|Issue No. 07||April 2013|
|Grad DipCS Cohort beginning July 2013|
At BGST our watchword has always been flexibility: students may take courses when it is convenient for them, through live courses, private study and (recently) through our ‘blended learning’ format. This approach has many advantages, but also at least one disadvantage: because our students do not regularly meet with a particular group of their fellows, they are to an extent deprived of the opportunities for friendship, encouragement and mutual learning which belonging to a regular cohort of students can bring.
To address this issue, we are in July this year launching our first informal Grad DipCS Cohort. This is open to new Grad Dip CS Students and Non-Program Students intending to pursue a Grad Dip CS in the longer term. BGST Academic Planning Office has mapped out a schedule of courses that can be taken over the Academic Years of 2013 and 2014 (AY 2013 and AY 2014), as follows:
The aims of this Cohort Schedule are:
The schedule is informal. What does this mean, and how does it work out?
If you are thinking of registering for the BGST Grad DipCS, we hope that you will consider joining the AY 2013/2014 Grad DipCS Cohort. We believe that you will benefit from it. If you know of someone in that position, please point them in our direction.
Any questions regarding the Grad DipCS Cohort can be addressed to the Director of Academic Planning (Dr Lai Pak Wah) or the Registrar (Mr Quek Tze Ming).
|Dr Philip Satterthwaite will be preaching on Deuteronomy chapters 1-3 at Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church on Sunday 7 April.|
|The next chapel worship service is on 3 April 2013, led by Dr Andrew Lee. The chapel speaker is Mr Simon Wan, from Wycliffe Bible Translators. Chapel begins at 12pm. All are welcome.
Following that on the chapel service of 10 April 2013, we will be having a worship service led by Dr Lai Pak Wah. The speaker will be Mr Chong Ser Choon, who is one of our Adjunct Lecturers, the topic is “Co-discernment: Prayerful Double Listening”. We welcome your participation.
DEUTERONOMY: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MOSES
This course aims to help students achieve the following goals:
To view course description, please visit this webpage at http://bgst.edu.sg/media/files/courses/ot351-13.pdf
THEOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS I
Nothing is more foundational in theology than a right understanding of God. “The doctrine of God one espouses largely controls countless other areas of life and thought” (Don Carson). But we can only know God in His revelation of Himself to us. And when we do this, we discover that He has revealed fundamental truth about ourselves. This course examines the great truths about God and Humankind that make up the prelude to the Gospel of Redemption in Jesus Christ.
To view course description, please visit this webpage at http://bgst.edu.sg/media/files/courses/ts211-13.pdf
*COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR SPEAKERS & CHURCH LEADERS
The aim of this course is to equip participants with the skills for effective speech writing. If a speech or sermon sounds dry or uninteresting, it often has something to do with poor choice of diction and inappropriate text arrangement. The skill lies in writing a speech that sounds good. Half the battle with effective communication has precisely to do with this area of crafting a speech.
To view course description, please visit this webpage at http://bgst.edu.sg/media/files/courses/at232-13.pdf
WORSHIP DESIGN AND WORSHIP LEADING
This course is design for aspiring worship leaders as well as worship leaders who wants a deeper grasp of what it takes to be an effective worship leader. “Man’s chief aim is to glorify God and to enjoy him forever” (Westminster Shorter Catechism). The key question for worship leaders, therefore, is “Did worship really occur? Did the assembly have an encounter with the Triune God week after week? What exactly is worship all about, much less leading others to an encounter with God? As worship leaders, do we pander to the narcissistic culture within and without the church by adopting worldly methods in worship leadership? What exactly is the role of the worship leader in corporate worship?
To view course description, please visit this webpage at http://www.bgst.edu.sg/media/files/courses/at235-13.pdf
|April Intensive Courses|
CRISIS IN THE CHURCH: 2 CORINTHIANS’ SOLUTION THEN AND NOW
"For when I am weak, then I am strong" (2 Cor 12:10, ESV). No statement better reveals Paul's view of the nature of Christian ministry. No person except Paul was so self-disclosing about his own struggles and difficulties, and how this helped the church to move forward and not divide. This course examines in detail 2 Corinthians, the letter that Paul wrote because the surrounding culture could provide no solution on how to resolve a breakdown in relationships between ministers and members.This certainly has implications for Asian churches where the stresses and strains in church life often lead to breakups. Paul’s letter shows the way forward for ministers and members with God’s solution for His church.
To view course description, please visit this webpage at http://www.bgst.edu.sg/media/files/courses/nt254-13.pdf
|June Intensive Courses|
GLOBALIZATION & CAPITALISM: A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE
This course provides an introduction and overview to globalization and capitalism, and outlines the key theological issues and concerns that they pose to the believer and the Church in Asia today. It seeks to help students better understand, grasp and come to terms with these issues, and not only see their impact on the believer and the Church in Asia, but also be able to formulate a Christian response at a personal and corporate level to them.
To view course description, please visit this webpage at http://bgst.edu.sg/media/files/courses/mm258-13.pdf.
NEGOTIATION & CONFLICT RESOLUTION
This course is a general introduction to negotiation and conflict resolution. You will be introduced to the biblical principles for dispute resolution; the basic principles of communication and learn why disputes arise; and the basic techniques of negotiation (particularly principles-based negotiation). The course will also introduce you to the different ways to resolve disputes, their strengths and weaknesses and when to use them - traditional litigation (ie suing in court), the alternative dispute resolution (so-called ADR) procedures (IE mediation, arbitration and all the other variations). Some time will be spent on basic skill acquisition in negotiation and mediation.
To view course description, please visit this webpage at http://bgst.edu.sg/media/files/courses/MM263-Synopsis-13.pdf
|If you would like to have an overview of the courses we will be offering in Semester 2 of Academic Year 2012-2013, please visit our webpage at http://bgst.edu.sg/media/files/courses/2012-2013-sem2.pdf.
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