Registration for online classes for Life in the Word, School for Christian Growth and Family Life Seminars for the next quarter will begin on 5 Dec.

Quarter 1 2022 begins on 2 Jan with classes at 9am and 2pm.

The Word

This is an introductory course to help young believers know the importance of the Bible, which is the word of God, in their new lives in Christ. The first half of the course is devoted to a study of the nature of the Word of God and its practical benefits in a believer’s life. The second-half deals with the devotional aspects of study and the application of the Word of God. Included in this second section are lessons that instruct students in the different methods of Bible study. The desired outcome of this course is that students will commit themselves to a habit of studying the Word of God daily.

Prayer

This course complements the course on “The Word”. These two courses should be taken together in the same quarter. This study on ‘Prayer’ introduces new believers to the importance of prayer and the different aspects in which prayer may be expressed in their lives. The objectives of this course are not only to inculcate a habit of prayer, but also to move a believer’s prayer life from one of desire to discipline and finally to one of joy and delight.

Post-Encounter

The victory experienced at the Encounter Retreat is only the beginning of a wonderful and fulfilling journey with the Lord. Choosing to walk with Christ means a life of continual blessings through what He did on the Cross. However, the devil will try to tempt the Encounter candidates to turn back from their decision to follow Christ wholeheartedly. Post-Encounter is designed to consolidate and cement the breakthroughs made at the Encounter. It will reinforce the foundation that was laid and enable these candidates to build successfully on their blessings received at the Encounter.

Fruit of the Spirit

There are two natures within us. What we become depends on whether we allow the Holy Spirit or our own sinful nature to control us. This course will show you how to let Christ change you by the Holy Spirit. By examining the nine characteristics of the fruit of the Holy Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23, you will be compelled to examine your own life for evidence of the fruit of the Spirit. You will also be challenged to allow God to produce in you this Christ-like character.

Christian Character and Conduct

The Christian mould has been set from God’s eternal perspective, as evidenced by Paul’s teaching in Romans 8:29. There, Paul stated that God intends every believer to be conformed to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. This course is very practical; students will learn from the Scriptures what it means “to be like Jesus.” Christians will find this course enriching, challenging and interesting.

Romans and Galatians

Romans and Galatians are the two letters written by Paul to ensure that believers will have the knowledge and legacy of the one true Gospel of Jesus Christ. In Romans, Paul deduced systematically the fact of man’s sinfulness. It is only in Christ and what He did on the Cross that man can receive forgiveness of sin and be reconciled to God. Paul wrote Galatians because of the threat of a dangerous heresy taught by the “Judaizers”, who insisted that Gentiles had to be circumcised before they could become Christians. For Paul, this was a repudiation of the truth that man’s salvation is by faith and not by works of the law. As with all Paul’s letters, the great doctrinal truths taught are then applied to practical Christian living.

Missions and Evangelism

Victory Family Centre (VFC) is committed to the cause of the Great Commission. Teams have been sent out over the past decades on missions to various parts of the world. The aim of such missions is to win souls for Christ, disciple them and gather them together to establish VFC-type churches with the same vision.

This course will help believers:
• Understand the importance of global missions
• Take the first step to fulfil Christ’s Great Commission to “make disciples of all nations”
• Understand God’s concern for a world of lost sinners
• Learn from the four New Testament churches — Jerusalem, Philadelphia, Philippi and Antioch and study the characteristics of these churches to find out what makes a strong New Testament-type church

Casting Out Demons

This course provides teaching on the existence, origin and nature of demonic spirits. It exposes their real agenda and purposes. An important part of the study shows how people provide access for demon spirits to get into their lives and how demon spirits manifest themselves. The second half of the course will equip students with the knowledge for deliverance, casting out demons through the power of the Holy Spirit and the exercise of spiritual gifts. Instructions are also given on how the ones who are delivered can maintain their condition of liberty so that they can experience a life of victory in Christ.

