Baptism & Membership Course

Dear friends,

We are delighted that you have decided to take the steps toward being a member of Barker Road Methodist Church!  As you begin this BMC journey together, it is our prayer that we will encourage one another to deepen our faith as disciples of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and as members of this faith community, BRMC so that together we may be Jesus’ light in the darkness, a lamp in every home and place we go!

We welcome those who are seeking baptism/confirmation or transfer to be part of this journey with us.  Do read through a brief explanation of what each represents as well as the requirements that you will need to fulfil.


BAPTISM

Baptism is a public declaration and witness to our faith in Jesus Christ!  It celebrates the dying to our old self and the birth into the new. 

“Therefore if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come.  The old has gone, the new is here!”

(1 Cor 5:17)

There will be infant baptism (anyone below 16 years of age) and adult baptism (anyone above 16 years of age).  There will be baptism by sprinkling or immersion.

REQUIREMENTS

Adult Baptism – have worshipped at BRMC for at least 6 months OR have been active in a BRMC Small Group for at least 6 months.

Infant/Child Baptism – at least one parent is a member of BRMC and the child is below 16 years old.

 

CONFIRMATION 

Confirmation is the time when the candidate who was baptized as an infant/child has come of age (16 years old) and decides to make a commitment in the faith to follow Jesus Christ.

REQUIREMENTS

You must have been baptized as an infant/child AND worshipped at BRMC for at least 6 months OR have been active in a BRMC Small Group for at least 6 months.

 

TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP  

For those who have been baptized or is a member of another church but has been worshipping with BRMC for some time and would now like to call BRMC your faith community.

REQUIREMENTS

You have worshipped at BRMC for at least 6 months OR have been active in a BRMC Small Group for at least 6 months.

 

REGISTRATION

The next run of BMC will begin from Sept 2022.
Look out for registration opening in August 2022 & announcements in our Church Concerns Video.

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

ItemDates
BMC session 1 10 Sep 2022 (Sat), 2-4pm, Wesley Hall / L1 Conference Room (venue tbc)
BMC session 217 Sep 2022 (Sat), 2-4pm, Wesley Hall / L1 Conference Room (venue tbc)
BMC session 324 Sep 2022 (Sat), 2-4pm, Wesley Hall / L1 Conference Room (venue tbc)
BMC session 41 Oct 2022 (Sat), 2-4pm, Wesley Hall / L1 Conference Room (venue tbc)
· Includes final round-up Quiz
BMC session 58 Oct 2022 (Sat), 2-4pm, Wesley Hall / L1 Conference Room (venue tbc)
· Includes a session by Family Life Ministry on How to Have Family Devotions (~45-60 min)
Admin Briefing26 Nov 2022 (Sat), 2-4pm, via Zoom
· For Adults (2-3pm)
· For Parents of Children (3-4pm)
Pastoral Interviews / Conversations with candidates3 Oct to 23 Oct 2022 (3 weeks)
Various Pastors, PTSes and Lay leaders
Baptism Service
(both Sprinkling & Immersion)
3 Dec 2022 (Sat), 10am-12pm
Homily
Sprinkling
Immersion
Confirmation, Transfer and Reception into Membership10 Dec 2022 (Sat) and 11 Dec 2022 (Sun) – all regular English worship services.

For enquiries, kindly email Baptism_n_Membership@brmc.org.sg

 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)

 

 

 

Remote Holy Communion

From 7 March 2021, our church will be allowed to administer Holy Communion remotely. Click HERE for the full details.

Registration for Holy Communion elements is via CHURCH CENTER.

Please register for elements only if you are unable to attend service at the Sanctuary.

Those partaking remotely are to refer to the following Remote Holy Communion Participant’s Guide:

1. Who can partake in remote Holy Communion?
Holy Communion, whether at church or at home, is a celebration for all who confess their love, hope and trust in Jesus Christ. Those who are not of the Christian faith are asked to refrain from partaking in this sacrament and encouraged to find out more about who Jesus is and the significance of Holy Communion. These elements are meant to be partaken at your home during any of the BRMC live streamed services on the first Sunday of each month beginning 7 March 2021.

2. How to handle the elements?
The elements you received from church have been consecrated. Therefore, the consecrated bread (the Body of Christ) and consecrated wine (the Blood of Christ) should only be handled by members of the body of Christ (Christians) with care and reverence. For proper storage, the elements need to be kept in a cool, dry space, away from direct-sunlight. If you have collected elements for your family (not from the same household) and friends, please deliver it to them in person before the first Sunday of each month.

3. How to prepare for Holy Communion at home?
Before the service, a mature member of the household can be chosen to be the Communion Assistant. During the service, the Communion Assistant will serve the elements to those partaking of the meal. Place the elements on a raised, flat surface (e.g. table) and if available, place the elements on a tray or plate and cover the elements with a plain piece of white cloth or serviette.

4. What to do during the service?
During the ritual of Holy Communion (on the live stream), the Communion Assistant should fold the cloth (or serviette) neatly and place it aside. Remember not to place the elements on the floor. When prompted by the celebrant/pastor on the live stream (during the distribution in the sanctuary), the Communion Assistant should likewise distribute the elements to those gathered at your home for worship.

Do not open the packs and consume the elements until prompted by the celebrant/pastor on the live stream. We will consume the elements together (in the sanctuary and at home) as a body of Christ. After we have partaken of the elements, the remaining elements should be returned to the tray or plate and covered again with the cloth or serviette.

5. What to do with the unconsumed elements after the service?
Do not discard any elements that are not consumed during the service. After the service, the Communion Assistant should consume any remaining elements or pass them to others who have participated in the service to consume. Please do not keep the remaining elements for the next month. Please collect a fresh set of elements every month so that we can share in the same table together each month.

