2017/2018 First semester courses

 FIRST SEMESTER COURSES

JULY-NOVEMBER 2017

Find out if you are eligible to take any one of these courses using the Two Courses Free@EAST Promotion!

 

All Day and Evening Courses listed are valid for the semester of 17 July-17 November 2017. Click on the course title for more details. Registration deadline is Monday, 10 July 2017. You may register online or contact us for registration form.

Evening Course:

Day Courses:

Intensive Courses:

All Intensive Courses listed are scheduled for Wednesday, 22 November to Friday, 1 December 2017. Click on each course title for more details. Registration deadline for Intensive Courses is Wednesday, 15 November 2017. You may register online or contact us for registration form.

Maximum Class Size

Depending on the faculty and size of facility, each course may have a class size limit. You will be informed by the Registrar Office if the course that you seek to register has reached the maximum class size.

Please note the following dates in EAST’s academic calendar:

  • Make-up Week: 4-7 September 2017
  • MG Ministry Weekend: 8-11 September 2017 (no class)
  • Reading Week: 12-15 September, 2017
  • Make-up Week: 6-10 November, 2017
  • Exam Week: 14-17 November, 2017

 

 

EVENING COURSES 

 


LF511 Transforming Leadership (3 Credits)
Mondays, 6.30 pm-10.00 pm

Leadership is a passion and a calling.  A transformational servant-leader is capable of bringing about change in organisations, and individuals. This course examines the underlying theology, leadership theory, and skill set of such a leader in today’s world.

CHAN CHONG HIOK, DD

Chan Chong Hiok is a Cru Singapore staff since 1975 and has served in the Philippines and more than ten years as Country Director of Cru Singapore.  For eighteen years, he served in East Asia as the National Campus Director and then as the Area Team Leader.  He served as President of EAST since 2011.  He has an MDiv and DD (Transformational Leadership) from the International Graduate School of Leadership (Philippines).

 

Nelson Lo, MDiv/DMin Studies

Nelson has served with Cru since 1991 in regional and national leadership positions in the Philippines, East Asia, and Singapore.  He is currently pursuing the Doctor of Ministry in Leadership with Asia Graduate School of Theology – Alliance.

 


OT538 1 & 2 Samuel (3 credits)
Tuesdays, 6.30 pm-10.00 pm

This class invites you on a transformational journey as we deal with contemporary issues concerning leadership, parenting, the role of women, friendship, and servanthood through a study of 1 and 2 Samuel.

Jeremy Chew, PhD

Jeremy is a Cru Singapore staff since 1991 and has ministered to high school and campus students.  He has also led and mentored at new staff training, and coached at cross-cultural training.  Jeremy and Bee with their two children have served in East Asia for five years before doing his PhD at Asbury Theological Seminary (USA).  Jeremy’s greatest desire is to integrate biblical exposition with spiritual formation.

BS531 Physical Settings of the Bible (2 credits)
Thursdays, 7.00 pm-9.15 pm

Have you gone on a Holy Land tour in the past and would like to learn more about the places you visited? Or would you like to go some time in the future?  This course will help you better understand the biblical geography, history, and culture. Faculty: Keith Shubert, PhD and Jeannette Shubert, DMin/PhD Studies (see below).


BS532 Physical Settings of the Bible Practicum (3 credits)
Thursdays, 7.00 pm-9.15 pm (27 Jul, 24 Aug, 21 Sep, 19 Oct &; 2 Nov)

Better understand some of the key biblical events, their historical, cultural, and geographical backgrounds which influenced biblical situations and decisions. This course is only for those going on the EAST 2017 Holy Land Study Tour in November. Note:  Study tour registration is separate from registration for this course. Faculty: Keith Shubert, PhD and Jeannette Shubert, DMin/PhD Studies (see below).


