2018/2019 Second semester courses

 SECOND SEMESTER COURSES

JANUARY – MAY 2019

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 8 January to 10 May 2019. Click on the course title for more details. Registration deadline is Wednesday, 2 January 2019. 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, 22 May to Friday, 31 May 2019. Click on each course title for more details. Registration deadline for Intensive Courses is Wednesday, 15 May 2019. 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:

  • Chinese New Year Break: 5 8 February 2019
  • Reading Week: 11 15 March 2019
  • Make-up Week: 29 April 3 May 2019
  • Exam Week: 6 10 May 2019

 

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. 


BS410 Bible Study Methods (3 PIM Credits)
Mondays, 9.30 am-3.15 pm

This class will help students learn basic Bible study methods, small group dynamics and facilitation, and basic elements of preparing a lesson plan. This is a course to equip students on how to first study the Bible on her own and in turn to teach the biblical truth through the understanding of leading a small group discussion effectively.

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Josephine was born and raised in Hong Kong. At 19 years of age, she emigrated with her family to Vancouver, Canada, where she studied Business Administration at Simon Fraser University, and Interior Design Management at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. In 2013, she completed the Master of Biblical Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, USA, where she concentrated on Women Ministries and Cross Cultural Missions. Josephine’s passion is to reach out to and equip women, especially wives of pastors and leaders, for God’s service.

 

EVENING COURSES 

 


LF511 Transforming Leadership (3 Credits)
Thursdays, 7.00 pm-10.00 pm

Leadership is a passion and a calling.  A transformational servant-leader is capable of bringing about change in organisations, and individuals. This course examines the underlying theology, leadership theory, and skill set of such a leader in today’s world.

CHAN CHONG HIOK, DD

Chan Chong Hiok has served as Country Director of Cru Singapore for more than ten years, as National Campus Director and Area Team Leader for East Asia for 18 years, and President of EAST since 2011. He has an MDiv and DD (Transformational Leadership) from the International Graduate School of Leadership (Philippines).

 

Nelson Lo, MDiv/DMin Studies

Nelson served in the Chinese Ministry of Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ since 1991.  In 2000, he moved to East Asia, and served as a Campus Director, and later as Regional Training Director (Student-led Movement), City Director (Leader-led Movement), National Coordinator for Church Planting Network (Leader-led Movement), and Regional Leader-led Movement Director. He moved to Singapore with his Singaporean wife, Sophie, in 2011, and is now Dean of Administration at EAST.


NT520 / NT520A Exposition of Ephesians (2 credits / 3 credits)
Thursdays, 7.00 pm-9.15 pm

The letter to the Ephesians is considered as one of the greatest works of the Apostle Paul that has influenced much of Christian theology, love, honour, prayer, and ethics. The student will examine the book of Ephesians to determine the author’s central message, and its theological significance and relevance to the Christian faith then and now.

 

Benson Goh, PhD

Benson Goh has been a full-time staff with Cru Singapore since 1996. He has served in the campus ministry for nine years, three of which he was the director of the Great Commission Training Center (GCTC). He graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in New Testament Biblical Studies in 2017.

 

 

DAY COURSES


IS510 World Missions (2 credits)
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.15 am

This course introduces the exciting biblical, historical, cultural, and strategic perspectives of Christian world missions. Special emphasis is given to the expansion of Christianity, missionary methods used by key people, and lessons for today. Key subjects addressed in the course include how much of God’s global mission has been completed, how much is left to do, how it is being done, and what He wants to do through His people.  Faculty: Song Tae Suk Raymond, PhD (see below).


IS523 Honour, Shame, Guilt & Sin (3 credits)
Tuesdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

This course is designed to help students understand the complexities of human cultural and psychological realities related to honour, shame, guilt, and sin. The goal is to integrate cultural and psychological understandings with biblical and theological principles and use these understandings to communicate the gospel in a manner that is intelligible and meaningful to people of specific cultures. The course covers literature on honour and shame, shame and guilt, and sin from multiple theoretical perspectives and offers an overview of the ways in which honour, shame, and guilt, as a psycho-social-cultural construct, affect human functioning.

