Issue No. 12 21 - 27 Mar 2011

Report on Inter-College Games Day 2011

BGST was involved in the above event on 4th March 2011. It is an event that is jointly organized by students from various theological colleges in Singapore to encourage interaction among theological students. More than 300 participants from various theological colleges in Singapore turned up at the event, all eager to spend an afternoon of fun, games, and fellowship. Although it poured cats and dogs just before the games began, the rain stopped just in time for the commencement of the day’s program at 2pm. Although our numbers were small, but those who were there had a great time. BGST is grateful for the active support of our students and faculty who represented us, and also the organizing committee of the event.
New friendship forged
New Friendships Forged
The Favourite Game
The Favourite Game
Faculty Games Faculty Games

Cheering teams
Cheering Teams

Bull's Eye!
Bull's Eye!
Chapel News

Mr Angelo Tirhas (Dip CS), our BGST student will be our chapel speaker on 23 March 2011.
There will be no chapel on 30 March because of the installation of new Principal service in the evening.

Installation of New Principal: An Invitation

The Council and Faculty of the Biblical Graduate School of Theology have the pleasure of inviting you to attend the installation of Dr Philip Satterthwaite as Principal on 30th March 2011, 8.00 p.m. at Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church, 77 Prinsep Street. The exhortation will be delivered by Rev. Dr Ridge Orr, Moderator of Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church.

There will be a reception with light refreshments from 7.15 p.m. R.S.V.P. by 23rd March 2011 at Tel: 62276815 ext 222 or email: bgst@pacific.net.sg. BGST will be closed at 5pm to enable staff to prepare for this event.

The invitation can be found online: http://bgst.edu.sg/media/files/invitation/installation-service.pdf.

Alumni & Students News
Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies
BGST welcomes our new program student, Dr Lim Tiong Wah. He is an Elder at Amazing Grace Presbyterian Church.  He has a doctorate in Business Administration from the University of New Castle (Australia) and is also the Director of Lim Tiong Wah & Associates.  Dr Lim comes to BGST with a strong passion to know Him. more!”
Faculty News

On Tuesday evenings during March (8.00 - 10.00 p.m.), Dr Satterthwaite will be teaching on the Book of Isaiah at Barker Road Methodist Church as part of their Trek Through the Bible program. This Tuesday (22nd March) he will be speaking on Isaiah 40-55.

Dr Lai Pak Wah will be preaching at Mt Carmel BP Church on 26 March 2011 (Sat) on the topic, 基督教的"养身之道"at 5.30 pm. The sermon is in Mandarin.

Dr Edwin Tay will be preaching at two churches on 27 March 2011: (i) Emmanuel Evangelical Church, 9.00am service, on the topic, “Christ in you, the hope of glory” (Col 1:24-2:5); (ii) Emmanuel Bible Presbyterian Church, 3.00pm service, on the topic, “The Christian Faith and its Evidences” (Heb 11:1-10, 32-40; 12:1-3).

Dr Ng Peh Cheng will lead a Visiting Evaluation Team (Asia Theological Association ) to accredit a theological institution in Singapore from March 31 to April 2. She requests prayer for good team work and wisdom in decision making.

Library and Book Shop Assistant

We have immediate opening for the post of Library and Bookshop Assistant (part-time).
He / She should :

  • be able to work some evenings and Saturdays;
  • have good computer / IT skills;
  • be able to work independently and with others;
  • have"A' level or above qualification.

Interested applicants may send their resume to lib@bgst.edu.sg.

Course Commencing


Teaching the Westminster Confession of Faith
(TS216, 3cr);(Group Tutorial) by Dr Douglas Milne/
Tutor: Dr Edwin Tay;
Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15, 29, May 6, 13, 20; (Fri 7.15-9.45pm)
Venue: Prinsep St Presbyterian Church, 77 Prinsep Street

The Christian Spirit
(TS251, 3cr); (Group Tutorial) by Prof James Houston /
Tutor: Mr John Chong Ser Choon;
Apr 5, 12, 19, May 3, 10, 24, 31, June 7; (Tue 7.30-9.30pm)
Venue: Telok Ayer CMC, 235 Telok Ayer Street

Contemporary Issues Facing Counsellors Today
(CO241, 1.5cr);
Mar 28, Apr 4, 11, 18, 25; (Mon 7.15-9.45pm)
Venue: Zion Bishan BP Church, 4 Bishan Street 13
Lecturer: Dr Danny Goh

The course schedule for Semester I, year 2011-2012 is now available.

For more information, please visit our website: http://bgst.edu.sg/courses-and-events

Tentmakers Equipping 'N' Training

Biblical Basis for Tentmaking Mission
Tues. May 24 & 31; 2011 (7.20-10.00pm)
Facilitator: Mrs Leong King Teng

Theology of Work
Tues. Jun 7, 14 & 21; 2011 (7.20-10.00pm)
Facilitator: Dr Toh See Kiat

Understanding Culture & Country Profile Studies
Tues. Jul 5, 12, 19 & 26; 2011 (7.20-10.00pm)
Facilitators: Dr Ng Peh Cheng & Miss Valerie Lim

Religions of Asia
Tues. Aug 2, 16 & 23; 2011 (7.20-10.00pm)
Facilitator: Dr Jeanette Hui

Personal Ministry Skills: Practical Considerations for a Tentmaker's Ministry
Tues. Sept 6, 13 & 20; 2011 (7.20-10.00pm)
Facilitator: Mr Toh Kai Hua

Tentmakers & Ethical Issues
Sat. Oct 8 & 15; 2011 (9.30-11.30am; 12.00-2.00pm)
Facilitator: A Former Singaporean Tentmaker

Coping with Stress
Tues. Oct 11, 18 & 25; 2011 (7.20-10.00pm)
Facilitator: Mr Yam Keng Mun

All TENT courses will be held at 37 Jalan Pemimpin, #06-05 Blk B Clarus Centre (former Union Industrial Building)

For more information on TENT courses, please visit our website: http://www.bgst.edu.sg/courses-and-events/tent

Church-Based Lay Training Modules
2011 Modules offered at
Yishun Christian Church (Anglican)

Dynamics of Cell Leadership
Wed. Mar 2, 9, 16, 23 (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Ng Peh Cheng

What Do We Do With Four Gospels?
Wed. April 27, May 4, 11, 18 (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Mr Quek Tze-Ming

Reformation Theology: Its Significance & Relevance for Christians Today
Wed. Jul 6, 13, 20, 27 (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Edwin Tay

The Message of the Song of Songs
Wed. Sep 7, 14, 21, 28 (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Philip Satterthwaite

2011 Modules offered at
Mt Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church

Evangelism In A Cross-Cultural Context
Thu. Feb 24, Mar 3, 10, 17 (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Lai Pak Wah

Dynamics Of Counselling: People Skills To Connect And Support
Thu. April 28, May 5, 12, 19 (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Mr Yam Keng Mun

The Message of the Song of Songs
Thu. Jul 7, 14, 21, 28 (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Philip Satterthwaite

Beginnings: Opening the Gospels
Thu. Sep 1, 8, 15, 22 (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Mr Quek Tze-Ming

For details about the modules & registrations, please visit:

or 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)

37 Jalan Pemimpin, #06-05 Block B, Union Industrial Building S(577177).
Tel: 6227-6815 Fax: 6255-3686 Email: bgst@pacific.net.sg
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