About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a worshipping church, growing in faith, hope and love by abiding in Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit and impacting the world for the glory of God.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to be a church faithful in reaching people for Christ and growing believers to maturity in Christ.

Core Values

  1. Love for God and people
    We value love for God and people, expressed sincerely not only in word but also in deed.
    (Mark 12:30-31; 1 John 3:18)
  2. Biblical worship and teaching
    We value corporate worship and biblical teaching as fundamental for the well-being of each believer and the body as a whole.
    (John 4:24; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
  3. Integrity and care
    We value sincere personal relationships as an essential context in which fellowship and spiritual development take place.
    (Acts 2:42-47)
  4. Compassion for the lost and maximum participation
    We value evangelism and making disciples as a command given to the church in which each believer is to play a part, and transformation — not just information — as the basis of a successful ministry.
    (Matthew 28:18-20; Romans 12:1-2)
  5. Servanthood
    We value servanthood as essential for quality ministry.
    (Mark 10:43-45)
  6. Accountability and unity
    We value accountability and unity in grace as the context in which God’s standards are to be taught.
    (John 17:20-21; Ephesians 4:1-3)
  7. Commitment
    We value excellence in ministry service because it honours God and transforms believers to be more Christlike.
    (Matthew 25:23; Philippians 4:8-9)

Statement of Faith and Practices

The following is a Statement of Faith and Practices subscribed to by members of Bethesda (Katong) Church:

Who believe that —

  1. The original writings of the Old and New Testaments are infallible, and unique in their divine inspiration, authority and sufficiency.
  2. There is one God, yet with three distinct Persons, namely, the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, who are co-equal and to whom equal honour is due.
  3. a) Jesus Christ is the only begotten and eternal Son of God.
    b) He truly became man, being begotten of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.
    c) His death was a sacrifice to God and a propitiation for the remission of sins.
    d) He was raised from the dead in His physical body.
    e) He ascended to the right hand of God, and is now the all-sufficient High Priest of His people.
    f) He will come again to receive His people unto Himself, and to set up His Kingdom.
  4. In consequence of the Fall, sin came in, and man became “lost” and at “enmity against God” and “without strength” to do the will of God.
  5. The Holy Spirit’s work is essential in regeneration and sanctification.
  6. a) The justification of the sinner before God is by faith alone.
    b) Every justified one is also born of God.
    c) Such new birth results in and is made evident by holiness of life and good works.
  7. a) At death, the spirit of man does not cease to exist or become unconscious.
    b) The dead will be raised in their physical bodies either to life or to condemnation, and the blessedness of the righteous and the punishment of the wicked will be alike eternal.
  8. The devil, also called satan, who deceives the whole world, is a person.

And who practise —

  1. a) The customary observance of the ordinance of the Believers’ Baptism by immersion on personal confession of faith. 
    b) The customary commemoration of the Lord’s death in the Breaking of Bread on the first day of the week.
  2. The reception at the Lord’s Table of all believers unless they are proved to be unsound in faith or to come within the disqualifying grounds given in the Scriptures.
  3. The conducting of meetings for :
    a) Worship under the guidance of the Holy Spirit with opportunity for the exercise of all true gifts for edification, subject to the lordship of Christ.
    b) The preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
  4. The recognition and the appointment of elders who are male members of the Church fitted by God for spiritual leadership and for episcopal and pastoral duties.
  5. The election and the appointment of deacons who are members of the Church, and who possess qualifications for the office of deacons in accordance with the Scriptures and who are responsible for all matters relating to finance, property, transport, personnel and the general material welfare of the Church.