About

Provide frameworks and skills for working and pastoring the laity

  • Learn strategies to deal with the expectations and criticisms of different stakeholders in the church.

  • Develop strategies and skills for managing conflicts in the church.

  • Consolidate your learning with your pastor-mentor.

 

Topics

Instructor

1

Collaborating and Co-Ministering with the Laity

Ps Kirk Tan

2

Effective Partnerships with Church Boards

Rev Dr David Wong

3

Conflict Resolution in Churches

Rev Dr Alby Yip

4

Decision Making for Teams

Ms Anita Yap

5

Discipling Christians for the Workplace

Dr Kara Martin (Video)

6

Class Presentation: Ministry to Workplace Christians

(Peer Learning Session)

Dr Lai Pak Wah

      Pastoral Mentoring: 1 Session (to consolidate learning)

  • Dates

    2023
    Jan 5, 12, 19
    Feb 2

  • Time

    7.30–9.30pm

  • Venue

    Online for four sessions + 2x2hour video lectures

Instructors

Ps Kirk Tan

Instructor

Ps Kirk is a pastor at Covenant Evangelical Free Church and oversees the men’s ministry and various cell groups. He founded and chairs Men’s Ministry Network, a relational network which encourages ministries to men in local churches. A former bank officer, Ps Kirk graduated from Oxford in PPE. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies from Regent College, a Master of Theological Studies from Trinity Theological College and a Master of Counselling from Monash University. Together with his wife Peng, he is passionate about godly marriages, parenting and mentoring young adults. They have 3 sons.

Rev Dr David Wong

Instructor and Mentor

Ps. David is an Advisor on BGST’s Board. He is also the General-Secretary of the Bible-Presbyterian Church in Singapore and has been in pastoral ministry for over forty years. He has served in two big churches as Senior Pastor, and also in Haggai Institute where oversaw leadership training for Christian leaders from over a hundred nations. Lyricist to six musicals and author of a dozen books, he is married to Jenny, and they are blessed with 2 daughters, 2 sons-in-law, and 4 grandchildren.

Ms Anita Yap

Instructor

Anita is a spiritual director formed in the Ignatian tradition. She also draws much inspiration and learning from the Carmelite and Franciscan spirituality. She received her training with the Lanteri Centre for Ignatian Spirituality in Denver, USA and Kardia Formation, Australia. Her calling towards spiritual direction is a culmination of many grace-filled years of being spiritually fed and nurtured by God’s loving presence in silent retreats and having been accompanied and supported by spiritual directors. Anita has been coaching leaders, and facilitating leadership and organisational development since 2005. She is married with 4 children.

Instructors

Rev Dr Alby Yip

Instructor

Ps. Alby is the Senior Pastor of Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church. He is trained both in Christian and secular mediation skills. Convinced of his wider calling to peace-making in society, he serves as a member of the Singapore Mediation Centre and mediates on the panels of Associate Mediators and Family Mediators. Alby is married to Vivienne, and is blessed with 3 lovely children.

Dr Kara Martin

Instructor

Kara is the author of Workship: How to Use your Work to Worship God, and Workship 2: How to Flourish at Work. A sought-after speaker on faith-work integration for workplace Christians, she is a lecturer with Alphacrucis College and an Adjunct Professor with Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. She is also on the Advisory Board for the Global Lausanne Movement Workplace Ministry and on the Board of the Karam Fellowship. Kara has worked in media and communications, human resources, business analysis and policy development roles in a variety of organisations, and as a consultant.

Biblical Graduate School of Theology

BGST aims to bridge the gap between vocation and theology; we offer a thorough and systematic training programme for the whole people of God. This serves to help them live out their Christian faith in their vocations and be more effective in serving God, whether they are professionals in the workplace or Christian ministries.