3rd Quarter 2024 EQUIP Evening Courses

Dear JCCians,

We wish to inform about the upcoming EQUIP courses for the 3rd quarter of EQUIP evening courses (online) and Workshop (In-Person) 2024. Please see below for details and links for more information or to register!


The Drama of the History of Christianity

(Dr Leow Theng Huat)
Mondays 7.30pm-9.30pm  |  8, 15, 22, 29 Jul; 5, 12 & 19 Aug  |  via Zoom

Synopsis. The Christian faith has a history of about 2000 years (much more if we take into account the Old Testament era). This is a period of time so long that most of us have difficulty comprehending its full extent. What are some of the significant events in these 2000 years? How differently did Christians in the past understand and practise their faith? What are some lessons we can learn from the rich history of Christianity? This course will seek to answer these questions through a brief survey of the history of Christianity; provide a brief overview of some of the significant persons and events in the history of the Christian faith; and help participants reflect on how various aspects of this history might speak relevantly and powerfully to our own contexts.

Biodata. Dr Leow Theng Huat is Lecturer in Theology at Trinity Theological College. His research interests include theodicy, Christology, soteriology, post-Enlightenment theology, and dialectics as a theological method. During his student days at the National University of Singapore, he was actively involved in the ministry of the Varsity Christian Fellowship and has served as an associate staff worker of the Fellowship of Evangelical Students. He is married to Cheng Ping, and they have three children. The family are members of Wesley Methodist Church.

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Theology of Mission**

(Rev Dr Andrew Peh)
Tuesdays 7.30-9.30pm  |  9, 16, 23, 30 Jul; 6, 13 & 20 Aug  |  via Zoom

Synopsis. This course explores the biblical and theological presuppositions and principles that shape the Christian missionary enterprise in today’s world, particularly in the Asian context. This will include a scan of the historical developments, a reading of the biblical text, a survey of the changing social and theological paradigms that affect how the Church understands its missional role and the study of selected missional documents adopted by key Christian groups and traditions.

Biodata. Rev Dr Andrew Peh, PhD (Asbury Theological Seminary), lectures in the area of mission and mission history at Trinity Theological College. His interests are in the history of Christianity in Asia and mission trends in the 21st century. He also serves in the Chinese Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in Singapore as a diaconal minister appointed to Charis Methodist Church.

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New Testament Survey**^

(Rev Dr Leonard Wee)
Wednesdays 7.30-9.30pm  |  10, 17, 24, 31 Jul, 7, 14 & 21 Aug |  via Zoom

Synopsis. With accounts of the life and teaching of Jesus, the spread of the gospel, and the issues faced by the various New Testament writers which provide the foundations for the life and theology of Christians and the Church throughout history, the importance of the New Testament cannot be overstated. This course will provide an orientation to the various books of the New Testament by locating them in their social and historical contexts. This course will discuss the New Testament’s relevance to Christians, churches and the world today.

Biodata. Rev Dr Leonard Wee is the Registrar and Lecturer in New Testament at Trinity Theological College. He obtained his PhD at Durham University (UK), specialising in Paul’s interpretation of the Old Testament, and was sponsored by Langham Partnership for postdoctoral research on the use of the Old Testament in Hebrews. He previously served as a pastor for 10 years. Besides teaching Koine Greek, New Testament theology, biblical intertextuality, and other subjects, he also provides supervision for postgraduate research at TTC.

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Moral Character of a Christian Leader

(Rev Dr Daniel Koh)
Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm  |  11, 18, 25 Jul, 1, 8, 15 & 22 Aug |  via Zoom

Synopsis. What are some of the desirable virtues which will help us identify, nurture, and shape the character of the members of the community in general, and leaders in particular? What are some of the conditions which must be present to assist in the acquisition of virtues and to ensure that the desire for such virtues will not be derailed by the pull of vices? Why, for example, in spite of commendable declarations about the importance of character formation, we still continue to read about scandals and moral failures of public servants, politicians, and pastors? This course will help participants gain a better understanding of what it means to have a good moral character and why having a good moral character is something which faithful Christians must cultivate. We will pay attention to the moral character of a leader, drawing lessons from the Bible, the teachings of the Church and Christian ethicists, and look at ways in which leaders, particularly Christian leaders, must be recognisably virtuous people.

Biodata. Rev Dr Daniel Koh obtained his PhD in Ethics from Durham University. He was a lecturer at Trinity Theological College for 17 years. Though retired, he is now a re-engaged pastor attached to Barker Road Methodist Church where he oversees the Oasis BRMC Mission at Bukit Batok. He continues to be active with the Methodist Welfare Services and is involved as a member of a major hospital Ethics Committee, a member of the National Organ Transplant Ethics panel, and a member of the St Luke’s Hospital Institution Review Board.

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Mobilising Churches for Mission

(Rev Manik Corea)
Saturdays 8.30am-1pm  |  17, 24 & 31 Aug  |  In-Person

Synopsis. From a local church perspective, what does the mission of the church really entail or involve? What has it got to do with the average member in our congregation? How are churches called to fulfil the missionary mandate and how can the whole Church be involved in participating in and supporting the whole Mission of God to all the World? We will explore the notion of why and how we mobilise our churches for missions in 3 sessions. The first session will focus on building a strong theology of missions as underpinning the very purpose of the church— its raison d’être‑by looking at the concept of the mission of God in Scripture, and the types or expressions of missionary practice called forth. In the second session, we will explore the practice of missionary mobilisation through a missionary-centred approach. This will include identifying the right training, theological preparation and capacity building for support and flourishing of the missionary on the field. We look at all areas of the mobilisation process, from recruitment to long-term deployment. In the third session, we will explore the roles and responsibilities of the sending base, be it a church or mission agency. These will cover areas like local church mission policy, the recruitment process, and on-going missionary care in the field and on their return. This course is for Christians concerned with mission and especially pertinent for missions coordinators and committees.

Biodata. Rev Manik Corea is a Singaporean of Sri Lankan/Indian descent. He is currently the National Director of the Singapore Centre for Global Missions (SCGM) and Associate Pastor of Crossroads International Church in Singapore. In the past 22 years, Manik has served as a missionary with the New Anglican Missionary Society (NAMS) in the USA, UK, Thailand, and Singapore. He is ordained in the Anglican Church of North America and serves his diocese as Global Consultant in Missions. Manik has a Masters in Intercultural Studies (Church-Planting) from Asbury Theological Seminary and is currently enrolled in their Doctor of Ministry programme.

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** required course for the Certificate in Mission Practice
^  required course for Local Preacher License (collaboration with Chinese 
    & Trinity Annual Conferences of The Methodist Church in Singapore)

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