2021/2022 First semester courses

FIRST SEMESTER COURSES

MAY 2021 – DECEMBER 2021

Onsite, online, and concurrent courses offered at EAST this semester.

Almost all EAST courses include both synchronous and asynchronous portions. During the synchronous portion the class meets at a specific time either online via Zoom or onsite at EAST viz

  • “Onsite” courses meet at EAST with safe management measures in place.
  • “Online” courses will have synchronous sessions held only online.
  • “Concurrent” courses are held onsite and online simultaneously. Singapore residents who are taking the course for credit can only take the course onsite. Audit students must choose either onsite or online for the duration of the course.

During the asynchronous portion of each course, enrolled learners do assigned work on their own by a specific date (e.g. online discussions, readings, watching videos, etc.).

Each course syllabus will indicate the time allocation for asynchronous and synchronous learning each week. Certain classes will require audit students to complete some assignments and/or in-class projects to maximise their learning experience.

Courses may be taken for free from tuition fees by audit students under the GLO@EAST promotion (registration fees payable); the promotion is not applicable for course/s marked with #.

May 2021 Intensive Course – Online

Evening Course – Online

Evening Course – Onsite

Evening Course – Concurrent

Day Courses – Online

Day Courses – Onsite

Day Courses – Concurrent

Partners in Ministry, Day Course [For Wives Only] – Concurrent

November-December 2021 Intensive Course – Concurrent

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.

 

INTENSIVE COURSE

MAY 2021

 

Registration deadline is Monday, 10 May 2021

Study on Gender & Sexuality in Christian Ministry (Online)
LF568 / TS536, 3 Credits
18 May-28 May (from Tuesday to the following Friday excluding Saturday and Sunday)
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.

Audit students are to complete the pre-course required readings and contribute to the online asynchronous activities so that they can follow along and participate meaningfully in the synchronous class lessons, discussions and debates.

 

Heng Hwee Chuang, DMin, has degrees in MACE and DMin from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA).  She has more than 30 years of Christian Education experience in creche, children, youth, and adult ministries in the 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.

 

 

FIRST SEMESTER COURSES

JULY – NOVEMBER 2021

All day and evening courses listed are valid for the semester of 19 July 2021-19 November 2021. Registration deadline is Friday, 9 July 2021. Online registration of courses is available on www.EAST.edu.sg.

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

  • Public Holidays: 20 July & 9 August 2021
  • Make-Up Week: 30 August-2 September 2021
  • Ministry Weekend & Rest Week (no class): 3-10 November 2021
  • Make-Up / Reading Week: 8-12 November 2021
  • Exam Week: 15-19 November 2021

 

EVENING COURSES 

“Online” courses are conducted synchronously through Zoom. “Concurrent” courses have synchronous sessions conducted both online and onsite simultaneously.  All timings shown are for synchronous sessions conducted either online or onsite. Course assignments will be done asynchronously by class members on their own.


Shepherd Care (Online)
LF553A, 2 Credits
Mondays, 7.00 pm-9.00 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.

Audit students will need to view the asynchronous recorded video lectures before each weekly session.

 

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.

 

Roy Tan, EdD Studies, is a staff of EAST since 2019. He has worked with the Navigators in Singapore for 21 years in their student and community ministry, as well as served in their national leadership team. Thereafter he served for 6 years as the pastor and later led the ministry for learning and development for 2 years. He graduated from Colorado Christian University with a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling. Roy and Bee Lay are blessed with two adult children; Ryan who married Eunice, and their daughter Gloria.

 

Exposition of Revelation (Concurrent)
NT559A, 2 Credits
Tuesdays, 7.00 pm-9.00 pm

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. [Cross-listed with TS552A, The Book of Revelation & The End Times].

Audit students will need to complete each of the asynchronous Learning Tasks that are in preparation for each weekly session. That includes both the posting and response on Populi.

 

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.

 

 


Physical Settings of the Bible (Onsite)
BS531, 2 Credits
Thursdays, 7.00 pm-9.00 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).


#Physical Settings of the Bible Practicum (Onsite)
BS532, 3 Credits

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 2021 Holy Land Study Tour in November. Note: Study tour registration is separate from registration for this course.  Faculty: Keith Shubert, PhD and Jeannette Shubert, DMin/PhD Studies (see below).


#EAST 2021 Holy Land Study Tour (Onsite)
BS532, 3 Credits
November 27 – December 11, 2021

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 studytour@east.edu.sg. Registration for the study tour is separate from BS531 Physical Settings of the Bible course. Verification of safe travel to Israel will be confirmed by June or July.

 

 

DAY COURSES

“Online” courses are conducted synchronously through Zoom. “Concurrent” courses have synchronous sessions conducted both online and onsite simultaneously.  All timings shown are for synchronous sessions conducted either online or onsite. Course assignments will be done asynchronously by class members on their own.


Biblical Foundations 1 (Concurrent)
BS412, 3 Credits
Thursdays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm

Focuses on foundational knowledge and synthetical understanding of the Old Testament including composition and authorship, authority and reliability, history, major themes, and the importance of the Old Testament in Christian living, ministry, and understanding of the New Testament.

 

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.

 


Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics (Online)
BS510, 3 Credits
Tuesdays & Fridays, 11.00 am-12.30 pm

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: LF500 Research and Writing for Christian Leadership.

Audit students are strongly encouraged to participate in class exercises and do course-listed assignments to maximise their learning experience as part of acquiring the requisite bible study skills.

 

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 – 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.

 

Building Spiritual Movements (Online)
IS501, 3 Credits
Tuesdays & Fridays, 9.00 am-10.30 am

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, MDivhas been serving as a staff member of Cru Singapore since 1999.  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.

