1-2-3 Launch Out with EAST!

1 – Dive into EAST equipping classes for your holistic personal growth and ministry effectiveness.

2 – EAST courses is designed to transform and launch you out to be gospel practitioners.

3Enrol in any of the following classes as audit student now!

“The journey at EAST has given me head, heart, hands–and may I add, new habits–to carry me back to the mission field.” – An EAST alumna

Be part of EAST learning community as we seek to “develop servant leaders for the Great Commission in Asia and beyond.”

 

INTENSIVE COURSES

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER 2023

Registration deadline is Tuesday, 14 November 2023.


Exposition of Matthew (Onsite)
NT530, 3 Credits
22 November – 1 December (from Wednesday through the following Friday, excluding Saturday and Sunday)
9.00 am-5.00 pm

The Book of Matthew was the most popular Gospel account in the early Church. It is loved for its emphasis on how Jesus fulfilled Old Testament prophecies, the visit of the magi, the Sermon on the Mount, the invitation to the easy yoke, Peter’s walk on the water, the parable of the wise and foolish virgins, the guard at the tomb, the Great Commission, and many other unique passages. Matthew presents much of Jesus’ teaching in five great discourses, making his account a discipleship training manual for the Church.

Expositional study of the Gospel of Matthew with attention to the genre and structure, historical setting, purpose, biblical theology and major themes of the book, and relevance for life and ministry.

 

Robert MacEwen, PhD, is Academic Dean and Associate Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Tyndale Theological Seminary in the Netherlands. He previously served as a resident faculty member of EAST for six years. Rob has also been a missionary in several other locations, including East Asia and New York City. His wife Lisa, who was born and raised in Korea, was also a faculty member of EAST. They have one daughter, Lydia, who spent her primary school years in Singapore, and is now studying Nursing at a university in the USA.


Study on Gender & Sexuality in Christian Ministry (Onsite)
LF568, 3 Credits
22 November – 1 December (from Wednesday through the following Friday, excluding Saturday and Sunday)
9.00 am-5.00 pm

Designed to familiarize and challenge students with the questions and concepts in gender and sexuality studies and to examine them critically and biblically, based on the Bible, Christian, and sociological writings. The course will include historical, cultural factors, and trends in gender roles and behavior within various social spheres and institutions. The outcome of the course is to prepare students to understand and minister effectively to a postmodern world with regards to gender and sexuality issues.

Heng Hwee Chuang, DMin, has MACE and DMin degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA). She has more than 30 years of Christian Education experience in creche, children, youth, and adult ministries in the 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.

 

 

Total fees to audit each 3-credit class: Registration + Tuition = S$45 + S$210 = S$255.
Registration deadline for the intensive classes is Tuesday, 14 November 2023.

 


 

事工伙伴证书课程(中文)

PARTNERS IN MINISTRY (CHINESE)

9 月 25 日至 11 月 6 日

9 SEPTEMBER – 6 NOVEMBER 2023

注册截止日期:2023 年 9 月 20 日,星期三。

重回真我(线上)| Becoming What God Intended (Online)
LF300, 2学分 | LF300, 2 Credits
星期一 9月25日至11月6日 晚上 7-9.30 | Mondays, 25 Sep – 6 Nov, 7.00-9.30 pm 

本课程从圣经了解我们需要重回神在创造我们时的样子。透过深入探讨自堕落以来人类所出现的问题和经历的伤痛,明白神做了些什么让我们得自由恢复真我—在基督里作新造的人。整个学习旅程不只包括头脑的认知,也包括情感上的连接,以便把所学到的真理整合并应用在学习者的生命里。

林巧敏(文硕)于2001年加入学园传道会开始全时间的服事。在加入学园之前,她从事财务分析和会计工作。她的事工经验包括校园事工、传福音和门徒训练、婚前辅导、祷告和姐妹事工。在2015年起,她也担任事工伙伴证书课程的讲师和督导老师。她和丈夫梁国伟牧师,育有三名儿女。

 

柯子微(文硕)于1997年加入学园传道会开始全时间的服事,并在前14年被派往国外传教。自2013年以来,她在东亚神学院担任事工伙伴证书课程的讲师。她热衷于服侍女性,并喜欢造就和陪伴她们一起成长。她也参与本地传福音的事工、社交媒体事工,并在过去 10 年中督导年轻母亲。她和丈夫卢宜顺,育有两名儿女。

