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)