Obituary – Jane Ong Bee Bee

The President, Leadership, Faculty, Staff and Students of East Asia School of Theology are deeply saddened by the passing of Mdm Ong Bee Bee, the wife of our resident faculty member Dr Jeremy Chew, and offer heartfelt condolences to her beloved husband, Jeremy and children Jed and Jemi, in their immense loss. Bee Bee was well loved and we will miss her greatly but are assured she is safe in the loving arms of Jesus.

Please note that the wake is on from Saturday, 18th to Sunday, 19th August 2018.

The Art and Science of Mentoring and Spiritual Direction (November 2018 Intensive Course)

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

LF550 The Art and Science of Mentoring and Spiritual Direction (3 credits)
21-30 November 2018
 (from Wednesday to the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm

Mentoring and spiritual direction in the Christian tradition are spiritually formative and transformative ministries. There is a certain skillset which can be taught in mentoring and in spiritual direction. Yet there is also the ‘art’ side of discernment, listening to one another, and to God, and prayer. This practical course is suitable to equip Church members, leaders, pastors, seminarians and anyone who is interested in the foundations of mentoring and spiritual direction.

Alex Tang, PhD

Alex Tang, PhD & MD, is an associate professor of Paediatrics in Monash University and consultant paediatrician at KPJ Johor Specialist Hospital.  His PhD is in Spiritual Formation, Discipleships, and Education.  He is a popular speaker, especially on ethical issues and spiritual formation.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, 14 November 2018.  You may register online or contact us for registration form.

EAST Cross-Cultural Team Internship 2018

Four teams of EAST students traveled to multiple overseas locations as part of their Cross-Cultural Team Internship 2018 (CCTI).

The teams spent a semester in preparation seeking to apply contextualisation and cross-cultural principles in their planning and working with the overseas partnering church or agency. They also sought to do team building as part of their working together cohesively and in unity. Then during the end-of-year school break, they embarked on a three-week cross-cultural missions trip and came alongside their partners to meet the latter’s ministry needs.

Here is a short video from the CCTI team to India as an example:

Video courtesy of CCTI team.

Tips for Everyone at Seminary

Dr Keith and Jacob’s mentoring group put together a session at last week’s chapel to share tips on how to do well as a seminary student.

Here’s what was shared:

(1) Continue to spend time with God. This recharges you and keeps you spiritually fresh. Your morning quiet time and short times of reflection throughout the day helps you stay connected with God.

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EAST Holy Land Study Tour 2018

15 Days, 25 November to 9 December 2018 — Organized by Travel 360 Pte Ltd.

Picture yourself cupping your hands to drink water at the same spring where Gideon’s band of 300 select men did the same, climbing the steps that led to the altar of the golden calf in the northern kingdom of Israel, or studying about Jesus calming the storms as you sail across the Sea of Galilee. This is an opportunity to study God’s Word in its original setting. For more information about the Study Tour email or

Rev Dr Keith SHUBERT

Dr Jeannette SHUBERT

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.

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View video for the EAST Holy Land Study Tour conducted previously:

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