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Can anyone recommend a good Baptist church in the East?

Postby Everlasting » Fri, 28 Mar 2014 1:41 pm

Hi there,

We have been attending sunday church service in Australia and are now looking for one in the East? I would prefer one which is more lively in terms of worship etc....and kids friendly.

Thks for your recommendation...

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Re: Can anyone recommend a good Baptist church in the East?

Postby the lynx » Fri, 28 Mar 2014 2:39 pm

Everlasting wrote:Hi there,

We have been attending sunday church service in Australia and are now looking for one in the East? I would prefer one which is more lively in terms of worship etc....and kids friendly.

Thks for your recommendation...


Honestly I have yet to find a Baptist church that is "lively". Most Baptist and Methodist churches here (not all) lean heavily to Chinese congregations and with that, very typical Chinese way of worship service (keyword: sombre), despite being in English language.

The only Baptist church I know that is expat-friendly would be International Baptist church in Farrer Road (West).

If you want "lively", you will have to find a charismatic, pentecostal churches like City Harvest, New Creation or Trinity. These churches are also known to be mega-churches with branches all over the country, with very lively and contemporary approach to worship and music, and with organisation-like structure of children, youth etc ministry.

If you're familiar with Hillsong back in Australia, the ones I mentioned above would fit in your description.

Perhaps you can share more on what your family is more familiar with, and we can help to advise better. PNGMK is our resident Christian living advisor in this forum so he may be able to advise better.

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Postby Everlasting » Fri, 28 Mar 2014 3:03 pm

Thks so much for sharing...I went to one (not to mention the name here) so I got what you were saying!

We were attending "Crossway" in australia...but I would imagine it will be hard to find something "similar"....

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Postby PNGMK » Fri, 28 Mar 2014 5:50 pm

You'll probably find a Crossway similar church.

IBC (as above) use Hillsong.

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Postby Everlasting » Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:24 pm

Thks guys !! Will surely check it out !!

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Postby PNGMK » Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:49 am

Watch out for the 'prosperity' churches... Lots of them around.

My general rule of thumb is that if the bible is not referenced or quoted within the first 30 minutes I leave.

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Postby the lynx » Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:29 pm

PNGMK wrote:Watch out for the 'prosperity' churches... Lots of them around.

My general rule of thumb is that if the bible is not referenced or quoted within the first 30 minutes I leave.


Or if quoted out of context or interpreted to suit the favourite topics of the masses (money, prosperity, success).

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Postby PNGMK » Sat, 29 Mar 2014 4:14 pm

the lynx wrote:
PNGMK wrote:Watch out for the 'prosperity' churches... Lots of them around.

My general rule of thumb is that if the bible is not referenced or quoted within the first 30 minutes I leave.


Or if quoted out of context or interpreted to suit the favourite topics of the masses (money, prosperity, success).


Too true.

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Postby paulsalem » Wed, 09 Apr 2014 9:59 am

Check out New Creation Church. I grew up in church, went to catholic school, and I learned more in 2 years at NCC than the rest of my life.

It's like a master's program in Bible studies.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:33 am

Learned how to have the wallet emptied rapidly? :-k

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Postby paulsalem » Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:40 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Learned how to have the wallet emptied rapidly? :-k


Actually no. In 2 years they only preached on tithing once, and it was made clear that it's not a requirement for Christians (it is for those who practice Judaism though). There was also 2 offerings for the new building.

Most other churches I've been to in the US preach on giving every week for 5-10 minutes, and I don't really care for it.

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Postby Brah » Wed, 09 Apr 2014 9:05 pm

Is NCC one of those churches that look like a rock concert or Tony Robbins event?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:09 am

I believe it is.

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Postby Brah » Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:24 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I believe it is.

those kinds of places frighten me

ok, 'frighten' is a bit strong but YGWIM

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 10 Apr 2014 8:40 am

sundaymorningstaple wrote:I believe it is.


The answer to that is yes.
(I don't know who Tony Robbins is but after checking him out on Google, yes, it is like one)

The venue
http://thestar.newcreation.org.sg/video-gallery.php

The worship service
http://youtu.be/J4SFvuxB16Q


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