2020/2021 Second semester courses

SECOND SEMESTER COURSES

JANUARY – MAY 2021

All EAST courses conducted for this semester will be blended! They consist of both synchronous and asynchronous portions. Synchronous portion will see class meets at a specific time either online via Zoom or onsite at EAST classrooms viz

  • “Online” classes will have synchronous sessions held only online.
  • “Hybrid” classes will have synchronous sessions held both online and onsite simultaneously (indicate your class preference for online or onsite during registration).
  • “Onsite” classes will be held in-person synchronously at EAST classrooms with safe management measures in place (do note our new campus location at 118 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427407 w.e.f. 1 January 2021).

Asynchronous portion sees class members doing assigned work on their own by a specific date (e.g. online discussions, readings, watching videos, etc.).

All timings shown are for synchronous sessions conducted either online or onsite as indicated. Certain classes may require audit students to complete some assignments to maximise their learning experience.

All courses listed are valid for the semester of 11 January-7 May 2021. Registration deadline is Wednesday, 6 January 2021.

 

Courses with hash sign (#) may be taken for free from tuition fees by audit students under the GLO@EAST promotion (registration fees payable).

Evening Courses Online/Hybrid

Day Courses Online/Hybrid

Day Courses Onsite (In-Person)

Partners in Ministry Day Course (Online)

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 whether online or onsite. 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:

  • Chinese New Year Break: 10-14 February 2021
  • Reading Week: 15-19 March 2021
  • Make-up Week: 26-30 April 2021
  • Exam Week: 4-7 May 2021

EVENING COURSES ONLINE/HYBRID

“Online” courses are conducted synchronously through Zoom. “Hybrid” 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 class members on their own.


Leading Multi-Cultural Teams [Online]
IS565/LF519, 3 Credits
Tuesdays: 7.30 pm-9.00 pm

Explores various aspects of Christian leadership within the context of multi-cultural teams especially in a church / Christian organisation setting. Students will begin to evaluate their own cultural biases and grow to adopt a posture of leadership that will enhance the strengths of their multi-cultural teams, thus moving towards synergy in fulfilling their God-ordained call and expanding the Kingdom of God.

 

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.

 


A Life of Prayer: Biblical Portrait and Spiritual Practices [Hybrid]
LS506, 3 Credits / LS506A, 2 Credits
Mondays: 7.30 pm – 9.00 pm

The course seeks to equip students with biblical understanding and spiritual practices for cultivating a life of prayer. Students will examine models and teachings on prayer in Scripture so as to grow in deeper appreciation and awe of God and learn the role of prayer for the completion of His work and fulfilment of His will on earth. They will also study both theoretical and practical dimensions of prayer and explore different spiritual practices related to prayer, enabling them to grow in intimacy with God, awareness of self, and formative ministry to others through prayer.

Benson Goh, PhD, has been a staff with Cru Singapore since 1996. He has served in the campus ministry for nine years and was the director of the Great Commission Training Center. Upon completing his MDiv, he joined EAST as the Operations Director. Benson obtained his PhD from Asbury Theological Seminary in 2017. He and his wife Josephine have three children: Samuel, who went home to the Lord, and Joylynn and Benedict, both teenagers.

 

Josephine Goh, EdD Studies, has been on staff with Cru Singapore since 1995. For thirteen years, she served on a Campus Leadership Team and Great Commission Training Center before she joined EAST to serve with Partners in Ministry (2008-2011). As a certified MBTI coach and faculty, she enjoys helping EAST students grow in self-awareness and in their personal development. She is married to Benson and they have three children.

 

DAY COURSES ONLINE/HYBRID

“Online” courses are conducted synchronously through Zoom. “Hybrid” 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 class members on their own.


Old Testament Narratives [Online]
OT510, 3 Credits
Fridays: 11.00 am-12.30 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, 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.

 

 


Spiritual Life and Transformation [Hybrid]
TS532, 3 Credits
Tuesdays: 1.45 pm-3.15 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.

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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.

 

 

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.

 


World Missions [Online]
IS510, 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. Students will learn how to be meaningfully involved in missions and to help lead a missional church.

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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.

 


Christian Marriage & Family Life in Asia [Online]
LF560, 3 Credits
Thursdays: 1.45 pm-3.15 pm

Christians are living in a very challenging era. Everywhere we turn to reach people for Christ, familial and marital problems are overwhelmed 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 to promote biblically healthy marriages and families.
Note for audit students: Due to the nature of this course, audit students are expected to complete their reading assignments and may need to buy both course textbooks on their own if they have no ready access to it.

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Justine Han, PhD, has counselled people in church and ministry situations in Korea, Japan, and USA. She served with Cru and has also been a Pastor of Women’s’ Ministry 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). She and her husband, Raymond, have two adult children.

 


Theological Foundations [Online]
TS410, 3 Credits
Thursdays: 9.00 am-10.30 pm

Overview focusing on biblical understanding and conviction 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 BACM students.

Raymund 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.

 

Honor, Shame, Guilt and Sin [Hybrid]
IS523, 3 Credits
Thursdays: 1.45pm-3.15pm

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

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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.

