2019/2020 First semester courses

 FIRST SEMESTER COURSES

JULY – NOVEMBER 2019

Find out if you are eligible to take any one of these courses using the First Course Free@EAST Promotion!

All Day and Evening Courses listed are valid for the semester of 22 July to 22 November 2019. Click on the course title for more details. Registration deadline is Monday, 15 July 2019. You may register online or contact us for registration form.

 

Partners in Ministry Courses

Evening Courses

Day Courses:

Intensive Courses:

All Intensive Courses listed are scheduled for Wednesday, 27 November to Friday, 6 December 2019. Click on each course title for more details. Registration deadline for Intensive Courses is Wednesday, 20 November 2019. 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.

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

  • Make-up Week: 3-5 September, 2019
  • Reading Week: 10-13 September, 2019
  • Make-up Week: 12-15 November, 2019
  • Exam Week: 19-22 November, 2019

 

PARTNERS IN MINISTRY COURSES 

The Partners in Ministry (PIM) program is designed for wives of seminary students, or whose husbands are ministers or in vocational Christian ministry. PIM seeks to develop wives as they grow in partnership with their husbands and in their own circle of influence. The following are for women who are PIM visiting students or program students. For more information on PIM, visit www.EAST.edu.sg/pim.

The following PIM courses are not eligible for any EAST promotions including, but not limited to the First Course Free promotion. 


LF400  Becoming What God Intended (3 credits)
Mondays, 9.30 am-3.30 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. The pre-requisite for attending the course is the willingness to be vulnerable in sharing from one’s own life journey.

Mrs Margaret Chan Li, MABS, has been a staff with Cru Singapore (formerly Singapore Campus Crusade for Christ) since 1975. She has ministered to high school students, polytechnic students and executive wives in Singapore.  Margaret has a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from International School of Theology-Asia, Philippines. Margaret is married to Chan Chong Hiok, the current President of EAST, and has two adult sons, Joshua and Joel. 

 

EVENING COURSES 


NT534/LF598 Acts and Leadership (2 credits)
Thursdays, 7.00 pm-9.15 pm

Expositional study of Acts with attention to the genre and structure, historical setting, purpose, biblical theology and major themes of the book. Attention will be on the leadership principles and practices of Christ’s apostles and leaders in Acts. The class will provide the learners with opportunities to reflect and evaluate their own leadership practices in fulfilling their callings in ministries and market places.

Victor Kwok, ThM, holds degrees in Electrical Engineering, Business Administration, Teaching and Exposition, and Biblical Studies.  He worked in the marketplace for more than 30 years before joining EAST.  He is committed to keep studying the Word of God, applying it, and teaching others to do likewise so as to fulfil the Great Commission.

 


BS531 Physical Settings of the Bible (2 credits)
Thursdays, 7.00 pm-9.15 pm (25 Jul, 8 Aug, 24 Oct, 7 Nov & 21 Nov)

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).


BS532 Physical Settings of the Bible Practicum (3 credits)
Thursdays, 7.00 pm-9.15 pm (25 Jul, 8 Aug, 24 Oct, 7 Nov & 21 Nov)

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 2019 Holy Land Study Tour (see below). Note: Study tour registration is separate from registration for this course. Faculty: Keith Shubert, PhD and Jeannette Shubert, DMin/PhD Studies (see below).


EAST 2019 Holy Land Study Tour
15 days, 30 November to 14 December 2019, organized by Travel 360 Pte Ltd.

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 BS532 Physical Settings of the Bible Practicum class.

Download the brochure and registration form for more information:

Note: The Holy Land Study Tour is not eligible for any EAST promotions.

 

DAY COURSES

BS412 Biblical Foundations 1 (3 credits)
Thursdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 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. Class is limited to BACM students only.

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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.

 

 

 

Cynthia Tan, MDiv, has been a staff of Cru Singapore since 2008 and has served in the campus ministry for seven years. She enjoys making learning simple and applicable so that learners gain confidence to teach others and are inspired to live out these biblical truths. Her MDiv is from Singapore Bible College (SBC).