Policy on Volunteers

Christians are called into a life of service to build up the Body of Christ and to bring His kingdom into the world. Each of us has been called to serve wherever we are. This policy only pertains to service within the body of Christ at Barker Road Methodist Church.

The Policy on Volunteer Management is adopted by our Church to facilitate the involvement and integration of volunteers in church ministries.

It is meant for internal management and does not constitute a binding contractual agreement

Click below to view the complete policy

Policy on Volunteer Management

Conflict of Interest Declaration Form

Click below to view and download

BRMC Conflict of Interest Declaration Form

 

 

Care of Church Venues

Important Notice about Food and Drinks Consumption in Church Venues

Please clean up after use. Throw rubbish into the designated bins or garbage bags. Consider the next user especially on weekends as our cleaners only work Mon-Sat 8am to 4pm

Level 2 Church office Meeting Rooms and Conference Room

  • No food is allowed in these rooms as they are in an enclosed area. Food smells will linger as there are no windows for venting them
  • Food may only be consumed outside the office at the staircase entrance.
  • Only drinks may be consumed within the rooms

Level 4 Church office Meeting Rooms and Conference Room

  • No food or refreshments are allowed in these rooms as the floor is carpeted
  • Only water can be consumed in these rooms

Conference Rooms and BRMCK rooms
(Levels 1 & 2, Methodist/kindergarten block)

  • No food or refreshments are allowed in these rooms as the floor is carpeted
  • Food and drinks may only be consumed outside the rooms

Wesley Hall (Level 3U)

  • Food and drinks may be consumed at this venue
  • Catered warm food trays with burners must be placed in the hallway outside the pantry and not in the main hall

Main Sanctuary (including the cry room)

  • Absolutely no food or drinks allowed

Publicity Pointers

Here is a guide on getting your BRMC event publicised in a timely and effective manner.

Email comms@brmc.org.sg to request for your event to be publicised across our official platforms at least 2 months ahead of your event date.

This is taking into consideration the lead time needed to develop any publicity material, including a one month window before the event for planning publicity for our platforms / event registration / response time from church members we’re targeting etc.(to explain, that the actual working days is only one month)

All artwork / publicity videos should be submitted at least 2 weeks before the start date of publicity.

Please prepare and submit your publicity materials with your source files in the following formats:

  1. For flyers: Working file in 16:9 / A4 landscape (for website and/or church concerns video platforms) 1:1 / 1080×1080 (for social media platforms)
  2. For videos: 
    – Working file in 16:9 / H624 (mp4) format, 1080p resolution
    – Subtitled
    – 1-2 minutes in length
    – Keep messaging limited to 1-2 key points

Thank you!

Lost & Found

Please email admin@brmc.org.sgcall 6256 4298, or come to the information counter at our Level 4 office (Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm) for any lost and found related queries.


Barker Road Methodist Church Lost & Found Policy

Any visitor, friend or member of Barker Road Methodist Church (“BRMC”) may deliver any found items which are believed to have been lost, or report the loss of belongings, to the Level 4 BRMC Church office at the Methodist Centre, 48 Barker Road, Singapore 309917.

Reasonable efforts will be made to assist in the recovery of any reported lost item. However, BRMC will not be responsible for the loss of, or damage caused to, any belongings or items.

Generally, lost and found items will be kept for a period of six (6) months after which, if left unclaimed, BRMC may at their sole discretion donate, retain, realize or dispose of the items as they deem fit. However, BRMC may at any time take such action before the expiry of this period, if BRMC in their sole discretion consider the keeping of any items to be impractical or inconvenient e.g. goods which are perishable or bulky and cause obstruction.

All queries relating to the loss of belongings should therefore be made immediately to facilitate recovery.

 

BRMC PDPA NOTICE

By participating, including signing up for and providing personal information, in the worship services or activities of Barker Road Methodist Church and her Ministries, you consent to Barker Road Methodist Church collecting, using, disclosing and sharing amongst the relevant Ministries your personal data, for the purpose of organising and planning of activities, as well as communication of events, programmes and church matters. Barker Road Methodist Church respects personal data and confidentiality, and will not share such information with any third party unless authorised to do so. Should you wish to withdraw or limit your consent, please write with full particulars to our Data Protection Protection Officer at the following address:

Barker Road Methodist Church
48 Barker Road,
Singapore 309917
pdpa@brmc.org.sg

Salvation

How can I go to Heaven?
How can I live well on Earth?
How Can I find Christ?

We believe and confess that God loves everyone. (John 3:16)

Though tragically separated from God by sin, we can be saved through faith in Jesus Christ!
(Salvation Faith)

4 Steps to Salvation from Sin

1. We must admit that we have sinned,

“For all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)

“If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves” (1 John 1:8)

“To Him therefore that knows to do good, and does it not, to him it is sin.” (James 4:17)

2. We must realise that we cannot save ourselves,

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8,9)

3. We must acknowledge Jesus Christ as the only Saviour,

“Jesus said unto him, I am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father, but through me.” (John 14:6)

4. We must receive Christ by faith as our personal Saviour,

“But as many as received Him, to them gave he the right to become children of God, even to them that believe in his name.” (John 1:12)

Receiving Christ is more than giving mental assent to the truth of Christ, or merely having an emotional experience. To receive Christ means turning from sin to Christ, and relying upon Him to forgive our sins, to live in our lives, and to help us to become what we ought to be.

You can pray this prayer to receive Jesus Christ into your life!

“Dear God, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness.

I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin.

You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved.

Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With all my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved.

Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank you Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not to myself.

Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life.
Amen.”