CS/ECF505Introduction to Spiritual Mentoring
CS/ECF505 : Introduction to Spiritual Mentoring (1.5 Credit)
Academic Year : AY 2019-2020 Sem 2
About this course
The greatest need of the hour is not better programmes or more sophisticated technology. The greatest need of the hour is a transformed community, mature followers of Jesus who will bring Godly wisdom and grace into a needy world. But how do we help followers of Jesus grow in Christlike maturity? This is a fundamental question but one that suffers from over familiarity. Most churches and discipleship organizations have their Christian education programmes. Many do good work. Yet the critical nature of this subject demands that we revisit the question often. This course will revisit key questions like: What is a disciple? How is disciplemaking related to the Kingdom of God? What does Christlikeness really mean? What resources has God provided to help us grow in Christlikeness?
We will see that making disciples is the primary call of the church and spiritual mentoring is the primary “method” that God has provided to help people grow in Christlikeness. This is the model that Jesus Himself gave us. He developed people through close personal relationships. We will look at the biblical basis for spiritual mentoring and explore ways that discipling/spiritual mentoring can be done in our churches. We will focus on biblical principles and ways we can actually do discipling in Singapore in the 21st century.
Lecturer : Tan Soo-InnRev Dr Tan Soo-Inn is the director of Graceworks, a ministry committed to promoting spiritual friendship in church and society. He has a BDS from the University of Singapore, a ThM (NT) from Regent College, and a DMin from Fuller seminary. He has served as the lead pastor of two churches and as the executive leader of a major para-church ministry. His passions include connecting the Word of God to the struggles of daily life, and the mentoring of emerging leaders. He wants to do fresh thinking on the meaning of discipleship and what it means for the 21st century.
Venue: St Andrew's Cathedral , 11 St Andrew's Road Singapore 178959
Mar 17, 24, 31
Apr 7, 14, 21
(7:15pm – 10:00pm)