Ministries

Discipleship & Nurture

Journey on a learning trip
With God to guide the way
To develop your discipleship
To grow in Christ each day

PURPOSE

The Discipleship and Nurture (D&N) Ministry looks into the growth and spiritual development of our members in ensuring that they grow to be true disciples of Jesus Christ, love each other, learn His word, live out God’s calling. It seeks to provide the growth through personal discipling, regular teachings, skills training and also opportunities for ministries.

PROGRAMMES

  • The Library houses a variety of Christian media and resources made available to church members to borrow to supplement their learning and growth in Christ.

(Open every Sunday, except the 5th Sundays; 9.45am – 11.00am @ Room 03-07)

  • D&N runs periodic courses throughout the year. These courses are designed to help us learn and live the Word in our life.

 

Learning & Equipping Curriculum for 2020

New Believer/ Pre-Believer Growing Disciple Mentoring Disciple
  • ALPHA Course
  • Step Up
  • Introduction to
    • Christianity
    • God’s Word
    • Prayer
    • Worship
    • Church as a Community
    • Old Testament
    • New Testament
  • CGL Foundation Course
  • CGL Quarterly Meeting
  • Ministry specific training
  • ALPHA Pre-Marital Course
  • ALPHA Pre-Marital Course

Categories

Foundations & Commitment
Bible Study & Christian Living
Marriage & Family Life
Serving & Ministry

 

1. Step Up

(Baptism & Membership Course)

This 6-week session is for anyone who wants to step up to make a declaration of faith through baptism or step up in making a commitment to become a member of TPMC. Led by a facilitator, the sessions cover Christian living, theology as well as our Methodist and TPMC distinctives.

[Pre-requisite for Membership only – active and integrated member of a TPMC Connect Group or actively serving in a TPMC Ministry]

Run Date Time  Venue
Run 1 22 Feb – 28 Mar (Saturdays) 10.00am – 12.00pm  Upper Room (04-02)
Run 2 8 Jul – 12 Aug (Wednesdays)  8.00pm – 10.00pm  Upper Room (04-02)
Run 3 25 Oct – 29 Nov (Sundays)  1.00pm – 3.00pm  Upper Room (04-02)

Registration: Information Counter


 

2. Introduction To…

These 1-hour teaching sessions throughout the year present the basic information of Christianity, and provides a time of chat where you can ask any questions you have about Christian beliefs and practices. These talks are suitable for new Christians, or people who wish to find out more about Christianity. The topics cover what and why we believe as Christians; how to relate to God through the Bible, prayer, worship, fellowship, and an overview of the Old Testament and New Testament of the Bible.

Dates Topic Time Venue
23 Feb Christianity  

 

 

 

1.30pm – 2.30pm

 

 

 

 

Meeting Room 4 (04-03)

22 Mar God’s Word
5 Apr Prayer
5 Jul Worship
20 Sep Church as a Community
18 Oct Old Testament
15 Nov New Testament

Registration: Click Here


 

3. Inductive Bible Study Method

This core programme is a hands-on session that equips believers to study the Bible inductively for themselves on a regular basis. The session will provide believers with practical methods and skills to observe the scripture text, identify the main points in the text and make proper interpretation and relevant life application. The skills learnt can also be applied in our daily Bible reading and journaling.

Dates Time Venue
12 Feb (Wednesdays) 7.30pm – 9.30pm Hall 2 (03-07/08)

Registration:Click Here

Closing Date: 9 Feb 2020


 

4. Bible/ Topical Insights

Want to get an overview of various books of the Bible or understand more about different Christian beliefs and practices? Come for these short lectures to glean insights into the message of the books of the Bible or life issues, what it means for us today, and how we can apply these truths in our lives.

Year of Jubilee

TPMC celebrates her 50th anniversary this year. In many circles today, the 50th anniversary is known as the “Jubilee”. How did the term “Jubilee” come to be used? What makes it so special or different from any other year? The Year of Jubilee finds its origins and significance from the book of Leviticus in the Bible. Why is it important and what does it mean for TPMC and her community? Join us to learn more so that you can fully appreciate and participate in our year of Jubilee here at TPMC.

