PIM Graduate Salaimphy: I finally had the chance to be trained!

Sailamphy Rakhangmi, EAST PIM graduate, India


Here is the story of Sailamphy Rakhangmi who graduated in May 2024 with an EAST Certificate in Partners in Ministry (PIM). PIM is a two-year Certificate Program designed to provide a learning environment to develop wives of seminary students, wives of men in full-time ministry and wives of men in bi-vocational ministry to grow in partnership with their husbands in the Lord’s ministry.

For a long time Sailamphy, 44, who shepherds a church in New Delhi with her husband Rejoyson, hungered for ministry training.  Read more

Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics (Onsite) – Day Course

Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics (Onsite)
BS510, 3 Credits
Thursdays, 1.30 pm – 4.30 pm

A skills-oriented course covering two parts. In Part 1 (Bible Study Methods), students will learn and practice the principles, methods and procedures of inductive Bible study involving the steps of observation, interpretation and correlation (hermeneutics), and application. In Part 2 (Hermeneutics), students will be introduced to important hermeneutical features and guidelines in interpreting the different Bible genres. The practice of principles and skills will be applied in the study of several Bible passages, as well as selected Bible books. Prerequisite: LF500 Research & Writing for Christian Leadership.

Auditors are expected to complete the asynchronous portions of each week’s lesson so that they can participate in class discussions and to maximise their 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.


Registration deadline: Friday, 5 July 2024.

Teaching & Learning 1 (Onsite) – Day Course

Teaching & Learning 1 (Onsite)
LF530, 2 Credits
Wednesdays, 9.00 am – 11.00 am

This course equips the student with critical skills to facilitate learning groups in a relevant and life changing manner. Building on a foundation of Bible study, the student learns to assess the audience, understand various types of groups and their dynamics, develop a lesson plan, and facilitate in order that participants are actively engaged in the learning process. Students practice facilitation skills in small group contexts. Prerequisite: BS510 Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics.

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

Agnes Too, DIS Studies, has been on staff with Cru Singapore since 1994. She has previously taught English proficiency and Communication classes in the National University of Singapore. Together with her husband, Samuel, they served in East Asia for 10 years before returning home to lead the Missions department in Cru Singapore. Her ministry focus was in Membercare, helping churches and mission agencies prepare and send well so that their missionary families will thrive on the field and return healthy. They both joined EAST as resident faculty and staff in May 2020.


Registration deadline: Friday, 5 July 2024.

Contextualisation (Onsite) – Day Course

Contextualisation (Onsite)
IS520, 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.

Alvin Tey, PhD, serves with Operation Mobilisation (OM), where he is currently involved in the training, equipping and care of missionaries sent to serve across East Asia. He previously served in OM’s transformational development ministries among poor and marginalized least-reached peoples and communities in Southeast Asia. Alvin is married to Kalene and they have three children, Natalie, Charlotte and Josiah. In his free time, Alvin enjoys history and sports.


Registration deadline: Friday, 5 July 2024.

Worldview & Biblical Decision Making (Concurrent) – Day Course

Worldview & Biblical Decision Making (Concurrent)
TS560, 2 Credits
Wednesdays, 9.00 am – 11.00 am

Helps students better understand what a worldview is, how it works, and its importance so they will move toward and creatively apply a more biblical view of the world. The course also briefly examines the history of ethical theory from both general and Christian perspectives to help students develop a more genuinely Christian framework for moral decision making. Students will be encouraged and expected to apply creatively and thoughtfully what they learn to a number of case studies and scenarios as well as utilize this material in their lives and ministries.


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.



Derek Atkins, PhD Studies, 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.


Registration deadline: Friday, 5 July 2024.

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