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

Instructors

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.

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