 

 

旁听生学费($50/学分)
• 一门2学分课:S$100

学分生学费(S$70/学分)
• 一门2学分课:S$140

注册截止日期:2023 年 9 月 20 日,星期三。

 

 


FIRST SEMESTER COURSES

JULY – NOVEMBER 2023

EAST courses consist of synchronous and asynchronous portions. During the synchronous portion, the class meets either online via Zoom or onsite at EAST. During the asynchronous portion, enrolled learners do the assigned work on their own.

  • “Onsite” courses meet at EAST campus.
  • “Online” courses will have synchronous sessions held only online.
  • “Concurrent” courses are held onsite and online simultaneously. Singapore residents who are taking the course for credit can only take the course onsite.  Audit students must choose either onsite or online for the duration of the course.

Classes may require audit students to complete some assignments and/or in-class projects to maximise their learning experience.

Registration is closed for this semester of classes.

SEMESTER COURSES – 17 JULY TO 17 NOVEMBER 2023

Registration deadline: Friday, 7 July 2023.

Evening Courses – Online

Day Courses – Onsite

Day Courses – Concurrent Onsite & Online

Day Courses, Online – Partners in Ministry

 

INTENSIVE COURSES – 22 NOVEMBER  TO 1 DECEMBER 2023

Intensive Classes – Onsite

FIRST SEMESTER COURSES

JULY- NOVEMBER 2023

All day and evening courses listed are valid for the semester of 17 July 2023 – 17 November 2023. Registration is closed for this semester of classes. The intensive classes (November/December 2023), however, are still open for registration.

 

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

  • Make-Up / Reading Week: 11-14 September 2023
  • Ministry Weekend & Rest Week (no classes): 15-18 September 2023
  • School Break: 19-22 September 2023
  • Make-Up / Reading Week: 6-10 November 2023
  • Exam Week: 13-17 November 2023

 

EVENING COURSE 

“Online” courses are conducted synchronously through Zoom.  All timings shown are for synchronous sessions conducted either online or onsite.  Course assignments will be done asynchronously by learners on their own.

 



Shepherd Care (Online)
LF553, 3 Credits
Mondays, 7.00 pm-9.15 pm 

This course seeks to facilitate inner growth of students to become holistically (spirit and soul) healthy shepherds.  This is done by first revitalizing the spirit for long and effective service; second uncluttering the soul of inhibited relationship towards self, others and God; and third validating oneself to mitigate these issues of spirit and soul.

 

 

Casey Lok, DMin, 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 for six years. His DMin is from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (USA). Both Casey and Siew Leng are blessed with four children, two of whom are now young adults and two teenagers.

 

Nelson Lo, EdD Studies, has served with Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ since 1991. In 2000, he moved to East Asia and served as a regional and national leader of ministries before moving to Singapore in 2011. Nelson is married to Sophie and they have two children, Hannah and Joshua.

 

 

DAY COURSES 

“Onsite” courses meet at EAST. “Concurrent Onsite & Online” courses have synchronous sessions conducted both online and onsite (in-person) at the same time.  All timings shown are for synchronous sessions conducted either online or onsite.  Course assignments will be done asynchronously by learners on their own.

 



Biblical Foundations 1 (Concurrent Onsite & Online)
BS412, 3 Credits
Tuesdays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm

An overview of the books in the Old Testament.  Attention will be given to the historical, grammatical and literal interpretation of each Old Testament book as well as the importance and unique contribution of each book in the entire revelation of God.

 

Napitchaya (Su) Panum, ThM, comes with ministry experiences of working with college students in Thailand and the USA. She received her ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA). Su desires to use her training to equip students to actively engage in God’s word with both heart and mind.

 



Christian Leadership Foundations (Onsite)
LF510, 3 Credits
Tuesdays, 1.30 pm-4.30 pm

This course examines the biblical standard of Servant-Steward-Shepherd leadership against some popular leadership theories and praxis.  Students will discover how God has uniquely designed them in areas of gifting, passion, temperament, and life experience.  A time will be provided for each student to seek God for a personal vision and mission for the next fifteen years of their life.  These have implications for personal management of their time, talent, and treasure over a lifetime.

