Registration for online classes for Life in the Word, School for Christian Growth and Family Life Seminars is now closed. Registration for the next quarter in 2022 will begin on 5 Dec 2021 so stay tuned!

Quarter 4 2021 begins on 3 Oct 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.

Life of Christ

This course seeks to provide students with an understanding of the times and settings of the world that Jesus lived and ministered in as described in the four Gospels. The highlight of the course is a detailed study of the Lord’s ministry from its early days to the final climax of His arrest, trial, sufferings and crucifixion in Jerusalem. Other important aspects of the course include a study of the central message and mission of the Lord, His teachings and the miracles that accompanied and confirmed what He preached and taught.

Principles of Love

The Bible declares that God is love and we, as His children, must exhibit the same nature of love both individually and corporately as His Church. This course seeks to impart the knowledge of the principles of love as taught in the Word of God. We will study extensively from selected Bible characters how they demonstrated these principles in and through the challenging circumstances of their lives. The last part of this course seeks to help students understand and apply the principles of love in their commitment to a spirit of unity with all members in the Body of Christ.

Strategy for Living

Getting the most out of life. Making time work for you. Preventing mental breakdown and moral failure. Choosing the right vocation and the right life partner. Establishing friendships. These are some of the vital and practical issues that will be dealt with from a Biblical perspective in this course. The purpose of this course is to help Christians develop a wholesome lifestyle in a world where we are expected to perform and produce results under intense pressure.

Teaching Methodology 

This is an innovative “hands-on” course to equip the student with the theory and skills needed to teach effectively in a Cell Group or in a class setting. Students will receive the principles of teaching as well as apply these principles in this interactive course. These will form the basis of different methods to help students know how to plan their presentation of the Cell Group lessons. Students will have the opportunity to test out what they have learned in the practice sessions provided as part of this course.
Major topics include:
• Jesus as the model teacher
• Effective teaching using verbal & non-verbal communication
• Dos and Don’ts of teaching
• How to use questions effectively
• Meeting the needs of the members through effective teaching methods

The Christian Family (YouTube)

The family as an institution is under tremendous pressure. Every day, we receive news reports about the challenges that marriages face, the increasingly complex problems our children go through such as drug addiction, sexual immorality, teenage gangs and unfulfilled relationships. What better way to understand how to build a family than to return to the plans of its Designer?

This course seeks to impart a Biblical understanding of the family as the institution that God has designed it to be. It shares important principles on the roles of the husband/father, wife/mother and children and their relationships with one another from the Word of God.

Process of Counselling (YouTube)

This course builds on the course “Principles of Counselling.” It is recommended that students attend the courses in sequence. Participants will understand counselling approaches and more importantly, what is expected of a biblical counsellor. The importance of developing a proper relationship with the one being counselled will be emphasised and skills on how to achieve this will be taught.

Participants will also learn how to perceive needs and problems. Practical counselling skills such as listening and responding with empathy, warmth and respect will be included in this course. More challenging skills involving confrontation as well as those to overcome resistance from the one being counselled will also be imparted.

General Epistles (YouTube)

Why are the letters of James, Peter and Jude important? James deals with practical aspects of Christian living – Christianity made real through our words that brings life to others, our works of faith and our walk marked by godliness. The letters of First and Second Peter were written to encourage believers in the Early Church to keep their hope focused on the return of Christ in a time of severe persecution. It is this same hope that will see us through tough times. Jude was written to believers in the Early Church to warn them against the false teaching that God’s grace is an excuse for immoral living and to contend against false teachers who had denied “our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ”.

Hebrews (YouTube)

This study on Hebrews will focus on the three major themes in the book. First, Jesus is presented as the new and better Deliverer — better than angels, better than Moses, better than Joshua and better than Aaron. Next, Calvary is shown to provide the new and better covenant. It provides a new covenant with better promises. It opens up a better Sanctuary. It is sealed by a better Sacrifice. It achieves far better and enduring results. Lastly, faith is revealed as the true response to these “better” things. You will be challenged to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

Life of Timothy (YouTube)

This is a study on the life of Timothy, whom Paul referred to as a “true son in the faith” while Timothy regarded Paul as his “father in the faith”. The course will examine the traits that Timothy developed in the course of his ministry to Paul – a servant heart, selflessness, faithfulness and a willingness to face hardship and persecution. From his life, we can draw important lessons on what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus Christ and how we can make a real contribution to the cause of Christ through our willingness to be a servant to those whom God has placed around and over us.

Lives of the Prophets

Our study begins with Elisha, who received the mantle of Elijah after the latter was taken up to heaven in a fiery chariot. The life of Elijah is the subject of another course in Level 8. A second major section in this course is devoted to the three “major prophets” — Isaiah, Ezekiel and Jeremiah. They all had several things in common: they prophesied God’s impending judgment on Israel and captivity in Babylon because of the backslidden ways of their kings, priests, prophets and the people. They spoke of a time when God would graciously restore the destiny of the nation. They all went through
suffering and persecution because of their faithfulness to proclaim the Word of the Lord. Their prophecies were fulfilled. They accomplished the purposes of God in their time and generation.

