nurturing our members. Through mentoring and coaching, they instill values of integrity, self-discipline as well as care and concern for others.
The Girls’ Brigade (GB) 56th Singapore Company was founded in 2001 as a partnership between Junyuan Secondary School and GEFC. The aim of Girls’ Brigade is to help Girls become followers of the Lord Jesus Christ and through reverence, self-control, and a sense of responsibility, to find true enrichment in life. To this end, our fourfold programme is modelled after Luke 2:52, and focuses on Educational, Physical, Spiritual, and Service aspects. We seek to develop each Girl in these four aspects through our weekly parades, annual Company camps, community service initiatives and participation in national events.
Throughout their 4 or 5 years with us, the Girls are given opportunities to work closely with their officers. This enables the officers to mentor and model Servant Leadership. In so doing, we look to fulfil the GB Singapore’s mission to “develop each girl and officer to her fullest potential by equipping, empowering and enabling: Every Girl a Leader, Every Officer a Servant Leader”.
“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” – These were Jesus’ words to His disciples when the children were hindered from coming into the presence of our Lord, in Matthew 19:14.
We echo the same vision. Children are part of the church of today and will grow to be disciple makers in the next generation. We hope that children will “not let anyone look down on [them] because [they] are young, but set an example in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12).
It is with this hope that we begin discipling our children through weekly Bible lessons. We gather around a passage of God’s Word and activities that help the lessons come alive for the children. We commit the Word of God to memory through our monthly Scripture memory verses and encourage our children to worship God wholeheartedly with their voices and with actions, in our thrice-a-month combined worship. We join the inter-generational service and Holy communion on the first Sunday of each month as a reminder that children are part of the larger body.
Apart from the weekly programmes, we encourage children to reach out to their community through our yearly children’s outreach camp in November, during which we have a few days of fun, discovering God’s identity for the children and His heart through games, songs, and activities that tell of God’s character.
Join us and see our children realise God’s heart for them and their generation!
Children’s Ministry (ages 3-12) meets every Sunday, from 9.15am – 11am
1st Sunday of each month: Communion Sunday (family worship in sanctuary)
Subsequent Sundays: Combined Children Worship in Carmel room (level 5)
What cells are to a human body is what Cell Groups are to our church body. Healthy Cell Groups lead to a healthy church body!
Cell Groups are our primary disciple-making vehicles, and are a vital part of our church community. They serve the following functions:
Our aim is to produce, with God’s help, mature and healthy Christ-followers, who in turn are a blessing to their family, neighbours and country.
Our Cell Groups are age-specific, covering Youth (13-18 ears old), Young Adults (18-35 years old) and Adult. They meet at least twice a month, in various venues.
A typical Cell Group programming includes:
If you are interested to find out more about Cell Groups, or to join one, please contact the church office at 68460213 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Christian Education ministry seeks to help members build a solid biblical foundation for faith and life. It complements the pulpit ministry, cell group, children, seniors and other ministries.
The Christian Education ministry has several components. The teaching programme for members is intended to deepen our understanding of the Word, the evolution of the church and the context within which we apply our faith to various spheres of our life, helping us live godly lives amidst the cultural and religious diversity that surround us. A “starter” programme catering to seekers and new believers, called Christianity Explored, runs over 7 weeks/sessions. There are also ad hoc courses and talks from time to time, including sessions run specifically for other ministries such as the Seniors’ and the Chinese Ministry.
The Adults’ Ministry (AM) focuses on members in the 35 – 65 years age range. This is the age where people generally find themselves establishing marriages, parenting, building careers, overcoming marriage challenges, serving in Christian ministries, facing life’s frailties and crises, and planning for retirement. The journeys and roads travelled by this segment of believers are diverse, bringing about:
The AM seeks to support this segment of believers, encouraging them to “Let Go, Let God”, i.e. “Let Go” of fears, anxieties, past hurts and emotional trauma and “Let God”, including by seeking help from others, to heal, empower and restore. We hope that through this process, believers can The embrace God’s love and forgiveness for ourselves so “that they may have life and have it ABUNDANTLY” (John 10:10).
AM is not a ministry which meets regularly. Rather, we hold workshops of varying durations (ranging from Saturday afternoons to a weekend retreat). While topics covered may be familiar to members, we encourage attendees to listen, meditate and exhort so that they can hear God speaking – not just to their heads, but more importantly, to their hearts.
As a disciple-making church that obeys God’s Great Commission, GEFC has been involved in local and overseas missions since its founding. We firmly believe that God calls disciples from all walks of life to be cross cultural witnesses to peoples all over the world.
Local Missions: our members have partnered local mission agencies such as the Navigators and Interserve Singapore to facilitate sharing the gospel within and outside Singapore.
Overseas Missions: we have also ministered in diverse nations globally.
Long Term: We encourage long term ministry overseas by direct evangelism and church planting, or using their professions holistically as ‘tentmakers’ to further God’s kingdom among the unreached.
Short Term: We support members to spend weeks or months to intentionally share the gospel, support the growing church overseas, or support the long term workers there. We hope to grow a life-long missional interest in all members.
Besides directly sending workers as GEFC missionaries, we have partnered well-established agencies such as Navigators, Operation Mobilisation, Interserve, Ethnos 360 and Wycliff Bible Translators. Such agencies provide extensive missionary selection, training, on-field support and team accountability.
Your Part In Missions
Members can be involved in a variety of ways:
“And let us consider how we may SPUR ONE ANOTHER ON toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing, but let us ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER and all the more as you see the day approaching.” – Hebrews 10:24, 25
We firmly believe that these verses apply to all, old and young. Therefore, we invite all seniors aged 65 and above to join us in learning and staying active through:
As seniors, let us continue to lead fruitful lives and provide meaningful relationship with other seniors. We need one another to encourage and spur us on. This group seeks to promote spiritual, physical, intellectual and emotional growth.Nourish your soul, body and mind.
Join us to grow in godliness and glow in vitality, every Sunday at Antioch room (Level 4), from 11am to 12.30pm.
Our ministry is part of a never-ending, never-ceasing and an everlasting universal Choir who have been worshipping our Lord and Saviour over past generations and over generations to come. Yes, whilst here on earth and continued in Heaven.
At GEFC, we believe that worship is more than singing a well-written and meaningful song, playing a tune, or performing a dance offering on a bright Sunday morning. We believe worship is a lifestyle weaved into our very being. It is a lifestyle of utmost devotion and unending praise to God in all that we do – yes, even on weekdays. This is our ministry’s singular aspiration for everyone at GEFC.
Our Worship Ministry consists of over 50 worshippers, who are part of our various teams i.e. worship hosts, worship leaders, musicians, vocalists, AV crew and ushers. We believe that it is an honour and privilege that we get to lift up praise to the Lord and draw the congregation into His presence.
We are always on the lookout for people who have a heart to join the worship ministry. Come and join us and let us get a head start into eternal worship.