Issue No. 05 1 - 7 Feb 2010
newCHURCH-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 beginning this year in 2010. It is designed to provide opportunities for Christians from different churches & backgrounds,

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

We offer modules on

  • Biblical Themes
  • Theological Themes
  • Christian Spirituality
  • 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.


  1. Minimum attendance of 6 hours out of the 8  hours per module is required.
  2. Must complete the programme in 4 years.
  3. Must complete assignments of 1,250 to 1,500 words in the forms of essays, papers, case studies, exams, quizzes, etc.
  4. 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 students under the following requirements:
  • A polytechnic graduate
  • GCE ‘A’ Level or its equivalent
  • At least 30 years old

There are 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)

Weekly Updates

Mr Calvin Lim (MDiv student) will be our Chapel speaker on 10th Feb. Chapel begins at 12pm every Wednesday. You are welcome to join us.

  • Bookshop/Library will be closed on 13 Feb 2010 (Saturday) as it is Chinese New Year Eve. BGST will resume operating hours on 17 Feb (Wed).

  • Dr Edwin Tay will be preaching at Bukit Panjang Gospel Chapel on 31 Jan 10 and 7 Feb 10.

2nd BGST Annual Conference 2010  (1- 3 July 2010)

Towards A Shared Marketplace Theology

This conference seeks to bridge the gap between clergy and laity in the definition, understanding and outworking of marketplace theology in the Singapore context today.  It seeks to create a common platform for shared dialogue, and for both sides to listen to each other's worldview and perspective of what marketplace theology means and the accompanying challenges it presents.  The conference strongly believes that both clergy and laity need to work closely hand-in-hand to together develop a practical theology for the marketplace that can be both taught from the pulpit, and lived out in the globalised business world today.

New Admissions

Mr Bruno Goh Luse worships at St George’s Church and his ministry involvement includes music and teaching adult equipping courses. He is a Teacher by profession and has obtained his degrees from the University of Oxford and the National Institute of Education (Nanyang Technological University).

Ms Loh Shwu Tyng is a member of FCBC and serving in the Cell Group ministry and Chinese Worship Service.  She is a graduate of the National University of Singapore (BSc, MSc) and the Nanyang Technological Society.

Ms Violet Chan is an Academic Staff at a polytechnic and she is a member of Wesley Methodist Church.  Her ministry experience includes working with Campus Crusade for Christ, Bethany Nursing Home and out-of-school youths programme ( SANA).

Mr Eugene Paul Lai worships at St James Church and a graduate of Harvard University . He is a Fund Manager and has served as  Board member of the National Council against Drug Abuse and Singapore Anti-Narcotic Association.

31 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088454.
Tel: 62276815 Fax: 62276816  Email : bgst@pacific.net.sg
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