2021/2022 Second semester courses

SECOND SEMESTER COURSES

JANUARY – MAY 2022

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

Most 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 will meet in-person subject to prevailing safe management measures.
  • “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.). Visiting audit students are expected to be faithful in class attendance and some classes may require completion of certain assignments and/or in-class projects to maximise their learning experience.

#Note: Courses indicated by # are not open for registrations by audit students and is not part of the GLO@EAST promotion.

Online registration of courses is available on www.EAST.edu.sg.

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 #.

November-December 2021 Intensive Courses 

May-June 2022 Intensive Courses 

Evening Courses – Online

Day Courses – Online

Day Courses – Onsite

Day Courses – Concurrent

Partners in Ministry, Day Course [For Wives Only] 

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 COURSES

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2021

Registration deadline is Friday, 19 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.

 


The Letters of Paul: A Window into the Heart of a Pastor, Missionary, and Apologist (Online)
NT519, 3 Credits
24 November – 3 December (from Wednesday through the following Friday, excluding Saturday and Sunday)
9.00 am-5.00 pm

A survey of the Pauline Epistles with more intensive study of selected texts and issues. Included is a consideration of the life, mission, and theology of the apostle Paul, and evaluation of the individual letters in their relationship to apostolic history and the life of the Church.

Daniel Ahn, PhD, holds a MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and a PhD in New Testament from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He loves helping others grow in their understanding of the gospel. He has served in Korean-American churches, a church plant amongst unreached people groups in London, and seminaries in the US and Asia.

 

 

 

INTENSIVE COURSES

MAY-JUNE 2022

Early registration deadline is Friday, 31 December 2021.

Integral Mission and Transformational Development (Concurrent)
IS566/LF525, 3 Credits
25 May – 3 June (from Wednesday through the following Friday, excluding Saturday and Sunday)
9.00 am-5.00 pm
 
This course will examine the fundamentals of integral mission and transformational development, as well as the relationship between the two. The lessons and case studies from this course will help prepare students interested in serving cross-culturally among poor and marginalized least-reached communities.

Alvin Tey, PhD candidate, has served with Operation Mobilisation (OM) since 2014. He led OM’s Mercy Teams International and their transformational development ministries across Southeast Asia. Alvin’s areas of research and ministry are in integral mission, transformational development, biblical contextualisation and spiritual formation. Alvin is married to Kalene, and they have three children.

 


Crisis Counselling (Online)
LF563, 3 Credits
25 May – 3 June (from Wednesday through the following Friday, excluding Saturday and Sunday)
9.00 am-5.00 pm

Where is God in the midst of pain, suffering, a pandemic? How do I come alongside and help those who question God’s goodness? This course will equip you to provide effective emotional, spiritual and psychological care to individuals, families and communities following critical incidents and times of crisis.

Anne Fallow, PsyD (Clinical Psychology), has been on staff with Cru for 46 years. She served in Asia for 15 years and has been a member of the Vice President’s Global Leadership Team where she assisted in crisis debriefs, various personal and team assessments and mentoring women in leadership across Asia. She has come alongside teams, families and individuals who have experienced trauma and various crisis situations. She is the mother of three (raised in Asia) and the grandmother of six.

 

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER COURSES

JANUARY – MAY  2022

All day and evening courses listed are valid for the semester of 10 January-13 May 2022. Registration deadline is Friday, 31 December 2021.

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

  • Chinese New Year School Break: 31 January-4 February 2022
  • Make-Up/Reading Week: 14-18 March 2022 & 2-6 May 2022
  • Exam Week: 9-13 May 2022

 

 

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.

 

Transforming Leadership (Online)
LF511, 3 Credits
Tuesdays, 7.00 pm-9.00 pm

Seeks to equip leaders to commit to authentic personal transformation and the passion to serve the world around them for Jesus’ sake. This course examines the underlying theology, leadership theory, and skill set of a transforming leader in today’s world. Leadership is neither a job nor a position. It is a passion and a calling. A transformational servant-leader seeks to bring about change in organizations and individuals.

Chan Chong Hiok, DD, has been a Cru Singapore staff since 1975 and has served in the Philippines and more than ten years as Country Director of Cru Singapore. For eighteen years, he served in East Asia as the National Campus Director and then as the Area Team Leader. He served as President of EAST since 2011. He has an MDiv and DD (Transformational Leadership) from the International Graduate School of Leadership (Philippines).

 

 

Nelson Lo, EdD candidate, has served with Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ since 1991. In 2000, he moved to East Asia and served as a regional and national leader of ministries. Eleven years later, he moved to Singapore with his Singaporean wife, Sophie.