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Song Tae Suk Raymond, PhD

Raymond 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).

 


IS541A / TS571A Asian Theology (3 credits)
Fridays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

Critically explores theologies as expressed by Asian Christians and determines their value and place in the Asian context. Students will develop frameworks that will guide them in the task of theologizing in context.

Pre-requisites: IS 520/ TS 570 Contextualisation, or TS 560 Worldview & Biblical Decision Making

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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.

 


IS560 / TS561 Church, Society, and Ethical Issues in Asia (3 credits)
Thursdays, 9.am-12.30 pm

While many Christians have personal opinions about various ethical issues, often they have not deliberately taken the time to consider biblical and contextual implications of those issues.  The course addresses common issues Christians in Asia today must consider as they seek to live as “salt and light” in the world.

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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.

 

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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.

 


LF531 Teaching and Learning 2 (3 credits)
Wednesdays, 9.30 am-11.15 am 

Thursdays, 1.45 pm-3.30pm

Christian leaders are often asked to teach both in both informal and formal educational contexts. This course, conducted in a workshop and discussion format, includes biblical perspectives, principles of teaching and learning, and practice in using creative classroom methods in various teaching settings.

Pre-requisites: LF530 Teaching and Learning 1, OT510 Old Testament Narratives, and NT510 New Testament Narratives.

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.

 


LF546 / TS546 Discipleship, Soul Care & Spiritual Growth (3 credits)
Fridays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

This is a class that focuses on soul care or “soul training” of the disciple of Jesus Christ who aspires to grow, and be a leader.  The objective of this class is not to give a comprehensive course on the discipline of spiritual formation, but on the believer’s ongoing growth and formation; and especially for leaders and shepherds, how to deal with pitfalls that crowd out our passion and space for God, e.g., living a marginless lifestyle and burnout.  There will, therefore, be hands-on soul training exercises for the student to apply spiritual disciplines discussed in class, and guide to helping them and people they shepherd rewrite their narratives in God’s power. This is a no-audit class.

Lau Ying Kheng, EdD

Ying Kheng served in Africa, Europe, India, Hong Kong and Korea as a missionary before she joined EAST in 2000. She has worked in student and publication ministries in Singapore and the USA, and in speaking and teaching ministries around the region. Her passion is in discipleship, conducting soul-care training, and facilitating retreats.

 


LF556 Expository Preaching 2 (3 credits)
Wednesdays, 9.30 am-11.15 am

Thursdays, 1.45 pm-3.30 pm

The course is designed to equip the student in good sermonic outlining and effective expository preaching. A variety of sermon types and their development will be perused so that the student is competent to handle various types and/or genres of sermons. Special attention will be placed in the use of technology in sermon delivery. Students are expected to develop full sermon manuscripts as well as deliver a number of sermons using the principles learned in class.

Pre-requisite: LF555 Expository Preaching 1.

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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.

 


LF560 Christian, Marriage & Family in Asia (3 credits)
Thursdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

Christians are living in a very challenging era. Everywhere we turn to reach people for Christ, familial and marital problems are overwhelming us with grief and deep questions like, “Why is the problem so prevalent around the world?” This course provides the biblical foundations and precepts relating to Christian marriage and family life. It also explores a survey of the existing major research findings of cultural values and challenges in marriage and family among representative Asian cultural groups.  Faculty: Han Hye Jeong Justine, PhD (see below).


LF561 Biblical Counselling in Ministry (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Fridays, 11.00 am-12.30 pm

This course introduces foundational principles and techniques of a ministry of care and counselling, and a study of biblical, theological, and ethical aspects of counselling in ministry as well as common counselling concerns often encountered by ministry practitioners.

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Han Hye Jeong Justine, PhD

Justine has served in counselling ministries in Korea, Japan, and USA. She has served with Cru as a staff worker, and as a pastor of Women’s’ and Children’s’ Ministry for Korean-American churches.  She has been a course tutor of Education and Pastoral Ministry in the Distance Education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA).