 

Roland Tan, DMin, 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.

 

 

Samuel Too, DMin, served with Cru Singapore for more than 29 years. He and his wife Agnes served in East Asia for ten years before Samuel returned as Missions Head of Cru Singapore. They joined EAST as resident faculty and staff in May 2020. They are blessed with three children. Samuel desires to impart both life and knowledge to his students.

 



Contextualisation (Concurrent Onsite & Online)
IS520, 2 Credits
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.00 am

This course examines the process involved in the contextualisation of theology and ministry, identifying themes and methods appropriate for the Asian context.  Using the framework of critical contextualisation, the class will examine the issues that arise in contextualising.  Students will also develop strategies to contextualise meaningfully in their church and ministry.

Auditors must read all required readings of the textbooks and additional reading materials, to maximise the learning experience.

 

Raymond Song, PhD, 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). Raymond and Justine are blessed with two adult children.

 



Worldview & Biblical Decision Making (Onsite)
TS560, 2 Credits
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.00 am

Helps students better understand what a worldview is, how it works, and its importance so they will move toward and creatively apply a more biblical view of the world.  The course also briefly examines the history of ethical theory from both general and Christian perspectives to help students develop a more genuinely Christian framework for moral decision making.  Students will be encouraged and expected to apply creatively and thoughtfully what they learn to a number of case studies and scenarios as well as utilize this material in their lives and ministries.

Jarred Jung, PhD Studies, joined Cru in 2006 and ministers in Asian contexts. He has worked in campus ministry and most recently has lectured in developing seminaries. His passion is for teaching students how to apply theology to every square inch of their life through the lens of the Bible. He enjoys talking with students about theology, hosting people for dinners, and most of all living life with his wife Shelley and his three children.

 

 

Derek Atkins, ThM, is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (USA), and taught English to undergraduate students in East Asia for many years. He comes to EAST with a desire to prepare Christian workers for ministry throughout Asia and beyond.

 

 



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.

Jeannette Shubert, PhD, has taught at EAST since 2009 and enjoys seeing people develop skill and confidence as they facilitate learning in formal and non-formal environments. She was nominated to and listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. She has completed advanced degrees at Biola University (intercultural education), Dallas Theological Seminary (academic ministry – Bible exposition), and the University of Nebraska-Omaha (counseling) that enrich her teaching and discipleship ministry.

Agnes Too, MA, has been on staff with Cru Singapore since 1994. She has taught English proficiency and Communication classes in the National University of Singapore. Her ministry experience includes campus students, working mothers and returned missionaries. 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 in recent years has been in Member care, helping churches and mission agencies prepare and send well so that their missionary families will thrive on the field and return healthy.

 



Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics (Concurrent Onsite & Online)
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 – 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.

 



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.

 

Keith Shubert, PhD, is a staff member of Cru for 45 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.

 

 

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.

 



Building Spiritual Movements (Concurrent Online & Onsite)
IS501, 3 Credits
Fridays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm

This course provides the “big picture” of building disciples in a movement context.  Students learn the biblical basis of spiritual movements and analyze a few historical and current examples.  This course is intended to motivate and equip students to be more effective in their personal ministry of evangelism and discipleship and trust God to build communities of Spirit-filled multipliers wherever He calls them to minister.  Prerequisite: IS400 Evangelism & Follow-Up Seminar.

 

Liong Kwok Wai, PhD Studies, has been serving as a staff member of Cru Singapore since 1999. 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.

 

 



Theology 1 (Concurrent)
TS510, 3 Credits
Fridays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm

Examines basic theological method, the doctrine of God, His existence and nature, as well as the doctrines surrounding the nature, authority and reliability of His revelation, including the inspiration, collection and transmission of the Bible.  The course also examines the doctrine of Jesus Christ including His identity, nature, and work on behalf of humanity, as well as the Holy Spirit’s nature, activities, and significance.  Prerequisites: BS510 Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics, TS560 Worldview & Biblical Decision Making or IS520 Contextualisation.

Matthew Winslow, PhD Studies, joined Cru in 2002 and has served in Eastern Asia, Singapore and the U.S. He has taught church history and theology classes in Singapore, America, East Asia and the South Pacific. He loves talking with others about history and theology and telling stories of how God has been at work throughout history. Matthew is married to Sijie and they have three children and a dog.

