2020/2021 First semester courses

FIRST SEMESTER COURSES

JULY – NOVEMBER 2020

 

All Day and Evening Courses listed are valid for the semester of 20 July to 20 November 2020. Classes are either fully online or blended depending on situation. Register here or click on the course title for more details. Registration deadline is Monday, 13 July 2020. If you have queries, please contact us.

Courses with hash sign (#) are fully online classes for the semester. Others may be blended, a combination of online and in-person classes, depending on situation. Do note certain classes may require audit students to complete certain assignments to maximise their learning experience.

Evening Courses

Day Courses:

Partners in Ministry Courses

Intensive Courses:

All Intensive Courses listed are scheduled for Wednesday, 25 November to Friday, 4 December 2020. You may register online or click on each course title for more details. Registration deadline for Intensive Courses is Wednesday, 18 November 2020.

 

Textbooks

Textbooks for the above courses are listed here. Please note that no additional copies of textbooks will be available for sale during class time besides those available with prior confirmed textbook orders.

Maximum Class Size

Each course has a class size limit. You will be informed by the Registrar Office if the class that you seek to register has reached its maximum size.

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

  • Rest Week: 1-4 September, 2020
  • Make-Up Week: 7-11 September, 2020
  • Make-Up/Reading Week: 9-13 November 2020
  • Exam Week: 17-20 November, 2020

 

EVENING COURSES 

#LF545 Shepherd Care (3 credits)*
Mondays, 7:00 pm – 9.15 pm

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.

*This course may be taken under the #FREE8ONLINE promotion.

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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).

 

 


#NT535 Exposition of Romans (3 Credits)*
Tuesdays, 7.00 pm – 9.15 pm

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation was celebrated in 2017. Martin Luther posted a manuscript in 1517, commonly named as the Ninety-Five Theses, which restated the doctrine that salvation rested on faith alone (sola fide) in the finished work of Jesus Christ alone. Luther came to that conviction by studying Romans. Would you like to study the book that transformed him and gave birth to the Protestant faith?

Romans is about gaining a right standing with God through the completed work of Jesus Christ, His Son. Both Jew and non-Jew are saved through faith in Christ. This is the clearest explanation of the doctrines of justification and sanctification in the Bible. God’s plan encompasses everyone, including the Jews, whom He has not rejected. In the last five chapters of the book, Paul taught what a sanctified life should look like.

*This course may be taken under the #FREE8ONLINE promotion.

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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.

 

 

 

DAY COURSES


#BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics (3 credits)*
Tuesdays & Fridays, 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

 

Registration is Closed for #BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics due to Class Size Limit Reached

 

How to study the scriptures on your own systematically, contextually, and independently, and be surprised by the riches of God’s Word as you study through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

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

*This course may be taken under the #FREE8ONLINE promotion. Audit students will be required to complete certain assignments to maximise their learning experience as part of acquiring the requisite bible study skills.

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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. 

 

 

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.

 


#IS409 Missions Foundations (3 credits)
Tuesdays, 9.00 am – 12.30 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 limited to BACM students.

*This course may be taken under the #FREE8ONLINE promotion.

Samuel Too, DMin,

is the Missions Head of Cru Singapore of which he has been on staff for over 25 years. He has worked with university students, pastors, and church workers. He and his wife, Agnes Kao, has served as missionaries in East Asia for 10 years. Samuel is passionate about mentoring, equipping and sending out workers for the global harvest and currently oversees missions mobilisation for Cru. 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

*This course may be taken under the #FREE8ONLINE promotion.

 

Liong Kwok Wai, MDiv, joined Cru Singapore over 20 years ago. He 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.

 

 


#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: Song Tae Suk Raymond, PhD

*This course may be taken under the #FREE8ONLINE promotion.


IS570 Religious Movements in Asia (3 credits)
Thursdays, 1.45 pm – 5.00 pm

This course examines the beliefs and practices of the major religions of Asia (Christianity included) as well as their “folk” expressions. The historical and national contexts and overall trends of these religions will be examined to achieve the goal of a deeper understanding of how our pluralistic Asian context impacts our identity and witness as Christians. This will also aid our ability to respect and live in harmony with people of other faiths and perspectives.

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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).

 


#LF510 Christian Leadership Foundations (3 credits)*
Thursdays, 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.

*This course may be taken under the #FREE8ONLINE promotion.

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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.

 


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, 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.

 

 

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Josephine Lam, MA, 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.

 

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LF532 Educational Ministry of the Church (3 credits)
Tuesdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

This course is for every educational director, Sunday school teacher, and leader of the church ministry. The church is one of the main platforms of each believer’s Christian education for healthy spiritual formation. This course offers a practical and comprehensive introduction to the educational ministries in the church. Brief yet foundational theories for promoting of Christian education will be examined along with biblical and theological perspective in educational ministries. The interdisciplinary understanding of the church ministry for each age group will be dealt with for Christian growth among God’s people.

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Han Hye Jeong Justine, PhD,  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).

 

 

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, 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.

 


NT510 New Testament Narratives (3 credits)
Thursdays, 9.00 am – 12.30 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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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.

 

 

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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.

 

 


OT500A Hebrew 1: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Tools & Methods
Tuesdays & Fridays, 9.00 am – 10.30 am

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.  

 

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.

 

 


OT511 Old Testament Poetry, Wisdom, and Prophets (3 credits)
Tuesdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 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.

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Toe Set, ThM, 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.

 

 


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, 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)
Tuesdays & Fridays, 11.00 am – 12.30 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.

 

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).

 

 


#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.

*This course may be taken under the #FREE8ONLINE promotion.

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Lewis Winkler, PhD, 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.

 

 

 

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. 


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 Li, ThM,  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.

 

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Josephine Lam, MA, 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 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.

 

 

 

INTENSIVE COURSES

November 2020

 

Registration deadline is Wednesday, 18 November 2020.  You may register online or contact us for registration form.


OT551 Exposition of Job (3 credits)
25 November – 4 December 2020 (starts on Wednesday, ends on the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm

The class will attempt to grapple with the problem of theodicy in the Book of Job and respond to the following questions: Why does God allow unexplainable pain and suffering? Why do the righteous suffer? In the darkest times, what will sustain a person who is suffering? What principles can be applied in counseling someone who is in pain? What is the relevance of the message of Job to the pain and suffering that came in the wake of COVID 19?

This course is suitable for Church members, leaders, pastors, seminarians and anyone who is interested in exploring the relevance of the message God has for us through the Book of Job today.

 

 

Monica P Bias, PhD, the Academic Dean of the International Graduate School of Leadership (IGSL) holds a doctoral degree in Old Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary. She is an author and teaches in the Biblical Studies department of IGSL.

 

 

 

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

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