2022/2023 Second semester courses

30 ON 30 is a special promotion for EAST regular courses as part of our 30th Anniversary celebrations! Each regular course will only cost $30 taken for audit and enrolled from July 2022 to June 2023. Savings of up to $220 or 88% off per course! The promotion is not applicable for courses marked with #.

 

SECOND SEMESTER COURSES

JANUARY – MAY 2023

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.

  • “Onsite” courses meet at EAST.
  • “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.).

Certain classes may require audit students to complete some assignments and/or in-class projects to maximise their learning experience.

 

 

SEMESTER COURSES – 9 JANUARY TO 12 MAY 2023

Registration deadline: Thursday, 29 December 2022.

Evening Courses – Online

Day Courses – Online

Day Courses – Onsite

Day Courses – Concurrent

Day Courses, Online – Partners in Ministry

 

INTENSIVE COURSES – 24 MAY TO 1 JUNE 2023

Intensive Classes – Onsite

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.

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER COURSES

JANUARY – MAY 2023

All day and evening courses listed are valid for the semester of 9 January 2023 – 12 May 2023.  Registration deadline is Thursday, 29 December 2022.

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

  • Chinese New Year School Break: 20-26 January 2023
  • Make-Up / Reading Week: 13-17 March 2023
  • Make-Up / Reading Week: 1-5 May 2023
  • Exam Week: 8-12 May 2023

 

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 learners on their own.


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

This course helps leaders in authentic personal transformation and builds passion to serve the world around them for Jesus’ sake.  Examining the underlying theology, leadership theory, and skill set of a transforming leader in today’s world, students will learn that leadership is not a job nor a position but a passion and a calling.  A transformational servant-leader seeks to bring about change in organizations and individuals.

 

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 has served with high school, university, evangelism and mission mobilisation, church-planting, operations, theological and leadership development ministries in Singapore and East Asia.

 

 


Leading Multicultural Teams (Online)
IS565, 3 Credits
Tuesdays, 7.00 pm-9.00 pm

Explore various aspects of Christian leadership within the context of multicultural teams especially in a church or a 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 for the expansion of 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.

 

Mark Surendran, MDiv, has been on staff with Cru Singapore for 36 years. He has worked among campus students in Singapore, and international students at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He has led multi-cultural teams through the years and currently heads Crea, which is the creative arm of Cru Singapore. He is a certified Cultural Intelligence Coach.

 


Contemporary Worldviews (Online)
TS562, 3 Credits
Thursdays, 7.00 pm-9.00 pm 

Building on a basic understanding of what a worldview is, this course examines the major contemporary worldviews competing for the hearts and minds of today’s people and societies.  Explore how we as Christians can better understand, appreciate, interact with, and challenge them in genuinely God-honoring ways. The result will be increased confidence and competence in addressing non-Christian worldviews, freshly presenting the gospel, and better effectiveness as disciple-makers.

 

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.

 

 

DAY COURSES

 

“Online” courses are conducted synchronously through Zoom.  “Concurrent” 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 learners on their own.


Theology 2 (Onsite)
TS511, 3 Credits
Tuesdays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm

This course 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.

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Matthew Winslow, PhD Studies, joined Cru in 2002 and has served in Eastern Asia, Singapore and the U.S. He has taught church history and theology classes in Singapore, America, East Asia and the South Pacific. He loves talking with others about history and theology and telling stories of how God has been at work throughout history. Matthew is married to Sijie and they have three kids and a dog.

 

Biblical Counseling in Ministry (Onsite)
LF561, 3 Credits
Tuesdays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm 

An introduction of foundational principles and techniques for a ministry of care and counseling.  The course will cover a study of biblical, theological and ethical aspects of counseling in ministry, practical application, as well as common concerns often encountered by ministry practitioners in counseling.

Auditors are expected to complete the asynchronous portions of each week’s lesson for participation in class discussions.

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.

 


Spiritual Life & Transformation (Concurrent)
TS532, 3 Credits
Tuesdays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm 

This course examines God’s work of bringing 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.

Raymundo 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.

 


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 exegetically challenging will also be discussed.  Prerequisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics.

Auditors are expected to read all required readings to maximise learning experience.

 

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.

 


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

This course introduces 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 relevant lessons for today.  Key topics addressed will include how much of God’s global mission has been completed, how much of it is remaining, how it is being carried out, 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.

Auditors are expected to read all required readings to maximise learning experience.

 

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.

 

 


#Expository Preaching 2 (Onsite)
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 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.

 [Course limited to program students and visiting credit students only. This class is not part of the 30 ON 30 promotion.]

 

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.

 

 


Church, Society, & Ethical Issues in Asia (Onsite)
IS560, 3 Credits
Thursdays, 9.00 am-12.00 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 to not only “do the right thing” but also to be a witness in the wider community.  This course will provide a survey of approaches toward understanding these ethical dilemmas, how to facilitate thoughtful discussions on these issues, and how the Christian community can be more influential as salt and light in the world.

