Our Beliefs - Main Practices of the Church

The main practices of the Church are as follows:

7.1    BAPTISM: The observance of the Baptism of believers is by sprinkling on personal confession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Infants of one or both the believing parents are to be baptised (Matt 28:19-20; Acts 2:38-42; 8:35-38; 10:44-48; 1 Cor 7:14). Persons who are baptized in the Church shall be received into membership of the Church. Note: Baptism does not save the infant and believing parents should endeavour to bring their children up in “the nurture and admonition of the Lord” by regular instruction of the Word of God and to lead them into the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ (Prov 22:6; Deut 6:4-9; Eph 6:4).

7.2    REAFFIRMATION OF FAITH: Baptised infants upon coming of age in that they can satisfy the Board of Elders as to their faith shall be received into communicant membership by reaffirmation of faith.

7.3    THE LORD’S SUPPER: The remembrance of the Lord’s death through the Lord’s Supper shall be observed regularly, and normally all baptised believers (except baptised children of constituent members who have not reaffirmed their faith) whose conduct is consistent with their confession of their faith shall be received at the Lord’s table (Lk 22:14-29; Acts 2:42, 46, 20:7; Rom 14:19, 15:7; 1 Cor 5:6-8, 11:23-26).

7.4    FELLOWSHIP AND DISCIPLESHIP: Every member shall participate in fellowship, prayer and instruction with other believers and the exercise of spiritual gifts for the edification of the church (Rom 12:6-8; 1 Cor 12; Eph 4:1-16; Heb 10:23-25; 1 Pet 4:7-11).

7.5    EVANGELISM AND MISSIONS: The local Church in obedience to the Lord Jesus Christ, both as individual and collective witnesses, shall proclaim the Gospel to their families, neighbours, colleagues, friends, the nation, as well as the regions beyond (Matt 28:18-20; Mk 16:15; Lk 24:44-48; Acts 1:8; 1 Pet 2:9, 3:15).

7.6    STEWARDSHIP: Every member shall have the responsibility and privilege to contribute his gifts, talents, time and resources to the work of God and the extension of His kingdom. It shall also be the responsibility and privilege of each member to tithe and contribute willingly, regularly and generously according to his ability as God enables (Mal 3:10; Rom 12:1-13; 1 Cor 6:19-20, 16:1-2; 2 Cor 8, 9).

7.7    CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: The Church shall conduct a Christian Education programme to build up the members in the most holy faith (Jude 20) through Sunday School, Bible study classes, Bible study groups, catechism classes, Christian publications, Gospel tracts and such other similar measures as the Church Session and/or Board of Elders may decide.
7.8    WORSHIP: All members shall meet regularly for the public worship of God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and shall maintain family and personal devotions (Ps 27:4; Heb 10:24-25; Song of Solomon 1:6; Ps 122:1; Ps 1:1-3).

7.9    WEDDINGS: The Church will solemnise marriages between one man and one woman, both of whom must be born again believers. The groom must be a baptised believer and the bride either a baptised believer or a catechumen (2 Cor 6:14; Eph 5:21-33).

7.10    FUNERALS: The normal practice of the Church is to bury the dead. Christian funeral is to be conducted only for born-again believers.

7.11    BIBLE VERSION: We affirm the King James Version as the official version of the Church.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16