Issue No. 17 26 Apr - 2 May 2010
3 Reasons Why You Must Attend!

The 2010 BGST Annual Conference
 (1- 3 July 2010, Thursday-Saturday)

Come 1-3 July 2010, BGST will run its 2nd Annual Conference with the theme “Towards A Marketplace Theology”.

BGST is well known as a school in the marketplace. We are very pleased that we have been able to put up this marketplace conference this year.

And we think we have come up with a great conference theme, excellent speakers and unique design for our workshops.

This is a conference for dialogue. We provide the platform. We facilitate. You come and listen and dialogue. And it is not just listening to the speakers, but to exchange views between Christians serving in the church and in the marketplace. Together, we hope to dialogue our way towards a shared marketplace theology.

This Conference is for…
Christians serving in the church: pastors, elders, ministry leaders who want to have a framework to understand better the workings of the marketplace, the challenges and issues faced by their members working in the marketplace.

Christians serving in the marketplace: Christians in various sectors in the marketplace seeking help and support for the issues and challenges they face in their work as they seek to be effective witnesses for God.

Let us introduce our three key speakers, three good reasons why you should consider attending  this conference. For each is well known in his area of ministry.

Conference Keynote Speaker:
Dr Carver Yu
Dr Carver Yu, Senior Pastor of Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Hong Kong and President of China Graduate School of Theology will be our keynote speaker. He will present a framework for the Conference participants to dialogue towards a shared marketplace theology in the Asian context. Dr Yu will draw from his experience in bringing clergy and laity closer together in dialogue on marketplace theology as it is being developed in Hong Kong today.

Response Speakers:
Marketplace perspective: Mr Lim Hua Min
Mr Lim Hua Min is currently the Executive Chairman of Phillip Capital Group of Companies. He is a recipient of the Public Service Medal for his service as Chairman of the Stock Exchange of Singapore Review Committee. A well-respected Christian corporate business leader and local church lay leader, he will share the laity perspective of the challenges and needs that lay believers face in urgently needing a relevant theology for the marketplace that can guide and undergird their lives and actions in the business world.

Church Perspective: Rev Dr David Wong
Rev Dr David Wong served as pastor of a church in Singapore for 17 years, and then 13 years with Haggai Institute, overseeing the training in both Maui and Singapore. He has been a counsellor and mentor to hundreds of Christian leaders, from more than 150 nations. In 2006, he started Finishing Well Ministries, to help leaders move beyond mid-life to a strong finish. He serves as Leadership Mentor in The Bible Church, Supervisory Pastor in Mount Hermon BP Church and Senior Pastor of Zion Bishan BP Church. Though he is based in Singapore, he continues to travel to minister in different parts of the world.

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Weekly Updates

Dr George Capaque, Dean of Discipleship Training Centre, will be our chapel Speaker on 5 May, 2010. He will be speaking on I Corinthians 13:12, “To Know As We Are Known.” Chapel begins at 12pm every Wednesday. You are welcome to join us.

News Bits
Moving Out Sale

BGST Is Moving Again…

Please be informed that we are relocating our office & library to

Union Industrial Building
37 Jalan Pemimpin, Blk B, #06-05,
Singapore 577177
(wef mid May 2010)

We apologize for any inconvenience caused. More detailed information will be available soon. Pray with us for wisdom in planning and smooth transition.

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Our Deepest Condolences to Mr Marcus Mok Wei Woon (Grad Dip CS) and  family
on the demise of his beloved grandfather-in-law (Late Mr Sim Eng Hock) on 24th April 2010.

Intensive Courses by Professor James Beverley

Prof James BeverleyWe are pleased to offer two courses by Professor James Beverley, of Tyndale Seminary,
Toronto. Professor Beverley is a seasoned lecturer with many years of experience, having taught widely in seminaries and in churches in North America and in other parts of the world. He also has a number of publications to his credit. We believe that you will enjoy these two courses:

The Gospel & Religions (ME360, 3 credits). Course description can be downloaded from http://www.bgst.edu.sg/courses/pdf/me360-10.pdf

Confidence With the Bible (HE301, 1.5 credits). Course description can be downloaded from http://www.bgst.edu.sg/courses/pdf/he301-10.pdf  

TENT Module

Biblical Basis for Tentmaking Mission
May 20, 27; (2 sessions) 7.20-10pm
Facilitator: Mr Andre De Winne

Theology of Work
Jun 15, 22, 29; 7.20-10pm
Facilitator: Dr Toh See Kiat

Understanding Culture & Country Profile Studies
Jul 6, 13, 20, 27; 7.20-10pm
Facilitator: Dr Ng Peh Cheng

Religions of Asia
Aug 10, 17, 24; 7.20-10pm
Facilitators: Dr Augustine Pagolu & Ms Irene Tay

Coping with Stress
Sep 7, 14, 21, 7.20-10pm
Facilitator: Mr Yam Keng Mun

Tentmakers & Ethical Issues
Oct 5, 12, 19; 7.20-10pm
Facilitator: A Former Singaporean Tentmaker

Personal Ministry Skills (Tent Module);
Oct 26, Nov 2, 9; 7.20-10pm
Facilitator: Mr Toh Kai Hua

For more information on Tentmaking courses visit our website:

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