 

 


Theology of Leadership (Online)
LF512/TS576, 3 Credits
Thursdays, 7.00 pm-9.00 pm

Equips learners with a biblical theology of leadership that can inform both theory and practice and permit more rigorous biblical evaluation of leadership theories and approaches. The course enables ministry practitioners to develop a rich theological foundation for thinking about issues of leadership in the Christian community.

Audit students are expected to read the textbook and watch assigned videos.

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.

 

 

Derek Atkins, ThM, is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (USA), and taught English to undergraduate students in East Asia for many years. He comes to EAST with a desire to prepare Christian workers for ministry throughout Asia and beyond.

 


Exposition of Matthew (Online)
NT530, 3 Credits
Mondays, 7.00 pm-9.00 pm

The Book of 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.

 

Ng Khim Fatt, MTh, graduated from Trinity Theological College in 2019 and joined EAST as an adjunct faculty in 2020. He has taught subjects on New Testament studies with the EAST Extension Centres in India and East Asia and is passionate about equipping Christian workers in developing countries.

 

 

 

DAY COURSES


Biblical Foundations 2: New Testament (Online)
BS413, 3 Credits
Tuesdays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm

Introductory course is aimed at building foundational knowledge and understanding of the New Testament literature. The scope of this course includes composition and authorship, authority and reliability, historical and cultural contexts, major themes, and the importance of the New Testament in Christian living and ministry.

Audit students are expected to participate in certain learning tasks.

 

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 engage actively in God’s word with both heart and mind.

 

 


World Missions (Concurrent)
IS510, 2 Credits
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.00 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.

Audit students are expected to complete assigned readings.

 

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.


 

#Church, Society & Ethical Issues in Asia (Onsite)
IS560/TS561, 3 Credits
Tuesdays, 1.30 pm-4.30 pm 

The Asian context raises a wide range of challenging issues for individuals and the Church. In this context, theologically grounded and philosophically informed responses are needed in order for the Christian faith community not only to “do the right thing” but also to be a witness in the wider community. This course will provide a survey of approaches to resolving these ethical dilemmas, facilitate thoughtful discussions regarding them, and give suggestions for the Christian community to be more influentially salt and light in the world.

Course is limited to program students and visiting credit students.

 

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.

 


Urban Ministry (Concurrent)
IS561, 3 Credits
Tuesdays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm

This course helps students discover and explore the various aspects of urban ministry in light of the rapid urbanization and globalization of the world, how the city shapes our lives as humans and as Christians, and how the church can plant churches and ministers in the city.

Audit students are expected to complete assigned readings.

 

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.

 


Teaching and Learning 2 (Onsite)
LF531, 3 Credits
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.00 am

Encourages teachers, facilitators, and ministry trainers to integrate biblical perspectives and principles of teaching and learning as they seek to understand learners and communicate biblical truth in different contexts. The philosophy, process, and procedures of designing a formal or nonformal educational course are discussed and applied. Students develop one or more sessions and teach either in a nonformal or formal educational setting.

Prerequisites: LF530 Teaching and Learning 1. Occasional teaching labs for this course scheduled on Fridays, 9.00 am-11.00 am.

Audit students are expected to complete asynchronous lessons on Populi.

 

Jeannette Shubert, PhD, blends theory and praxis in courses she teaches. She enjoys seeing adults develop skill and confidence as learning facilitators. She has been on staff with Cru for 40 years. Prior to joining the EAST faculty in 2009 she taught in Kenya, Philippines, Russia and the US where she was nominated to and listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

 


#Expository Preaching 2 (Concurrent)
LF556, 3 Credits
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.00 am

Designed to further equip students in good sermonic outlining and effective expository preaching. A variety of sermon types and their development will be covered so that students are competent to handle various types and/or genres of sermons. Students are expected to develop full sermon manuscripts as well as deliver a number of sermons using the principles learned in the course. Prerequisite: LF555 Expository Preaching 1. Occasional preaching labs for this course scheduled on Fridays, 9.00 am-11.00 am.

Course limited to program students and visiting credit students.

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.

 

 


Christian Marriage & Family in Asia (Online)
LF560, 3 Credits
Fridays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm

This course provides the major biblical foundations and precepts relating to Christian marriage and family life. The course will also draw from an extensive wealth of research available promoting healthy marriages and families. It also explores a survey of the existing major research findings of cultural values and contemporary challenges in marriage and family among representative Asian cultural groups to promote biblically healthy (the Trinitarian Model) marriages and families.  [Faculty: Justine Han, PhD]

Audit students are expected to complete assigned readings and discussions on Populi.


Biblical Counselling in Ministry (Online)
LF561, 3 Credits
Thursdays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm

Introduction to foundational principles and techniques of a ministry of care and counselling. The course includes a study of biblical, theological, and ethical aspects of counselling in ministry as well as common counselling concerns often encountered by ministry practitioners. Course includes practical application.

