What time should I come for the service?
Although our worship services only start at 10am on Sundays, we encourage you to come at 9.45am instead! Time is needed to queue up for SafeEntry, registration, and temperature-taking. Your presence 15 minutes before the start of the service will be a blessing to yourself and to others. Thank you!
Can I come through either gate?
No, you may only enter through the gate along Dorset Road. The gate along Hertford Road is for exiting only.
Isn’t the legal limit 250? Why are we only having sercies of 150?
The rule stipulating that a maximum of 250 people can gather for a worship service applies not just to worshippers in our church building – but to worshippers in our church compound. As we are sharing this compound with another church, we can only have a portion of the total 250-capacity. Furthermore, our worship hall can only accommodate a limited amount of people. For these reasons, our services are limited to 150 worshippers each Sunday.
Are we considering using overflow rooms?
As mentioned in the response to the question above, we are sharing a compound with another church. Thus, we are only allowed 150 worshippers each Sunday. This includes ALL worshippers – whether in the worship hall or in overflow rooms. However, we can already seat 150 worshippers in our level 2 worship hall. Therefore we are presently not considering using overflow rooms.
Why can’t we have 2 services each Sunday so that everyone can physically gather each week?
The reason for this is because of the two priorities mentioned in response to the first two questions at the top of this FAQ. These priorities are (1) we must seize the opportunity to gather, and (2) we must continue the SSE in homes. In light of these two priorities, Agape Baptist Church will continue to livestream to those in-homes, while also having a group of people on-site, each Sunday.
How do I know what my designated section and seat(s) are?
Once you have registered and booked your seats, you would have received an e-ticket via email. This email will contain your designated section and seat(s). You may choose to take a screenshot of that email for easy reference.
Can I give my tithes & other giving physically, rather than electronically?
We would encourage you to give electronically whenever possible! However, in the event that you are unable to, there are secure boxes available at the entrances of all 3 sections for you to make your giving physically. Please note that whatever is deposited in these boxes will automatically go towards the General Fund. If you would like to give to the Missions Fund, please indicate when depositing the amount.
Why isn’t the singing led live? Why are the songs still pre-recorded?
In light of Agape’s two priorities, we are mindful to cater not only to those who are physically gathered on-site – but also those worshipping in-homes via the livestream. Live music would definitely be a felt difference for those on-site – but it may not provide an excellent & engaging experience for those in-homes.
Will communion be served at the physical Sunday services?
No we will not be celebrating the Lord’s Supper at our physical Sunday services. Due to logistical and theological reasons, we will continue to enjoy the communion at our once-a-month Friday communion services.
Why must I leave the church premise once the services have ended?
Due to the strict regulations that Agape Baptist Church must abide by, intermingling within the church compound cannot be allowed. As such, we would appreciate it if you meet up with friends or wait for others outside of the church compound.