Church History 1 (Onsite) – Day Course

Church History 1 (Onsite)
TS500, 3 Credits
Fridays, 9.00 am – 12.00 pm

This course helps students better appreciate and understand their own faith by studying some of the key movements and ideas from the history of the Christian Church. The course will follow the history of Christianity from the late first century to the rise of the Enlightenment. Prerequisite: LF500 Research & Writing for Christian Leadership.

Raymundo Go, PhD, has been on staff with Philippines Campus Crusade for Christ since 1989 where he had served in both the Church Resource Ministry and the Chinese Ministry. In 1997, he and his wife Lutgarda joined the Faculty team of the International Graduate School of Leadership (Philippines). He was the Senior Pastor at Philippines National Police Academy–Cadet Christian Fellowship for twelve years. He and Lutgarda, have two children: Sara and Nathan.

 

Registration deadline: Friday, 5 July 2024.

New Testament Narratives (Onsite) – Day Course

New Testament Narratives (Onsite)
NT510, 3 Credits
Thursdays, 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

An expositional study of the Gospels and Acts. Attention will be given to the historical and cultural contexts of these narratives as well as biblical themes and theology. Emphasis will be given to Christ’s teaching and ministry and the work of the Holy Spirit in building the Church. Prerequisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics.

 

Ng Khim Fatt, ThM, graduated from Trinity Theological College in 2019 and joined EAST as a resident faculty in 2023. He has taught subjects on New Testament studies with the EAST Extension Centres in India and East Asia and is passionate about equipping Christian workers in developing countries.

 

Registration deadline: Friday, 5 July 2024.

PIM Graduate Salaimphy: I finally had the chance to be trained!

Sailamphy Rakhangmi, EAST PIM graduate, India

 

Here is the story of Sailamphy Rakhangmi who graduated in May 2024 with an EAST Certificate in Partners in Ministry (PIM). PIM is a two-year Certificate Program designed to provide a learning environment to develop wives of seminary students, wives of men in full-time ministry and wives of men in bi-vocational ministry to grow in partnership with their husbands in the Lord’s ministry.

For a long time Sailamphy, 44, who shepherds a church in New Delhi with her husband Rejoyson, hungered for ministry training.

“But sadly, I didn’t have the paper qualifications for many courses offered,” she says. “I stopped schooling at 13 when my grandparents, my main caregivers, passed away.”

In 2022, a friend invited Sailamphy to a Zoom workshop by EAST faculty Josephine Li, and later to an online EAST Open House.

“To my surprise, then PIM Director Margaret Chan invited me to join the program on Zoom,” she says. “Wow! I finally had the chance to be trained.”

Sailamphy looks back to the past two years with gratitude.

“‘Christian Marriage’, ‘The Significant Woman’, and ‘Introduction to Counselling’ equipped me as my husband’s partner in ministry, especially among the college students who attend our church.”

“Through the training, I learned to listen, ask good questions, and open God’s Word to them. The fruitfulness I experienced has affirmed God’s call for me as a people-helper.”

 

For those interested to know more about the EAST Partners in Ministry program, please email Mrs Lut Go (PIM English) – lutgo [at] east.edu.sg, and Mrs Agnes Liong (PIM Chinese) – agneslim [at] east.edu.sg.

The above article is adapted from the piece by Dr Lau Ying Kheng, originally written for the EAST 30th Commencement brochure.

 

Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics (Onsite) – Day Course

Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics (Onsite)
BS510, 3 Credits
Thursdays, 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

A skills-oriented course covering two parts. In Part 1 (Bible Study Methods), students will learn and practice the principles, methods and procedures of inductive Bible study involving the steps of observation, interpretation and correlation (hermeneutics), and application. In Part 2 (Hermeneutics), students will be introduced to important hermeneutical features and guidelines in interpreting the different Bible genres. The practice of principles and skills will be applied in the study of several Bible passages, as well as selected Bible books. Prerequisite: LF500 Research & Writing for Christian Leadership.

Auditors are expected to complete the asynchronous portions of each week’s lesson so that they can participate in class discussions and to maximise their learning experience.

 

Amy Lau, ThM, 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 and 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.

 

Registration deadline: Friday, 5 July 2024.

Teaching & Learning 1 (Onsite) – Day Course

Teaching & Learning 1 (Onsite)
LF530, 2 Credits
Wednesdays, 9.00 am – 11.00 am

This course equips the student with critical skills to facilitate learning groups in a relevant and life changing manner. Building on a foundation of Bible study, the student learns to assess the audience, understand various types of groups and their dynamics, develop a lesson plan, and facilitate in order that participants are actively engaged in the learning process. Students practice facilitation skills in small group contexts. Prerequisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics.

Auditors are expected to complete the asynchronous portions of each week’s lesson so that they can participate in class discussions.

Agnes Too, DIS Studies, has been on staff with Cru Singapore since 1994. She has previously taught English proficiency and Communication classes in the National University of Singapore. Together with her husband, Samuel, they served in East Asia for 10 years before returning home to lead the Missions department in Cru Singapore. Her ministry focus was in Membercare, helping churches and mission agencies prepare and send well so that their missionary families will thrive on the field and return healthy. They both joined EAST as resident faculty and staff in May 2020.

 

Registration deadline: Friday, 5 July 2024.

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