Our sincere apologies for the late appearance this week of BGST This Week. Do pray for the ministry of this paper from week to week. Thank you.
The Chapel Speaker for this Wednesday, October 17th, is Mrs Leong King Teng, friend and former lecturer of BGST. We welcome Mrs Leong to BGST and are glad to have her fellowship again. We invite all to come and join us at 12 noon in Rm 302.
After many months of waiting, visiting churches on deputation ministry to raise prayer and financial support, Rev Samuel Kim Jong Seok (Dip CS, 2001) will leave Inchon, South Korea, soon with his wife Sarah and their two sons for South Africa where they will serve with the Korean Seamen's Mission for about half a year before going on to New York City. They hope to settle down there for their long-term ministry. The whole family is excited about the prospect of starting their new ministry and request prayer as they adjust to life in South Africa.
Special "Christian Faith" course. As the year end approaches some students are taking advantage of the prospect of some free time to take in an intensive course. Dr Quek Swee Hwa will conduct a video class and tutor TS101, which is required for the Dip CS. Students will view the video tapes on their own. There will be five (or more, if necessary) tutorials on the following evenings: Thursday, Nov 1, 9.30-11.00 pm; Monday, Nov 5, 8.00-9.30 pm; Wednesday, Nov 14, 8.00-9.30 pm; Thursday, Nov 22, 8.00-9.30 pm; and Friday, Nov 30, 9.00-10.30 pm. Students will need to devote 4-6 hours per week for a period of about 6 weeks. This is a three credit course and those interested may sign up with Kok Wee (3538071) and view the first two lectures in the library before the first tutorial. This course is designed as an introduction to the study of theology or Christian doctrine. It is ideal for those who are in-between jobs or busy persons who are free to undertake some training at this point in time.
BGST is happy to highlight two ancillary programmes which supplement our regular curriculum in important ways.
TENT should be familiar to our regular students. It is a part-time modular course designed to equip and prepare Singapore professionals for ministry and service in a cross-cultural context. It is jointly organized by the Discipleship Training Centre and BGST, with the support of other organizations. Courses on the Biblical Basis of Tentmaking, Understanding Culture, Personal Ministry Skills, Religions of Asia, Theology of Work, Tentmakers and Ethical Issues, and other interesting courses taught by well-qualified lecturers form the curriculum of this programme. Emphasis is placed on personal mentoring of the students and praying for the Lord's direction in leading students to an area of service. A Certificate of Tentmaking is awarded to students who successfully complete the course. Sign up NOW! The course will begin in January 2002. Contact person: Mrs SM Peck 354 3150 or just call BGST tel. 3538071.
SPEECH DIPLOMA. A NEW
Grab this opportunity to earn an ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA with the LONDON COLLEGE OF MUSIC. This is a course designed specially for pastors, lay leaders and all who see the importance of improving their speech communication. Too often training focuses on content preparation and the effectiveness of a person is not enhanced when he or she is unable to communicate clearly, interestingly and forcefully.
Students find the opportunity to "kill two birds with one stone". They can sign up for a BGST course on Speech Communication ("Better Speech for Leadership & Ministry, 1.5 credits) and receive a value-added experience of preparing for the London College of Music examination conducted locally in Singapore by examiners from abroad.
Our new Lecutrer, Rev Ng Seng Chuan, is the speech trainer who has had 15 years of pastoral experience. His broad-based training in theology (MCS, Regent College) and speech / drama (ALAM, FLCM; also ATCL, LLCM/TD, LLCM Hons/ Performance) enables him to give the best training to our students. Sign up NOW! Call BGST at 3538071.