 


BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Fridays, 9.00 am-10.30 am

How to study the Scriptures on your own–systematically, contextually, and independently, and be surprised by how much God’s Word has in store for you as you feast on it through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Pre-requisite or concurrent with: LF500 Research and Writing for Christian Leadership.

 

Jacob Li, ThM, is passionate about teaching. 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 has taught at churches, para-church ministries and seminaries in Canada, USA and Asia.

 


IS501 Building Spiritual Movements (3 credits)
Fridays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

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, MDiv, has been serving as a staff member of Cru Singapore for 17 years.  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.

 


IS520/TS570 Contextualisation (3 credits)
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.15 am

This class will give you tools to critically contextualise both the gospel message and ministry methods and strategies so that the gospel will be planted deeply in Asian soil.  Faculty: Raymond Song, PhD


IS540 Theology of Missions (3 credits)
Tuesdays, 1.45 pm-5.00pm

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.

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Song Tae Suk Raymond, 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).

 

 

LF510 Christian Leadership Foundations (3 credits)
Tuesdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 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.

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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.

 

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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 (6 years). His DMin is from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (USA).

 


LF530 Teaching and Learning 1 (3 credits)
Tuesdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

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. 

Heng Hwee Chuang, DMin, has degrees in MACE and DMin from Dallas Theological Seminary (USA).  She has over 30 years of Christian Education experience in creche, children, youth, and adult ministries in 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.  She is married and has two grown daughters.

 


LF532  Educational Ministry of the Church (3 credits)
Thursdays, 9.00 am-12.30 pm

Expands the students’ awareness and understanding of the primary educational ministry of the Church – engaging God’s people in growth towards maturity in Christ. This class includes a study of biblical, theological, philosophical, and developmental foundations of educational ministry. It also examines needs and trends in Asia of various groups, how ministries seek to address these needs, and principles of developing and leading these ministries in an Asian context.

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Han Hye Jeong Justine, 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.

 

LF555 Expository Preaching 1 (2 credits)
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.15 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. 

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Jacob Li, ThM, is passionate about teaching. 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 has taught at churches, para-church ministries and seminaries in Canada, USA and Asia.

 


NT500A Greek 1: Introduction to Biblical Greek Tools (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Fridays, 11.00 am-12.30 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.   Faculty: Benson Goh, PhD

Pre-requisite or concurrent with: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics.

 

NT500B Greek 1: Introduction to Biblical Greek Grammar (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Fridays, 11.00 am-12.30 pm

Building on memorized vocabulary words and grammar rules, you will begin to read and translate simple sentences from the Greek New Testament. This course is for MDiv Teaching and Exposition students only.

Pre-requisite or concurrent with: BS510 Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics.

 

Benson Goh, PhD, is a staff of Cru Singapore since 1996 in various leadership, coaching, and training roles within the university campus ministry and staff training programs. Benson has taught at EAST and is also a teaching intern in Koine Greek and Ephesians courses in Asbury Seminary.

 

NT510 New Testament Narratives (3 credits)
Fridays, 1.45 pm-5.00 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, life, and teachings of our Lord.

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 – 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. 


OT503 Hebrew 3: Intermediate Grammar and Exegesis (3 credits)
Thursdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

Exegesis of selected Old Testament passages from various genres, giving attention to syntax analysis and intermediate grammar. Old Testament issues relating to translation, interpretation, and application will be addressed.  Faculty:  Yee Chin Hong, PhD

Pre-requisite: OT502 Hebrew 2: Basics of Hebrew Grammar.  

 

OT505 Hebrew Reading (3 credits)
Tuesdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 pm

Reading of selected Old Testament passages from various genres. By reinforcing the student’s knowledge of basic Hebrew grammar and syntax, and increasing one’s appreciation for the literary qualities of the text, this course enhances the student’s ability to work with the Hebrew text exegetically.

