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Issue No. 22

1 - 7 June 2009

Chapel Notes

Mr Hwang Jae Myeong spoke on “Walking in newness of life in Christ” based on Colossians 3: 5– 11. The three points in Renewing Ourselves in Christ are: 1) Dying to Sins (Col 3 : 5-9a), 2) Taking off the old self and putting on the new self (Col 3 : 9b– 10) 3) Being a member of the new humanity in Christ (Col 3:11).

Weekly Highlights

Chapel speaker for 10th June is Pastor Wilfred Leow (MDiv, 2003), our alumni. He will speak on l "Prayer as Spiritual Formation" with the sermon text taken from Mark 14:26-42. Chapel begins at 12pm every Wednesday. You are welcome to join us.

Courses Commencing June & July

The Educational Ministry of the Church (ECF500/CE101, 3 cr); July 7,14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18, 25 (Tue 7.15-10.15pm); Lecturer: Dr Ng Peh Cheng

Contemporary Theologian & Theologies (TS160, 3 cr)(Video class); July 7,14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18, 25, Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct 6, 13, 20 (Tue 7.30 - 9.30pm); Lecturer: Dr Douglas Milne; Tutor: Mr Edwin Tay

*Preaching in the Church: Homiletics II (AT245, 1.5cr); July 9, 16, 23, 30 (Thu 7.15-10.15pm); Lecturer: Rev Song Cheng Hock

*Counselling Skills: Dealing with Crisis Situations (CO231, 1.5cr); July 9, 23, Aug 6, 20 (Thu 7.15-10.15pm); Lecturer: Mr Yam Keng Mun

Spirituality & Ministry [Work] (MM260, 3 cr);July 13, 20 27, Aug 3, 17, 24, 31, Sep 7 (Mon 7.15 -10.15pm)
Lecturer: Mr John Chong Ser Choon

New Testament Foundations I (NT101, 3 cr); July 13, 20, 27,Aug 3, 17, 24, 31 Sep 7, 14, 28, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; (14 sessions) (Mon 7.30 - 9.30pm);
Lecturer: Dr Aquila Lee

Introduction to Evangelism & World Mission (ME101, 3 cr)(Video class) July 31, Aug 7, 14, 21, 28 (Fri 7.30– 9.30pm) Lecturer: Mr Martin Goldsmith; Tutor: Ms Irene Tay [Required for MDiv]
TENT Modules

Understanding Culture, Jun 16, 23, & Jul 7 (Tue 7.20 - 10pm) Lecturer: Dr Ng Peh Cheng

Biblical Basis for Tentmaking Mission, Jul 21, 28 (Tue 7.20 - 10pm) Lecturer: Mr Andre De Winne

* Courses marked with an asterisk are not offered on audit basis. Registration is open for all courses. Visit www.bgst.edu.sg for course description and registration (under Course & Events/Course schedules).

News Bits

Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies
Miss Wong Sze Teen is a Tax professional and a Graduate of the Nanyang Technological University.  She worships at the Covenant Evangelical Free Church and is actively involved in the Discipleship group ministry and Sunday Service Team. She is also contributing her service to a Family Service Centre, a secular organization.

Our deepest condolences to Mrs Soh Hiang Jamir (MCS,1999) whose mother went home to be with the Lord on 28 May 2009 in Kuching, Malaysia.  We praise God for her mother’s salvation and her baptism on 22 May 09. Please pray for the bereaved family. Soh Hiang is the wife of Mr Peter Jamir (MCS, 2009). You may send your condolences to Soh Hiang at shjamir@singtel.com.sg.

BGST Spiritual Retreat

LogoBGST Spiritual Retreat
@ Telunas Kelong Resort

Departure to Batam: 2 July 09, Thu @ 2.30 pm
Return to Singapore: 4 July 09 @ 7.30 pm


As the inaugural BGST Conference is focused on the spiritual formation of the pastoral care-givers, this retreat is designed to allow us to push to the side the externalities of our faith: church programmes, church growth, career advancement, ministry, skills upgrade etc.

The retreat will be a time where each person takes stock of his or her spirituality and communion with the God. He is the One who called us first to Himself before commissioning us to service. The Triune God of Grace is the One with whom we come to meet, speak and be spoken to.

The theme of a quieted soul seeks to highlight a fundamental posture of rest, to learn (re-learn?) this posture of repose as under-shepherds resting in and renewed by the Presence of the Chief Shepherd.

This retreat will be…

  • a time of silence and contemplation.
  • a time of physical and spiritual rest.
  • a time to listen to the Lord and commune with Him only.
  • a time where permission is given to tend to your own spirituality before God.
  • a time to ruminate further on God’s Word.
  • a time to ponder further what had been taught from the Conference.
  • a time to wander, wonder, play, pray.
  • a time of solitude in community
Retreat Director:           Rev Dr David Sherbino
Professor of Spirituality and Pastoral Ministry,
Tyndale Seminary, Toronto, Canada.
Group Size: 20 persons maximum.
For more information:  Email <serene@bgst.edu.sg>  or call BGST @ 62276815

31 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088454.
Tel: 62276815 Fax: 62276816  Email :
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