Small Groups

Growth Groups are gospel greenhouses for Christians. Small Groups meet together in order to grow together as followers of Jesus Christ.

Small Groups

“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

Bethesda Cell Groups How does a church grow bigger without growing colder? By growing “smaller”! Indeed, the simple, proven answer is through cell groups. When you and I are in one that honours Him, we will not only belong to a family but behave like one. Since the first groups were formed in 1986, many of our members have experienced the warmth of mutual care and concern. Today, about 50 groups meet regularly to study His word, share prayer concerns, offer practical help to one another and even reach out to others with the Gospel. Such Christ-centered cells are indeed God’s agents of transformation. It’s how we spur one another! Keen to join or explore further? Click on the link below to see when and where our small groups meet or contact Shirley Soo.

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.

Ladies Group Ladies regardless of age or marital status meet every Tuesday evening from 8.00pm to 9.15pm at the Church Annex. Weekly meeting starts with singing songs of praise followed by prayers. The Word of God is then shared by a missionary or a speaker from the Church or a Christian organisation. Our varied activities include cooking/baking demonstrations, special topics conducted by highly qualified guest speakers (e.g. “Handling your Emotions” & “Fighting Dementia”), occasional outings to various places of interest, and anniversary and Christmas celebrations which is open to everyone.

40:31 Seniors Ministry

The 40:31 Seniors Ministry was started on 18 Jan 2021 with the mission to equip and enable all seniors to remember the Lord and to persevere in their faith, giving glory to God. Their name of this ministry is inspired by Isaiah 40:31 
Yet those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary.”

The 40:31 Seniors Ministry meets every Monday at 10am at the Banyan Room at Kampung Siglap Lifeskills & Training Centre, just across the road from BFEC. Their typical meetings include worship, a talk, lunch, and various activities such as line dancing and rummy-o thereafter. They also frequently organise heritage walks, health talks, and other activities.

Table Tennis Table tennis was introduced as a sports activity to our seniors in early 2007. The objective was to promote fellowship through sports, provide healthy exercise for the seniors and as a form of outreach. The game is played in the Upper Room every Thursday from 3.00pm to 6.00pm for retirees, and on Saturdays, from 10.00am to 1.00pm, for others. We welcome those who wish to pick up the game of table tennis as well as seasoned players who can be part of our team to play in competitions.
Ukulele The idea of starting a ukulele group began in early 2009 when it was felt that music was a good way to bring the seniors together for some meaningful activities together. Fortnightly, the ukulele enthusiasts have since banded together to practise. These have enhanced our personal devotional times and also encouraged us in the faith as we play the ukuleles in our cell and ministry groups, or whenever we are called upon to serve at special events and at wake services.