Marriage and Family Counseling (Intensive Course)

LF562 Marriage and Family Counseling (3 credits)
27 November-6 December 2019 (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, 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.


Registration deadline is Wednesday, 20 November 2019.  You may register online or contact us for registration form.

Intercultural Communications (Intensive Course)

IS521  Intercultural Communications (3 credits)
27 November-6 December 2019 (starts on Wednesday ends on the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm

Study of the basic principles of and key issues in intercultural communication. Students will learn the complexity of communicating the Gospel cross-culturally through experiential learning activities. They will acquire tools for studying a host culture and learn how to communicate the Gospel in a culturally relevant manner.

Daniel Rupp, PhD, served as a pastor in Arkansas for two years. He has spent the last 11 years serving in East Asia and just completed his PhD in Intercultural Studies from BIOLA. Daniel’s research was in the field of cognitive anthropology and explored differences in the ways that American and Chinese Christians conceptualize themselves as believers. Along with cognitive anthropology, he is passionate about teaching God’s word, specifically the Old Testament. He and his wife Kayla have four children and have been married for 17 years.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, 20 November 2019.  You may register online or contact us for registration form.

EAST Holy Land Study Tour 2019

15 Days, 30 November to 14 December 2019 — 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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Affirmations & Appreciation at Chapel from an Alumnus

Hendra, our recent alumnus was with us at Chapel last week. Shortly after his graduation, we came to know that he was given the responsibility of leading a seminary in his hometown as president, on top of pastoral duties at his church.

Soon, BEST(Bethesaida Evangelical School of Theology Medan) started incorporating a few familiar practices at EAST: having a pigeonhole-style student mailbox system and a mentoring group system of discipleship.

As a gesture of appreciation, Hendra shared how these blessed him at EAST:
(1) The many gifts of encouragement and blessing that came through his student mailbox
(2) The Mentoring Group community, which was one of his highlights at EAST
(3) The consultation times with teachers, which were full of insightful sharing

We are glad that Hendra’s journey of equipping at EAST has come to bless BEST along the way. Such is God’s unique way of multiplying the fruitfulness of the work here.

EAST will continue to work in partnership with BEST for the equipping and transformation of more leaders and believers to come.


Photos courtesy of Tan Eng Kwang

Welcome, Our New Students!

Our new students have joined us for Aleph this new semester. The Lord bless each of them in their journey of equipping with EAST.

Photos courtesy of Wong Ee Yuing & Tan Eng Kwang

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