Course Description

Christians are saved not just for eternal life (John 3:16). We are to become effective ambassadors of Christ (2 Cor 5:20) who can participate in God’s creative and redemptive purposes in our workplaces, churches, and societies. Our roles in this mission are bound up with how Christ has shaped our lives, training, experiences and even transitions. It is also informed by the talents he has called us to steward. This takes much discernment of the Spirit’s guidance.

Discerning your Life facilitates this process by providing biblical insights to how our work and lives matter for God’s mission of transforming the world. It will also provide analytical frameworks, tools, and spiritual mentoring to aid our discernment of how we can how we fulfil our ambassadorial role.

++ Note: The course fees are higher due cover the cost of the Gallup Assessment, Group Gallup coaching and one-to-one spiritual Direction.

  • Location

    Online via Zoom (with Blended Learning)

    On-site (Spiritual Direction session)

    On-site Address: BGST, 50, Kallang Pudding Road, #07-01AMA Building, Singapore 349326

  • Dates

    Saturday
    Mar 11, 18, 25*
    Apr 1, 22

    Closing Date for Registration:
    Mar 8, 2023

  • Time

    9:30am –12:30pm
    *9:30am –4pm, Mar 25 class (includes 1 hour lunch break)

Instructor

Dr Tan Seng Kong

Lecturer in Systematic and Spiritual Theology

Dr Tan Seng Kong is Head, Technology and Resources at BGST and Lecturer in Systematic and Spiritual Theology. A graduate from Regent College, Vancouver (MA, Spiritual Theology). Seng Kong completed his PhD in Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary, where he focused his research on Jonathan Edwards' Doctrine of Salvation. Seng Kong was formerly an architect. He currently serves at Bethel Assembly of God. When he isn’t preoccupied with theological materials, he dabbles with indoor gardening, watches Korean media with his wife and eats Indian food with his son.

Mr Michael Low

Associate Lecturer

Mr Michael Low is the Advancement Consultant for reSource Leadership International, a Christian not-for-profit whose mission is to train and equip church leaders. He is a certified practitioner in several tools like Belbin, Soundwave, and SLII, and enjoys helping people through seasons of transitions. Previously, Michael was a litigation lawyer before he moved to banking where he spent over 10 years with several international private banks. His last role was the Asia Head of Fiduciary Services for a boutique Swiss private bank. Michael holds a MATS from Regent College and is an alumnus of the National University of Singapore.

Dr Lai Pak Wah

Principal and Lecturer in Church History and Historical Theology

Dr Lai Pak Wah is BGST’s Principal and Lecturer of Church History and Historical Theology. He also serves as an elder at Mt Carmel Bible Presbyterian Church where he worships and oversees the church’s Hybrid Church Initiative. His interest is the very heart of BGST’s mission: which is to help Christians make sense of their faith at work, church and society. Previously, Pak Wah engaged in investment promotion work with the Singapore Economic Development Board (SEDB) and was a full-time lecturer at the School of Business, Singapore Polytechnic. He is the author of The Dao of Healing: Christian Perspective of Chinese Medicine, and a certified Belbin coach. Pak-Wah holds a PhD from Durham University, UK. He enjoys engaging in Chinese culture and playing the cello.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    General

  • 2

    Topic 1: God's Mission in the World (TSK & LPW)

    • God's Mission in the World

    • MM100 Lecture 1.1

    • MM100 Lecture 1.2

    • Lecture 1 Slides

    • Exercise: Genogram and Lifeline

    • Readings on Genogram and Lifeline Exercises

    • Exercise 1: Lifeline and Genogram

  • 3

    Topic 2: Work in God’s Mission (ML & LPW)

    • Work in God's Mission

    • MM100 L2

    • Slides - Work in God's Mission

    • Designing Your Life - An Introduction

    • Designing Your Life Worksheets & Amazon Link

    • Designing Your Life: More Resources

  • 4

    Topic 3: Navigating our Transitions in God’s Mission (ML & LPW)

    • Navigating our Transitions in God’s Mission

    • Life is in the Transition Exercise

    • Session 3.1-Transitions Lecture

    • Session 3.2 Transitions Exercise

  • 5

    Topic 4: Discerning our Calling & Vocation (ML)

    • Discerning our Calling & Vocation

    • Transition Examen

  • 6

    Topic 5: Stewarding our Talents for God’s Mission (Ms Kris Tay)

    • Stewarding our Talents for God’s Mission

    • Session 4.1 Vocation & Discernment

    • Session 4.2 The Examen

    • Gallup Strengthfinder Team Coaching

  • 7

    Topic 6: Navigating the Constraints of our Lives (TSK & AS)

    • Navigating the Constraints of our Lives

    • Slides - Navigating the Constraints of Our Lives

    • Anthony Siow, "My Discernment Story."

    • Slides - "Discerning My Life: Me and My Shadow" (Anthony Siow)

  • 8

    Assignment Submission

    • Reflection 1

    • Reflection 2

    • Exercises

    • Integrative Paper