WHY SHOULD LAY MEMBERS STUDY THEOLOGY? Isn’t that just for our clergy and pastors? Well no, it is for all of us because theology is the study of God and the things of God.  “Theo” means God and “-ology” means “the study of”. It is for all of us to know God. 

Now, wouldn’t reading the Bible alone be enough? Yes, one can know God through reading the Bible only, but theology can help you a great deal because it takes a topic found in different parts of the Bible and brings it together for a comprehensive, consistent and coherent understanding of the topic. This understanding is then expressed in statements which allow us to articulate what we believe amongst ourselves and to communicate to others clearly, especially in response to their inquiries and questions. Theology is certainly useful for our spiritual growth and outreach!

Schedule

The courses offered for Lay members from 2022 will include the following:

  • The “I believe” series based on the Apostles’ Creed – I believe in God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit, the Church, the forgiveness of sins, the Second Coming and the Last Things
  • For such a time like this (culture and current issues)
  • Every wind of doctrine (cults and heresies)
  • The gods of this world (religions and beliefs)
  • Not against flesh and blood (spiritual warfare)
  • Money, power and sex (the Christian fight)
  • Male and female, He made them (sexuality issues)
  • Sojourners and citizens (church and state)
  • Devote yourself to every good work (life and purpose)

Each course costs $20.00. There are no assignments, tests or examinations. Courses are taught via Zoom.

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Last date of registration: 1 week before commencement of the course

For more information and to register: Email Ms Lucilla Teoh at lucillateoh.dts@gmail.com

DATES

TERM 1: I BELIEVE IN GOD THE FATHER

DATES: 11, 18, 25 Jan; 8, 15, 22 Feb; 1, 8 Mar 2022

TERM 2: I BELIEVE IN GOD THE SON (I)

DATES: 05, 19, 26 Apr; 03, 10, 17, 24, 31 May 2022

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TERM 3: I BELIEVE IN GOD THE SON (II)

DATES: 05, 12, 19, 26 July; 02, 16, 23, 30 Aug 2022

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TERM 4: I BELIEVE IN GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT

DATES: 06, 13, 20, 27 Sept; 04, 11, 18, 25 Oct 2022

Coordinator

Revd William Chee

The Revd William Chee is the Lay Training Coordinator of the Diocese. He obtained his Master of Divinity from Trinity Theological College and subsequently his Master of Theology in the Old Testament in 1996. Working closely with the Warden of St Peter’s Hall, he oversees all aspects of the training of Lay members of the Diocese.

Diocesan Theological Studies 2023

Module 5: THE CHRISTIAN AND SPIRITUAL WARFARE

Feb 02 – Mar 28 2023

Paul tells believers that we are not wrestling against flesh and blood but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers and spiritual forces in the heavenly places. Therefore in this 5th module of the Diocesan Theological Studies course, we will be focusing on the Christian and Spiritual Warfare.

In eight sessions, we will be covering topics on angelology, demonology, the unseen realm, spiritual resources available, and Christ’s victory on the cross. This module is also the 1st module of a three- module course on Inner Healing and Deliverance (IHAD). Attending this module is required before being accepted for the 2nd and 3rd modules of the IHAD course. However, participation in this module is entirely voluntary and not compulsory. You do not have to attend the later 2 modules.

Schedule

#DateTopic
107/02What is Christian Demonology?
214/02Elohim and other Divinities
321/02The Fall of Angels and Humanity
428/02Spiritual Warfare in the Old Testament
507/03Jesus and Evil Spirits in the Gospels
614/03Evil Spirits in the New Testament
721/03Evil Spirits in the Early Church
828/03Christ’s Victory over Evil on the Cross

Instructor: Revd Dr Joel Leow

After his own unexpected deliverance from demons in 2001, Joel felt the theological and pastoral need to get a handle on the subject of ‘’spiritual warfare.’’ Providentially, he was able to study with Prof Charles Kraft at the Fuller Theological Seminary’s Doctor of Ministry spiritual warfare programme. Hence, this module will be taught from the perspectives of theological, ministry & personal experience. Joel graduated in Philosophy from NUS, before undertaking divinity & theological studies at Trinity Theological College & Princeton Theological Seminary. He is currently on staff at the Church of Our Saviour.

Module Details

Every Tuesday, 7.30 – 9.00 pm, via Zoom

Cost: $20

Sign up at http://bit.ly/3Vw3r1C

Any questions? Drop us a line at lucillateoh.dts@gmail.com

SECOND QUARTER: SOTERIOLOGY – THE CHRISTIAN AND SALVATION

#DateTopic
118/04The nature of mankind (anthropology)
225/04The origin of evil and the fall (demonology)
302/05The nature and impact of sin (hamartiology)
409/05God’s election and provision of salvation in his Son.
516/05God’s predestination of those who believe to be conformed to the image of his Son.
623/05The importance of faith and repentance
730/05The importance of growing in holiness
806/06Death and the intermediate state

THIRD QUARTER: ECCLESIOLOGY – THE CHRISTIAN AND THE CHURCH

#DateTopicInstructor
104/07The Nature of the ChurchTBC
211/07The Marks of the ChurchTBC
318/07The Ministries of the ChurchTBC
425/07The Ordinances of the ChurchTBC
501/08The Church in the World: Missions and EvangelismDr Jeremy Joe Tan
608/08The Church the Society: Church and CultureDr Jeremy Joe Tan
715/08The Church in Society: Common Good and Social ConcernsDr Jeremy Joe Tan
822/08The Church and Politics: Modus VivendiDr Jeremy Joe Tan

FOURTH QUARTER: ESCHATOLOGY – THE CHRISTIAN AND END TIMES

#DateTopic
112/09The Signs and Events of the End
219/09The Great Tribulation and Persecution
326/09The Second Coming of Christ
403/10The Resurrection and the New Body
510/10The Millennium and Israel
617/10The Judgment and Wrath of God
724/10Hell and Punishment and Eternal Death
831/10Heaven and Rewards and Eternal Life

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