礼仪准则 Ceremonial Guidelines
Sembawang Baptist Church request that candidates fulfil the following requirements before the ceremonies are conducted.
Baptism is a public confession by a believer to accept Jesus Christ as his/her Savior and Lord, and shall then be baptised by full immersion in water to symbolize that he/she has died, been buried and resurrected together with Christ. Candidates who are baptised in SBC becomes a member.
Interested candidates are required to attend the baptism classes conducted by SBC before they can register for baptism.
- 有意受浸者须在森浸固定聚会至少 6 个月。
Interested candidates must have been attending SBC worship services regularly for at least 6 months.
For other details relating to church membership, please refer to the SBC Church Constitution.
A wedding is a worship service to glorify God, and also a spiritual celebration when God joins one man and one woman sacredly, making them one. This is a public declaration of a life-time promise of commitment by the couple before God and the church.
The couple must both be Christians and at least one person must be a member of SBC.
- 男女双方必须参加由教会主办或由主任牧师认可的婚前预备课程, 并在婚礼的 6 个月前完成课程。
The couple must attend the Marriage Preparation Course conducted by the church at least 6 months
prior to the wedding. Courses conducted outside of the church is acceptable upon approval by the
The couple is discouraged from holding their civil solemnisations before the church wedding unless due to special circumstances.
- 男女双方若已同居或有过婚前性行为，教会将不会为男女双方举行婚礼。除非男女双方公开在牧 者与执事团面前认罪悔改，并停止同居或婚前性行为，教会可酌情处理。
The church will not conduct a wedding ceremony for a couple who is cohabitating or has engaged in premarital sex. If the couple has publicly confess before the Pastoral Team and Deacon Board and have ceased the acts, the church may consider conducting the wedding ceremony.
For marriages involving a remarriage, the wedding will be approved by SBC pastors and deacons when Biblical grounds for remarriage are met.
A Child Dedication is a public declaration by the parents before God and the church, indicating their desire to lead and spiritually nurture their child with Biblical principles. It is a dedication of their child to God to allow Him the sovereignty over the child.
Both parents must be Christians and at least one person must be a member of SBC
Both parents are required to be present during the child dedication service.
There is no set age for a child to be dedicated, although typically parents dedicate their child within the first year of their life.
For other details relating to the Child Dedication Service, please refer to the SBC Child Dedication Procedures.
A funeral is a memorial ceremony for family and friends to remember the life of the deceased, it is also a time whereby comfort and support can be given to the bereaved family. The funeral consist of the memorial service and the burial/cremation service, and the purpose is also to allow attendees to understand and reflect on the real meaning of life and death.
The deceased must be a member of SBC, or have attended SBC worship services regularly.
SBC will conduct 1 to 2 nights of memorial service and the cremetion/burial service for the bereaved family.
Should the bereaved family request for additional nights of memorial service, the family may approach other pastors or churches to conduct the service.
- 森浸会友若有逝世的直系亲属(父母、配偶或孩子)，并有意邀请教会代为办理丧事，森浸可酌 情处理。
Upon request, SBC may consider assisting a church member who has lost his/her immediate family member (parents, spouse or child) to conduct the funeral services.