Pre-requisite: OT501 Hebrew 2A or OT502 Hebrew 2B

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Yee Chin Hong, PhD, received his PhD in Theological Studies (Old Testament concentration) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). He is excited about equipping others for Old Testament studies through the acquisition and use of Biblical Hebrew.

 

 

OT511 Old Testament Poetry, Wisdom, and Prophets (3 credits)
Thursdays, 9.00 am-12.30 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.

 

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 greatest desire is to integrate biblical exposition with spiritual formation.

 


TS500 Church History 1 (3 credits)
Thursdays, 1.45 pm-5.00 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.

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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.

 

 

TS510 Theology 1 (3 credits)
Tuesdays & Fridays, 9.00 am-10.30 am

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.

 

Raymond Go, PhD, had served in both the Church Resource Ministry and the Chinese Ministry of Philippine Campus Crusade for Christ.  Since 1997, he had served as faculty at the International School of Theology-Asia (now the International Graduate School of Leadership). 

 

TS560 Worldview and Biblical Decision Making (2 credits)
Wednesdays, 9.00 am-11.15 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.

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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.

 

 

 

INTENSIVE COURSES

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2019

 

Registration deadline is Wednesday, 20 November 2019.  You may register online or contact us for registration form.

  

IS502/TS584 Defending the Faith in Asia (3 credits)
27 November-6 December 2019
 (starts on Wednesday ends on the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm

This class will look at some of the major Asian religions and examine questions such as “How can we know if Jesus is truly God?” “If God is good, why is there evil?” And “Is the Bible reliable?”

David Craieg, ThM/PhD Studies, studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Western Australia and Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. He is currently undertaking a PhD through Murdoch University. David has previously taught at EAST, the Baptist Theological Seminary Singapore, Malaysia Bible Seminary, and Alphacrucis Perth and has worked at City Bible Forum. He runs a Reasonable Faith chapter in Perth. David is married to Grace, and they have three children.


IS521  Intercultural Communications (3 credits)
27 November-6 December 2019 (starts on Wednesday ends on the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm

Study of the basic principles of and key issues in intercultural communication. Students will learn the complexity of communicating the Gospel cross-culturally through experiential learning activities. They will acquire tools for studying a host culture and learn how to communicate the Gospel in a culturally relevant manner.

Daniel Rupp, PhD, served as a pastor in Arkansas for two years. He has spent the last 11 years serving in East Asia and just completed his PhD in Intercultural Studies from BIOLA. Daniel’s research was in the field of cognitive anthropology and explored differences in the ways that American and Chinese Christians conceptualize themselves as believers. Along with cognitive anthropology, he is passionate about teaching God’s word, specifically the Old Testament. He and his wife Kayla have four children and have been married for 17 years.

  

LF562 Marriage and Family Counseling (3 credits)
27 November-6 December 2019 (starts on Wednesday ends on the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm

The course explores biblical counseling approaches to common issues faced by engaged and married couples and in family relationships. You will learn to recognize and understand common dysfunctions, how individuals relate and why they do so, and how to bring healing and resolution.

Wilson Phang, PhD, 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.

 

 

LF551 Pastoral Leadership (3 credits)
27 November-6 December 2019 (starts on Wednesday ends on the following Friday), 9.00 am-5.00 pm

Examines the calling, roles, and function of a disciple-making church leader.  The shepherding roles of leading, care, and feeding the congregation are explored. Church ministries and common issues are examined.  Students develop the foundations for an integrated philosophy of church ministry.

Daniel Chua, DMin, served with Mt Carmel B-P Church for the last 30 years, including 22 years as Senior Pastor. He graduated with D. Ministry from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA) in 2004. Besides his pastoral duties as Pastor-at-large, he actively trains pastors and leaders in mission countries. He has authored a book on a Christian response to Chinese ancestral worship.

 

 

Find out if you are eligible to take any one of these courses using the Two Courses Free@EAST Promotion!

Online registration of courses at www.east.edu.sg or contact registrar@east.edu.sg for registration form.

 

 

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