May-June 2018 Intensive Courses


MAY – JUNE 2018

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All Intensive Courses listed are scheduled within the period of 15 May to 1 June 2018. Each class has different start and end dates. Click on each course title for more details. Registration deadline for Intensive Courses is one week before the start of each class. You may register online or contact us for registration form.

Maximum Class Size

Depending on the faculty and size of facility, each course may have a class size limit. You will be informed by the Registrar Office if the course that you seek to register has reached the maximum class size.

Pre-requisites for Individual Courses

Some courses may require certain pre-requisites to be met before a student can register for the class. Such pre-requisites, if any, are stated under the description of courses. For example, Hebrew 3 course requires the student to have completed Hebrew 2 before registering for Hebrew 3. Prospective students taking the course are thus advised to review the description of courses prior to registration.

LF563 Crisis Counseling (3 credits)
15-24 May 2018 
(starts on Tuesday, ends on the following Thursday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm
Registration deadline: Tuesday, 8 May 2018

The course is designed to develop sensitive Christian counselors who are able to discern spiritual and emotional needs, listen well, and guide counselees toward an understanding, healing and acceptance/remediation of their unpleasant circumstance/s. Toward that end, formats and models for counseling those experiencing a crisis in their lives are explored. Topics on counseling skills and Biblical perspectives on suffering are also covered.


Wilson Phang, PhD

Wilson is the founder of Ministry Personnel Care. He is using his background in crisis response, psychiatry, psychology, Biblical counseling and missiology to provide care, counsel and training to Christian workers globally. He and his wife have three grown children.

LF512/TS522 Theology of Leadership (3 credits)
18-25 May 2018
 (starts on Friday, ends on the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm
Registration deadline: Friday, 11 May 2018

What are God’s instructions for us today as leaders in ministry? Unreflective reliance on secular theories and techniques can be hazardous to us as leaders and to our people.  This course helps participants to develop a theological foundation for thinking about practical issues of leadership for application to life and ministry.

Guy Saffold, EdD

Guy, is Executive Director of the Associated Canadian Theological Schools at Trinity Western University and has 40 years of experience in organisational and ministry leadership. He holds a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from Seattle University (USA) and a MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). He is an author and Associate Professor in theological studies and organisational leadership.  He consults and speaks widely, most recently working with hundreds of Asian leaders to support their National Evangelization Plan for their country.  Guy and his wife Susan have two sons and three grandchildren.

NT516/TS516 Interpreting the Synoptic Gospels (3 credits)
22 May-1 June 2018
 (starts on Tuesday, ends on the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm
Registration deadline: Wednesday, 15 May 2018

One-third of the pages of the New Testament are occupied by the first three Gospels-Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Students of the Bible have often asked, “Why are these three Gospels so similar?”, and, “Why do they have so many significant differences from each other?” These Gospels are the primary sources on the life and teachings of Jesus and they also inform us about the theology of their authors and the concerns of the local churches then. You will learn a variety of interpretive methods to help you go deeper in your understanding of these important books.


Rob MacEwen, PhD

Rob, a former missionary to East Asia, is passionate about helping others understand and apply God’s Word. He has authored Matthean Posteriority, a book that explores literary relationships between the first three gospels.



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