It is designed to equip lay ministry leaders and members with the knowledge & skills for service in the churches. It comprises 6 modules, 3 core and 3 electives. Different modules will be offered in each Semester. At the pace of 1 module per semester, students will be able to graduate with a CCM in 3 years. The detailed syllabus of the respective modules will be provided when available.
Semester 1: January to June
Semester 2: July to December
Note: Module commencement is subjected to a minimum class size of 10
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We cannot understand Jesus and the New Testament correctly unless we understand the Jewish and Greco-Roman world of the first century in which they originated and to whom they spoke. This module will survey the historical events and cultural and religious developments from the end of Old Testament times that formed the first-century world in which Jesus was born. Come and learn to hear the New Testament with first-century ears.
Dr Brian Thomas has served as Assistant Professor of New Testament at Singapore Bible College (SOTE) since 2014, where he also teaches theology, apologetics, and ethics. He received his DTh in New Testament Theology from Trinity Theological College. He has lived and ministered in Singapore since 2005 with his family. He is the author of Living in the Flesh by the Spirit: The Pauline View of Flesh and Spirit in Galatians (Wipf & Stock, 2020).
Registration Deadline: 09 Jul 2020
Are psychology and Christianity at odds? Does theology matter to the practice of counselling? This interactive course is designed to consider issues associated with the theory, practice, and administration of lay counselling in the church context. You will begin by learning general counselling principles applicable for the local church based on the integration of theological and psychological foundations. These principles will then be applied to common counselling issues.
Ps Rebekah Leong enjoys being a pastor and a pastor’s wife because of the opportunities to journey alongside and counsel many. After serving a decade in youth and family ministries in the US upon graduating from Dallas Seminary, her family returned to Singapore. She currently serves as a Christian Education Pastor in a local church.
Registration Deadline: 08 Jul 2020
With this module, be prepared to dig deep into many parenting issues from the pregnancy stage to empty nest. Issues addressed include discipline, emotional-bonding, faith-integration, healthy boundaries, behavioural issues, parenting styles, insights into family counselling and Christian worldview of parenting in the world today.
Mrs Penny Quek graduated with Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling in 2010. Specializing in marriage and family therapy, she counseled at Focus on the Family and is currently a freelance counselor and personal therapist at SBC. Actively involved in church, she also conducts mental health workshops and lay-counseling training for churches.
Registration Deadline: 02 Sep 2020
This course is for cell group leaders, youth workers and pastors who disciple Gen Z and Millennial young women on a regular basis. Covering topics like sexuality, body image, parent-child relationship and social media, it will give participants practical tools to disciple their youth in a relevant and effective way, include local and international research, real-life testimonies from young women, panel discussions and group forums.
Ms Quek Shiwei holds a Master of Divinity (Biblical Studies) from Singapore Bible College. She served in her church’s youth ministry as a student for six years before serving full-time as a youth pastoral staff for more than two years. She is currently the Director of Kallos Ministry, an interdenominational ministry that empowers young women to live out their God-given destinies.
Registration Deadline: 04 Jul 2020
Being a Christian in the world of work requires of us a strong moral core, unshakable confidence and robust healthy theology to inform our everyday practice. With ample case studies from a multibillion company built on biblical values, round table discussions and rich content, this course is for those who are willing to stretch their spiritual muscles, be intentional in implementing biblical values into the details of their everyday vocational calling.
Dr Joanna Williamson is a founder and director of One Rock International. Before working in full time ministry, she worked for the government and in diplomacy. She is the director of an MA course in Public Leadership, and sits on numerous international boards. In the last 15 years, she delivered leadership training in over 20 countries around the world.
Registration Deadline: 15 Sep 2020
Christians are generally more comfortable worshiping God in Christian settings such as church meetings, home cells, and other Christian activities. Worshiping God at the workplace, however, seems remotely abstract. How can the secular workday (and workplace) be considered spiritual, let alone a place of worship. This module explores the vital aspect of living out your faith and work together.
Elder Neo Ban Seng’s ministry passion is in equipping fellow Christians for faithful living at the workplace. He is the Managing Director of KAPPS Consulting, and a former Partner of a Big Four accounting & advisory firm. He is author of a book, Worship @ Work. He received his Master of Arts (Theological Studies) from Regent College, Vancouver.
Registration Deadline: 04 Aug 2020
All religions are not the same and there is no single method to propagate the gospel. Therefore, it is important to understand why they believe what they believe so that we can find commonalities that will help us build bridges with them. This will enable us to have meaningful engagement with them even as the Holy Spirit opens their spiritual eyes to see His truth and be set free!
Dr Violet James has been teaching in the Singapore Bible College for the past 41 years primarily in Church History and Asian Religions. She is currently an adjunct lecturer and Alumni Advisor. She is an associate pastoral staff at Yio Chu Kang Chapel where she serves in the Women’s Prayer Ministry.
Registration Deadline: 14 Aug 2020
A balanced perspective on community is critical to the transformation process. The community has physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs. This course will share holistic ways to engage needy communities with proper community development tools. The case studies in China, Philippines and India will broaden your views on how to engage the communities.
Mr Joshua Tan is an experienced community development trainer who trained many community workers in Asia, Africa and China. Joshua is an adjunct lecturer of Singapore Bible College, Baptist Theological Seminary, Bethany International University and a few overseas Bible Colleges.
Registration Deadline: 17 Jul 2020
This course will expose the student to contemporary choral music that is of a sacred nature and which directly benefits church choir conductors, choir leaders, and choristers from children, youth, adult, senior, community, all male, and all female ensembles. Each student will be required to do some research on a student-chosen song, reported on, and conducted using the class as a laboratory choir. Students need to have some experience singing in or leading a choir.
Dr Joel Navarro is Professor of Music and teaches courses for the Master of Church Music major in Choral Conducting. The conductor of SBC Canticorum, he taught previously at Calvin College, University of the Philippines College of Music, and Ateneo de Manila University. He is the recipient of numerous awards in teaching, composition, arrangement, performance, and competition.
Registration Deadline: 01 Jul 2020