Dates Time Venue
5 Feb (Wednesdays) 7.30pm – 10.00pm Hall 1 (03-10)

Registration:Click Here

Closing Date: 2 Feb 2020

 

The Letter to the Ephesians for Us Today

The book of Ephesians deals with topics at the very core of what it means to be a Christian – both in faith and practice. As we work at building authentic relationships within our TPMC community, the book of Ephesians challenges us to be rooted in love in our relationship with God and walking in His power with others. May we “walk in a manner worthy of the calling.” (Ephesians 4:1)

Dates Time Venue
9, 16, 23 Sep (Wednesdays) 7.30pm – 10.00pm Hall 1 (03-10)

Registration:Click Here

Closing Date: 6 Sep 2020


 

5. Precept Upon Precept (PUP)

This is an intensive Bible study series which includes daily homework of Bible reading, markings and reflection. Using the inductive Bible study method, participants will learn to study the Bible for themselves verse-by-verse, discuss application and learning, as well as glean insights from experts through video.

1 John and 2 & 3 John

How do you know if you’re really born again? What does it mean to be holy… to love God? Find answers to these and other questions as you take a look at how we live in fellowship with God and live out authentic relationships with others.

Dates Time Venue
22 Apr – 27 May (Wednesdays) 7.30pm – 10.00pm Hall 2 (03-07/08)

Cost: $19

Registration:Click Here (Please make payment at Booth@TPMC Courtyard)

Closing Date: 22 Mar 2020


 

6. Making Sense of …

We are faced with many personal life circumstances or world issues that seem to baffle us or make us question our faith. The Making Sense Of series helps us interpret personal or world events and circumstances from a Biblical point of view in order to strengthen our faith, know God more and live life as an overcomer despite these circumstances.

If the Christian faith is about my personal relationship with God, why worship with other Christians?

Do you have many questions with regard to worship in church like: Does “worship” refer only to the singing of songs? What if I don’t like some songs, or don’t like to sing? What are the various parts of the worship service for? Is there a “most important” part of the service that I should not miss? If God is everywhere, why “go to church” to worship? Come and let us ask these questions together and “make sense of” the worship service of the church and grow as true worshippers that the Father is looking for (John 4:23).

Dates Time Venue
1 Jul (Wednesday) 7.30pm – 10.00pm Hall 1 (03-10)

Registration: Click Here

Closing Date: 28 June 2020


 

7. Essential Disciplines

Spiritual disciplines are personal activities that we engage in to grow in faith, encounter God daily and live transformed lives. Spiritual disciplines brings us to intimacy and accountability in our faith walk and tunes our heart, mind and spirit to that of the Father. Spiritual disciplines includes studying the Bible, prayer, solitude, fasting, giving, etc. to name a few. Like the name suggests, it takes discipline. Learn the why, what and how of these essential spiritual disciplines to deepen your relationship with the Father.

Fasting

As we enter the season of Lent (the time before Easter), we can practice the spiritual discipline of fasting to remember the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made on the cross for us. Fasting has many benefits for us physically and spiritually. Yet we find it so difficult to do. Find out the different ways you can fast and reap the benefits of fasting, how to get started and why you should start practising this spiritual discipline.

Dates Time Venue
26 Feb (Wednesday) 7.30pm – 9.30pm Hall 3 (03-05/06)

Registration: Click Here

Closing Date: 23 Feb 2020

 

Lectio Divina

Lectio Divina is an approach to meet the Lord through reflection and prayer based on Scripture. It is an intimate way of communicating with the Lord to have a personal conversation with Him. Learn the practical steps in lectio divina so that you can feast and savour His Word, be encouraged and draw close to God.

Dates Time Venue
28 Oct (Wednesday) 7.30pm – 10.00pm Hall 3 (03-05/06)

Registration: Click Here

Closing Date: 25 Oct 2020


 

8. ENCOUNTER Retreat

This full day retreat aims to equip participants in the area of contemplative prayer, to set aside time to be still, recharge and have a personal encounter with God through scripture and prayer. The retreat aims to help you meditate on God’s grace in the year that has past, as well as to prepare for the coming year ahead. If you are also seeking direction for decisions, breakthrough in a personal struggle, or clarity in God’s call, take this opportunity to break away from the routine and busyness to dedicate time to commune with your Father.

Hear some testimonies:

“Casting away our agenda to sit at the feet of my Lord may seem unproductive to many. Yet, as one chooses to do so, the state of blessedness one enters into is beyond our understanding.”

“God spoke to me personally during that retreat. I’m in a period of seeking God in some matters that was threatening my sense of security. During the retreat, the devotion addressed matters like significance, security & control. It was spot on for me.”

Dates Time Venue
21 Nov (Saturday) 9.00am – 5.00pm To be confirmed

Cost: $15

Registration: Booth@TPMC Courtyard

Limited Group Size: 20 pax maximum, only for TPMC worshippers

Closing Date: 4 Oct 2020


 

Please call the church office at 6259-8644 or e-mail Agnes at agnes@tpmc.org.sg for more details.