Apologetics (YouTube)

Apologetics refers to the defence of the Christian faith against arguments that are in opposition to what we believe and stand for. We will study the major tenets of Christianity such as the proof for the existence of God, why we believe the Bible is the Word of God and why we believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Part of this course will be devoted to a study of the problem of pain and suffering in the world. Through knowledge and understanding of these subjects, your faith will be strengthened and you will be equipped to give a proper account of your faith and hope in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Pauline Epistles (YouTube)

This course is a survey of the epistles written by the Apostle Paul to the churches he founded and worked with. Several books will be highlighted for analytical and expository study in terms of structure and content. You will learn to identify and study themes in each epistle which deal with the local church.

Theology (YouTube)

This course seeks to introduce you to the subject of theology — the study of God and the things associated with God and His work in creation. A broad-based approach will be taken to survey the main subjects, including:
• The Bible — its origin, nature and its supernatural character
• God — His existence, His nature and attributes
• Sin — its origin, cause and effect
• Salvation — its purpose and the means by which it is accomplished

The outcome we seek in studying theology is to equip believers with the knowledge of their faith so that they are able “to give a defence to everyone who asks them a reason for the hope that is in them” (1 Peter 3:15). We do this by ensuring that we have an understanding and a working knowledge of the main tenets of the Christian faith and the assurance of our identity as children of God.

Pentateuch (YouTube)

The Pentateuch represents the first major section of the Old Testament and the Bible as a whole. It begins with the creation of the heavens and the earth, and of man. It ends with the formation of a new nation with the people of God poised and ready to enter the Promised Land. The student will receive an overview of the place, plan and purpose of the Pentateuch within the overall context of the Old and New Testaments. This course explores the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy and presents the outline of each book, its main message and major themes.

Worship, Praise & Prayer (YouTube)

It has been said that worship is the highest form of expression of man to God — the created to his Creator. Worship is an integral way of life for the Christian, not only individually but also corporately as a Church. Biblical insights, together with principles on experiences of worship, will be taught in the course.You will be shown how you can be transformed from mere “singers” to “true worshippers” of the great and mighty God we serve.

Life of Abraham (YouTube)

Abraham is one of the most important characters in the Bible. He is known both as the father of the Jewish people as well as the father of faith for all true believers of the Lord Jesus Christ. In this study, we will trace the call of God on Abraham and the fulfilment of that call through a life of faith and obedience. Along the way, you will learn valuable lessons both through Abraham’s compromise and failures as well as his acts of faith. Above all, we will see God’s over-ruling power, which brought Abraham to the place where he was able to fulfil God’s covenant promise, so that in him “all the families of the earth shall be blessed”.

Lives of the Apostles (YouTube)

In this study, we will consider the lives of the apostles, with attention to James, Andrew, Philip, and Thomas and special attention to Peter, John and Paul. You will be encouraged to know that most of the apostles who started out with Jesus were men of average intellect, mostly poor and illiterate, many with character flaws and lacking the ingredients the world thinks are necessary for success and leadership. Yet they overcame their weaknesses and personal failures to become the pillars of the Church. Through their examples, you will realise that no matter what your position in life may be, God has the power to transform you into someone who will impact society for good and advance the cause of His kingdom.

Living the Balanced Life

What is a balanced Christian life? Can we have too much of a good thing? Our God is most balanced. He is love and He is light. Our Lord Jesus is full of grace and full of truth. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of wisdom as well as revelation. God’s word is the perfect equilibrium of divine truth. Human nature however is prone to emphasize one side to the exclusion of the other side of truth. This has caused much confusion and many problems among God’s people. This course is for Christians who wants to balance truth and walk a well-rounded Christian walk as God has ordained.

Christian Courtship (2pm only)

Christian Courtship aims to prepare young adults to be, as well as to find, a suitable life partner in marriage.

In this 12-week course, participants will have an overview of Christian courtship, develop a better self-concept, build successful relationships, glean practical tips for Christian courtship, learn when and how to go steady, and be aware of ‘traps’ to avoid in all settings, including online ones.