The last part is an overview of Daniel, Jonah, Hosea, Amos and Zechariah. In each of the sketches of the prophets studied, we aim to learn from their call into the office of a prophet, the work of grace in enabling them to fulfil that call and their commitment to be faithful to the One who called them, even if it meant deprivation, punishment, imprisonment and death.

Life of Elijah (YouTube)

Elijah was perhaps the greatest of the Old Testament prophets. He was a prophet of incredible faith, a courageous spokesman of his time, a devout man of prayer, an untiring discipler of leaders and an anointed servant of God. In this study, you will examine his life, his character, his calling, his task, his passion and his commitment. You will also discover the principles of anointed and dynamic Christian leadership that are applicable to us today. This course is specially designed for leaders already serving in a ministry function.

Taking Your Promised Land

In these Covid times, God has given us great and precious promises by which we can go into and take our inheritance. Learn lessons of faith, courage and obedience the children of Israel made, in entering, conquering and possessing their promised land.

In so doing, we move from a state of floundering to flourishing and from merely trying to survive to one that thrives.

Relationship Dynamics

We are made for relationships. Our relationships can be the source of our greatest joys as well as our deepest heartaches. Managing relationships well is key to a fulfilled life.

In this course, you will discover biblical principles that underpin successful relationships. Topics include understanding God’s plan for relationships, knowing yourself, conflict resolution etc. Strategies to cope with the stresses and strains on relationships during these Covid times will also be covered.

This quarter, the Family Life Ministry is offering a School for Christian Growth class on Parenting is targeted at 3 age groups:

1. Parenting Infants and Toddlers (from pregnancy to 2 years of age): You will learn principles and skills to set routines that will bring normalcy to you and your young child. When you are able to establish routines for your child in their formative years, a good foundation will be established for their subsequent nurturing years. Topics covered will include right beginnings, relational goal of parenting, the V of love, how to manage meal-time, play-time and sleep-time.

2. Parenting Children (3 to 7 years of age): You will learn the importance of establishing good parenting and relationship principles in this phase of your parenting. The skills shared will enable you to spend more effort in nurturing instead of just instructing and correcting your child. Topics include imparting faith at home, right parenting styles, rules on rules, and principles of discipline.

3. Parenting Teenagers (12 to 18 years of age): You will learn that the successful parenting approach that your teen needs is for you to be an encourager and motivator. Your exemplary conduct plays a pivotal role as your teen will now be able to discern between what is taught and practiced. Topics include understanding your teen, overcoming stress, cyber-wellness and sexuality.

*Do note that these classes are only offered at 2pm

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.

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.

LEVEL 2

Life of Christ

This course seeks to provide students with an understanding of the times and settings of the world that Jesus lived and ministered in as described in the four Gospels. The highlight of the course is a detailed study of the Lord’s ministry from its early days to the final climax of His arrest, trial, sufferings and crucifixion in Jerusalem. Other important aspects of the course include a study of the central message and mission of the Lord, His teachings and the miracles that accompanied and confirmed what He preached and taught.

Principles of Love

The Bible declares that God is love and we, as His children, must exhibit the same nature of love both individually and corporately as His Church. This course seeks to impart the knowledge of the principles of love as taught in the Word of God. We will study extensively from selected Bible characters how they demonstrated these principles in and through the challenging circumstances of their lives. The last part of this course seeks to help students understand and apply the principles of love in their commitment to a spirit of unity with all members in the Body of Christ.

LEVEL 3

Strategy for Living

Getting the most out of life. Making time work for you. Preventing mental breakdown and moral failure. Choosing the right vocation and the right life partner. Establishing friendships. These are some of the vital and practical issues that will be dealt with from a Biblical perspective in this course. The purpose of this course is to help Christians develop a wholesome lifestyle in a world where we are expected to perform and produce results under intense pressure.

Teaching Methodology 

This is an innovative “hands-on” course to equip the student with the theory and skills needed to teach effectively in a Cell Group or in a class setting. Students will receive the principles of teaching as well as apply these principles in this interactive course. These will form the basis of different methods to help students know how to plan their presentation of the Cell Group lessons. Students will have the opportunity to test out what they have learned in the practice sessions provided as part of this course.
Major topics include:
• Jesus as the model teacher
• Effective teaching using verbal & non-verbal communication
• Dos and Don’ts of teaching
• How to use questions effectively
• Meeting the needs of the members through effective teaching methods

LEVEL 4

The Christian Family (YouTube)

The family as an institution is under tremendous pressure. Every day, we receive news reports about the challenges that marriages face, the increasingly complex problems our children go through such as drug addiction, sexual immorality, teenage gangs and unfulfilled relationships. What better way to understand how to build a family than to return to the plans of its Designer?

This course seeks to impart a Biblical understanding of the family as the institution that God has designed it to be. It shares important principles on the roles of the husband/father, wife/mother and children and their relationships with one another from the Word of God.

Process of Counselling (YouTube)

This course builds on the course “Principles of Counselling.” It is recommended that students attend the courses in sequence. Participants will understand counselling approaches and more importantly, what is expected of a biblical counsellor. The importance of developing a proper relationship with the one being counselled will be emphasised and skills on how to achieve this will be taught.

