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Issue No. 20 November 2013
Looking Ahead to 2014

On behalf of BGST Council, Faculty and staff, we would like to thank all our sponsors, students and friends for taking the time to join us for our recent Thanksgiving Dinner at Raffles Country Club. We had an enjoyable time catching up with all of you and sharing with you our vision and plans for the year ahead.

2014 will see BGST offering a series of Public Lectures and programs based on the theme, History and Spirituality. We start on 3 Jan 2014 (8 pm), where Dr Lai Pak Wah will give a Public Lecture at Redemption Hill Church, addressing the heritage of the Church Fathers: Ancient Wisdom for Everyday Spirituality – The Spiritual Legacy of the Church Fathers. Thereafter, Dr Bruce Winter will be in town in April to teach courses on the Book of Acts, 1st and 2nd Peter. Dr Winter will also be giving a public lecture on New Testament spirituality called The Promise Keeper in Acts (venue to be confirmed). Come 1 Jul, Prof Gerald McDermott will join us for a week’s lecture on the legacy of Jonathan Edwards. He will round up our History and Spirituality lectures by speaking on Testing the Spirits: Jonathan Edwards, spiritual discernment and global Christianity (venue to be confirmed).

On 3-13 Jun 2014, BGST will also launch our first ever Church History Tour called In the Footsteps of the Fathers: Church History from Rome to Milan. An educational tour for all ages, the Church History tour will see participants visiting cities like Rome, Vatican City, Assisi, Siena, Florence, Pisa, Ravenna, Venice, Verona and Milan to appreciate their rich historical and artistic legacies. Besides tours of some of the most famous historical sites and art museums (e.g. Vatican Museum and Uffizi Gallery), participants will also get to take in the natural beauty of Tuscany Wineries and Lake Como. The tour package is almost Full Board and will cost S$4,950.00 for twin-sharing adults. Interested parties can visit website for further details. They should also note that, due to fluctuations in air ticket prices, this price is only valid till Dec 15. Thereafter, there may be further changes to the prices.

Apart from these, please also note that BGST will be holding our Open House on 15 Mar. Interested students can join us then to find out more about BGST’s vision and programs in the near future. As for our Convocation, it will be held, as usual, on the 4th Saturday of May, i.e., 24 May 2014 afternoon.

The Editor,
Dr Philip Satterthwaite
Principal

Announcements
Launch of Semester 2 of AY 2013/14 Course Schedule

Semester 2 of AY2013/14 commences on 6 January 2014. For the course offerings in Semester 2 of Academic Year 2013-2014, please visit our webpage at http://www.bgst.edu.sg/media/files/courses/2013-2014-sem2.pdf.

For course inquiries, please email us at inquiry@bgst.edu.sg.


showroomClosure of BGST on 27 November 2013

BGST will be closed on 27 November 2013 to facilitate the BGST Staff Retreat.

We will re-open on 28 November, Thursday from 9 am - 6 pm.


Book Corner NewsThumbdrives
Special Discount for All Members During December

  • 30% off for red tag books
  • 15% off for yellow tag books
  • 5% off for NETT items.
  • Limited Edition - 2 types of BGST 8GB thumb drives selling at $11.25 (25% off retail price). A nice souvenir or Christmas gift for friends and love ones.
  • Plus many other items at REDUCED prices.

Staff Devotion Time

There will be no Staff Devotion Time from now till end of December. However, there will be a Christmas service on 18 December, Wednesday, 12 pm in BGST premises. All are welcome.

Online Registration for Courses through Moodle

We thank God for the advancement in technology. Nowadays, many tasks can be accomplished faster online at our convenience. BGST has also refined its method for students to sign up for courses. With effect from the new Semester 2, AY2013 – 14, we encourage all students to register for courses via our new Moodle Access system. With this automated system, anyone could sign up for courses at any time, at his/her own convenience, without having to appear in our premises physically. Therefore, we will be replacing the present online registration form in our website with Moodle. We hope all students can embark on this new and faster way to register for courses in the new year.

1. RETURNING STUDENTS
You can register online for most courses through Moodle. Log in to your Moodle Account via http://bgst-m.com/login/index.php with your Username (Student ID) and Password. If you’ve taken a course with us some years ago and are just returning, you can call us at 62276815 or email inquiry@bgst.edu.sg to request for your Username and Password.

2. NEW TO BGST?
If you are a new student of BGST, click on the “New Student? Please click here to register”. The Username and Password will be emailed to you once we confirmed your student registration and thereafter, you should be able to register for courses via Moodle.

CHOOSE YOUR COURSES BEFORE YOU REGISTER
For example, you would like to register for NT101 for credit. In the main page under
1. “Courses Categories”, please look for NEW TESTAMENT
2. Choose New Testament Foundations I (NT101-AY2013, Credit)
3. Click cart
4. Add to Cart
5. Select “Mode of Payment”
6. We will be notified of your registration.

MODES OF PAYMENT
For those registering for courses under normal course rates, you may select “VISA” or “I-Banking” as your payment mode.
For those registering for courses under BGST course discount schemes, you will need to select“Others” as your payment mode. A confirmation email will be sent through the Registration Office for payment via Cheque / I-Banking after the registration details have been verified.

Public Events

Public Lecture - 6 December 2013

Come join us for the last BGST Public Lecture for the Year 2013.

Free Admission | Register at http://bgst.edu.sg/pl

Dec Public Lecture

Public Lecture - 3 January 2014

Come join us for the first BGST Public Lecture for the Year 2014.

Free Admission | Register at http://bgst.edu.sg/pl/jan.html

Jan 2014 Public Lecture

50 Kallang Pudding Road, #07-01, Golden Wheel Industrial Building, S(349326).
Tel: 6227-6815 Fax: 6743-6847 Email: inquiry@bgst.edu.sg
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