2018/2019 First semester courses

 FIRST SEMESTER COURSES

JULY – NOVEMBER 2018

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

 

All Day and Evening Courses listed are valid for the semester of 16 July to 16 November 2018. Click on the course title for more details. Registration deadline is Monday, 9 July 2018. You may register online or contact us for registration form.

Partners in Ministry Courses

Evening Courses

Day Courses:

Intensive Courses:

All Intensive Courses listed are scheduled for Wednesday, 21 November to Friday, 30 November 2018. Click on each course title for more details. Registration deadline for Intensive Courses is Wednesday, 14 November 2018. You may register online or contact us for registration form.

Maximum Class Size

Depending on the faculty and size of facility, each course may have a class size limit. You will be informed by the Registrar Office if the course that you seek to register has reached the maximum class size.

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

  • Make-up Week: 3-6 September, 2018
  • Reading Week: 10-14 September, 2018
  • Make-up Week: 5-9 November, 2018
  • Exam Week: 13-16 November, 2018

 

PARTNERS IN MINISTRY COURSES 

The Partners in Ministry (PIM) program is designed for wives of seminary students, or whose husbands are ministers or in vocational Christian ministry. PIM seeks to develop wives as they grow in partnership with their husbands and in their own circle of influence. The following are for women who are PIM visiting students or program students. For more information on PIM, visit www.EAST.edu.sg/pim.

The following PIM courses are not eligible for any EAST promotions including, but not limited to the First Course Free promotion. 


LF460 Christian Marriage (1 credit)
Mondays, 9.30 am-12.30 pm, 16 Jul-20 Aug (6 sessions)

Do you want your marriage to not just survive but thrive while you try to keep up with the demands of ministry? This course will help you build a thriving marriage by understanding God’s purpose for marriage, doing a multi-dimensional assessment of your current marriage, and the equipping of practical skills in handling challenges unique to ministry couples.

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Jacob is passionate about teaching. He has 20 years of teaching adults in Canada, USA, and Asia. In addition to his ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA), he has a Master of Continuing Education – Adult Learning from University of Calgary (Canada). Jacob is committed to helping people study the Word of God as well as to live out their God-given potentials.

Josephine graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Biblical Studies. Josephine has enjoyed teaching people in different age groups—from young children to seniors—and from diverse ethnic background. She has led bible studies and workshops in churches, para-church ministries and seminaries in US, Canada and Asia.


LF411 The Significant Woman (2 credits)
Mondays, 9.30 am-12.30 pm, 27 Aug-29 Oct (8 sessions)

As a woman, would you like to learn how to live a life of significance? Taught in a coaching environment, the course is built on biblical principles to answer that question. No matter what season of life you are in, this class is designed to help you grow in your relationship with God, become aware of who God created you to be, discover and do what He has called you to do.

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Sophie Lo, MA

Sophie Lo, MA in Applied Linguistics, has served with Cru in East Asia and Singapore since 1997. She has ministered among university students, faculties, young professionals and homemakers while in East Asia, and she continues to be involved in women’s ministry in Singapore.

 

 

EVENING COURSES 

 OT557 Exposition of Isaiah (2 Credits)
Tuesdays, 7.00 pm-9.15 pm

We apologize that the class has been cancelled for this semester.


BS531 Physical Settings of the Bible (2 credits)
Thursdays, 7.00 pm-9.15 pm

Have you gone on a Holy Land tour in the past and would like to learn more about the places you visited? Or would you like to go some time in the future?  This course will help you better understand the biblical geography, history, and culture. Faculty: Keith Shubert, PhD and Jeannette Shubert, DMin/PhD Studies (see below).


