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.

{1.5 credits, GC core course}

Instructor

Dr Tan Seng Kong

Lecturer in Systematic and Spiritual Theology

Dr Tan Seng Kong is BGST's Head for Technology and Resources, and a 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.

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.
  • Location

    Online via Zoom (with Blended Learning)

    On-site (Spiritual Direction session)

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

  • Dates

    (Tuesdays)
    Feb: 20
    Mar: 5
    Mar: 23 (Saturday, full day)
    Apr: 16, 30

    Closing Date for Registration:
    Feb 16, 2024

  • Time

    7:15pm –10:00pm

Course curriculum

  • 1

    General

    • Course Syllabus

    • Orientation Course & Library Access

  • 2

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

    • God's Mission in the World

    • MM100 Lecture 1.1

    • Lecture 1.1 Slides

    • Exercise: Genogram and Lifeline

    • MM100 Lecture 1.2

    • Readings on Genogram and Lifeline Exercises

    • Exercise 1: Lifeline and Genogram

  • 3

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

    • God's Mission in Life

    • MM100 L2 God's Mission in Life

    • Slides - God's Mission in Life

    • L2 Designing Your Life

    • 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

    • Lecture 3 - Navigating Transitions in God's Missions (ML)

    • Lecture 3 Exercise - Navigating Life's Transitions (LPW)

    • MM100 Session 3 Slides - Navigating Transitions in God's Mission (ML)

    • MM100 Exercises Slides - S3 Navigating Life's Transitions (Mar 2023) (LPW)

  • 5

    Topic 4: Discerning our Calling & Vocation (ML & LPW)

    • Discerning our Calling & Vocation

    • Lecture 4 - Examen Exercise (LPW) and Discerning Our Calling & Vocation (ML)

    • MM100 Exercises Slides -S4 Examen (Mar 2023) (LPW)

    • MM100 Session 4 Slides - Discerning our calling and vocation (ML)

    • Dialogue with the Author: Coaching A-Z with Haesun Moon

  • 6

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

    • Stewarding our Talents for God’s Mission

    • Lecture 5 - Gallup StrengthsFinder

  • 7

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

    • Navigating the Constraints of our Lives

    • Slides - Navigating the Constraints of Our Lives

  • 8

    Course Evaluation

    • Course Evaluation Form

  • 9

    Assignment Submission

    • Reflection 1

    • Reflection 2

    • Exercises

    • Integrative Paper