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 is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. It is suited for believers who are growing in their discipleship.

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.

The first study in the program is DISCIPLE: BECOMING DISCIPLES THROUGH BIBLE STUDY, a 34-week overview of the entire Bible. Commitment and time Involved:

 

  • 3.5 to 4 hours of independent study each week (40 minutes daily for leaders and 30 minutes daily for group members) in preparation for weekly group meetings.

  • Attendance at weekly 2.5 hour meetings.

 

We invite all interested to register via http://bit.ly/2Q3G2oL when enough participants enrol, we will begin the course.

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. The importance of keeping Bible study related to witness is reinforced while participants are encouraged to practice spiritual disciplines arising out of Scripture for the purpose of changing habits and transforming lives.

The study also emphasizes the rhythm of coming to God and going for God, of being in the Word and in the world individually and corporately. This study understands the growing Christian as under discipline in community and in ministry to the world. DISCIPLE II: INTO THE WORD INTO THE WORLD, a 32 weeks study approaches all experiences of life as opportunities for faithful witness and service.

Commitment and time Involved:

  • 3.5 to 4 hours of independent study each week (40 minutes daily for leaders and 30 minutes daily for group members) in preparation for weekly group meetings.

  • Attendance at weekly 2.5 hour meetings.

We invite all interested to register via http://bit.ly/2IAcxqK when enough participants enrol, we will begin the course. 

 

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.

The training is through Precept inductive study materials, workshops and classes.  In the process, you will acquire inductive Bible study skills that enable you to study the Bible by yourselves and discover truths for yourselves.

 

For those interested, please sign up by 5 April via this link via http://bit.ly/32zkaqn
An introductory class will be held at Charis@Koon Seng.
 
For any query, please approach Giap Wang @ 9625 2421 or Joyce @ 8118 5277.

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 the basic promises God gives to Christians

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

 

Participants will be involved in Bible studies and discussions. There will be 21 weekly sessions conducted. Each discussion/session will be for about 1.5 hours.

 

We invite all interested to register with http://bit.ly/2TJMxzE and where enough participants enrol, we will begin the course.

Leader's Journey

5. Small Group (SG) Leader’s Training

All small group leaders please take note of the following training dates:                             

 

  • SG Leaders Training Part 1 (For those who missed 14 Mar Training)

    • Mon 23 Mar, 8-10 pm & Mon 30 Mar, 8-10 pm (Online)

Life Phase Journey

6. 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

 

For those interested, please sign up latest by 5 April via http://bit.ly/2TSNuo0

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