Issue No. 20 16 - 22 May 2011

Chapel Summary


Pastor Tong Ming HungAt this week’s Chapel, we had the pleasure of hearing Pastor Tong Ming Hung, Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the Baptist Theological Seminary, share with us his views on the biblical approach towards conflict resolution.  As Pastor Tong sees it, the New Testament offers four different models or perspectives on conflict resolution.  The first may be drawn from the conflict between Euodia and Syntyche (Phil 4:2-3).  Here, the crisis probably arose from the personality differences between the two.  Nonetheless, it proved to be resolvable when the parties learnt to focus on what was important or the common goal and to seek help from the church’s elders. The affirmation by other team members was also important.  The second model is based on the disagreement between Paul and Barnabas (Acts 15:39).  Here, the differences in the spiritual gifts of the two leaders gave rise to the differences in their ministry focus.  Ultimately this led to Paul and Barnabas “going their separate ways” amicably.  For Pastor Tong, this should remind us that we should still bless a ministry partner when he leaves one’s ministry for another since this leads, ultimately, to the expansion of God’s kingdom. The third model may be found in Acts 6:1-6.  Here, the issue at hand was the administrative differences between two groups of church leaders and its resolution was found both in the corporate prayer of the Church as a whole, and their decisiveness in electing deacons to administer the affairs of the church.  As to the fourth and final conflict resolution model, it is to be found in the quarrel between Peter and Paul (Gal. 2.11-14).  Here, the lesson to be learnt is that any conflict or confusion that is caused by the introduction of false doctrine should be confronted swiftly.  In conclusion, Pastor Tong expressed the hope that the four models discussed above would inspire everyone present to better their relationship with their fellow colleagues, classmates and church mates.

Dr Edwin Tay will be chapel speaker on 18 May 2011.

Ms Makiko Okada will be our chapel speaker on 25 May 2011. Chapel begins at 12 pm. You are welcome to join us.

Courses Commencing

Theology of Work
(MM261, 3 cr)
Adjunct Lecturers: Prof Paul Stevens & Dr Clive Lim;
May 23, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31 June 1, 2 (7.15-10.15pm).
Venue: Clarus Centre

Counselling & Community (CO240, 1.5cr);
Guest Lecturer: Dr Rod Wilson (President of Regent College)
Jun 11(Sat 10am-12pm, 12.45pm-3pm),
Jun 21, 22, 23; (7.20pm-10.10pm)
Venue: Clarus Centre

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
Faculty News
Mr Quek Tze-Ming will be giving the Bible Expositions on the Book of Haggai at the East Asia Regional Conference organized by the Fellowship of Evangelical Students from May 26-29 at the National University of Singapore.
Students & Alumni News
Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies
BGST welcomes our new Grad Dip CS programme student, Ms Law Chun Yi, Gloria.  Gloria is an Educational Psychologist by training.  She is also a member of Covenant Evangelical Free Church, where she serves actively in the Chinese Ministry.  
BGST will be closed on 17 May 2011 (Tue) as it is Vesak Day. We will resume operations on 18 May.





The Council, Principal, Faculty, Staff & Graduating Class of
 Biblical Graduate School of Theology
cordially invite you to join us in celebrating our
20th BGST Convocation & Thanksgiving Service
11th TENT Graduation

 Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church
77 Prinsep St, Singapore 188649
Saturday, 28thMay 2011

Lunch Reception at 12.30pm followed by
Service at 2.00pm sharp
(Please be seated by 1.50pm)
Rev Edmund Chan,
Senior Pastor, Covenant Evangelical Free Church,
will give us the Convocation Address entitled
“Living With Intentionality” 
(based on Psalm 90)
R.S.V.P. by 20th May 2011, Friday
Tel: 6227 6815 x 222; Email: bgst@pacific.net.sg

TENT 2011 Modules
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, 21 & 28; 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)

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. Jul 7, 21, 28, Aug 4 (New Dates) (7.30-9.30pm)
Lecturer: Dr Philip Satterthwaite

2011 Modules offered at
Mt Carmel Bible-Presbyterian Church

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, Clarus Centre, S(577177).
Tel: 6227-6815 Fax: 6255-3686 Email: bgst@pacific.net.sg
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