An Open House into a New Season of Equipping

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We had our first eOpen House on 17 March 2021 to extend a warm welcome to potential students around the world. For those seeking a suitable seminary for their season of equipping, it was a time of community outreach where our faculty, staff, students and alumni interacted with our guests as one school. To view a summary video of the event on our resource page, click here or the picture above.

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Faculty Presentation: Reflexivity in Ministry Practice


Join our faculty, Dr Lau Ying Kheng, as she presents a paper on “Encouraging Singaporean Seminary Students to Use Reflexivity in their Ministry Practice” at the following webinar. The talk is on reflexivity in ministry: how we must make on-the-go changes of strategy and approaches as we do ministry in an ever-changing world.

To view the presentation, visit the ATA Facebook page or YouTube channel:

The presentation is part of “Asia New Scholars Resources Webinar” co-organised by EAST accrediting agency, Asia Theological Association (ATA), and Asia Graduate School of Theology Alliance (AGSTA). EAST is a corporate member of AGSTA and has partnered with the latter in offering advanced degree programs in Asia.

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Prayer Pointers – 4 Feb 2021


“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” (Philippian 4:19, NIV)

We know that when God calls, He enable and empower the called to answer His calling. We thank God for the faculty’s faithfulness in fulfilling His call to teach and disciple our students.

Faculty Development Days Reflection (Part 2)

Ms Napitchaya Su Panum is on the extreme left. This was part of a birthday celebration for the November and December celebrants at the Faculty Meeting during FDD.

From FEAR to FAITH: Reflection on Faculty Development Day (Nov 23, 2020) by Ms Napitchaya Su Panum, EAST Faculty

I joined EAST in October 2019 with little teaching experience. It was my first time being on the other side of a seminary classroom! The fear of inadequacy was one of the biggest challenges for a “teacher-in-training” like me. However, the Lord has turned my fear into faith in the One who calls through EAST’s Faculty Development Day (FDD) training!

My doubt was caused by my misconception about teaching and learning. I knew that I couldn’t meet the traditional “Sage on the Stage” lecturing standard. However, through my experience during FDD, I learned that the “Guide on the Side” facilitating skill is the real art and science of teaching and learning that I need to develop.

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5 Fitness Tips from Rev Estella Liu

During our final Chapel of this semester, Rev Estella Liu, a faculty member of EAST who is part of EAST Extension Center led everyone in an exercise segment before Chapel started. We asked her for her top five fitness tips:

  1. Exercise with someone close to me. I cannot do it alone.
  2. Join a diet group which requires me to post everything I put in my mouth.
  3. Download a work-out App and choose suitable ones to follow. I had to change to a lighter routine when my back hurt.
  4. Keep the nice but tight dresses (pants for the gentlemen) to encourage myself to wear them again someday.
  5. Sleep early and get up early. This I wish I can do but it has not happen yet!