BS532 Physical Settings of the Bible Practicum (3 credits)
Thursdays, 7.00 pm-9.15 pm (27 Jul, 24 Aug, 21 Sep, 19 Oct & 2 Nov)

Better understand some of the key biblical events, their historical, cultural, and geographical backgrounds which influenced biblical situations and decisions. This course is only for those going on the EAST 2018 Holy Land Study Tour (see below). Note: Study tour registration is separate from registration for this course. Faculty: Keith Shubert, PhD and Jeannette Shubert, DMin/PhD Studies (see below).


EAST 2018 Holy Land Study Tour
25 November to 9 December 2018, 15 days, 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, or studying the passage of Jesus calming the storm as you sail across the Sea of Galilee.  This is an opportunity to study God’s Word in its original setting.

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.

For more information, email wendytan@travel360.sg or studytour@east.edu.sg. Registration for the study tour is separate from BS532 Physical Settings of the Bible Practicum class.

Download the brochure and registration form for more information:

Note: The Holy Land Study Tour is not eligible for any EAST promotions.

 

DAY COURSES


BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9.00 am-10.45 am

How to study the Scriptures on your own–systematically, contextually, and independently, and be surprised by how much God’s Word has in store for you as you feast on it through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Pre-requisite or concurrent with: LF500 Research and Writing for Christian Leadership.

Keith Shubert, PhD

Keith is a staff member of Cru for 43 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.

 

Jacob Li, ThM 

Jacob is passionate about teaching. He holds a Master of Continuing Education (Adult Learning) from University of Calgary (Canada) and Master of Theology (Bible Exposition) from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA).  He has taught at churches, para-church ministries and seminaries in Canada, USA and Asia.

 


IS409 Missions Foundations (3 credits)
Thursdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

This course focuses on God’s missions agenda throughout the Bible. In addition examples from various historical and contemporary contexts will be discussed. Participants will consider their personal role in missions today.  Class is taught at Bachelor’s level (for BACM students).

Samuel Too, DMin 

Samuel Too has been on staff with Cru Singapore for over 25 years.  He has worked with university students and pastors and church workers.  He and his wife, Agnes Kao, then served as missionaries in East Asia for 10 years.  Samuel is passionate about mentoring, equipping and sending out workers for the global harvest.  He is currently the Missions Head of Cru Singapore, overseeing missions mobilisation.  His doctorate is in Leadership Development from Singapore Bible College.  Samuel and Agnes have three children, ages 8-15.


IS501 Building Spiritual Movements (3 credits)
Thursdays, 9.00 am-12.30 pm

This course provides an effective and practical approach to equip you to build communities of Spirit-filled multipliers by following Jesus’ example and strategy.

Pre-requisite: IS401 Evangelism and Follow-Up Seminar.

Liong Kwok Wai, MDiv

Kwok Wai has been serving as a staff member of Cru Singapore for 17 years.  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.

 


IS520/TS570 Contextualisation (2 credits)
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.15 am

This class will give you tools to critically contextualise both the gospel message and ministry methods and strategies so that the gospel will be planted deeply in Asian soil.  Faculty: Kwa Kiem Kiok, PhD


IS522 Missionary Anthropology (3 credits)
Thursdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

Dynamics of culture and its effects on people, ministry, and missions.  This course focuses on culture, worldview, and anthropological methodologies that are especially helpful for cross-cultural witness.

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Kwa Kiem Kiok, PhD

Kiem sits on a review board for medical research and a national level medical ethics committee.  She served for six years with Graduates’ Christian Fellowship.  She co-authors a commentary on the book of Matthew for the Asia Bible Commentary Series.

 


LF510 Christian Leadership Foundations (3 credits)
Fridays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

Self-leadership and self-care; how to set boundaries and build margin; how to serve with your gifting, passion, personality, and life experience as a leader; what are ministry models of a shepherd, a steward, and a servant in leadership-these are topics this course will discuss, with application to your personal life and ministry.

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Roland Tan, DMin

Roland 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.

 

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Casey Lok, DMin 

Casey 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 (6 years). His DMin is from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (USA).

