The Head, Heart and Hands

Would you like to be developed holistically as a believer and spiritual leader?

We seek to help develop and equip believers, Christian workers, leaders, and ministers for the fulfilment of the Great Commission wherever they are. EAST seeks to develop servant leaders who are:

  • Committed to growing in Christ-likeness
  • Passionate spiritual multipliers
  • Learning and living out God’s Word
  • Communicating God’s truth effectively

EAST seeks to accomplish this mission through holistic learning, where students not only learn intellectually (“head”), their attitudes and character are also shaped (“heart”), leading to actions (“hands”). Each of the three dimensions is emphasized in the classroom and assignments as well as field ministry and internships, school retreats, ministry weekends, community life, and Mentoring Groups.

Dr Michael Tien is an EAST MDiv student, a church leader, an award-winning entrepreneur, and CEO of family-owned SME business. He shared about God’s holistic development in his life as a result of studying and ministering while at EAST.

Michael Tien teaching Bible in Mongolia

 

For details about program student application, click the “Prospective Students” tab at the top, email admissions@east.edu.sg, or call 6291-9744 ext 181. For those who are considering to study at a Bible school, Michael has this to say: “There is no better time than now!”

 

LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

The learning environment at EAST seeks to provide a conducive context for leadership formation and development.

L       Life Transformation

We believe Christian ministry should spring from the overflow of a vital and intimate relationship with God. At EAST the core curriculum for all students includes study of the Bible and theology. We recognize that the Scriptures were not written for information only, but also for transformation. As a result, each member of the EAST community is encouraged to grow in love for God, a commitment to understand and apply the Scriptures, and to live that out in relationships and ministry. The development of the character traits and biblical convictions found in 1 Timothy 2 and Titus 1 are emphasized in the classroom, mentoring relationships, community life, and ministry situations.

E       Exposure to Global Vision for the Great Commission

EAST aspires to develop in each student a passion and vision for reaching the world for Christ. Students are exposed to the needs of the global harvest field through regular talks by missionaries, prayer meetings for needs of the world, field-related projects, assignments and class work, and a cross-cultural internship. EAST seeks to provide an environment that will help students develop as spiritual multipliers.

A       An Integrated Education

EAST seeks to emphasize the integration of character development, academics, and ministry involvement. Learning occurs not only in a classroom. All aspects of a student’s experience while at EAST can contribute to the formation and development of the spiritual leader. Classes seek to integrate not only an understanding of the Scriptures but also to help the student relate biblical truth to the cultural setting, relationships, and ministry.

D       Development through mentoring and modelling by faculty

EAST is committed to a mentoring model of education. Faculty members serve as mentors to the students, teaching and modelling a lifestyle that demonstrates being a co-sojourner in faith, ministry, godly character, and academic excellence. All program students are part of a Mentoring Group led by a faculty member. As a result, there are both planned and spontaneous opportunities to share life together.

E       Equipping of Spouses

EAST considers spouses of students as partners in ministry and emphasizes this familial commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and to Christian service. The Partners in Ministry (PIM) program is designed to help students’ wives grow in biblical knowledge, Christian character, and ministry skills.

R       Relationships and Community Life

EAST seeks to build an environment of caring interpersonal relationships, accountability, encouragement, and acts of grace. This is done through a shared commitment to apply biblical truths in relating to one another in the community of faith. The emphasis on community EAST also provides natural opportunities to learn to forgive others and resolve conflict. Strong relationships often form within Mentoring Groups. These groups encourage personal and spiritual growth. EAST students, who come from many nations and cultures, contribute to the overall missionary preparation and learning experience of the community.

We recognize that apart from complete dependence on the Lord, our mission, no matter how noble, is impossible. It requires a high level of commitment by each person involved: the faculty, staff, and student body.

The Partners in Ministry (PIM) sees equipping of spouses of students within a likeminded community.