Audit students are expected to complete assigned readings and discussions on Populi.

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’ and Children’s’ Ministry for Korean-American churches. She has been a Course Tutor of Education and Pastoral Ministry in the Distance Education Program at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). She and her husband, Raymond, have two adult children.

 

Biblical Greek 2: Exegesis using Tools (Concurrent)
NT502, 3 Credits
Tuesdays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm

Building on NT501, this course strengthens students’ knowledge and skills in applying the principles of Greek grammar, syntax, and semantics in New Testament exegesis. Students will become more competent in using Bible software and tools that utilise Greek to translate and analyse NT passages. They will also learn the steps of exegesis and apply them to exegete NT passages. Prerequisite: NT501 Biblical Greek 1: Elementary Greek.

Note: Students taking the class for credit will need to have access to or will need to purchase the Logos Bible Software (any version) with all the Greek resources required for the course. The software bundle is available for purchase by students and alumni and/or accessible for use at EAST library.

 

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 Epistles & Revelation (Onsite)
NT511, 3 Credits
Tuesdays, 1.30 pm-4.30 pm

A study of each New Testament epistle (Romans through Jude) and the book of Revelation in light of their political, cultural, historical, and literary contexts. Bible study skills learnt in the prerequisite course will be applied to selected passages. Passages that are considered challenging exegetically will also be discussed. Prerequisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics.

 

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.

 


Old Testament Narratives (Online)
OT510, 3 Credits
Tuesdays, 1.30 pm-4.30 pm

Expositional study of the Old Testament historical books (Genesis through Esther) giving attention to the covenant motif and theological themes. Emphasis will also be given to interpretation of narrative genre with attention to various elements such as literary, historical, political, and cultural context. Prerequisite: 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.

 


Theology 2 (Concurrent)
TS511, 3 Credits
Thursdays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm 

Helps students grow in their own biblical convictions and understanding of the Christian faith through a systematic study of theology. The course will examine the doctrines of humanity, sin, salvation, the church, and the end times. Prerequisites: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics, TS560 Worldview and Biblical Decision Making or IS520 Contextualisation.

Audit students are expected to watch assigned videos before each class.

 

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.

 

 

Derek Atkins, ThM, is a graduate of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (USA), and taught English to undergraduate students in East Asia for many years. He comes to EAST with a desire to prepare Christian workers for ministry throughout Asia and beyond.

 


Spiritual Life & Transformation (Online)*
TS532, 3 Credits
Thursdays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm 

Examines God’s work to bring people into a life-changing relationship with Himself. It also explains our identity, position, and authority in Christ and gives biblical and practical instruction about living a holy life under the complete lordship of Jesus Christ. In addition, students will learn how to practice spiritual disciplines, resist temptation, demonic influence, and help people having spiritual conflicts find and maintain their freedom in Christ.

*Note: This course will have 3 sessions that will be taught onsite. While it is required for all students who are in Singapore to attend these 3 classes, students who are overseas (not in Singapore) will be allowed to attend these classes online.

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.

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: Samuel, who went home to the Lord in 2002, and Joylynn and Benedict, both teenagers.

 

 

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. The two-year Certificate Program is also offered online for eligible wives whose husbands are unable to relocate to Singapore. Individual courses are also offered online for eligible visiting students to take them for credit. In addition, individual courses are open for all wives, irrespective of their husbands’ vocation, to take the courses as audit students.

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.

 


Spiritual Formation at Home (Online)
LF433, 2 Credits
10 January – 7 March 2022, Mondays: 1.00 pm-3.00 pm

Seeks to encourage and equip parents with a growing awareness of their children’s development and to learn how to attend to their spiritual formation and discipleship needs. The prevalent influence of the social media/gadgets and its implications on children’s formation and discipleship will also be discussed. Based on the biblical and theological perspectives, the participants will learn creative ways to help their children create a formative space to connect with God, their family and others in a spiritual community.

Course limited to women who are wives.

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: Samuel, who went home to the Lord in 2002, and Joylynn and Benedict, both teenagers.


New Testament Overview (Concurrent)
NT412, 1 Credit
21 March – 25 April 2022, Mondays, 1.00 pm-3.00 pm

Designed to provide an overview of the New Testament so students develop a greater understanding of the life of Christ, the early Church, and the apostles’ teaching about Christian life and practice.

Course limited to women who are wives.

Jeannette Shubert, PhD, blends theory and praxis in courses she teaches. She enjoys seeing adults develop skill and confidence as learning facilitators. She has been on staff with Cru for 40 years. Prior to joining the EAST faculty in 2009 she taught in Kenya, Philippines, Russia and the US where she was nominated to and listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.

 

 

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 engage actively in God’s word with both heart and mind.