LEVEL 1

The Word

This is an introductory course to help young believers know the importance of the Bible, which is the word of God, in their new lives in Christ. The first half of the course is devoted to a study of the nature of the Word of God and its practical benefits in a believer’s life. The second-half deals with the devotional aspects of study and the application of the Word of God. Included in this second section are lessons that instruct students in the different methods of Bible study. The desired outcome of this course is that students will commit themselves to a habit of studying the Word of God daily.

Prayer

This course complements the course on “The Word”. These two courses should be taken together in the same quarter. This study on ‘Prayer’ introduces new believers to the importance of prayer and the different aspects in which prayer may be expressed in their lives. The objectives of this course are not only to inculcate a habit of prayer, but also to move a believer’s prayer life from one of desire to discipline and finally to one of joy and delight.

LEVEL 2

Post-Encounter

The victory experienced at the Encounter Retreat is only the beginning of a wonderful and fulfilling journey with the Lord. Choosing to walk with Christ means a life of continual blessings through what He did on the Cross. However, the devil will try to tempt the Encounter candidates to turn back from their decision to follow Christ wholeheartedly. Post-Encounter is designed to consolidate and cement the breakthroughs made at the Encounter. It will reinforce the foundation that was laid and enable these candidates to build successfully on their blessings received at the Encounter.

Fruit of the Spirit

There are two natures within us. What we become depends on whether we allow the Holy Spirit or our own sinful nature to control us. This course will show you how to let Christ change you by the Holy Spirit. By examining the nine characteristics of the fruit of the Holy Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23, you will be compelled to examine your own life for evidence of the fruit of the Spirit. You will also be challenged to allow God to produce in you this Christ-like character.

Christian Character and Conduct

The Christian mould has been set from God’s eternal perspective, as evidenced by Paul’s teaching in Romans 8:29. There, Paul stated that God intends every believer to be conformed to the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. This course is very practical; students will learn from the Scriptures what it means “to be like Jesus.” Christians will find this course enriching, challenging and interesting.

Romans and Galatians

Romans and Galatians are the two letters written by Paul to ensure that believers will have the knowledge and legacy of the one true Gospel of Jesus Christ. In Romans, Paul deduced systematically the fact of man’s sinfulness. It is only in Christ and what He did on the Cross that man can receive forgiveness of sin and be reconciled to God. Paul wrote Galatians because of the threat of a dangerous heresy taught by the “Judaizers”, who insisted that Gentiles had to be circumcised before they could become Christians. For Paul, this was a repudiation of the truth that man’s salvation is by faith and not by works of the law. As with all Paul’s letters, the great doctrinal truths taught are then applied to practical Christian living.

LEVEL 3

Missions and Evangelism

Victory Family Centre (VFC) is committed to the cause of the Great Commission. Teams have been sent out over the past decades on missions to various parts of the world. The aim of such missions is to win souls for Christ, disciple them and gather them together to establish VFC-type churches with the same vision.

This course will help believers:
• Understand the importance of global missions
• Take the first step to fulfil Christ’s Great Commission to “make disciples of all nations”
• Understand God’s concern for a world of lost sinners
• Learn from the four New Testament churches — Jerusalem, Philadelphia, Philippi and Antioch and study the characteristics of these churches to find out what makes a strong New Testament-type church

Casting Out Demons

This course provides teaching on the existence, origin and nature of demonic spirits. It exposes their real agenda and purposes. An important part of the study shows how people provide access for demon spirits to get into their lives and how demon spirits manifest themselves. The second half of the course will equip students with the knowledge for deliverance, casting out demons through the power of the Holy Spirit and the exercise of spiritual gifts. Instructions are also given on how the ones who are delivered can maintain their condition of liberty so that they can experience a life of victory in Christ.

LEVEL 4

Apologetics (YouTube)

Apologetics refers to the defence of the Christian faith against arguments that are in opposition to what we believe and stand for. We will study the major tenets of Christianity such as the proof for the existence of God, why we believe the Bible is the Word of God and why we believe in the bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Part of this course will be devoted to a study of the problem of pain and suffering in the world. Through knowledge and understanding of these subjects, your faith will be strengthened and you will be equipped to give a proper account of your faith and hope in the Lord Jesus Christ.