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.

 

 

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.

 

 


Christian Marriage & Family in Asia (Concurrent)
LF560, 3 Credits
Thursdays, 1.30 pm-4.30 pm

This course provides major biblical foundations and precepts relating to Christian marriage and family life.  Drawing from extensive research on healthy marriages and families, the course also explores a survey of 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.

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.

 


Honor, Shame, Guilt, and Sin (Online)
IS523, 3 Credits
Thursdays, 1.30 pm-4.30 pm

This course helps students understand the complexities of human, cultural and psychological realities related to honour, shame, guilt and sin, with the goal of integrating cultural and psychological understandings with biblical understanding and theology. These help with the communication of the gospel in a manner that is intelligible, subjectively relevant and meaningful to people of specific cultures.  Students will also look at honour, shame, guilt and sin from multiple theoretical perspectives and how they as a psycho-social-cultural construct affect human functioning.

 

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.

 

 


#Biblical Hebrew 2: Exegesis Using Tools (Onsite)
OT502, 3 Credits
Fridays, 9.00 am-12.00 pm

Learn principles and skills involved in exegetical work, and how to apply Hebrew study tools to narrative literature, particularly in the book of Ruth.  These principles and methods of exegesis will also be applied to selected passages from other genres in the Old Testament.
Prerequisite: OT501 Biblical Hebrew 1 Elementary Hebrew.

 [Course limited to program students and visiting credit students only. This class is not part of the 30 ON 30 promotion.]

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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.

 

 


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

An expositional study of the Pentateuch and the Historical books of the Old Testament (Genesis through Esther), giving attention to the covenant motif and theological themes.  Emphasis will also be given to the interpretation of narrative genre with attention to various elements such as literary, historical, political, and cultural contexts as well as relationship to the New Testament.
Prerequisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics.

 

Gilbert Soo Hoo, PhD, is a missionary with Serving in Mission East Asia (SIMEA). Formerly a faculty member of Singapore Bible College (SBC), he is now an adjunct professor at SBC and Baptist Theological Seminary (BTS). He guest preaches and have taught adult Bible classes at local churches.

 

 

 

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. All wives, irrespective of their husbands’ vocations, can audit for individual courses offered in the PIM Certificate Program.

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.

The course listed is valid for the semester of 16 January 2023 – 24 April 2023.  Registration deadline is Thursday, 29 December 2022.

 


Bible Study Methods (Online)
BS410, 3 Credits
Mondays, 1.00 pm-3.00 pm 

This course will help students to learn basic inductive bible study methods, understand small group dynamics and facilitation, and to equip students on how to first study the bible on their own and in turn to teach biblical truth through the leading of small group discussions and effective telling of the bible stories.

Course is limited to Partners in Ministry program students and visiting students who are wives of men in full-time ministry or wives of seminary students.

First class begins on the week of 16 January.

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 refugees, Chinese orphanages, local church outreach programs, and other women ministries.  Josephine is married to Jacob and they have two children, Josiah and Jesse.

 

 

INTENSIVE COURSES

MAY – JUNE 2023

Intensive classes are conducted on 24 May – 1 June (from Wednesday through the following Thursday, excluding Saturday and Sunday).

Early registration deadline is Thursday, 29 December 2022.


Exposition of Deuteronomy (Onsite)
OT534, 3 Credits
24 May – 1 June (from Wednesday through the following Thursday, excluding Saturday and Sunday)
9.00 am-5.00 pm

An expositional study of the book of Deuteronomy with attention to genre and structure, historical setting, purpose, biblical theology, major themes of the book, and relevance for life and ministry.

Steven Guest, PhD, earned his PhD in Old Testament Theology from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (2009). He served in the United Arab Emirates for 10 years as an electrical engineer, a church planter, and an associate pastor. He also served for nearly 7 years in India (2013-2019) as an Old Testament faculty at a seminary in Bengaluru. He is currently a faculty of Baptist Theological College Cebu, Graduate School of Theology (Philippines), and teaches Old Testament to the graduate students. His passion is to teach and preach the Old Testament for the strengthening of the Church in Asia.  Dr Guest is married to Joan and is the proud father of 2 married daughters and 7 delightful grandchildren.

 


Organisational Leadership (Onsite)
LF516, 3 Credits
24 May – 1 June (from Wednesday through the following Thursday, excluding Saturday and Sunday)
9.00 am-5.00 pm

A study of organizational behavior, development, and leadership, especially in faith-based organizations.  Students will interact with both biblical principles and best practices in the areas of organizational design, continued development and organizational health, team building, collaborative leadership, leadership development and succession strategies.

Instructor to be confirmed.