QUEK SWEE HWA ENDOWMENT FOR MARKETPLACE STUDIES (QEM), in honour of our Founding Principal Emeritus.
Since 1989, the conviction of Rev Dr Quek Swee Hwa and his visionary supporters has been to help Christians integrate their faith, work and life. Such integration is what BGST has sought to cultivate ever since, with the main focus being the laity. We aim to help teachers, engineers, civil servants, bankers, counsellors, homemakers and others see their work as Kingdom ministry, and explore the implications of the fact that their work matters to God.
Our next project is to become an online education platform for theological students in the surrounding area, helping to build up the church throughout South-East Asia. To make these and other goals possible, we plan to raise an endowment of S$4.5 million that will support three BGST lecturers who are implementing our vision: Dr Lai Pak Wah (Principal and Lecturer of Church History and Historical Theology), Dr Tan Seng Kong (Director, Educational Resources & Spiritual Formation and Lecturer of Systematic and Spiritual Theology) and Mr Quek Tze Ming (Director, Postgraduate Programmes and Lecturer of New Testament, NT Greek & Hermeneutics) .
This endowment, coupled with funds from initiatives such as Church Partnerships and annual fundraising events, will provide us the financial footing to achieve these goals. Donors who contribute $1.5 million can choose to have a chair created in their name under the endowment.
We invite you to consider partnering us in prayer and in contributing to the QEM, which will enable us to empower more and more people to live purposefully for the Lord.
For inquiries, please contact Ms Yap Foon Lyn, our Director, Administration & Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone at 6227 6815 ext. 220.