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 will begin on 6 Jun so stay tuned!

Quarter 2 2021 begins on 4 Apr 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.

Principles of Stewardship

Once a person is saved and born-again, he begins to realise that his life does not belong to him. He has been bought with a price. Even though he retains the ability to make choices, the true believer must know that all that God has placed in his hands is for him to take care or manage on God’s behalf. In this course, the student will be introduced to the whole concept of biblical stewardship and the means by which believers can ensure they continually experience the blessings of God.

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

Faith and the Supernatural

Based on the Book of Acts, the student will be introduced to the work of the Holy Spirit in empowering the apostles and believers in the Early Church to fulfil Christ’s Great Commission. We will see how their faith resulted in supernatural signs and wonders, so that the proclaiming of the Gospel “to the ends of the earth” could go on unhindered. The lives and ministries of Peter, Stephen (the first Christian martyr), Paul and others will be used to illustrate our study on this subject. With this background, the student will receive a proper context to exercise faith and the supernatural in our present times.

Process of Counselling

This course is important for those who minister to others. This is the first of the three courses on counselling and will deal with the basic principles. You will learn the various theories and approaches of counselling based on the Word of God. Students who complete this course will understand the differences between the Biblical basis of counselling and secular counselling.

Apologetics

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

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.

Ministry Gifting 1 (Worship and Prayer)

This course helps the student to understand the basic philosophy of the prayer ministry in the church and how this ministry can help the church and her individual members live in a state of constant victory. The prayer ministry prevails in prayers to see the Church purified and strengthened. It also comes against strongholds to reach our nation and the world with the Gospel.

This course further looks at how the worship ministry seeks to provide models of worship lifestyles and looks into training and development of singers and musicians, birthing of prophetic songs and leading the church into higher levels of worship.

Johannine Literature

This course provides an overview of the writings of John, thus the term, “Johannine Literature.” In both the Gospel of John and his letters, John’s writings are characterised by his vivid descriptions of the humanity and divinity of Jesus. While the Gospel of John deals with the doctrine of Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the letters of John (1, 2 and 3 John) are intensely pastoral and practical. John writes them as an eyewitness and also as one who actually heard, touched, interacted with and received “the Word of Life” into his own life.

The pastoral application then follows: if a person has had the same experience of being touched by the “Word of Life”, he should “walk in the light as He is in the light”. If we have this life, we will relate with others based on the love of God that is part of His kind of life. Thus, in our walk and in our relationships with one another, we have both the test and the assurance of our identity as true sons of God.

Genesis

This study of the first book of the Bible is intended to lay a firm foundation for the believer’s knowledge of the rest of the Old and New Testament. The purpose, theme and structure of the book is summarised in a simple outline which divides it into two main sections:
• primeval history dealing with Creation, the Fall and the Flood;
• dispersion to the nations; and
• patriarchal history dealing with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph

The course takes the student through Genesis chapter by chapter. The provisions of sacrifice as atonement for sin and God’s covenant with mankind through Abraham are discovered within the events and personalities in the book.

Pastoral Epistles

First and Second Timothy and Titus are known as the “Pastoral Epistles” or “Pastoral Letters”. They were written by the Apostle Paul to Timothy and Titus, his sons in the faith, on the occasions of them being sent to oversee the churches in Ephesus and Crete respectively. Paul’s charge to Titus was to “set in order the things that are lacking” for the churches in Crete. His instructions to Timothy point to a similar exhortation for him to do likewise for the church in Ephesus.

In these letters, Paul provided criteria for the proper selection of overseers and deacons to help minister and lead the local church. Teaching is given to ensure overseers and leaders focus on a right personal walk with God, relate rightly with the members of the congregation and know what to focus on in their pastoral ministry.

1 Thessalonians

The theme of 1 Thessalonians is how to live our lives in a way that reflects our hope in Christ’s return. This letter reveals how Paul’s anticipation of Christ’s return motivated and compelled him to preach the Gospel throughout the Roman Empire. In this study, you will learn how to align your life with God’s Word and how to pray for spiritual development in the areas of courage, sincerity, truthfulness, selflessness and the fear of God.

Ministry Practics 4

As its name implies, this is the fourth part in the practical aspects of training leaders to minister pastorally to meet the spiritual and temporal needs of God’s people. It deals in an in-depth manner with the pastoral duties and responsibilities of a minister in the context of VFC’s ministry structure. The course describes what these responsibilities are and how they are to be carried out. The student will be instructed on how to carry out water baptism and how to conduct weddings and funerals. These are three of the most important events for our members and for their immediate and extended families. The administration of these is crucial in caring for God’s people in the right way. A second major focus deals with the “how-tos” of leading worship, preaching and leading a church service. Lastly, the student is also taught how to conduct an evangelistic meeting.

Receiving Your Miracle

God wants to multiply miracles in our lives. He also delights to bring about miracles through us.

Some of the topics addressed in this course are:
• categories of miracles we can pray through each day
• how to be fueled with expectation for the miraculous
• how to utilize faith in the working of miracles

God has already laid up miracles for us that are waiting to be activated by our faith. This course will challenge us to move in faith and receive more and greater miracles in and through our lives.

On the Cutting Edge

The bible often likens our Christian life to that of an athlete running in a race. It is vitally important that we run in a way to finish well and receive the prize.

This course expounds on biblical principles that will build our spiritual strength and stamina. Emphasis is placed on training ourselves in the truths that will keep us on the cutting edge of life, ministry and service to God. You will be taught and encouraged to press on, fight the good fight, finish the race and keep the faith (2 Tim 4:7).

Christian Courtship

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.

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.

