So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
— Romans 10:17 (KJV)
FERC is an Evangelical church. We stand on the Holy Scriptures as contained in the Holy Bible. It is our highest authority. The King James Version of the Holy Bible is used in all official church worship services and meetings.
FERC is a Reformed Church. We stand on the heritage of the 16th Century Reformation. We preach that we are saved by the sovereign and particular grace of God alone which enables us to come to faith in Jesus Christ. We declare that Jesus Christ is King and Lord over all, and that all glory belongs to God alone.
We are thankful to God for providing us with our own premises at 652 Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore. It is a building with a ground floor (housing the church office, pantry, and carpark/fellowship area), an upper floor (housing the church sanctuary), a mezzanine floor (housing the church library and an open space used for meetings and classes), and two basements (used for worship services, meetings, and classes). We have been worshipping here on Sundays since 1994.
Church prayer meetings are held at least twice a month (usually on Fridays). Covenant Instruction (also known as Sunday School) is conducted for both adults and young people on most Sundays. There are also cell-groups that meet to study God’s Word over the course of the week. FERC has a Young People's Ministry comprising the Kingdom Seekers (for ages 13 to 18), the Kingdom Seekers Seniors (which caters to those in post-secondary education and those serving their National Service), and the Young Working Adults Ministry (providing a platform for fellowship and exhortation for those just entering the work-force).
FERC holds several activities on an annual basis. Gospel Meetings are held on Good Friday and Christmas every year. The annual church camp (usually held in June) serves as an important avenue of spiritual refreshment and fellowship amongst members and regular worshippers. The Reformation Day Conference (usually held in late October) is organized as a platform to commemorate and propagate the truths of God’s great work in the 16th Century Reformation.
What we believe is summarised in three historical Reformed creeds:
These creeds have been the confessions of the Reformed Churches all over the world since the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century.
Reformed Church, like any faithful Christian Church, adheres to all the fundamental tenets of the Christian faith. We believe in the Trinity – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus is very God and very Man. We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. We believe the Bible to be our sole authority, and that it is inspired by God and is therefore without error.
On top of this, a Reformed Church emphasizes the teaching of God’s sovereignty. We teach that God is sovereign in all that He plans and does.
He spoke, and all things came into existence. By His power and wisdom, He continues to uphold and govern the world, and directs it according to His good purpose. He also rules over all creatures, including man, angels and the Devil so that all of their activities serve the kingdom of Jesus Christ.
The Bible teaches that man is dead spiritually. Because of this spiritual deadness, we have no power at all to exercise any faith in God. On the contrary, we constantly resist and oppose the things of God. Without God and resisting God, we have no hope of eternal life. But instead of leaving the whole world to perish in sin, God has chosen a people from eternity to be saved through the death of Jesus Christ. He regenerates their hearts through the Holy Spirit and gives them faith to believe in His Son. God continues this saving work until they finally arrive at His presence in heaven.
We confess therefore that our salvation from beginning to end is a work of God’s sovereign grace. To God be the Glory alone!
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FERC was without a resident Pastor from 2006 to 2011. The Lord provided many ministers from other Churches of like-minded faith to aid FERC during this time. Amongst them were:
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