 

 

Contextualisation (Online)
IS520 / TS570, 2 Credits
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.00 am 

This course examines the process involved in the contextualisation of theology and ministry, identifying themes and methods appropriate for the Asian context. Using the framework of critical contextualisation, the class will examine the issues that arise in contextualising. Students will also develop strategies to contextualise meaningfully in their church and ministry. [Cross-listed with TS570].  Faculty: Raymond Song, PhD

Audit students must read all required readings to maximise the learning experience – textbooks and additional reading materials uploaded on Populi. 


Theology of Missions (Online)
IS540, 3 Credits
Thursdays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm

Theological foundations for the global mission of the church to help you unify and integrate a wide range of theological themes in and around the issues of mission. Issues that confront the contemporary missionary will be investigated.

Audit students must read all required readings to maximise the learning experience – textbooks and additional reading materials uploaded on Populi.

 

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 Leadership Foundations (Online)
LF510, 3 Credits
Thursdays, 1.30 pm-4.30 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.

 

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.

 


Teaching and Learning 1 (Onsite)
LF530, 2 Credits
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.00 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.

Audit students are to complete the asynchronous portions of each week’s lesson so that they can participate in class discussions.

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 1 (Concurrent)
LF555, 2 Credits
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.00 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. 

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.

 


#Greek 1: Tools & Methods (Concurrent)
NT500A, 3 Credits
Thursdays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm

Learn to use tools and methods that will make you a better informed and more accurate interpreter of the New Testament and be equipped with some fundamentals of Greek. Open to all students except those enrolled in the MDiv Teaching and Exposition program.

Pre-requisites or concurrent with: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics. Students will need to have access to or will purchase the Logos Bible Software (any version) with all the Greek resources required for the course. The software bundle is available for purchase and/or accessible for use at EAST library by students and alumni.

This class is not open for audit student registration due to the nature of such language skills-based class; GLO@EAST promotion is not applicable to this class.

 

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.

 

New Testament Narratives (Concurrent)
NT510, 3 Credits
Tuesdays, 1.30 pm-4.30 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, and teachings of our Lord.

Pre-requisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics.

 Audit students will need to complete all of the asynchronous Learning Tasks that are in preparation for each weekly session. That includes both the posting and response on Populi.

 

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.

 


Old Testament Poetry, Wisdom, and Prophets (Online)
OT511, 3 Credits
Fridays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm

Perhaps, like most believers, you are not familiar with the last half of the Old Testament. This course introduces the history, culture, style of writing, background, and reasons for writing of the authors.

Pre-requisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics.

Toe Set 130x160

 

 

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.

 

 


Church History 1 (Onsite)
TS500, 3 Credits
Tuesdays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm

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.

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.

 


Theology 1 (Concurrent)
TS510, 3 Credits
Tuesdays, 9.00 am-12.00 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.

 

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 two grandchildren.

 


Worldview and Biblical Decision Making (Online)
TS560, 2 Credits
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.00 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.

 

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 two grandchildren.

 

Jarred Jung, MDiv / PhD Studies, joined Cru in 2006 and ministers in Asian contexts. He has worked in campus ministry and most recently has lectured in developing seminaries. His passion is for teaching students how to apply theology to every square inch of their life through the lens of the Bible. He enjoys talking with students about theology, hosting people for dinners, and most of all living life with his wife Shelley and his three children.

 

 

 

 

PARTNERS IN MINISTRY

 

The Partners in Ministry (PIM) two-year Certificate Program is designed for wives of seminary students as well as wives of men in full-time ministry or bi-vocational ministry. It 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. Effective July 2021, the two-year Certificate Program is available online for eligible wives whose husbands are unable to relocate to Singapore.

The PIM program offers courses that aim to ground students in their identity in Christ, Christian character and life skills. They gain 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 Program Director, Mrs Margaret Chan at margaret@east.edu.sg.


Becoming What God Intended [For Wives Only] (Concurrent)
LF400, 3 Credits
Mondays: 1.00 pm-3.00 pm

This is a course that looks at Scriptures to understand the need for us to become what God intended for us at creation.  It takes an in-depth look at what has gone wrong with the human race since the Fall. It then looks at what God has done to bring about what He intended for us – A New Creation in Christ.  The process of learning includes both head knowledge and heart involvement so that lessons learned can be integrated and lived out in the learner’s life.

 

Margaret Chan, MABS, has been a staff with Cru Singapore since 1975, and ministered to high school and polytechnic students, and wives of executives.  Margaret is married to Chan Chong Hiok, the President of EAST; they have two adult sons, Joshua and Joel.

 

 

 

 

INTENSIVE COURSE

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2021

 

Registration deadline is 17 November 2021.


Engaging with Religious Identity (Concurrent)
IS571, 3 credits
24 November – 3 December (from Wednesday to the following Friday excluding Saturday and Sunday)
9.00 am-5.00 pm

This course explores the dimensions of religious identity and the various ways these are experienced by the adherents or practitioners of Chinese religious traditions in their lived experiences. Through a deeper understanding and appreciation of these dimensions, common space will hopefully be enlarged for the co-existence of different religious identities in multi-ethnic and multi-cultural Singapore and beyond.

Daniel Low, PhD, currently serves as Vice President Academic Affairs at William Carey International University. Prior, he held positions at Biola University, Concordia University Chicago, and Raffles Christian School Jakarta. A passionate researcher of developments within Chinese religious traditions in Singapore, his dream is to see sustainable and meaningful conversations between followers of Jesus and practitioners of these traditions.