 


LF530 Teaching and Learning 1 (2 credits)
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.15 am

Building on a foundation of Bible study, in this course you will learn how to assess the audience, develop a lesson plan, and facilitate an engaging learning process.

Pre-requisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics. 

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Jeannette Shubert, DMin/PhD Studies

Jeannette has taught in Kenya, the USA, Russia, the Philippines, and now at EAST.  She enjoys mentoring women as well as helping students develop skill and confidence as teachers.

 

 

Heng Hwee Chuang, DMin

Hwee Chuang has degrees in MACE and DMin from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA).  She has over 30 years of Christian Education experience in creche, children, youth, and adult ministries in 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.  She is married and has two grown daughters.

 

LF555 Expository Preaching 1 (2 credits)
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.15 am

Going beyond public speaking skills, you will learn how to take a biblical text and develop a message relevant to the audience.

Pre-requisites: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics, OT510 Old Testament Narratives, may be taken concurrently with NT510 New Testament Narratives. 

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Jacob Li, ThM 

Jacob is passionate about teaching. He holds a Master of Continuing Education (Adult Learning) from University of Calgary (Canada) and Master of Theology (Bible Exposition) from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA).  He has taught at churches, para-church ministries and seminaries in Canada, USA and Asia.

 


NT503 Greek 3: Intermediate Grammar & Exegesis (3 credits)
Thursdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

This course builds upon NT502 to deepen the student’s comprehension of New Testament Greek and strengthen the student’s ability to use Greek in exegesis. Students learn and apply a systematic method of exegesis for a ministry of preaching and teaching. Through the study of selected New Testament passages representing various genres, students develop greater proficiency in using tools for accurate exegesis.

Pre-requisite: NT502 Greek 2: Basics of Greek Grammar. 

Benson Goh, PhD

Benson Goh is a staff of Cru Singapore since 1996 in various leadership, coaching, and training roles within the university campus ministry and staff training programs. Benson has taught at EAST and is also a teaching intern in Koine Greek and Ephesians courses in Asbury Seminary.

 

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Andrew Spurgeon, PhD

Andrew Spurgeon, PhD in New Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary is the Chairman of Publications for Asia Theological Association. He has written commentaries on Romans and on 1 Corinthians. He and his wife Lori serve with Global Outreach International.

 


NT510 New Testament Narratives (3 credits)
Tuesdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

There’s only one life of Jesus Christ, so why are there four Gospel accounts? This course will uncover the way each Gospel book gives us a compatible, yet distinct, portrait of the character, life, and teachings of our Lord.

Pre-requisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics. 

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Amy Lau, ThM

Amy 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.

 


OT500A Hebrew 1: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Tools & Methods (3 credits)
Thursdays & Fridays, 2.00 pm-3.30 pm

You will learn how to use tools and methods that will make you a better informed and more accurate interpreter of the Old Testament, and be equipped with some fundamentals of Hebrew.  Open to all except MDiv Teaching and Exposition program students.

Pre-requisite or concurrent with: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics.  

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Yee Chin Hong, PhD

Chin Hong received his PhD in Theological Studies (Old Testament concentration) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). He is excited about equipping others for Old Testament studies through the acquisition and use of Biblical Hebrew.

 


OT500B Hebrew 1; Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Grammar (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Fridays, 11.00 am-12.30pm

Building on memorized vocabulary words and grammar rules, you will learn to read and translate simple sentences from the Hebrew Old Testament. Enrollment limited to MDiv Teaching and Exposition program students.

Pre-requisite or concurrent with BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics. 

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Toe Set, ThM

Toe Set enjoys helping people understand the Old Testament.  Over the years, he has taught various Old Testament books not only in Singapore but elsewhere in Asia to lay leaders, pastors, and full-time Christian workers.

 


OT511 Old Testament Poetry, Wisdom, and Prophets (3 credits)
Thursdays, 9.00 am-12.30 pm

Perhaps, like most believers, you are not familiar with the last half of the Old Testament. This class introduces the history, culture, style of writing, background and reasons for writing of the authors. It is an overview and introduction to the books in the Poetic & Wisdom genre, and the Prophetic genre.

