In recognition of the growing interest among churches and laity for theological training that is flexible and of a shorter duration, BGST is offering two Certificate programmes:

– Certificate in Biblical Studies (CBS) and

– Certificate in Theological Studies (CTS)

Each certificate is a 12-credit programme aimed at providing students with a foundational understanding of either biblical or theological studies.

Churches may collaborate with BGST to offer these certificates as part of their education initiatives.

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THE CURRICULUM

Each certificate can be completed at a full-time (6 months) or part-time basis (max 2 years).

  1. CERTIFICATE IN BIBLICAL STUDIES
    Required Courses:

    1. Old Testament Foundations I (OT101)
    2. New Testament Foundations I (NT101) or
      New Testament Foundations II (NT102)
    3. Biblical Interpretation and Hermeneutics (HE101)
    4. 3 credits of Biblical electives (OT/NT)
  2. CERTIFICATE IN THEOLOGICAL STUDIES
    Required Courses:

    1. The Christian Faith (TS101)
    2. History of Christianity I (CH101) or
      History of Christianity II (CH102)
    3. Christian Spirituality I: Foundations for Everyday Life (CS101) AND Christian Spirituality II: Practices for Discernment and Discipleship (CS102)* OR Vocation, Work And Ministry I: What God Thinks of Our Daily Work and our Ministry in Church (MM101A) AND Vocation, Work And Ministry II: How Do I Discern What God has Called Me To Do? (MM101B)
    4. 3 credits of either theology (TS), church history (CH), inter-cultural studies (ID), spirituality (CS) or marketplace studies (MM) electives.

*NOTE:

Credits earned from these certificates are entirely transferable to our postgraduate programmes. Upon successful completion of both certificates, students would require only another 6 credits to obtain a Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies.

Students who have audited all four courses prescribed in either the CBS or CTS will be awarded a Certificate of Participation (COP). This is subject to them fulfilling a 75% attendance record for each of the four courses.

CS102 is a mentoring program therefore thefee is different. The fee is S$450.

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