Give Back to EAST

Alumni Michael Tien (left) and Wong Soo Fong (right)

 

My wife, Soo and I are alumni of EAST, having spent 5 wonderful years at EAST as students.

During one of my first lessons the lecturer made this statement “If the student has not learnt, than I have not taught”. In my years of previous education, I have not heard such a statement and I knew that my time at EAST was going to be extraordinary.

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EAST: A community you can count on

All students and alumni at EAST have a community they can count on to pray for them and walk together through challenging seasons of life and ministry. The peers, faculty and staff within each Mentoring Group are your friends, intercessors, encouragers and pillars of strong support through your learning journey.

The warmth of the community is present even in classes and the school library! There is always someone looking out for you, as long as you are a part of EAST.

You may not remember all your lessons in the classroom, but you’ll remember your mentors and friends who shared their lives with you at EAST. Your EAST family walks with you for the long run.

Shalom, and the Lord lead you to a community you can count on.

 

Photograph courtesy of Saw Ta Eh Gay.

MG Ministry Weekend 2020 – Thanksgivings

We give thanks for the privilege of serving together as Mentoring Groups in the recent season of Ministry Weekend in September 2020! This is an annual time of coming together as Mentoring Groups to serve in ministry together either locally or abroad. We have gone online to reach communities in this unique season of safe distancing.

Our 9 Mentoring Groups and PIM (Partners in Ministry) team hosted 704 people at our webinars, which covered topics such as the discipling of our youth in today’s gadget world, the process of grieving, involving our whole family in worship at home, preparing and facilitating Bible study online, Biblical parenting and reaching out digitally.

A number of the webinars were collaborations with ministry practitioners and churches in India and Medan. We thank God for these partnerships abroad in this season of travel restrictions.

We also had collaborations with Cru Singapore staff for technical support and the equipping of our students with webinar hosting and emceeing skills. We are thankful for this training which has provided many of us with a much-needed familiarization with webinar platforms.

To everyone who has played a part in this years’ Ministry Weekend, a big THANK YOU to you for serving God in this ministry! The blessings of God be with you as you continue to journey with Him.

Here’s a video put together as our thanksgiving for Ministry Weekend 2020:


MGs in Ministry Weekend Action


Our Mentoring Groups have been serving together over the recent weekends in various webinars as an outreach to the community over online platforms.

As the webinars covered a range of varied topics, we have gleaned much from the learning experience of hosting the webinars and listening along to our speakers’ messages.

This year’s Ministry Weekend has indeed been a unique one for our Mentoring Groups, as we learned how to reach the community online instead of physical seminars. Yes, it was a steep learning curve as online platforms were new to many of us. Still, we are giving thanks for the learning experiences we have had in adjusting to such new normals in ministry.

As we look ahead to new normals and new challenges in ministry, we can keep Deuteronomy 31:8 in mind as our encouragement from the Lord:

The LORD Himself goes before you and will be with you;
He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
– Deuteronomy 31:8 –

Be blessed and encouraged, as you walk with the Lord today and in the days ahead.

MG Ministry Weekend Goes Online!

As Mentoring Groups (MGs) meet online in this season of safe distancing, our MGs will also leverage on online platforms this semester to reach the community during Ministry Weekend.

Ministry Weekend has been an annual time for each of our MGs to serve together in ministry over a weekend, either locally or abroad. This semester’s Ministry Weekend is unique as many areas of ministry have gone online.

Preparations have already begun, and the faculty, staff and students in our MGs have been working together over online platforms to get ready.

The EAST webinars in the coming weeks will thus be the result of our MGs’ preparation, and registration for these webinars is available through the respective webinar publicity pages on our website. See you at the webinars!

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