CM101Pastoral Theology: The Essentials of Ministry
CM101 : Pastoral Theology: The Essentials of Ministry (3 Credit)
Academic Year : AY 2019-2020 Sem 1
About this course
This course seeks to provide students (both lay-leaders and those preparing for ministry) with a theological foundation and practical understanding of pastoral ministry. It integrates three dimensions of learning: (a) personal reflection through in-depth study of the course textbooks; (b) ministry insights drawn from 1 & 2 Timothy, and from the ‘real-live’ pastoral experiences of the lecturer; and (c) community learning through writing of papers and presentation in class. Among the topics covered: the call to ministry, meaning of ordination, women in pastoral office, pastor of the worshipping community, ministry of sacraments, pastoral visitation, etc. Practical issues (coping with criticisms, leadership backlash, what’s behind the post-service hand-shake ‘ritual’, etc.) will also be discussed. We will also discuss pastoral leadership skills that are needed to shepherd the church.
Lecturer : Daniel ChuaRev (Dr) Daniel Chua is Senior Pastor of Mt. Carmel B-P Church where he has served for the last 25 years. He completed his Master of Divinity at Singapore Bible College and Doctor of Ministry at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA). He is the author of Feeding on Ashes, which provides a Christian response to Chinese ancestral worship.
Venue: Mount Carmel B-P Church , 152 West Coast Road Singapore 127370
Aug 10, 31
Oct 5, 26
(9.30am – 4pm)