LEVEL 5

Pauline Epistles (YouTube)

This course is a survey of the epistles written by the Apostle Paul to the churches he founded and worked with. Several books will be highlighted for analytical and expository study in terms of structure and content. You will learn to identify and study themes in each epistle which deal with the local church.

LEVEL 6

Theology (YouTube)

This course seeks to introduce you to the subject of theology — the study of God and the things associated with God and His work in creation. A broad-based approach will be taken to survey the main subjects, including:
• The Bible — its origin, nature and its supernatural character
• God — His existence, His nature and attributes
• Sin — its origin, cause and effect
• Salvation — its purpose and the means by which it is accomplished

The outcome we seek in studying theology is to equip believers with the knowledge of their faith so that they are able “to give a defence to everyone who asks them a reason for the hope that is in them” (1 Peter 3:15). We do this by ensuring that we have an understanding and a working knowledge of the main tenets of the Christian faith and the assurance of our identity as children of God.

LEVEL 7

Pentateuch (YouTube)

The Pentateuch represents the first major section of the Old Testament and the Bible as a whole. It begins with the creation of the heavens and the earth, and of man. It ends with the formation of a new nation with the people of God poised and ready to enter the Promised Land. The student will receive an overview of the place, plan and purpose of the Pentateuch within the overall context of the Old and New Testaments. This course explores the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy and presents the outline of each book, its main message and major themes.

Worship, Praise & Prayer (YouTube)

It has been said that worship is the highest form of expression of man to God — the created to his Creator. Worship is an integral way of life for the Christian, not only individually but also corporately as a Church. Biblical insights, together with principles on experiences of worship, will be taught in the course.You will be shown how you can be transformed from mere “singers” to “true worshippers” of the great and mighty God we serve.

LEVEL 8

Life of Abraham (YouTube)

Abraham is one of the most important characters in the Bible. He is known both as the father of the Jewish people as well as the father of faith for all true believers of the Lord Jesus Christ. In this study, we will trace the call of God on Abraham and the fulfilment of that call through a life of faith and obedience. Along the way, you will learn valuable lessons both through Abraham’s compromise and failures as well as his acts of faith. Above all, we will see God’s over-ruling power, which brought Abraham to the place where he was able to fulfil God’s covenant promise, so that in him “all the families of the earth shall be blessed”.

LEVEL 9

Lives of the Apostles (YouTube)

In this study, we will consider the lives of the apostles, with attention to James, Andrew, Philip, and Thomas and special attention to Peter, John and Paul. You will be encouraged to know that most of the apostles who started out with Jesus were men of average intellect, mostly poor and illiterate, many with character flaws and lacking the ingredients the world thinks are necessary for success and leadership. Yet they overcame their weaknesses and personal failures to become the pillars of the Church. Through their examples, you will realise that no matter what your position in life may be, God has the power to transform you into someone who will impact society for good and advance the cause of His kingdom.

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Living the Balanced Life

What is a balanced Christian life? Can we have too much of a good thing? Our God is most balanced. He is love and He is light. Our Lord Jesus is full of grace and full of truth. The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of wisdom as well as revelation. God’s word is the perfect equilibrium of divine truth. Human nature however is prone to emphasize one side to the exclusion of the other side of truth. This has caused much confusion and many problems among God’s people. This course is for Christians who wants to balance truth and walk a well-rounded Christian walk as God has ordained.

FAMILY LIFE SEMINAR

Christian Courtship (2pm only)

Christian Courtship aims to prepare young adults to be, as well as to find, a suitable life partner in marriage.

In this 12-week course, participants will have an overview of Christian courtship, develop a better self-concept, build successful relationships, glean practical tips for Christian courtship, learn when and how to go steady, and be aware of ‘traps’ to avoid in all settings, including online ones.