2019/2020 Second semester courses

SECOND SEMESTER COURSES

JANUARY – MAY 2020

 

All Day and Evening Courses listed are valid for the semester of 9 January to 8 May 2020. Click on the course title for more details. Registration deadline is Thursday, 2 January 2020. You may register online or contact us for registration form.

Evening Courses

Day Courses:

Partners in Ministry Courses

Intensive Courses:

All Intensive Courses listed are scheduled for Wednesday, 20 May to Friday, 29 May 2020. Click on each course title for more details. Registration deadline for Intensive Courses is Wednesday, 13 May 2020. 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: 23-29 January 2020
    • Reading Week: 10-13 March 2020
    • Make-up Week: 28 April-1 May 2020
    • Exam Week: 5-8 May 2020

     

    EVENING COURSES 


    LF511 Transforming Leadership (3 Credits)
    Tuesdays, 7.00 pm-9.30 pm

    Leadership is a passion and a calling.  A transformational servant-leader is one who is committed to and capable of bringing about spiritual change in organisations and individuals. This course examines the underlying theology of Transforming Leadership, and the skillset such a leader should possess in today’s world.

     

    Chan Chong Hiok, DD, is an experienced leader – from being Country Director of Cru Singapore (more than ten years) to National Leader for East Asia (18 years) to President of EAST since 2011.  He has a DD in Transformational Leadership from the International Graduate School of Leadership (Philippines).

     

     

    Jonathan Yao, EdD Studies, has been a staff of Cru Singapore for 31 years.  He served with high school, university, evangelism and mission mobilisation, church-planting, theological and leadership development ministries in Singapore and East Asia.

     

     

    Liong Kwok Wai, MDiv,  joined Cru Singapore 20 years ago, has served as a leader on the campuses, and among church-planters and community leaders in Singapore and East Asia. He was also involved in training full-time Christian workers and leadership development.

     

     

    DAY COURSES

    BS413 Biblical Foundations 2 (NT) (3 credits)
    Thursdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

    Foundational knowledge and understanding of the New Testament literature, genre, and culture.  This study also includes examining composition and authorship, major themes, and the importance of the New Testament for Christian living and ministry.  For BACM students only.

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    Victor Kwok, ThM, worked in the marketplace for over 30 years before joining EAST.  He majored in Teaching and Exposition (MDiv), and Biblical Studies (ThM) and is committed to keep studying and applying God’s Word, and teach others to do likewise for the Great Commission.

     

     


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

    An introduction to 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 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.

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    Song Tae Suk Raymond, 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).

     


    IS560/TS561 Church, Society and Ethical Issues (3 credits)
    Thursdays, 9.00 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. This course addresses common issues Christians in Asia must consider as they seek to live as “salt and light” in the world.

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    Lewis Winkler, PhD,  joined Cru in 1987 and has taught at EAST since 2006 after he graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary  He travels regularly to teach and speak in formal and non-formal educational contexts.

 

 

Raymond Go, PhD, has served in both the Church Resource Ministry and the Chinese Ministry of Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ.  From 1997 to 2018, he served as faculty at the International School of Theology-Asia (now the International Graduate School of Leadership).

 

 

IS561 Urban Ministry (3 credits)
Thursdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

What is the biblical understanding of cities? Besides the phenomenal growth of cities through the centuries, and the issues in urbanization, there will be an analysis of urban people groups and their needs, and the development of principles and strategies to evangelize and minister to city-dwellers.

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Song Tae Suk Raymond, 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).

 

 

LF545 Shepherd Care (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Fridays, 9.00 am-10.30 am

A class on self care and longevity in ministry for Christian shepherds, pastors, missionaries, lay leaders, and parents.  Basic theological truths of hospitality, biblical anthropology, the three biological seasons of adult life, and three sequential stages of Christian ministry will be discussed in class.

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Casey Lok, DMin, as a staff of Cru Singapore since 1991, was a leader on the campuses, the missions department, and, for six years, served as a missionary in Japan with his family. He graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (USA).

 

 

 

Roy Tan, EdD Studies, was a pastor for eight years, and a staff worker with The Navigator Singapore for 21 years in national leadership, staff care, and graduate ministry.  He received his MA in Biblical Counseling from Colorado Christian University (USA).

 

 


LF556 Expository Preaching 2 (3 credits)
Thursdays, 9.00 am-12.30 pm
How to develop good sermonic outlining and effective expository preaching. Students will be taught how to handle various types and/or genres of sermons. Special attention will be placed on the use of technology in sermon delivery. Based on principles learned in class, students are expected to prepare and deliver a number of sermons in class.

Pre-requisite: LF555 Expository Preaching 1

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Jacob Li, ThM, 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 Life In Asia (3 credits)
Thursdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

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, and what Christians can do in response.  Faculty: Han Hye Jeong Justine, PhD

 

LF561 Biblical Counselling in Ministry (3 credits)
Tuesdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

Foundational principles and techniques of a ministry of care and counselling. There will be studies and discussions on 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, has  has served in counselling ministries in Korea, Japan, and USA with Cru, and as a pastor of Women’s and Children’s Ministry for Korean-American churches.  She was also a course tutor of Education and Pastoral Ministry in the Distance Education at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA).