EAST 2017 Holy Land Study Tour
19 November-3 December 2017

Picture yourself cupping your hands to drink water at the same spring where Gideon’s band of 300 select men did the same, or studying the passage of Jesus calming the storm as you sail across the Sea of Galilee.  This is an opportunity to study God’s Word in its original setting.

Keith Shubert, PhD and Jeannette Shubert, DMin/PhD Studies

Keith lived in Israel for three years while completing a Master’s degree in Historical Geography of Ancient Israel. Many who have gone to Israel with Keith over the past 15 years have commented that his teaching at the biblical sites brings the Bible to life. His wife, Jeannette, co-leads the group. As a team they make this a memorable trip for all who have gone with them in the past.

For more information, email studytour@east.edu.sg. Registration for the study tour is separate from BS532 Physical Settings of the Bible Practicum course.

You may download the brochure and registration form:

 

 

DAY COURSES


BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9.00 am-10.45 am

How to study the Scriptures on your own–systematically, contextually, and independently, and be surprised by how much God’s Word has in store for you as you feast on it through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Pre-requisite or concurrent with: LF500 Research and Writing for Christian Leadership.

Keith Shubert, PhD

Keith is a staff member of Cru for 43 years, has ministered in more than 30 countries, and served as resident or adjunct faculty for four seminaries in Asia and the USA. He lived in Israel for three years while completing a Master’s degree in Historical Geography of Ancient Israel.

 

Jacob Li, ThM 

Jacob is passionate about teaching. He holds a Master of Continuing Education (Adult Learning) from University of Calgary (Canada) and Master of Theology (Bible Exposition) from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA).  He has taught at churches, para-church ministries and seminaries in Canada, USA and Asia.

 


IS501 Building Spiritual Movements (3 credits)
Fridays, 9.00 am-12.45 pm

This course provides an effective and practical approach to equip you to build communities of Spirit-filled multipliers by following Jesus’ example and strategy.

Pre-requisite: IS401 Evangelism and Follow-Up Seminar.

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Janice Chuang, MDiv

Janice has served for more than 30 years in Cru Singapore and the region, and is known for her passion in evangelism, discipleship, and building leaders in spiritual movements.

 

 

Liong Kwok Wai, MDiv

Kwok Wai has been serving as a staff member of Cru Singapore for 17 years.  He has ministered among campus students, church planters and community leaders in Singapore and East Asia.  He was also involved in training full-time Christian workers and leadership development.

 


IS520/TS570 Contextualisation (2 credits)
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.15 am

This class will give you tools to critically contextualise both the gospel message and ministry methods and strategies so that the gospel will be planted deeply in Asian soil.

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Kwa Kiem Kiok, PhD

Kiem sits on a review board for medical research and a national level medical ethics committee.  She served for six years with Graduates’ Christian Fellowship.  She co-authors a commentary on the book of Matthew for the Asia Bible Commentary Series.

 


IS540 Theology of Mission (3 credits)
Fridays, 2.00 pm-5.30 pm

Theological foundations for the global mission of the church to help you unify and integrate a wide range of theological themes in and around the issues of mission.  Issues that confront the contemporary missionary will be investigated.

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Song Tae Suk Raymond, PhD

Raymond served with Cru for 15 years in the USA and Japan (Tokyo and Osaka), and in pastoral ministry among Korean-American churches for 19 years.  He and his wife, Justine Han, also served with the Distance Education program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA).

 


LF500 Research and Writing For Christian Leadership (2 credits)
Tuesdays (4 Jul) 9:00 am-12:45 pm;  (11 Jul) 9:00 am-4:15 pm
Wednesdays (5 Jul & 12 Jul) 9:00 am-11:15 am
Thursdays (6 Jul & 13 Jul) 9:00 am-4:15 pm
Tuesdays, (25 July, 8 Aug, & 22 Aug) 2.00 pm-4.15 pm

Focus on effective written communication including background research, arrangement of material, as well as good form and style. You will learn basic mechanics and standards for the writing of research papers, reports, and personal newsletters.