 

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. They are blessed with two children Sara and Nathan.

 



Theological Methods (Onsite)
TS506, 3 Credits
Fridays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm

Learn and critically evaluate the various ways theology has been practiced throughout church history as well as its practice in the contemporary context.  As a result students will be better able to appreciate the strengths and weaknesses of these various methods and develop a consistent theological method which will help them to become more biblically-minded and theologically responsible in approaching various issues in life and ministry.

Jarred Jung, PhD Studies, joined Cru in 2006 and ministers in Asian contexts. He has worked in campus ministry and most recently has lectured in developing seminaries. His passion is for teaching students how to apply theology to every square inch of their life through the lens of the Bible. He enjoys talking with students about theology, hosting people for dinners, and most of all living life with his wife Shelley and his three children.

 

 



Old Testament Poetry, Wisdom, & Prophets (Onsite)
OT511, 3 Credits
Fridays, 1.30 pm-4.30 pm

Expositional study of the poetic, wisdom, and prophetic books of the Old Testament (Job through Malachi) giving attention to theological themes and motifs.  Emphasis will also be given to interpretation of these genres with attention to various elements such as literary, historical, political, and cultural context as well as relationship to the New Testament.  Prerequisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics.

 

Gilbert Soo Hoo, PhD, is a missionary with Serving in Mission East Asia (SIMEA). Formerly a faculty member of Singapore Bible College (SBC), he is now an adjunct professor at SBC and Baptist Theological Seminary (BTS). He guest preaches and have taught adult Bible classes at local churches.

 

 

 

PARTNERS IN MINISTRY 

The Partners in Ministry (PIM) two-year Certificate Program is designed for wives of seminary students as well as wives of men in full-time ministry or bi-vocational ministry.  It was developed out of a firm conviction at EAST that married couples called into vocational ministry would bear much fruit when they are equipped to serve alongside each other.  The program is designed to equip women as partners in ministry with their husbands.  The two-year Certificate Program is also offered online for eligible wives whose husbands are unable to relocate to Singapore. Individual courses are also offered online for eligible visiting students to take them for credit.  In addition, individual courses are open for all wives, irrespective of their husbands’ vocation, to take the courses as audit students.

For more information, visit www.east.edu.sg/pim or contact the PIM Program Director, Mrs Lut Go at lutgo@east.edu.sg.

The courses listed are valid for the semester of 17 July 2023 – 6 November 2023. 

PIM classes registration is closed for this semester.

 

 



Becoming What God Intended (Online)
LF300, 3 Credits
Mondays, 1.30 pm-3.30 pm 

Looks at Scriptures to understand the need for us to become what God intended for us at creation.  It takes an in depth look at what has gone wrong with the human race since the Fall.  It then looks at what God has done to bring about what He intended for us — A New Creation in Christ.  The process of learning includes both head knowledge and heart involvement so that lessons learned can be integrated and lived out in the learner’s life.

 

Margaret Chan, MABS, has been a staff with Cru Singapore since 1975, and ministered to high school and polytechnic students, and wives of executives.  Margaret is married to Chan Chong Hiok, the President of EAST; they have two adult sons, Joshua and Joel.

 

 

 

Lok Siew Leng, BA, has been a staff of Cru Singapore since 1991. She has worked with campus students, missions member care, and women’s ministry especially among mothers. She and her husband, Casey, were missionaries to Japan for six years and they have four children.

 



Introduction to Counselling (Online)
LF366A, 1 Credit
Mondays, 4.15 pm-5.45 pm 

The course includes exposure to the importance of Scriptures in the care of souls, the practice of basic listening skills, attentive behavior, and asking good questions to aid one’s personal life circumstances, and use of the same concept in their soul care ministry.  Classes will begin on 17 July and will meet for 7 sessions, at alternate weeks.

 

Grace Tanudtanud, MDiv, is a faculty member of the International Graduate School of Leadership (IGSL) in Manila Philippines.  She has been teaching educational ministry and counselling courses and serves as the Life Mentoring Director.  She holds an MDiv in Biblical Studies and an MA in Counselling.

 

 

 

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