Mentoring Groups, Go Forth!

 

This coming weekend, EAST Mentoring Groups (MGs) head out to various locations in the neighbouring region to serve and minister in a variety of contexts. These short ministry stints are opportunities for our program students to practice servant leadership and apply practical ministry skills together with their fellow MG members. Ministry Weekend is thus part of the holistic development of head, heart and hands in our students that puts classroom learning into hands-on practice.

Our Mentoring Groups will be serving in a culture outside of their own while learning how best to work together in teams. This provides a rich environment where team unity, conflict resolution, and growth can take place. Read more

Ministry Weekend 2021: Drawn to see God’s Heart

 

Below is a reflection of the MG (Mentoring Group) Ministry Weekend by Dr Jeannette Shubert, EAST Associate Academic Dean, as she recounts the experiences and learning by students and faculty.

Teamwork. Faith-stretching. Cross-cultural. Partnership. Learning. The size of these words expanded as EAST students and faculty contributed to an online Word Cloud during a recent Chapel service. The Word Cloud highlighted repeated responses to the question, “What three words would you use to describe MG (Mentoring Group) Ministry Weekend?”

Each September, East Asia School of Theology (EAST) suspends classes as MGs, comprised of faculty and students, partner with churches and ministries in Singapore and nearby countries for Ministry Weekend.

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Mentoring Groups in Ministry Action

Each of our MGs(Mentoring Groups) at EAST has spent the recent weekend serving together in ministry over various platforms to bless communities in Singapore and abroad. The annual MG Ministry Weekend has traditionally been a time for the faculty, staff and students in each MG to spend a weekend together to serve at a ministry located either in Singapore or within the Southeast-Asia region.

Most of our MGs have faculty, staff and students from a range of different countries, so this an intentional season of cross-cultural ministry that starts from within each Mentoring Group to eventually reach out to communities either in Singapore or around the region.

The MG Ministry Weekend is a time where ministry skills are sharpened and leadership is developed in our students, as each one takes on responsibilities in various segments of ministry and team leadership. Team dynamics are also developed, as members within each MG communicate with each other and serve together with teamwork.

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