CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

As part of our Christian growth and development, Discipleship & Nurture (D&N) committee recommends 3 streams for meeting members’ needs:

  1. Christian Journey: for new believers to be nurtured to Christian maturity

  2. Leader’s Journey: for small group leaders to be trained and developed.

  3. Life Phase Journey: for all believers to be equipped and have needs met in different life phases and transitions

All courses, workshops, seminars or discussion series rolled out will come under one of the 3 streams for all members. The following courses will be rolled out if there is sufficient demand. If you are keen, please respond by visiting on the respective links to register your interest.

Christian Journey

1. Disciple I Bible Study

DISCIPLE 1 is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders.

The study gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. DISCIPLE draws upon the work of scholars, the personal Bible reading and study of the participant, and dynamic group discussion to aid understanding of the Bible.

When: offered during 2nd Quarter/3rd Quarter – Possibly 8 May 2021 depending on demand

 

How long: 34 weekly sessions

 

If there is sufficient demand, we will Whatsapp you on details of the course e.g. venue, date starting, timing etc. Please submit the form (via link) if you are keen. http://bit.ly/2Q3G2oL

2. Disciple II Bible Study

DISCIPLE II: INTO THE WORD INTO THE WORLD is the second study in the four-phase DISCIPLE program and is prepared for those who are graduates of DISCIPLE I: BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY. This study proclaims the transforming power of Scripture while teaching Bible study skills that take participants deeper into the Scripture.

 

When: offered during 2nd Quarter/3rd Quarter – Possibly 8 May 2021 depending on demand

 

How long: 34 weekly sessions

 

If there is sufficient demand, we will Whatsapp you on details of the course e.g. venue, date starting, timing etc. Please submit the form (via link) if you are keen. http://bit.ly/2IAcxqK

 

If you require more information about DISCIPLE Bible Study, you can visit the DISCIPLE website: www.cokesbury.com/disciple

3. Precepts upon Precepts

  • To establish the people of God in God’s Word.

  • To help them discover Truth for themselves by using the Inductive Bible Study method.

 

Precepts Inductive Bible Study: suited for disciples who are keen to study more deeply the Bible

God’s eternal, inerrant Word is your guidebook for all of life, and inductive study gives you the key to understanding that guide. Inductive study, a method that brings you directly to the Word of God apart from another’s understanding or interpretation of the text, involves three skills: observation, interpretation, and application.

 

When: offered during 2nd Quarter/3rd Quarter – Possibly 16 April 2021 depending on demand

 

How long: depending on which book of the bible is studied. Can be over 1-3 months.

 

If there is sufficient demand, we will Whatsapp you on details of the course e.g. venue, date starting, timing etc. Please submit the form (via link) if you are keen. https://bit.ly/2Tbdc7g

4. Follow up classes for New Believers/Disciples

The aim of this course is to ground new believers or young

disciples in the foundation for their Christian life and to point the way to maturity. There will be lessons on assurances which are on basic promises God gives to Christians and lessons on Christian living on major scriptural principles to help individuals grow spiritually. Participants will be involved in bible studies and discussions. There will be 16 weekly sessions conducted. Each discussion/session will be for about 1.5 hours. There will also be practical sessions on skills (3 sessions) needed by new believer or young disciples.

 

There will be Lessons on

  • Assurances which are on the basic promises God gives to Christians

    • Assurance of salvation

    • Answered prayer

    • Victory over sin

    • Forgiveness

    • Guidance

  • Christian Living which discuss major scriptural principles to help individuals grow spiritually.