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Victor Kwok, ThM

Victor holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, Business Administration, Teaching and Exposition, and Biblical Studies.  He has worked in the marketplace for over 30 years before joining EAST.  He is committed to keep studying the Word of God, applying it, and teaching others to do likewise so as to fulfil the Great Commission.

 


LF510 Christian Leadership Foundations (3 credits)
Fridays, 2.00-5.30 pm

Biblical standard of leadership, self-leadership skills and how God has uniquely designed you as a leader in areas of gifting, passion, personality, life experience and ministry opportunities. You will develop a self-care and development plan based on an holistic and informed understanding of yourself.

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Roland Tan, DMin

Roland has been involved in spiritual leadership and teaching since joining Cru Singapore (formerly Singapore Campus Crusade for Christ) over 40 years ago. He and his wife, Ying Kheng, served as missionaries in the Philippines, Korea, and Hong Kong. For ten years, he led Cru Singapore as the national leader.

 

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Casey Lok, DMin 

Casey is a staff of Cru Singapore since 1991. He has worked with campus students, missions mobilisation, and missionary care.  He and his wife, Siew Leng were missionaries to Japan (6 years). His DMin is from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (USA).

 


LF530 Teaching and Learning 1 (2 credits)
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.15 am

Building on a foundation of Bible study, in this course you will learn how to assess the audience, develop a lesson plan, and facilitate an engaging learning process.

Pre-requisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics.

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Jeannette Shubert, DMin/PhD Studies

Jeannette has taught in Kenya, the USA, Russia, the Philippines, and now at EAST.  She enjoys mentoring women as well as helping students develop skill and confidence as teachers.

 


LF555 Expository Preaching 1 (2 credits)
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.15 am

Going beyond public speaking skills, you will learn how to take a biblical text and develop a message relevant to the audience.

Pre-requisites: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics, OT510 Old Testament Narratives, may be taken concurrently with NT510 New Testament Narratives.

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Song Tae Suk Raymond, PhD

Raymond served with Cru for 15 years in the USA and Japan (Tokyo and Osaka), and in pastoral ministry among Korean-American churches for 19 years.  He and his wife, Justine Han, also served with the Distance Education program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA).

 

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Jacob Li, ThM 

Jacob is passionate about teaching. He holds a Master of Continuing Education (Adult Learning) from University of Calgary (Canada) and Master of Theology (Bible Exposition) from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA).  He has taught at churches, para-church ministries and seminaries in Canada, USA and Asia.

 


LF561 Biblical Counselling in Ministry (3 credits)
Thursdays, 2.00 pm-5.30 pm

This course introduces foundational principles and techniques of a ministry of care and counselling, and a study of biblical, theological, and ethical aspects of counselling in ministry as well as common counselling concerns often encountered by ministry practitioners.

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Han Hye Jeong Justine, PhD

Justine has counselled people in church and ministry situations in Korea, Japan, and USA.  She served with Cru and has also been a Pastor of Women’s’ Ministry and Children’s’ Ministry for Korean-American churches.  She has been a Course Tutor of Education and Pastoral Ministry in the Distance Education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). She and her husband, Raymond, have two adult children.

LF568 Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Christian Ministry (3 credits)
Fridays, 2.00 pm-5.30 pm

This course will critically and biblically examine some of the significant issues and concepts in gender and sexuality discussions in the postmodern context. The students will then have a holistic understanding of gender and sexuality issues and be able to effectively carry out an authentic Christian ministry to a needy world.

Heng Hwee Chuang, DMin

Hwee Chuang has degrees in MACE and DMin from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA).  She has over 30 years of Christian Education experience in creche, children, youth, and adult ministries in USA, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore and East Asia.  Her passion is for Christians to have a clear biblical worldview and be Christ-like servant-leaders in all areas of life.  She is married and has two daughters (and one son who has gone home to be with the Lord).

