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Issue No. 27 9 - 15 July 2012
Upcoming Lecture and Incentive Courses  

Public Lecture

Upcoming Course - A Philosophy of Church Ministry (CM201, 3 cr)

Dr Quek Swee Hwa BGST is happy to announce a new course starting July 14, Saturday 2.00-4.00pm that attempts to help churches examine their “reason for being”:

• If you are interested in broadening your outlook and to understand how churches should respond to the challenges they are facing today…

• If you wish to be part of a visitation team to learn from some churches outside your own denomination...

• If you want, for a change, to enjoy a “light” course, with plenty of discussion, sharing, etc…

- then you might want to sign up for “Philosophy of Church Ministry” (CM201, 3 credits).

Dr Quek Swee Hwa, the lecturer, brings together his many years of pastoral experience and global ministries and welcomes you to join him as he brings you to visit a broad spectrum of churches.

Course Synopsis

Theology when applied to the Church means, among other things, the honing of pastoral or shepherding skills. That is the biblical model of the pastor. On a wider, more public level, these are preaching, teaching, and church management. At a more personal level, there are both skills as well as attitudes that can make or break the pastoral ministry of a church: pastors and pastoral staff should develop good listening skills, have a genuine love for people, be willing to comfort and visit the sick and needy, unafraid to rebuke and exercise church discipline with love, and generally be able to communicate and guide all age levels within the church. Rarely can we find all these qualities in one person. But where they are being developed within a church staff team, with the help of a suitable and good support structure, we are confident that a church can be a powerful instrument to nurture Christians in their faith and thereby bring honour and glory to the name of Jesus, its Head.

More information may be found at the following link: http://www.bgst.edu.sg/courses-and-events/298-a-philosophy-of-church-ministry

Faculty News

Dr Philip is teaching on the Song of Songs at BRMC on Tuesday evenings (10, 17, 24, 31 July) as part of their TrekBible programme. Also, He is holding a workshop on 'Preaching OT Narrative' at the Living Word conference at St James Anglican church on 19th and 20th July.

Dr Edwin Tay will be serving as a member of an evaluation team (Asia Theological Association) from 12 July 2012 (Wed) to 14 July 2012 (Fri) to accredit a theological institution in Singapore.

Dr Andrew Lee will be preaching at Foochow Methodist Church on 15th July in three services (8am, 9.45am, 4.30pm) for the church's Mission Emphasis Month.

Chapel News
BGST chapel will resume on 18 July 2012 for Dedication of Academic Year 2012-13,
Venue: BGST, Time: 12 pm - 1 pm. You are most welcome to join us.
Other Courses Commencing in July 2012

Christian Ethics (TS 252, 3 cr; Group Tutorial);
By Dr Douglas J.W. Milne & Tutor: Mr Ben Pwee;

July 13, 27, Aug 10, 24;
(Fri, 7.30–9.30 pm)
Venue: BGST, Clarus Center

A Philosophy of Church Ministry (CM201, 3 cr);
July 14 and other dates to be announced later;
(Sat, 2.00-4.00pm)
Venue: BGST, Clarus Center
Lecturer: Dr Quek Swee Hwa

Wesley Then & Now (TS240, 3 cr; Group Tutorial);
by Dr Victor Shepherd & Tutor: Dr Edwin Tay;

July 19, 26; Aug 2, 16, 23, 30 ; (Thu, 7.30–9.30 pm )
Venue: Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church

The Craft of Teaching (ECF 511, 1.5 cr);
Dr Ng Peh Cheng;
July 19, 26, Aug 2, 16, 23; (Thu, 7.15–10.15 pm)
Venue: BGST, Clarus Center
Lecturer: Dr Ng Peh Cheng

Old Testament Foundations I (OT 101, 3 cr);
Jul 26; Aug 2, 16, 23, 30; Sept 27; Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1, 8; (Thu, 7.15–9.45 pm)
Lecturer: Dr Andrew Lee
Venue: Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church

* Courses marked with an asterisk are not offered on audit basis.

# Blended Learning: Live Lectures and Group Tutorials based on Recorded Lectures.

For more information on our courses please visit our website: http://bgst.edu.sg/courses-and-events

Course Schedule for 2012-2013 Semester 1
For more information on the Course Schedule, please visit our website: http://www.bgst.edu.sg/media/files/courses/2012-2013-sem1.pdf

Course Schedule

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Tel: 6227-6815 Fax: 6255-3686 Email: inquiry@bgst.edu.sg
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