Participants will also learn how to perceive needs and problems. Practical counselling skills such as listening and responding with empathy, warmth and respect will be included in this course. More challenging skills involving confrontation as well as those to overcome resistance from the one being counselled will also be imparted.

LEVEL 5

General Epistles (YouTube)

Why are the letters of James, Peter and Jude important? James deals with practical aspects of Christian living – Christianity made real through our words that brings life to others, our works of faith and our walk marked by godliness. The letters of First and Second Peter were written to encourage believers in the Early Church to keep their hope focused on the return of Christ in a time of severe persecution. It is this same hope that will see us through tough times. Jude was written to believers in the Early Church to warn them against the false teaching that God’s grace is an excuse for immoral living and to contend against false teachers who had denied “our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ”.

LEVEL 6

Hebrews (YouTube)

This study on Hebrews will focus on the three major themes in the book. First, Jesus is presented as the new and better Deliverer — better than angels, better than Moses, better than Joshua and better than Aaron. Next, Calvary is shown to provide the new and better covenant. It provides a new covenant with better promises. It opens up a better Sanctuary. It is sealed by a better Sacrifice. It achieves far better and enduring results. Lastly, faith is revealed as the true response to these “better” things. You will be challenged to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

LEVEL 7

Life of Timothy (YouTube)

This is a study on the life of Timothy, whom Paul referred to as a “true son in the faith” while Timothy regarded Paul as his “father in the faith”. The course will examine the traits that Timothy developed in the course of his ministry to Paul – a servant heart, selflessness, faithfulness and a willingness to face hardship and persecution. From his life, we can draw important lessons on what it means to be a true disciple of Jesus Christ and how we can make a real contribution to the cause of Christ through our willingness to be a servant to those whom God has placed around and over us.

LEVEL 8

Lives of the Prophets

Our study begins with Elisha, who received the mantle of Elijah after the latter was taken up to heaven in a fiery chariot. The life of Elijah is the subject of another course in Level 8. A second major section in this course is devoted to the three “major prophets” — Isaiah, Ezekiel and Jeremiah. They all had several things in common: they prophesied God’s impending judgment on Israel and captivity in Babylon because of the backslidden ways of their kings, priests, prophets and the people. They spoke of a time when God would graciously restore the destiny of the nation. They all went through
suffering and persecution because of their faithfulness to proclaim the Word of the Lord. Their prophecies were fulfilled. They accomplished the purposes of God in their time and generation.

The last part is an overview of Daniel, Jonah, Hosea, Amos and Zechariah. In each of the sketches of the prophets studied, we aim to learn from their call into the office of a prophet, the work of grace in enabling them to fulfil that call and their commitment to be faithful to the One who called them, even if it meant deprivation, punishment, imprisonment and death.

LEVEL 9

Life of Elijah (YouTube)

Elijah was perhaps the greatest of the Old Testament prophets. He was a prophet of incredible faith, a courageous spokesman of his time, a devout man of prayer, an untiring discipler of leaders and an anointed servant of God. In this study, you will examine his life, his character, his calling, his task, his passion and his commitment. You will also discover the principles of anointed and dynamic Christian leadership that are applicable to us today. This course is specially designed for leaders already serving in a ministry function.

SCG

Taking Your Promised Land

In these Covid times, God has given us great and precious promises by which we can go into and take our inheritance. Learn lessons of faith, courage and obedience the children of Israel made, in entering, conquering and possessing their promised land.

In so doing, we move from a state of floundering to flourishing and from merely trying to survive to one that thrives.

Relationship Dynamics

We are made for relationships. Our relationships can be the source of our greatest joys as well as our deepest heartaches. Managing relationships well is key to a fulfilled life.

In this course, you will discover biblical principles that underpin successful relationships. Topics include understanding God’s plan for relationships, knowing yourself, conflict resolution etc. Strategies to cope with the stresses and strains on relationships during these Covid times will also be covered.

FAMILY LIFE SEMINAR

This quarter, the Family Life Ministry is offering a School for Christian Growth class on Parenting is targeted at 3 age groups:

1. Parenting Infants and Toddlers (from pregnancy to 2 years of age): You will learn principles and skills to set routines that will bring normalcy to you and your young child. When you are able to establish routines for your child in their formative years, a good foundation will be established for their subsequent nurturing years. Topics covered will include right beginnings, relational goal of parenting, the V of love, how to manage meal-time, play-time and sleep-time.

2. Parenting Children (3 to 7 years of age): You will learn the importance of establishing good parenting and relationship principles in this phase of your parenting. The skills shared will enable you to spend more effort in nurturing instead of just instructing and correcting your child. Topics include imparting faith at home, right parenting styles, rules on rules, and principles of discipline.

3. Parenting Teenagers (12 to 18 years of age): You will learn that the successful parenting approach that your teen needs is for you to be an encourager and motivator. Your exemplary conduct plays a pivotal role as your teen will now be able to discern between what is taught and practiced. Topics include understanding your teen, overcoming stress, cyber-wellness and sexuality.

*Do note that these classes are only offered at 2pm