 


Hebrew 2A: Elementary Hebrew (Tools) [Hybrid]
OT501A, 3 Credits
Tuesdays: 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: OT500A Hebrew 1A: Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Tools and Methods.

 

Jeremy Chew, PhD, is a Cru Singapore staff since 1991 and has ministered to high school and campus students. He has also led and mentored at new staff training and coached at cross-cultural training. Jeremy’s family served in East Asia for five years before he did his PhD at Asbury Theological Seminary (USA). Jeremy’s greatest desire is to integrate biblical exposition with spiritual formation.

 

DAY COURSES ONSITE (IN-PERSON)

All timings shown are for synchronous sessions conducted onsite at EAST classrooms. Course assignments will be done asynchronously by class members on their own.


Church, Society and Ethical Issues [Onsite]
TS561/IS560, 3 Credits
Tuesdays: 9.00 am-10.30 am

While many Christians have personal opinions about various ethical issues, often they have not taken the necessary time to consider biblical and contextual implications of those issues in a deliberate and thoughtful manner. The course addresses common issues Christians in Asia today must consider as they seek to live as “salt and light” in the world.
Note for audit students: The last 25% of the class will be preparation and conducting of an ethics symposium/webinar; audit students desirous to be part of the event will need to do extra assignments beyond class attendance.

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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. Lewis is married to Barbara, and they have three adult children, two who are married and a grandson.

 

 

Theology 2 [Onsite]
TS511, 3 Credits
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

Raymund 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.

 


New Testament Epistles and Revelation [Onsite]
NT511, 3 Credits
Tuesdays: 1.45 pm-3.15 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 served on the pastoral team at St. John’s and 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.

 

Biblical Counselling in Ministry [Onsite]
LF561, 3 Credits
Tuesdays: 1.45 pm-3.15 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.
Note for audit students: Due to the nature of this course, audit students are expected to complete their reading assignments and may need to buy one course textbook on their own if they have no ready access to it (by Greggo, Stephen P. and Sisemore Timothy A., eds. on Counseling and Christianity: Five Approaches).

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Justine Han, PhD, has counselled people in church and ministry situations in Korea, Japan, and USA. She served with Cru and has also been a Pastor of Women’s’ Ministry 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). She and her husband, Raymond, have two adult children.

 


Teaching and Learning 2 [Onsite]
LF531, 3 Credits
Thursdays: 9.00 am-10.30 pm

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.

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Jeannette Shubert, DMin / PhD Candidate, holds advanced degrees from the University of Nebraska-Omaha, Dallas Theological Seminary, and is now a PhD candidate in Intercultural Education at Biola University. She has taught in Kenya, the USA, Russia, the Philippines, and at EAST since 2009. She enjoys helping students develop skill and confidence as they facilitate learning in formal and non-formal environments.

 

Expository Preaching 2 [Onsite]
LF556, 3 Credits
Thursdays: 9.00 am-10.30 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 / PhD Studies, is passionate about teaching God’s Word. 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 is currently working on his PhD in Instructional Design and Technology. He has taught at churches, para-church ministries and seminaries in Canada, USA and Asia.

 

 

Exposition of Revelation [Onsite]
NT559, 3 Credits / NT559A, 2 Credits
Thursdays: 1.45pm – 3.15pm

An expositional (verse by verse) study of the book of Revelation examined in its theological context of future things. Care will be given to ascertain the contribution of Revelation to the grand themes of Scripture.

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Keith Shubert, PhD, is a staff member of Cru for 49 years, has ministered in more than 30 countries, and served as resident or adjunct faculty for eight seminaries in Asia, Africa, Middle East, and the USA. He lived in Israel for three years while completing a Master’s degree in Historical Geography of Ancient Israel.

 

PARTNERS IN MINISTRY

DAY COURSE

The Partners in Ministry (PIM) two-year certificate program for wives of students or ministers 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 PIM program offers courses that aim to ground students in their identity in Christ, Christian character and life skills. We impart to them basic skills in studying the Bible and an overview of the New Testament so they can learn to appreciate and apply God’s Word in their lives. They are given opportunities to discover their significance and uniqueness in ministry. Foundational principles of Christian marriage and parenting are taught to strengthen their family life.

For more information, visit www.east.edu.sg/pim or contact the Partners in Ministry Coordinator, Mrs Margaret Chan at margaret@east.edu.sg.


Bible Study Methods [Online] [for women only]
BS410, 3 Credits
Mondays: 1.00 pm-3.00 pm

The Bible Study Methods course helps women learn the basic inductive bible study methods and to understand small group dynamics and facilitation. This is a course to equip students how to first study the bible on their own and then teach the biblical truth through the leading of a small group discussion effectively.

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Josephine Li, MA, has served at EAST since 2015 as a lecturer for Partners in Ministry and ministers to women from various nationalities. Her passion is to share God’s love with people from different nations and is involved in various ministries with Muslims refugees, Chinese orphanages, local church outreach programs, and other women ministries. Josephine is married to Jacob and they have two children, Josiah and Jess.