 


NT500A Greek 1: Introduction to Biblical Greek Tools (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11.00 am-12.45 pm

Learn to use tools and methods that will make you a better informed and more accurate interpreter of the New Testament and be equipped with some fundamentals of Greek. Open to all students except those enrolled in the MDiv Teaching and Exposition program. Faculty: Andrew Spurgeon, PhD (see below).

Pre-requisite or concurrent with: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics.

 


NT500B Greek 1: Introduction to Biblical Greek Grammar (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11.00 am-12.45 pm

Building on memorized vocabulary words and grammar rules, you will begin to read and translate simple sentences from the Greek New Testament. This course is for MDiv Teaching and Exposition students only. 

Pre-requisite or concurrent with: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics.

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Andrew Spurgeon, PhD

Andrew Spurgeon, PhD in New Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary is the Chairman of Publications for Asia Theological Association. He has written commentaries on Romans and on 1 Corinthians. He and his wife Lori serve with Global Outreach International.

 

 


NT510 New Testament Narratives (3 credits)
Fridays, 9.00 am-12.45 pm

This course is a study of the life of Christ in the four Gospels as well as the early church and spread of Christianity in the book of Acts. The course will help you better understand the historical and cultural background, give you a deeper understanding of the Jesus’s teachings and ministry, and an appreciation for God’s work in building His Church.

Pre-requisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics.

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Amy Lau, ThM

Amy graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA), and has taught Bible and theological classes since 2002. She served on the pastoral team at St. John’s – St. Margaret’s Church before joining EAST as a resident faculty.  Amy is a creative teacher who challenges her students to interact with God’s Word critically.

 

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Victor Kwok, ThM

Victor holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, Business Administration, Teaching and Exposition, and Biblical Studies.  He has worked in the marketplace for over 30 years before joining EAST.  He is committed to keep studying the Word of God, applying it, and teaching others to do likewise so as to fulfil the Great Commission.

 


OT505 Hebrew Reading (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7.50 am-8.50 am

Reading of selected Old Testament passages from various genres. By reinforcing the student’s knowledge of basic Hebrew grammar and syntax, and increasing one’s appreciation for the literary qualities of the text, this course enhances the student’s ability to work with the Hebrew text exegetically. Faculty: Yee Chin Hong, PhD (see below).

Pre-requisite: OT501 Hebrew 2A or OT502 Hebrew 2B

 


OT503 Hebrew 3: Intermediate Grammar & Exegesis (3 credits)
Thursdays & Fridays, 2.00 pm-3.30 pm

Exegesis of selected Old Testament passages from various genres, giving attention to syntax analysis and intermediate grammar. Old Testament issues relating to translation, interpretation, and application will be addressed.

Pre-requisite: OT502 Hebrew 2: Basics of Hebrew Grammar.

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Yee Chin Hong, PhD

Chin Hong received his PhD in Theological Studies (Old Testament concentration) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). He is excited about equipping others for Old Testament studies through the acquisition and use of Biblical Hebrew.

 


OT511 Old Testament Poetry, Wisdom, and Prophets (3 credits)
Tuesdays, 2.00 pm-5.30 pm

Perhaps, like most believers, you are not familiar with the last half of the Old Testament. This course introduces the history, culture, style of writing, background, and reasons for writing of the authors. Pre-requisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics.

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Toe Set, ThM

Toe Set enjoys helping people understand the Old Testament.  Over the years, he has taught various Old Testament books not only in Singapore but elsewhere in Asia to lay leaders, pastors, and full-time Christian workers.

 

Jeremy Chew, PhD

Jeremy is a Cru Singapore staff since 1991 and has ministered to high school and campus students.  He has also led and mentored at new staff training, and coached at cross-cultural training.  Jeremy and Bee with their two children have served in East Asia for five years before doing his PhD at Asbury Theological Seminary (USA).  Jeremy’s greatest desire is to integrate biblical exposition with spiritual formation.

