Course Description

The module aims to equip participants with an understanding of the digital age and its impact on the Church and learning. Participants will learn the available educational technologies that the Church could leverage on for her ministry. It seeks to initiate a conversation among participants and to create a space for co-creating a theological framework regarding the Church and the digital/information age. We all live, work, and play in a digital age; these core aspects of our lives and society have changed dramatically over the course of the past half-century. Digital transformation has revolutionized the way we do things; the pandemic is only a catalyst for the church’s adaptation and transformation under the accelerating digital revolution in society.

The church needs to rethink how to be effective in her ministry to and witness in a world that is different from just a decade ago and will continue to evolve and change. This module invites you to a conversation on thinking about digital transformation and the church’s mission to disciple the nations. The Church has always adapted herself to new realities and transforming herself to be an effective witness at different historical periods; it is our turn to rethink how the Church could continue to actualize the Great Commission in the new digital age. Specifically, this module aims to understand theologically, theoretically, and practically, the task of informing, transforming, and forming Christians through the Word in the information age.

  • Location

    Online via Zoom

  • Dates

    Friday
    Aug: 5, 19
    Sep: 2, 16, 30
    Oct: 7

  • Time

    7:15–10.00PM

Instructor

Mr Low Kwang Meng

Associate Lecturer

Low Kwang Meng is the Director for Discipleship & Nurture at Paya Lebar Methodist Church. A graduate from TTC (MTh) and Monash University (MEd), Kwang Meng is currently doing his PhD in English Literature at NUS, where he explores the intersection between canonisation and apocryphication of early Christian literature in late antique Coptic Egypt. Kwang Meng is also a certified Belbin Team Roles facilitator. Previously, Kwang Meng was working in education related industry and the Children’s pastor at Grace Assembly of God.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    General

    • Digital Theological Library

    • BGST Overdrive

    • BGST Library - VLIB

    • General Formatting for all Assignments

    • before the class...

  • 2

    Session 1

    • Digital Age and Its Impact

  • 3

    Session 2

    • Learning and Learning Theories (Past and Present)

  • 4

    Session 3

    • Role of Teacher and Learner (Mentor-Disciple)

  • 5

    Session 4

    • EduTech in Christian Discipleship

  • 6

    Session 5

    • Creating Online Learning Community for faith formation

  • 7

    Session 6

    • Religion, Technology, and The Future of Digital Age

  • 8

    Assignment

    • Reflection paper

    • Term Assignment

    • COURSE ASSIGNMENT POLICIES