Amos Chew, our newest MALD student

L-R: Joel (brother), William (father), Julia (mother), Amos & Bernice (girlfriend)

This new academic year, we have about 10 new students from five different countries and Amos Chew is a Singaporean student who has enrolled for Master of Arts in Leadership (MALD). Below is a short Q&A to get to know him just a little better as he begins his journey of development through EAST.

1.     How did I find out about EAST, and came to study at EAST?

I found out about EAST from a friend! He was telling me about EAST and what he has studied and learnt there. I was interested in learning more of the Bible, so I went to look up the EAST website, browsed through the courses, and found the MALD program. I have always been fascinated about the topic on leadership and have always wanted to learn more. After looking at the modules and praying about it, I decided to enquire and apply. Like they said, the rest is history.

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Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics – Onsite Day Course

#Bible Study Methods & Hermeneutics (Onsite)
BS510, 3 Credits
Fridays, 9.00 am-12.00 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 or concurrent with: LF500 Research & Writing for Christian Leadership. Read more

The Significant Woman – Partners in Ministry Online Course

The Significant Woman (Online)
LF411, 2 Credits
Mondays, 1.00 pm-3.00 pm (18 July–5 September)

As a woman, would you like to learn how to live a life of significance?  No matter what season of life you are in, this course is designed to help you grow in your relationship with God, become aware of who God created you to be, discover and do what He has called you to do. Read more

eOpen House Reaches Out

EAST President Rev Dr Chan Chong HIok (right) and Dean of Academics Rev Liong Kwok Wai (left) warmly welcoming participants.

Just two days before the eOpen House was to take place, we only had 35 registrants which included some of our own staff and students. This event had been planned months ahead, and the publicity had also started way earlier than our first eOpen House in March 2021. God nonetheless provided the guests on the actual day, with over 100 from 10 different countries who zoomed in. We are grateful for God’s faithfulness in directing different ones to EAST, even in the midst of the pandemic.

Our EAST President Rev Dr Chan Chong HIok and Dean of Academics Rev Liong Kwok Wai both gave the participants a very warm welcome, along with our lively and interactive emcees, student Daniel Yoncer and ministry staff Agnes Kao. We had three breakout rooms catering to Visiting Students, International Students and Singapore Students hosted respectively by Rev Jonathan Yao & Dr Benson Goh, Rev Jacob Li & Ms Aitee Koh, and Dr Lau Ying Kheng & Ms Wong Ee Yuing. Different students were able to share their experiences at EAST during breakout sessions to give the participants a glimpse of what some termed as a little bit of “heaven on earth” while studying at EAST.

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My Missional Journey To and At EAST: MACM Student Hannah Ong

(L-R) Hannah Ong, husband Wong Chee Hoe, son Timothy (18), & daughter Anna (20)

EAST News caught up with a 2nd year Master of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) student Hannah Ong regarding her journey to and her experiences at EAST thus far. Hannah joined EAST before the Covid-19 pandemic started but since then, there have been a lot of changes in terms of lessons delivery at EAST too. Still, she has adapted well, and God has continued to equip her through life lessons through classes at EAST.

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