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Issue No. 50

14 - 20 Dec 2009

CHURCH-BASED LAY TRAINING in collaboration with
Yishun Christian Church (Anglican) & Mt Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church

We are pleased to announce the new Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies which will begin in 2010. It is designed to provide the People of God opportunities to interact with Christians from different churches & backgrounds,

  • To reflect biblically on issues impacting Christian beliefs and lifestyle
  • To desire active lay involvement in the church, marketplace & mission field
  • To be better equipped for effective service
  • To continue learning to enrich one’s spiritual growth and development

We offer modules in
- Exploring Biblical Themes
- Exploring Theological Themes
- Forming Christian Spirituality
- Sharpening Skills for Ministry
- Tentmaking*

Participants can select a total of 7 modules to complete the Graduate Certificate. Only 2 modules can be selected from the TENT programme.
*The Tentmaking modules will be offered at 31 Tanjong Pagar Road.

Recipients of the Graduate Certificate in Christian Studies will be awarded 4.5 credits as Electives towards the BGST Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies with payment of residue tuition fee. It applies only to participants who enroll for credits and with the necessary entry requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies.


  • Minimum attendance of 6 hours out of the 8  hours per module is required.
  • Must complete the programme in 4 years.
  • Must complete assignments of 1,250 to 1,500 words in the forms of essays, papers, case studies, exams, quizzes, etc.
  • Must obtain a GPA of 2.75 to graduate.

-  A Baptized Christian
-  Active member in his/her church
-  Work experience

-   Holds an accredited Bachelor’s degree. Applicants without an undergraduate degree may apply as mature student
-   A polytechnic graduate
-   GCE ‘A’ Level or its equivalent
-   At least 30 years old

**No educational requirements for non-certificate programme or participants who enroll in selected modules

Graduate Certificate Programme Students
Tuition                      $60.00 per module

Audit Students (Non-Certificate Programme)++
Registrants                  $40.00 per module
BGST Alumni/Students  $30.00 per module

++A certificate of attendance may be issued.


2010 Modules offered at
Yishun Christian Church (Anglican)

2010 Modules offered at
Mt Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church

Discipleship in the Gospel of Mark
Feb 23, Mar 2, 9, 16 (Tue, 7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Rev Song Cheng Hock

A Christian Response to Leviticus
Apr 6, 13, 20, 27 (Tue, 7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Philip Satterthwaite

Listening to Jesus Through His Parables
May 4, 11, 18, 25 (Tue, 7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Aquila Lee

Dynamics of Counselling: People Skills to Connect and Support
Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 (Tue, 7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Mr Yam Keng Mun

The Sabbath As A Rhythm of Grace For Christian Living
Aug 3, 10, 17, 24 (Tue, 7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Mr Chong Ser Choon

Reformation Theology;
Feb 26, Mar 12, 19, 26 (Fri, 7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Edwin Tay

Four Gospels?: Why Christians need not be afraid of a Synopsis;
Apr 9, 16, 23, 30 (Fri, 7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Mr Quek Tze-Ming

Israel’s Calling and the Church’s Mission;
Jul 9, 16, 23, 30 (Fri, 7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Philip Satterthwaite

‘‘Hear My Son’: Proverbs 1-9 and Schooling in Bible Times;
Sep 3, 17, 24, Oct 1 (Fri, 7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Augustine Pagolu

For enquiries about the modules & registrations, please contact
 Biblical Graduate School of Theology
Tel: 6227 6815   Fax: 6227 6816

Email: cblt-ycca@bgst.edu.sg (Yishun Christian Church) 
         cblt-mcbpc@bgst.edu.sg (Mt Carmel BP Church)

Introducing our new students ...

Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies
Ms Adeline Ng Soo Cheng is a member of RiverLife Church and she is active in the Cell Ministry.  She is a Manager and has received her professional training from the Singapore Institute of Banking & Finance and the Singapore Institute of Management.

Mr Joseph Yong Poh Seng is a Bank Officer and worships at the St Andrew’s Cathedral. He serves in the Cell Group ministry and as a Lay Reader.

Mr Brian Chew Yu Hoong is a Banker and a Graduate of Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia. He is attending Acts Community Church and is involved in the Cell Group ministry.

Mr Michael Senjaya Kang is a Graduate of the Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) and has worked as a financial consultant and programmer. He is now a Staffworker at the Fellowship of Evangelical Students and worships at the Reformed Evangelical Church.

Christmas at BGST

Come & join us on 23rd Dec at12noon  for a special chapel led by Dr Augustine Pagolu and Dr Edwin Tay

BGST Office, Library & Bookshop will be closed on 24th Dec (Thu) at 1pm & 25th Dec (Fri).
 The Library & Bookshop will resume normal business hours on 26th Dec (Sat) from 9am -  6pm. BGST Office will be open on 28th Dec (Mon).

Book Sale @ BGST   2 November 2009 to 2 January 2010   Don’t miss it!  

31 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088454.
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