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Issue No. 42 17 - 23 Oct 2011
God Goes To The OFfice?
Who REally Owns The Business World?

Dr Bruce WinterLast Saturday evening (15 October 2011), about 100 people gathered at the main sanctuary of Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church for the BGST Public Lecture: “God goes to the Office? Who really owns the business world?” 

The lecture was delivered by Rev Dr Bruce Winter, Principal of Queensland Theological College, Australia. Bruce reminded us that the lordship of Christ extends over all of life, both in church on Sunday but also in our workplace on the other 6 days of the week.

Using a biblical-theological approach, and with many personal anecdotes from his own life and from his pastoral ministry, Bruce challenged people in business to think of their call to be: 1) Accountable Custodians of Shareholder Resources; 2) Concerned Employers of Persons; 3) Credible Suppliers of Goods and Services.

This calling undergirds how we face the various ethical challenges in the marketplace. Ultimately, business people, as with all others, find true fulfilment and joy in serving others.

PSPCRev Dr Bruce Winter will be going into more details in his BGST course of the same name, scheduled on next year on Mondays (7.15-10.15 pm) on Jan 30, 31, Feb 1, 2, 3.

More information will be available on our website soon at http://www.bgst.edu.sg/courses-and-events/258-god-goes-to-the-office

An audio mp3 CD of the lecture is available for $5. Please contact the Book Corner at 62276815 or send email to: lib@bgst.edu.sg

Chapel Summary

Rev Rolin San and Rev Aung Win were our chapel speakers on 12 October 2011. They shared about the work of their Christian Reformed Church in Myanmar (CRCM), which was founded in 1985.
The church has several vibrant ministries for the purpose of evangelism and church planting: orphanage ministry; medical ministry through which they educate and help people in the remote areas to protect themselves from diseases; a theological college where they train people who are called into full time ministry; and Community Development Projects through which they have embarked on initiatives such as planting rubber trees, orange groves and arrowroot, as well as highland rice holes plantation. These projects are meant to improve the economics of their community and as sources of financial support for their ministry work. 

Both Rev Rolin and Rev Aung Win are presently studying for the degree in Master of Divinity with BGST and aim to return to Myanmar this year.  We pray that they will complete their programmes on time and that the Lord will use them mightily for His work in Myanmar.

Chapel News
Rev Ng Seng Chuan will be our chapel speaker on 9 November 2011. Chapel begins at 12 pm. You are welcome to join us.
Faculty News

Dr Lai Pak Wah will be preaching at the Mount Carmel BP Mainland Chinese Service on 22 Oct 2011 at 5.30pm. His sermon title is "The Hope of the Passion and Resurrection (从死里复活的盼望)."
The sermon will be preached in Mandarin.

Mr Quek Tze-Ming will be preaching at the 8.30 service of Zion Bishan BP Church on 23 October 2011. The topic is "Sola Gratia; Sola Fide."

Dr Edwin Tay will be preaching at Bukit Panjang Gospel Chapel on 23 October 2011 from Colossians 1:21-2:3.

Announcements

BGST Office and Library will be closed on Wednesday, 26 October 2011 being Deepavali. We will resume normal operating hours on Thursday, 27 October 2011.

Condolence
Our sincere condolences go out to our student Ms Chu Peishan, whose grandmother has passed away on 12 October 2011. 
Course Schedule

ECF 502 – Children’s Spirituality and Ministry Formation by Dr Ng Peh Cheng

An Invitation to Leaders and Teachers of Children’s Ministry in the Church

Ms Yeo Hwee Lin will be giving a special talk on “INTRODUCTION TO CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS,” 1st November from 7.30 to 9.45pm.  It will be held at St John’s St Margaret’s Anglican Church (B4-04Seminar room), 30 Dover Ave.

“This session will give an overview of common types of special needs among children. Specifically, there will be an introduction to Intellectual disability and Downs’ Syndrome, Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Broad strategies for church classroom teaching will be discussed. “

Hwee Lin received her Masters In Education (Special Education) from Vanderbilt University, USA. She specializes in Learning Disabilities. Upon graduation, she joined the Ministry of Education, Special Education Unit for 3 years, before she joined the team at the Rainbow Centre Training & Consultancy. Her experience includes early intervention with children of different special needs (Down Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Autism & Aspergers Syndrome), and work with youths and young adults with multiple disabilities.

Hwee Lin is currently a stay-home mum with her nearly four-year-old daughter. On the side, she has the joy of tutoring two teenagers with disabilities in Secondary Mathematics and English. She is a member of Kampong Kapor Methodist Church.

Please send an email to Dr Ng: ngpc@bgst.edu.sg or contact her at 62276815 x 202 if you are interested to attend the talk, no later than 28th October.

37 Jalan Pemimpin, #06-05 Block B, Clarus Centre, S(577177).
Tel: 6227-6815 Fax: 6255-3686 Email: bgst@pacific.net.sg
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