Our roots go back to 1970 when we began as an English Youth fellowship under the Hokkien Church (1939). The church went through a few phases of development with the old sanctuary built in 1959 while the four story extension was added in 1989. The new sanctuary extension was completed in 1997. “True Way Presbyterian Church English Congregation” became a fully constituted congregation in November 1992 under the English Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in Singapore.
Love God. Make Disciples
The mission statement is based on the 2 GCs – the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37 – 40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18 – 20). We desire to be people who are passionate in our love for the Lord and out of that love, to faithfully carry out the Great Commission of making disciples.
Making Disciples: Stages Of Growth
By the power of God’s Word and his Spirit, we engage the world and evangelise the lost so that they can be transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of light. By the same Word and Spirit, we continue to establish the converted in their faith. Some are new Christians; some are spiritually mature; others may need some additional help and encouragement because they are in a crisis. Regardless their stage of growth, there is a constant need to build their biblical convictions, challenge them to grow in Christ-like character and equip them with specific and general skills so that they have the competency to do kingdom’s work all the days of their lives. In the process of pursuing our mission, we trust God for life transformation and spiritual multiplication.
True to God’s Word
Watchful in Worship & Prayer
Proclaiming Christ relevantly and creatively in Queenstown and beyond
Caring through Discipleship Groups
These are godly values a disciple of Christ should possess and pass on.
Our Statement Of Faith
We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ His only Son our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried. The third day He rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic (Universal) Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.
Our Policies and Regulations
- The Church recognises two kinds of membership – those baptised in infancy and communicant members.
- All children of the Church who have received baptism are called “baptised in infancy”. (In the case of infant baptism at least one of the parents must be a communicant member).
- The following may receive Communion and be called Communicant Members:
- Those who are baptised as adults
- Those who have received infant baptism who are now at least 16 years of age and have decided to become communicant members, and have had their qualifications examined by the Session and have taken part in a Service of Confirmation.
- They must pray earnestly and study the Bible diligently, join in all the different meetings and services, especially keep the Lord’s Day, and attend the Lord’s Supper.
- They must help in all the work of the Church and gladly perform good works.
- They must do all they can to witness for the Lord, and also pay heed to leading their families, and bringing their infants/children for baptism.
- In as much as the Church is the Lord’s Body, in all matters in which members are involved they must exercise mutual love, not forming factions nor creating strife and thereby causing damage to the Church.
- They are responsible for supporting the Church normal expenses and any special needs.
- They must abide by the Constitution of the Church and accept the decisions of the Church.
Transfer, Inactive & Restoration of Membership
- Baptised members from another congregation who wish to transfer their membership to our Church must request a Letter of Transfer from the congregation where they were formerly members.
- In the same way, if our members move to another Church, they will be given a Letter of Transfer to be taken to the new Church so they might receive the Lord’s Supper there and the care and guidance of that Church.
- Members seeking transfer from another Church do not need to be re-baptised. However, they are required to attend baptism classes and the Session needs to examine and ascertain if they are suitable, and being satisfied of this, they may then be received as members.
- Members who have left the Church for a long time and do not express by letter or by contributions their interest in maintaining their relationship with the Church, after three successive years, and after the Minister of that congregation and the Elders and Deacons have made their utmost effort to seek them out without success, their names will be recorded in a register entitled “location unknown”.
- Members who disregard their membership vows without adequate reason, and for a whole year do not attend worship or undertake other responsibilities, must be visited and exhorted by the Minister, Elders or Deacons. If they still ignore their vows, the Session may remove their names from the membership roll.
- Members who in their behaviour rebel against the holy teaching of the Bible and bring dishonour to the Lord’s name, the Church, according to the seriousness of the offence, must decide whether to deal with them by warning or by suspending them from Communion. If exhortation proves fruitless, and they continue in their heresy and disobedience, and if there is no hope of bringing them back, the Session must request the permission of the Presbytery to excommunicate them for the sake of preserving the purity of the Church.
- “Location unknown” members who are found, or members whom we have lost contact and return, or members who have been excommunicated and obviously repentant, all these may be considered by the Session to have their membership rights restored.