 


TS500 Church History 1 (3 credits)
Fridays, 2.00 pm-5.30 pm

Do you know your spiritual heritage? This course will take you through a study of Christianity from the late first century to the rise of the Enlightenment. There is special emphasis on key figures and events as well as theological developments in the Church through these centuries.

Tan Kok Choon, MCS/PhD Studies

Kok Choon has a MCS (History) from Regent College (Canada).  He is pursuing his PhD studies with Andrew F Walls Centre for the Study of Asian And African Christianity at Liverpool Hope University, focused on the Life of John Sung.  He is also an experienced History teacher at a local high school.

 


TS510 Theology 1 (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9.00 am-10.45 am

Survey, interact with, and imaginatively apply in contemporary context the major theological and scriptural doctrines relating to the Bible, God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.

Pre-requisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics, TS510 Worldview and Biblical Decision Making or IS520 Contextualisation.

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Lewis Winkler, PhD

Lewis joined Cru in 1987 and has taught in three seminaries in the USA and Asia.  He enjoys interacting with students over basketball and casual discussion on how the Bible applies to life and issues today.

 


TS560 Worldview and Biblical Decision Making (2 credits)
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.15 am

Your worldview shapes how you live even if you don’t know what it is and how it works. This course seeks to explore the big questions of life and develop the necessary categories to develop a biblical view of life to help you develop a Christian framework for moral decision making.

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Lewis Winkler, PhD

Lewis joined Cru in 1987 and has taught in three seminaries in the USA and Asia.  He enjoys interacting with students over basketball and casual discussion on how the Bible applies to life and issues today.

 


TS584/IS502 Defending the Faith in Asia (3 credits)
Thursdays, 2.00 pm-5.30 pm

This class will look at some of the major Asian religions and examine questions such as “How can we know if Jesus is truly God?”  “If God is good, why is there evil?”  And “Is the Bible reliable?”

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Jose Philip, ThM

Jose Philip is the Director for Itinerant Development with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (Asia-Pacific). He grew up in India and became a follower of Jesus Christ at the age of fourteen. While working in the Middle East he discovered his passion of teaching and preaching the Word. As a result he moved to Singapore and completed both an MDiv in Biblical Studies and MTh at Singapore Bible College. Since graduating in 2008 he has taught in various settings and countries.

 

 

INTENSIVE COURSES

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2017

 

 

Registration deadline is Wednesday, 15 November 2017.  You may register online or contact us for registration form.

  

LF562 Marriage and Family Counseling (3 credits)
22 November–1 December 2017
(starts on Wednesday, ends on the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm

The course explores biblical counseling approaches to common issues faced by engaged and married couples and in family relationships. You will learn to recognize and understand common dysfunctions, how individuals relate and why they do so, and how to bring healing and resolution.

 

Wilson Phang, PhD

Wilson is the founder of Ministry Personnel Care. He is using his background in crisis response, psychiatry, psychology, Biblical counseling and missiology to provide care, counsel and training to Christian workers globally. He and his wife have three grown children.

NT512/TS512 New Testament Apologetics (3 credits)
22 November–1 December 2017
(starts on Wednesday, ends on the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm

Have historians uncovered “the real Jesus”–one who is different from the Jesus described in the Gospels? Did Paul, James, and Peter really write all the biblical books attributed to them, or are many of these books forgeries? This course will look at these and other questions, equipping you to defend your faith more effectively.

 

Rob MacEwen, PhD

Rob, a former missionary to East Asia, is passionate about helping others understand and apply God’s Word. He has authored Matthean Posteriority, a book that explores literary relationships between the first three gospels.

 

 

Find out if you are eligible to take any one of these courses using the Two Courses Free@EAST Promotion!

 

 

Click here to sign up online for EAST courses.

 

Online registration of courses at www.east.edu.sg or contact registrar@east.edu.sg for registration form.