    • Putting Christ first in your life

    • Relying on the Lord’s strength

    • The importance of the Bible

    • Love

    • Giving

    • The church

    • Good works

    • Witnessing

 

When: offered during 1st Quarter - Possibly from 16 Jan 2021 depending on demand

 

How long: One 6-hour workshop

 

If there is sufficient demand, we will Whatsapp you on details of the course e.g. venue, date starting, timing etc … Please submit the form (via link) if you are keen. http://bit.ly/2TJMxzE

5. S.H.A.P.E. SEMINAR

The purpose of this seminar, is to focus on the individual approach to ministry. There are Five Personal Factors that have combined to shape the "real" you. By identifying the specific traits you possess in each of these areas, the ministry God has designed you for will become clearer. The 5 factors are: 1) Spiritual gifts, 2) Heart, 3) Abilities, 4) Personality, 5) Experience

 

Three Phases To Completing This Seminar

  • Attend SHAPE Seminar

  • Complete your S.H.A.P.E. Personal Profile

  • Meet with your facilitator for an interview

 

What it involves:

  • Discover your unique design (S.H.A.P.E.) for ministry and commit to developing and using your God-given gifts and abilities in serving God and others.

  • Select and begin serving in the ministry that best expresses what God made you to do.

  • Continue growing and maturing in Christ, developing your character, gifts, and abilities for better service, and remain sensitive to His leading.

 

When: offered during 3rd Quarter/4th Quarter – Possibly 4 Sept 2021 depending on demand

 

How long: 5 weekly sessions

 

If there is sufficient demand, we will Whatsapp you on details of the course e.g. venue, date starting, timing etc. Please submit the form (via link below) if you are keen. https://bit.ly/34J3QWT

6. CVL Discussion Groups

Charis and other Christian friends are welcomed to join the groups to discuss issues and insights on victorious Christian Living. Discussions are based on Christian books written by Bishop Robert Solomon and others authors such as CS Lewis, John Stott, Charles Swindoll, JI Packer. These book cover contemporary Christian topics or studies of books of the Bible. At each session we will read a chapter but stopping from time to time to iterate the lesson, share our thoughts, experiences and insights

 

There are two CVL Bible Discussion Groups meeting fortnightly by Zoom

1. Saturday Group @10 am for CVL elders 55 years and above. It has a good mix of Charis members and Christian friends from other churches. This group has met for more than 6 years and covered >10 books. Currently they are studying Growing Old Gracefully by Bishop Solomon

 

2. Monday Group @ 8.30 pm is Intergenerational comprising elders and young couples and singles around 25-45 years. This group is unique in being able to share different perspectives according to its wide range of ages. The group will start on a new book Job-A Man of Heroic Endurance by Charles Swindoll in Jan 2021.

 

When: on-going

 

How long: on-going

 

We welcome new members into both groups at any time. Please submit the form (via link below) if you are keen. The facilitator will contact you regarding meeting details. Thank you. https://forms.gle/gBb73EDP1gDUSEde8

7. Bible Reading Guide (AQ)

Why have another material for bible reading when there are so many online that we can choose from? The objectives of the guide are as follows:

  • Members can meditate deeper into the messages preached during Sunday services and be further blessed as God speaks to each. The bible reading chapters for some days in the week may be more than what is listed for the Sunday scripture passage.

  • The materials can be used by the family for discussions e.g. over meals or family devotion.

  • Members can share their thoughts and what the Lord is teaching them during cell meetings.

 

You may download the Bible Reading Guide here - https://www.charismc.org.sg/bible-reading-guide

Leader's Journey

1. Small Group (SG) Leader’s Training

To be advised

Life Phase Journey

1. The Marriage Preparation Course

The Marriage Preparation Course was developed in 1985 by Nicky and Sila Lee (authors of The Marriage Book) to help couples invest in their relationship for a lasting marriage.

 

Over five sessions, the course will help you to:

• Recognise the importance of commitment

• Understand and appreciate your differences

• Learn the art of communication

• Resolve conflict

• Spend time together

• Recognise the influence of your family background

• Develop a good sexual relationship

• Talk about your goals, values and dreams

 

More details can be found on https://www.charismc.org.sg/marriage-preparation-course

 

When: offered during 1st Quarter – Possibly 27 Feb 2021 depending on demand

 

How long: 5 weekly sessions

 

If there is sufficient demand, we will Whatsapp you on details of the course e.g. venue, date starting, timing etc. Please submit the form (via link below) if you are keen. https://bit.ly/CMC_MPC_register

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