Issue No. 25 20 - 26 June 2011
Introducing Our Graduates from 20th Convocation

20th convocation


Dev Christophe Menon
Dev spent all of his life after National Service studying and working in laboratories mainly in London. He took up a 2 year apprenticeship at the Clubhouse at All Souls, Langham Place, London. He has been working for the last 2 years as a Ministry Staff in Zion Bishan BP Church. He intends to continue studying at BGST and working at Zion Bishan. His life verse is Matt. 5:48: ‘You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect’.

Makiko Okada
Makiko received Christ when she was a university student. In January 2007 she came to Singapore for work. Two years later she resigned after working in industry for almost 25 years and took an internship course at Covenant Evangelical Free Church. She intends to study towards a Masters degree. After that she plans to go back to Japan. Her life verse is Proverbs 3:5-6: 'Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.'

Angelo Tirhas
Angelo has spent most of his adult life within the Managerial and Hospitality industry, in areas of food and beverage, catering, marketing, tourism and extreme sports. He was working in retail management when he was offered the opportunity to work for the Currubbers Christian Centre in Edinburgh UK in their café outreach ministry. It was there that the pastoral team persuaded him to pursue theological studies so as to broaden his horizon for evangelism and service. After studying briefly with the London School of Theology, he moved to Singapore with his family and enrolled at BGST, where he intends to complete a Masters degree. His life verse is Job 38:2: ‘Who is this that darkens my council with words without knowledge?’ It is a verse that encourages humility and demands reverence for the ultimate knowledge which is the knowledge of God.

Justin Peter Zhou
Justin is a trainer and social worker who has been involved in youth work since 2000. He serves as a church leader in a missional community that is devoted to reaching out to youths and families in Jurong. He intends to pursue higher studies in either missiology or Christian education. His vision is to equip individuals and churches to rediscover missions and integrate spirituality into everyday life. In his free time, he is an avid outdoor man who enjoys the wilderness.

Book Corner
June Sales
Inaugural Chapel

There will be a BGST Inaugural chapel for the new academic year on 29th June, 12pm.  We pray that our interaction with students through the courses will be purposeful and seek the Lord's blessings for the staff and students of BGST. You are most welcome to join us.


We regret to announce that Ms Serene Woon has decided to make a career change and has left her role as the Administration & Development Manager of BGST as of 7 June 2011. Serene has been with BGST for 13 years. Throughout her service, she has contributed significantly to major development of BGST and ensured the smooth running of the administrative operations. We are also sorry to announce that Ms Christine Chan, who served as Administrative Assistant for the past 3 years, has left BGST on 31 May 2011. We are thankful to both of them for their faithful service. It is with warmest regards that we wish them success and God’s blessings for their future endeavours.

We are pleased to announce that Ms Agnes Tan and Mr Cheok Cheng Jan have joined BGST’s administrative department with effect from 3 May 2011 and 23 May 2011 respectively. Please join us in welcoming Agnes and Cheng Jan to the BGST family!

Courses Commencing in Term 1, 2011-2012


Introduction to Biblical Archaeology (OT/NT 186, 1.5cr);
Jul 2, 9, 30, Aug 6, 13; 3.00-6.15pm;
Venue: Clarus Centre
Lecturer: Dr Quek Swee Hwa

*Biblical Hebrew (BH111, 3cr);
Jul 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 16, 23, Sep 6, 13, 20, Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 22, 29, Dec 6; 7.30-9.30pm
Venue: Telok Ayer CMC
Lecturer: Dr Andrew Lee

Biblical Hermeneutics & Interpretation (HE101, 3cr);
Jul 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Sep 12, 19, Oct 10, 17, 24, 31, Nov 14, 21; 7.30-9.35pm
Venue: Thomson Rd Baptist Church
Lecturer: Dr Philip Satterthwaite

*Greek Exegesis I (BG 211, 3cr);
Zion Bishan BP Church: Jul 21, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18, 25, Sep 1, 8, 15, 22, Oct 13, 20, 27,
Clarus Centre: Nov 3, 10, 17; 7.30-9.30pm
Lecturer: Mr Quek Tze-Ming (PhD candidate, Uni of Cambridge)

New Testament Foundations I (NT101, 3cr);
Aug 16, 23, Sep 6, 13, 20, Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1, 8, 15, 22; 7.15-9.50pm;
Venue: Thomson Rd Baptist Church
Lecturer: Mr Quek Tze-Ming (PhD candidate, Uni of Cambridge)

Understanding Galatians
(NT312, 1.5cr);
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26, Sep 2; 7.15-10.15pm
Venue: Clarus Centre
Lecturer: Dr Oh Boon Leong

Old Testament Foundations I
(OT101, 3cr);
Aug 5, 12, 19, 26, Sep 2, 9, 16, Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4; 7.15-9.50pm
Venue: Prinsep St Presbyterian Church
Lecturer: Dr Andrew Lee


*Counselling Skills: Working with Adolescents
(ECF516/CO236, 3cr);
Jul 4, 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 22, 29, Sep 5, 12;
Venue: Clarus Centre
Lecturer: Rev Song Cheng Hock

The Educational Ministry of the Church
(ECF500/CE101, 3cr);
July 7, 14, 21, 28, Aug 4, 11, 18, 25, Sep 1, 8;
Venue: Telok Ayer CMC
Lecturer: Dr Ng Peh Cheng

*The Counselling’s Skills: Working with Children
(ECF515/CO235, 3cr);
July 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Sep 7, 14;
Venue: Clarus Centre
Lecturer: Mr Yam Keng Mun

Children’s Spirituality & Ministry Formation
(ECF502, 3cr);
Aug 16, 23, Sep 6, 13, 20, Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 8, 15; 7.15-10.15pm
Venue: Clarus Centre
Lecturer: Dr Ng Peh Cheng


Introduction to Church History I: From Jerusalem to Chang’An
(CH101, 3cr);
Jul 6, 13, 20, 27, Aug 3, 17, 24, 31, Sep 7, 14, 21, 28; 7.15-9.50pm
Venue: Prinsep St Presbyterian Church
Lecturer: Dr Lai Pak Wah
[Required for MDiv]

Wesley Then & Now: Introduction to the Theology of John Wesley (TS240/CH254, 3cr);(Group Tutorial);
by Prof Victor Shepherd/Tutor: Dr Edwin Tay;
July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2; 16; 7.15-9.45pm;
Venue: Telok Ayer CMC

Theological Foundations I (TS211, 3cr);
Zion Bishan BP Church: Aug 25, Sep 1, 8,
Clarus Centre: 15, 22, Oct 13, 20, 27, Nov 3, 10, 17, 24; 7.15-9.50pm;
Lecturer: Dr Edwin Tay


Proclaiming the Atonement Today(TS285, 3cr); Dr Douglas Milne (Guest Lecturer);
Zion Bishan BP Church: Sep 23 (7.30-9pm), Sep 24 (Sat 9.30am-12pm, 2-5.30pm);
Clarus Centre: Sep 26, 27, 29, 30, Oct 3, 4, 5, 6 (7.15-10.15pm);

*Courses marked with an asterisk are not offered on audit basis.

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

TENT 2011 Modules
Tentmakers Equipping 'N' Training


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)

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

The Message of the Song of Songs
Thu. Jul 7, 21, 28, Aug 4 (New Date) (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: 6255 3686

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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