Celebrates God’s faithfulness through the years

From Generation to Generations:
Responding to the new realities of
the 21st Century

Arising out of the ashes of World War II and the postcolonial era and the emergence of scores of new nations, the world is increasingly becoming more diverse and varied both longitudinally with more generations living together and laterally as new cultural narratives are being written.

As SOTE marks its 60th anniversary, join us for a week of engaging events that celebrates God’s faithfulness through the years, reflects on the tidal waves of change that are shaping Singapore and the world, and mobilizes Christ’s disciples and His church to embrace the host of possibilities and opportunities of this 21st century.

Closing Date for Registration: 13 Aug 2018

Events Overview


August 13 to October 13, 2018 | Mondays-Fridays 8:30am - 5:00pm

Dr. E.N. Poulson’s Mini Exhibition

Dr E. N. Poulson was the founding Dean of the School of Theology (English). This exhibition will remember and honour his contributions to SBC and beyond. Please contact SBC Business Office at 6559 1555 or email to to register for a visit to the exhibition.

August 19, 2018 | Sunday 7:00 - 9:00pm

Reflections on Singapore’s Society through the eyes of a Teen Rock Star

Join us for an “variety show” evening of commentary and music as Rev Dr Koh Nam Seng shares with us his journey through Singapore’s coming of age through four unique perspectives.

August 20, 2018 | Monday 9:15 - 10:45am

A framework for understanding Youth Ministry

Join us for a seminar on the multi-disciplinary nature of youth ministry. Youth leaders work with ever-changing youth, parents, senior pastors, volunteers, church leaders, budgets, systems, calendars, task lists, theology, Scripture, family systems, and the list goes on.

August 20, 2018 | Monday 11:00am - 12:00pm

Youth Ministry - A Singaporean Perspective

Youth ministry in Singapore is unique because of how we employ Western methods in an Asian context. What works for one church may not work in another so it is wiser to learn principles in approaching youth ministry instead of how to do it.

August 20, 2018 | Monday 7:00 - 9:00pm

Living Out Theology in the Marketplace, Session 1:
Writing on the Wall

Platform companies bring the world to us. Our values are a slice of the larger picture of values and truths. Contextualising faith in multi-worldview systems demands a robust theological perspective. How do we engage both the physical and virtual market place?

August 21, 2018 | Tuesday 11:00am - 12:00pm

Living Out Theology in the Marketplace, Session 2:
Learning Curation

Digitization has redefined knowledge, redistributed access, and renegotiated authority. Every institution and industry is undergoing rapid change. Framing faith in a non-linear system requires agility. How do we engage transitions with empathy?

August 21, 2018 | Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00pm

Living Out Theology in the Marketplace, Session 3:
Embracing Artificial Intelligence

Big data, artificial intelligence, and cognitive neuroscience are outpacing the fastest sprints mankind can offer. Built-in biases, habit breaking and forming hacks are in place. Assessing faith propositions invite deep theological reflection. How do we engage in large and small decisions?

August 21, 2018 | Tuesday 7:00 - 9:00pm

Living Out Theology in the Marketplace, Session 4:
Visualizing Stories

Movie franchises are re-narrating the age old stories of good and evil, power and fear, and of control and possibly even repointing the moral compass. These worldview-based stories are conversation launchers. Presenting faith stories is grounded in relationships. How do we enter into opportunistic dialogues?

August 23, 2018 | Thursday 7:00 - 9:30pm

The Servant at the Fringes:
Christians Serving Foreign Workers in Singapore

The Servant at the Fringes: Christians Serving Foreign Workers in Singapore is a celebration of efforts and initiatives by members of the Christian community to serve and speak out for low-waged foreign workers in Singapore. The book features nine accounts by men and women from different walks of life, who share how they engage, serve, and advocate for migrant workers in our midst; four multidisciplinary conceptual think pieces by Dr. Calvin Chong, Associate Professor of Practical Theology; and three lists of practical activities by SBC students.


August 21, 23 & 24, 2018 | Tuesday Friday 10:10 - 11:00am, Thursday 10:10 - 11.30am

Combined Chapel 1 to 3 : Honor and Shame

From politics to workplace to neighborhood, even among families, relationships rise and fall on honor and shame. Join us to learn how the gospel and our identity in Christ helps to restore us after shame, gives us honor, and enables us to heal and restore broken relationships.

August 23, 2018 | Thursday 12:00 - 2:00pm

SOTE Birthday Celebration

This is a 60th birthday celebration for SOTE organized by the SOTE Alumni Committee. Join us for fellowship with SOTE students and alumni across the years, share and hear testimonies of God's faithfulness, and celebrate with a birthday cake and lunch for SOTE.

August 24, 2018 | Friday 4:00 - 6:00pm

International Fair

Why are foods spicy, sweet or bland? How should one sit if there is no table? Join us as we learn about a culture’s food and honor and shame etiquette.

August 24, 2018 | Friday 7:30 - 9:00pm

International Night

When is it offensive to shake hands? Or bowing necessary? Learn how honor and shame is exchanged in daily encounters and interactions and how Christians are bringing reconciliation across divides. Come and see the dramas put up by our students.

Come join us in Celebration for
Our 60th Anniversary


Closing Date for Registration:
31 July 2018

The Registration is closed.

See You There!