Growth Groups are gospel greenhouses for Christians. Small Groups meet together in order to grow together as followers of Jesus Christ.
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” Hebrews 10:24-25
Why go to a Small Group on top of Sunday meetings?
Small Groups are gospel greenhouses for Christians. Small Groups meet together in order to grow together as followers of Jesus Christ. These groups are the primary vehicle for pastoral care and personal discipleship at Bethesda Frankel Estate Church. Small Groups foster community on a deeper level than is possible at a Sunday gathering. Members of Small Groups pray together, share life together, and allow the word of God to dwell richly amongst them. It may be a bit of an oversimplification, but on Sundays the gospel is proclaimed publicly through careful exposition of Scripture, while at Small Groups that same gospel message is then applied specifically through prayerful study of Scripture.
Everyone is welcome to join a Small Group. We urge all our members to be actively and committedly involved in a Small Group for their own good and for the good of others. Small Groups meet at various times during the week; many meet in people’s homes scattered across Singapore. Groups usually meet weekly during school terms and have a break over the school holidays.
Working Adults Group
The Working Adults Group (WAG) was formed in 1970 to gather working Christians and friends from BFEC and other churches to meet and fellowship on the last Saturday of every month in the homes of our various members. This created opportunities for them to meet up with Christian and non-Christian working colleagues and to reach out to them. Our monthly gatherings see an average of 30 people with about 60 attending the December meetings. It focuses on topics that address the current needs of our members. Many have been blessed by messages given by the various speakers. Each gathering usually ends with some ‘makan kechil’, followed by warm Christian fellowship.
“They will still bear fruit in old age,
they will stay fresh and green…”
The name of this ministry for the seniors is inspired by Psalm 92:14 with its ‘operational formula’ from Jeremiah 17:7-8. The 9214 ministry promotes the physical and spiritual health of the elderly members and to encourage growth in dependency on God rather then on man; striving not only to be less of a burden to others but to be more of blessing by their continuing fruitfulness in the Lord. We meet every Sunday from 10.00am to 10.30am in BFEC for sharing of insights gained from the Lord’s message delivered during the first worship service. Weekly sessions of group calisthenics-cum-aerobics are carried out on Monday mornings 8am, followed by fellowship together at “Frankel Lights”. Visiting places of cultural interest, excursions to public parks in Singapore and across the causeway, conducting home visits and intercessory prayer, and attending specific health talks are some of our other activities.