The Student Formation Office (SFO) welcomes you to the family of Singapore Bible College. We exist :
To encourage a loving and worshipful community life on campus through planned quality corporate worship and related activities that enrich campus community life, cultural awareness, physical development and campus diversity.
To create an optimal environment and maximal learning opportunities for the student to experience institutional decision-making and develop leadership skills through serving in the Student Council, fellowship groups and service committees.
To provide pastoral care and advice as well as counselling and testing services so as to promote personal, family, social and professional development.
To assist and advise international students as they adjust to a new culture.
To maintain a level of discipline which ensures biblical standards are being upheld and that the students develop in integrity and Christlikeness.
Student Formation Coordinator
The Chaplain provides pastoral care, counseling and spiritual guidance to students and their family members.
Besides daily chapel, the Chaplain plans the Spiritual Emphasis Week, Day of Prayer, Thanksgiving, Maundy Thursday and College Day Retreat to facilitate corporate worship. The goal is to promote worship and spiritual development of the SBC community.
Organizes new student orientation to align them to the mission and fundamentals of SBC and prepare them to be holistically trained in the formal, non-formal and informal dimensions.
Provides information and advice to help students anticipate and appreciate the multi-cultural setting of SBC where diversity is encouraged and thus learn to respect differences, take responsibility for their actions and exercise love and initiative.
Assists international students who are single and those married without children with on-campus housing and suggests off-campus housing options for international students who come with family and small children.
Facilitates personal growth spiritually, socially, emotionally, and culturally
in the dormitory through:
Provides financial advice to students who encounter unforeseen circumstances during studies.
1) INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SERVICE
The International Student Service serves the students in two areas:
2) INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS’ WIVES FELLOWSHIPS
Organizes an English and a Mandarin speaking fellowship group for the wives of international students:
3) DIFFERENT NATION FELLOWSHIPS
Ensures that each international student is cared for by a community of his or her country of origin and to foster community life, fellowship and smooth cultural adjustment to their new environment through:
Encourage Christlikeness at SBC by creating a conducive environment and providing opportunities for worship, community and discipleship through three main emphases:
1) DEVOTIONAL LIFE
The Devotional Life office encourages and creates the environment or opportunity for students to be more intentional in their personal walk with Christ.
2) STUDENT ANNUAL SPIRITUAL LIFE EVALUATION
Encouraging students’ personal growth and development by facilitating the annual use of Student Personal Development File to guide students to reflect on their personal, spiritual and emotional growth and realign themselves once again to their calling to be ministers of God’s word.
3) PASTORAL CARE GROUP OR CLASS MEETING
Creates an environment or context to allow each student to belong to a community for sharing, intercession, and fellowship to foster spiritual growth and maturity.
The Student Council functions as a bridge between the College and the student body, serving as a channel for communication and feedback between the College and the student body and working with the College leadership to fulfill SBC’s mission and fundamentals.
The various Student Council positions are :