Principles of Stewardship

Once a person is saved and born-again, he begins to realise that his life does not belong to him. He has been bought with a price. Even though he retains the ability to make choices, the true believer must know that all that God has placed in his hands is for him to take care or manage on God’s behalf. In this course, the student will be introduced to the whole concept of biblical stewardship and the means by which believers can ensure they continually experience the blessings of God.

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

Faith and the Supernatural

Based on the Book of Acts, the student will be introduced to the work of the Holy Spirit in empowering the apostles and believers in the Early Church to fulfil Christ’s Great Commission. We will see how their faith resulted in supernatural signs and wonders, so that the proclaiming of the Gospel “to the ends of the earth” could go on unhindered. The lives and ministries of Peter, Stephen (the first Christian martyr), Paul and others will be used to illustrate our study on this subject. With this background, the student will receive a proper context to exercise faith and the supernatural in our present times.

LEVEL 4

Process of Counselling

This course is important for those who minister to others. This is the first of the three courses on counselling and will deal with the basic principles. You will learn the various theories and approaches of counselling based on the Word of God. Students who complete this course will understand the differences between the Biblical basis of counselling and secular counselling.

Apologetics

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

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

Ministry Gifting 1 (Worship and Prayer)

This course helps the student to understand the basic philosophy of the prayer ministry in the church and how this ministry can help the church and her individual members live in a state of constant victory. The prayer ministry prevails in prayers to see the Church purified and strengthened. It also comes against strongholds to reach our nation and the world with the Gospel.

This course further looks at how the worship ministry seeks to provide models of worship lifestyles and looks into training and development of singers and musicians, birthing of prophetic songs and leading the church into higher levels of worship.

Johannine Literature

This course provides an overview of the writings of John, thus the term, “Johannine Literature.” In both the Gospel of John and his letters, John’s writings are characterised by his vivid descriptions of the humanity and divinity of Jesus. While the Gospel of John deals with the doctrine of Jesus Christ as the Son of God, the letters of John (1, 2 and 3 John) are intensely pastoral and practical. John writes them as an eyewitness and also as one who actually heard, touched, interacted with and received “the Word of Life” into his own life.

The pastoral application then follows: if a person has had the same experience of being touched by the “Word of Life”, he should “walk in the light as He is in the light”. If we have this life, we will relate with others based on the love of God that is part of His kind of life. Thus, in our walk and in our relationships with one another, we have both the test and the assurance of our identity as true sons of God.

LEVEL 7

Genesis

This study of the first book of the Bible is intended to lay a firm foundation for the believer’s knowledge of the rest of the Old and New Testament. The purpose, theme and structure of the book is summarised in a simple outline which divides it into two main sections:
• primeval history dealing with Creation, the Fall and the Flood;
• dispersion to the nations; and
• patriarchal history dealing with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph

The course takes the student through Genesis chapter by chapter. The provisions of sacrifice as atonement for sin and God’s covenant with mankind through Abraham are discovered within the events and personalities in the book.

Pastoral Epistles

First and Second Timothy and Titus are known as the “Pastoral Epistles” or “Pastoral Letters”. They were written by the Apostle Paul to Timothy and Titus, his sons in the faith, on the occasions of them being sent to oversee the churches in Ephesus and Crete respectively. Paul’s charge to Titus was to “set in order the things that are lacking” for the churches in Crete. His instructions to Timothy point to a similar exhortation for him to do likewise for the church in Ephesus.

In these letters, Paul provided criteria for the proper selection of overseers and deacons to help minister and lead the local church. Teaching is given to ensure overseers and leaders focus on a right personal walk with God, relate rightly with the members of the congregation and know what to focus on in their pastoral ministry.

LEVEL 8

1 Thessalonians

The theme of 1 Thessalonians is how to live our lives in a way that reflects our hope in Christ’s return. This letter reveals how Paul’s anticipation of Christ’s return motivated and compelled him to preach the Gospel throughout the Roman Empire. In this study, you will learn how to align your life with God’s Word and how to pray for spiritual development in the areas of courage, sincerity, truthfulness, selflessness and the fear of God.

LEVEL 9

Ministry Practics 4

As its name implies, this is the fourth part in the practical aspects of training leaders to minister pastorally to meet the spiritual and temporal needs of God’s people. It deals in an in-depth manner with the pastoral duties and responsibilities of a minister in the context of VFC’s ministry structure. The course describes what these responsibilities are and how they are to be carried out. The student will be instructed on how to carry out water baptism and how to conduct weddings and funerals. These are three of the most important events for our members and for their immediate and extended families. The administration of these is crucial in caring for God’s people in the right way. A second major focus deals with the “how-tos” of leading worship, preaching and leading a church service. Lastly, the student is also taught how to conduct an evangelistic meeting.

SCG

Receiving Your Miracle

God wants to multiply miracles in our lives. He also delights to bring about miracles through us.

Some of the topics addressed in this course are:
• categories of miracles we can pray through each day
• how to be fueled with expectation for the miraculous
• how to utilize faith in the working of miracles

God has already laid up miracles for us that are waiting to be activated by our faith. This course will challenge us to move in faith and receive more and greater miracles in and through our lives.

On the Cutting Edge

The bible often likens our Christian life to that of an athlete running in a race. It is vitally important that we run in a way to finish well and receive the prize.

This course expounds on biblical principles that will build our spiritual strength and stamina. Emphasis is placed on training ourselves in the truths that will keep us on the cutting edge of life, ministry and service to God. You will be taught and encouraged to press on, fight the good fight, finish the race and keep the faith (2 Tim 4:7).

FAMILY LIFE SEMINAR

Christian Courtship

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.