 


NT504 Greek 4: Advanced Greek Exegesis (3 credits)
Tuesdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

Building on NT503, a study of advanced grammar and exegetical theories to enhance the study of the Greek New Testament. Students will exegete a New Testament epistle using textual criticism, word studies, structural analysis, and grammar.

Pre-requisite: NT503 Greek 3: Greek Exegesis and Intermediate Grammar.

Benson Goh, PhD

Benson Goh has been a full-time staff with Cru Singapore since 1996. He has served in the campus ministry for nine years, three of which he was the director of the Great Commission Training Center (GCTC). He graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in New Testament Biblical Studies in 2017.

 


NT511 New Testament Epistles and Revelation (3 credits)
Thursdays, 9.00 am-12.30 pm

An in-depth look at challenges the first century churches struggled with, such as false teachings and persecutions.  We will gain insights into the Epistles and Revelation and learn how to apply them to our lives today.

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.

 


OT501A Hebrew 2: Elementary Hebrew (Tools) (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Fridays, 9.00 am-10.30 am

You will continue to 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: OT500A Hebrew 1: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Tools and Methods.

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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.

 


OT501B Hebrew 2: Elementary Hebrew (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Fridays, 9.00 am-10.30 am

Building on memorized vocabulary words and grammar rules, you will learn to read and translate simple sentences from the Hebrew Old Testament. Enrolment limited to MDiv Teaching and Exposition program students.  Faculty:  Toe Set, ThM (see below).

Pre-requisite: OT500B Hebrew 1: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Grammar.


OT510 Old Testament Narratives (3 credits)
Tuesdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

The study of Genesis to Esther highlights that the God of the Old Testament is the same God we worship today. It has been said that “The New Testament is concealed in the Old, and the Old Testament is revealed in the New.” Many themes we find in the New Testament have their roots in the history of Israel. This study will help the student appreciate the unfolding drama of God’s redemptive plan for man. Each book advances God’s plan to raise up a chosen people and a holy nation.

Pre-requisite: 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.

 


TS410 Theological Foundations (3 credits)
Thursdays, 9.00 am-12.30 pm

Overview on biblical understanding and convictions concerning the major doctrines of the Christian faith, including the doctrines of: God, person and work of Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit, the Bible, humanity and sin, salvation, the Church, death and resurrection, and future things. Class is limited to BA Level.  Faculty:  Raymond Go, PhD (see below).


TS511 Theology 2 (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Fridays, 11.00 am-12.30 pm

What does the Bible teach about humanity, sin, salvation, the church, and end times? This course examines each of those doctrines. It is intended to help students grow in their own biblical convictions and understanding of the Christian faith through a systematic study of theology.

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

Raymond Go, PhD

Raymond, of Filipino-Chinese descent, had served in both the Church Resource Ministry and the Chinese Ministry of Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ.  Since 1997, he had served as faculty at the International School of Theology-Asia (now the International Graduate School of Leadership).

 


TS532 Spiritual Life and Transformation (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Fridays, 11.00 am-12.30 pm

Many Christians are spiritually impoverished because they don’t know their identity and position in Christ. This course looks at God’s work in bringing people into a life-changing relationship with Himself. It gives biblical and practical instruction about spiritual warfare and the battle for our mind. Students will learn their authority in Christ, how to resist demonic influence and how to help people find freedom in Christ.se seeks to explore the big questions of life and develop the necessary categories to develop a biblical view of life to help you develop a Christian framework for moral decision making.

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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.

 

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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).

 

 

INTENSIVE COURSES

May 2019

 

 

Registration deadline is Wednesday, 15 May 2019.  You may register online or contact us for registration form.

  

LF568 Study on Gender and Sexuality in Christian Ministry (3 credits)
22 May – 31 May 2019
 (starts on Wednesday, ends on the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm

This course will critically and biblically examine some of the significant issues and concepts in gender and sexuality discussions in the postmodern context. The student will then have a holistic understanding of gender and sexuality issues and be able to effectively carry out an authentic Christian ministry to a needy world.

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.


NT530 Exposition of the Gospel of Matthew (3 credits)
22 May–31 May 2019
 (starts on Wednesday, ends on the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm

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.

 

Rob MacEwen, PhD

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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