 

Tan Hock Seng, ThD

Tan Hock Seng has taught at many Bible Schools in Singapore since 1994. While he generally teaches New Testament subjects, he enjoys the Old Testament books as they are foundational for an understanding of the entire Bible.

 


TS500 Church History 1 (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Fridays, 9.00 am-10.30 am

Do you know your spiritual heritage? This course will take you through a study of Christianity from the late first century to the rise of the Enlightenment. There is special emphasis on key figures and events as well as theological developments in the Church through these centuries.

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Lewis Winkler, PhD

Lewis joined Cru in 1987 and has taught in three seminaries in the USA and Asia.  He enjoys interacting with students over basketball and casual discussion on how the Bible applies to life and issues today.

 


TS510 Theology 1 (3 credits)
Fridays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

Survey, interact with, and imaginatively apply in contemporary context the major theological and scriptural doctrines relating to the Bible, God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.

Pre-requisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics, TS510 Worldview and Biblical Decision Making or IS520 Contextualisation.

Clive Chin, PhD

Clive Chin is the Senior Pastor of Orchard Road Presbyterian Church, having served as a pastor for 17 years in Chinese churches in the USA. In the last 13 years, he served as a theological educator in the USA and Asia, including being Academic Dean at Singapore Bible College. He holds a PhD in Biblical and Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA), and a PhD in Intercultural Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). He has authored two books: The Perception of Christianity as a Rational Religion in Singapore, and Mystical Union and Imitation of Christ. He and his wife, Rhonda, have two children, Elisabeth (21) and Stephen (18).

 

TS560 Worldview and Biblical Decision Making (2 credits)
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.15 am

Your worldview shapes how you live even if you don’t know what it is and how it works. This course seeks to explore the big questions of life to enable you to better understand, defend, and live out your faith in the marketplace of competing ideas and lifestyles.  It will also help you develop a biblically-informed framework for making moral decisions.

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Lewis Winkler, PhD

Lewis joined Cru in 1987 and has taught in three seminaries in the USA and Asia.  He enjoys interacting with students over basketball and casual discussion on how the Bible applies to life and issues today.

 

 

INTENSIVE COURSES

NOVEMBER 2018

 

 

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

  

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.

 


LF516 Organisational Leadership (3 credits)
21-30 November 2018
 (from Wednesday to the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm

This course enables students to integrate biblical principles related to organizational best practices, learn how to build an effective and cohesive team, identify personal leadership styles and apply the effects leadership styles can have on given organizational communities particularly during the process of leading change. The Birkman Method® assessment is integrated throughout the course to help students objectively assess their strengths, motivations, expectations and leadership styles.

Special requirement: All who attend the class (including those taking it for audit) are required to complete the Birkman Method® assessment, if they have not done so before. The cost is S$130 per person (not covered by any EAST promotions). Students on financial aid will receive a 50% subsidy on the cost. After class registrations, EAST will contact the students on completing the Birkman assessment.

Sylvia Koltzenburg, MEd

Sylvia Koltzenburg is a seasoned corporate development executive with over 30 years leadership experience coaching executives of Fortune 500 companies across North America, Europe and Asia as well as major church and para-church organizations. She has been a change agent in the lives of thousands of people, helping them make strategic personal and organizational decisions. Sylvia holds a Master of Education (Counseling and Psychotherapy) from Hardin-Simmons University (USA) and a Certificate of Special Studies (Business Administration and Management) from Harvard University Graduate Programs (USA). Rob, a former missionary to East Asia, is passionate about helping others understand and apply God’s Word. He has authored Matthean Posteriority, a book that explores literary relationships between the first three gospels.

 

 

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

 

Online registration of courses at www.east.edu.sg or contact registrar@east.edu.sg for registration form.

 

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