Graduate Certificate in Spiritual Transformation (GCSF)

Christ has called us to cultivate a deeper and more intimate relationship with him. Our spiritual formation, however, can be hindered in two ways.

Some of us may be comfortable with understanding faith cognitively, but many wrestle with how imagination and emotions fit into Christian formation. Others may struggle to differentiate a human experience with an authentic encounter with God.

For these reasons, there is a crucial need for personal spiritual discernment and more importantly, co-discernment in community, and with experienced guides. Through this GCSF, BGST hopes to help Christians establish a biblical understanding of spiritual formation and how to apply it.

The GCSF is right for you if:

  • You desire to grow and lead others in the journey of spiritual formation.
  • You are a leader already involved in a small group.
  • You are a marketplace Christian who aspires to bring spiritual formation into your workplaces in creative ways.
  • You are a church ministry leader who want to be equipped to accompany fellow Christians in their spiritual journey.
  • You are an individual who desires to be involved in intergenerational ministry as a spiritual guide.

1 year (Full-time); or
2 years (Part-time)

Programme Fees
GCSF Full Programme Fee: 
3 Credit Course Fee:  S$450 (Credit) | S$240 (Audit)
1.5 Credit Course Fee:  S$225 (Credit) | S$120 (Audit)

** For CS102 course, as each student shall receive one-on-one mentoring from a Spiritual Director, the fee for this 1.5 Cr course is S$450.

Minimum Qualifications and Admission Pre-requisites

  • Applicants must be minimally Cambridge GCE A-level or polytechnic diploma graduates.
  • Consideration of the personal and spiritual aspects of the applicant.
  • International Students
    • TOEFL Required Scores:
      • Paper-based = 550 points
      • Computer-based = 213 points
      • Internet-based = 78 points
    • IELTS Required Score: 6
    • English proficiency will be considered for international students

Curriculum and Credits – GCSF Programme
Total Credits Needed for GCSF Certification: 12 Credits

Course Code


# Credits

Required Core Courses

Total Credits Needed


Christian Spirituality

CS 101*

Christian Spirituality 1


CS 102**

Christian Spirituality 2


CS 211

Christian Spirituality Traditions 1


CS 212

Christian Spirituality Traditions 2


Biblical Studies

HE 101

Biblical Hermeneutics and Interpretation


Theological Studies

TS 101

Christian Theology for Everyday Life


* Pre-requisite for CS102 is CS101. CS101 must be taken before or concurrently with CS102.

** For CS102 course, as each student shall receive one-on-one mentoring from a Spiritual Director, the fee for this 1.5 Cr course is S$450.

Graduation Requirements – GCSF Certificate of Completion
To be eligible to graduate with a GCSF, a student must have

  • Submitted a completed Application for Graduation form to the Registrar’s Office by March 31st of the year they wish to graduate in.
  • Satisfactorily completed all requirements (12 Credits) for the programme by April 30th of the year they wish to graduate in.
  • Attained a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.8
  • No outstanding payments to BGST

GCSF Certificate of Participation
Students who desire to only attend the courses without having to worry about assignment submissions for this programme can apply to receive a Certificate of Participation. This would be subject to the student fulfilling a 75% attendance record for each of the courses. 

Continuing Onto Other BGST Programmes
Students can choose to take up more than one BGST Certificate programme. Overlapping courses in their selected programmes may be substituted with the courses in the same category.

Upon successful completion of GCSF, students will have completed more than one-third of the requirements for BGST’s Graduate Diploma for Christian Studies (GDCS) programme and about one-third of the requirements for the joint BGST-TTC Diploma in Theological Studies (DipTS) programme.

GCSF credits earned are transferable to BGST’s accredited diploma and master programmes.


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