Getting to know Dr Benson and Mrs Josephine Goh

 

Dr Benson Goh (professor of Greek and New Testament studies) and his wife, Josephine (Mentoring Group coordinator), helped organize the “Discipling the Young in Today’s Digital World” webinar. They also spoke at the webinar together with the keynote speaker, Dr Felicia Tay, a clinical psychologist from a public hospital. It was attended by more than 280 participants. Recently, we got up close and personal with Ben and Jo, as they are called by friends and colleagues.

To begin with, how did they meet? In school, where else!

Ben and Jo met as undergraduates during their respective Engineering and Business studies on Nanyang Technological University (NTU). As they got to know each other more through their love for Christ and involvement with Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ), friendship blossomed into love.

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Asking the Right Questions in Facilitating Bible Study


In one of our recent Ministry Weekend webinars, our faculty Amy Lau spoke on using helpful questions as a way of engaging the text in Bible study. This was organised as part of an equipping series on the preparation and facilitation of online bible study.

One of the tips given was to use ‘who, what, why, when, where and how’ questions as a way of directing attention and facilitating the understanding of certain key points within the text in the Bible.

Here’s the video of this webinar for more details on this tip:

Useful Tips for Leading Online Bible Study

In one of our recent Ministry Weekend webinars, Jacob Li, our faculty was sharing a number of useful tips for leading bible study online. These are relevant for anyone using online platforms for teaching ministry.

Here’s a little snippet of the points covered:
Technology

Engage
Ask Questions
Cheer
Homework

Sounds useful? Here’s a video of the session:


Shalom, and the Lord grant you effectiveness in your ministry online.

MGs in Ministry Weekend Action


Our Mentoring Groups have been serving together over the recent weekends in various webinars as an outreach to the community over online platforms.

As the webinars covered a range of varied topics, we have gleaned much from the learning experience of hosting the webinars and listening along to our speakers’ messages.

This year’s Ministry Weekend has indeed been a unique one for our Mentoring Groups, as we learned how to reach the community online instead of physical seminars. Yes, it was a steep learning curve as online platforms were new to many of us. Still, we are giving thanks for the learning experiences we have had in adjusting to such new normals in ministry.

As we look ahead to new normals and new challenges in ministry, we can keep Deuteronomy 31:8 in mind as our encouragement from the Lord:

The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you;
He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
– Deuteronomy 31:8 –

Be blessed and encouraged, as you walk with the Lord today and in the days ahead.

Happy Teachers’ Day

The first Friday of September has been designated as Teachers’ Day in Singapore since 2011. Prior to that, Teachers’ Day used to fall on 1 September. The first Friday of September has now been an official school holiday in public schools for the past nine years. This #WeekendGoodRead is taken from a local Christian blog, a post written by a Teacher turned Pastor, Ps Low Kok Guan from Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church.

In the post, he reflects on what he wished he knew before he had joined teaching and gave tips to young teachers and those perhaps considering the teaching the profession on how he managed to teach for 10 years before he answered the call to serve God full-time.

Read all about it here: What I learnt as a Young Teacher

Happy Teachers’ Day weekend to all Teachers!

#WeekendGoodRead #HappyTeachersDay

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