 

 

NT501A Greek 2: Elementary Greek Tools (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Fridays, 9.00 am-10.30 am

Building on the foundations taught in Greek 1, students will continue to practice using Greek tools to translate and analyze the syntax of Greek sentences towards greater competency.  They will also learn and apply the steps of exegesis in the study of a New Testament book.  Open to all except those enrolled in the MDiv Teaching and Exposition program.   Faculty: Benson Goh, PhD

Pre-requisite: NT500A Greek1: Tools and Methods

NT501B Greek 2: Elementary Greek Grammar (3 credits)
Day and time to be finalized with instructor

Building on the foundations taught in Greek 1, students will continue the study of the vocabulary, morphology, grammar, syntax, and the exegesis of New Testament Greek by the traditional method. They will learn and apply the steps of exegesis onto the study of a New Testament book.  Only for students enrolled in the MDiv Teaching and Exposition program.

Pre-requisite: NT500B Greek 1: Grammar

 

Benson Goh, PhD, as a Cru Singapore staff worker ( since 1996) was a leader in the campus ministry for nine years, and directed new staff training for three years. He graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary in New Testament Biblical Studies in 2017.

 

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

It has been said that “The New Testament is concealed in the Old, and the Old Testament is revealed in the New.” The study of Genesis to Esther will help the student understand the character of God afresh, and appreciate the unfolding drama of God’s redemptive plan for man.

Pre-requisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics

 

Jeremy Chew, PhD, as a Cru Singapore staff (since 1991), ministered to high school and campus students both locally and overseas as a missionary.  He received his PhD from Asbury Theological Seminary.  His greatest desire is to integrate biblical exposition with spiritual formation.

 

 

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, has served in both the Church Resource Ministry and the Chinese Ministry of Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ.  From 1997 to 2018, he 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 gives biblical and practical instructions about spiritual warfare, what the believer’s authority in Christ, and how we can help people resist demonic influence and find freedom in Christ.

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Lewis Winkler, PhD, joined Cru in 1987 and has taught at EAST since 2006 after he graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary  He travels regularly to teach and speak in formal and non-formal educational contexts.

 

 

 

Napitchaya 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). She desires to use her training to equip students to actively engage in God’s Word with both heart and mind.

 

 

NT511 New Testament Epistles and Revelation (3 credits)
Tuesdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 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, graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA), and has taught Bible and theological classes since 2002.  She is a creative teacher who challenges her students to enjoy God’s Word, and interact with it critically. 

 

 

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Jacob Li, ThM, 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.

 

 

OT538 I & II Samuel (3 credits)
Fridays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

The books of Samuel invite the reader to a journey from the theological summit of messianism to the valley of human depravities.  On this journey we will encounter famed heroes and failed fathers, loyal servants and lowly scumbags.  This journey welcomes us to the house of David, on a guided tour through his palace to private spaces behind doors where we will encounter acts of magnanimity as well as manipulation.  This class is designed with the hope of inviting you on a transformational journey as we deal with contemporary issues concerning leadership, parenting, role of women, friendship, and servanthood.

 

Jeremy Chew, PhD, as a Cru Singapore staff (since 1991), ministered to high school and campus students both locally and overseas as a missionary.  He received his PhD from Asbury Theological Seminary.  His greatest desire is to integrate biblical exposition with spiritual formation.

 

 

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. 


LF412  Sacred Parenting (1 credit)
Mondays, 9.30 am-12.30 pm

Based on Gary Thomas’ book “Sacred Parenting”, students will examine on how God transforms lessons in raising children into opportunities to grow in the image of Christ.

 

Agnes Liong, MACM Studies, has been a staff with Cru Singapore since 2001. She has ministered to college students and women, both locally and overseas, and is passionate about equipping youths and women for the kingdom of God.

 

 


LF462  Exploring Common Counselling Issues in Children (2 credits)
Mondays, 9.30 am-12.30 pm

Exploring common issues faced by children & adolescents during their developmental years, how caregivers & parents can recognise them and gain basic understanding on their causes.  There will be practical components of case studies, discussions & basic care skills of empathic listening to better engage young people.

 

Lisa Xu, MA, a member of the Singapore Association for Counselling, graduated with an MA in Counseling from Singapore Bible College.  She is also a Taylor Johnson temperament analysis (TJTA) certified trainer.

 

 

 

Samantha Loh, MA, a registered counsellor with the Singapore Association for Counselling, has a keen passion to help young people through challenging seasons, especially children and youths undergoing behavioural issues, grief, anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation.

 

 

INTENSIVE COURSES

MAY 2020

 

Registration deadline is Wednesday, 13 May 2020.  You may register online or contact us for registration form.

LF512 Theology of Leadership (3 credits)
20–29 May 2020 (starts on Wednesday, ends on the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm

What are God’s instruction for us today as leaders in ministry? Unreflective reliance on secular theories and techniques can be hazardous to us as leaders and to our people. This course helps participants to develop a solid theological foundation for thinking about practical issues of leadership for application to life and ministry.

 

Guy Saffold, EdD, the Executive Director Emeritus of the Association Canadian Theological Schools at Trinity Western University holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Seattle University (USA). He is an author and Associate Professor in theological studies and organizational leadership.

 

 

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


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