In Agape Baptist Church, Christian Education (CE) serves the purpose of spiritual formation. Specifically, CE aims for 3 areas of growth: 

a. Understanding of God’s Word
b. Appreciation of Biblical doctrine
c. Practical application of God’s truths

We believe that right thinking about God fuels right feelings towards God, and thus the courses we offer seek to bring about such a renewal in the participants’ minds, that it helps to shape their affections and motivations in loving the gospel, and living a gospel-centered life.

COURSES

Explaining the Birds and the Bees: Sharing a Gospel-centered View of Sex to Our Children

Course Instructor:

Pastor Wong Guoliang

Dates:

17th, 24th, 31st March 2021 (all Wednesdays)

Registration Opens:

28th February 2021

Registration Closes:

14th March 2021

Venue:

Video-conferencing (link given upon registration)

Time:

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Cost:

N.A.

Course Materials:

Course slides to be given to all participants (after each session)

Course Description:
This is a 3-week course suitable for all, but especially intended for parents of young children/teenagers. This course will equip parents to teach their children regarding God’s view of sex according to the Bible, amidst the distorted presentation of sexuality prevalent in popular culture and social media today. Participants will learn how to share a hopeful, gospel-centered view of sexuality, which recognises God’s gift of intimacy, the reality of sexual brokenness, and the redeeming work of our Saviour. The entire course would be held via video-conferencing. 

Sessions:
Session 1 (17th March 2021):
Sex and the Bible

Session 2 (24th March 2021): Sex and Our Culture

Session 3 (31st March 2021): Conversing with your Child about Sex

– Registration is closed –

How to Interpret the Bible

Course Instructor:

Nick Chuan

Dates:

12th, 19th May; 2nd, 9th, 16th June 2021 (all Wednesdays)

Registration Opens:

18th April 2021

Registration Closes:

9th May 2021

Time:

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue:

Video-conferencing (link will be given upon registration)

Cost:

N.A.

Course Materials:

Course booklet with extracted readings included

Course Description:
This course will equip its participants to learn how to interpret the Bible in its textual, literary, and canonical context. The first session will establish a framework in understanding any given biblical text by applying it to some practice passages. Later sessions will explore principles in interpreting different biblical genres, and the final session will demonstrate reading the text in the context of the whole counsel of God.  

Sessions:
Session 1 (12th May 2021): Introduction: Key words and Context

Session 2 (19th May 2021): Interpreting Old Testament Narrative & Law

Session 3 (2nd June 2021): Interpreting Old Testament Wisdom Literature & Prophecy

Session 4 (9th June 2021): Interpreting New Testament Gospels & Epistles

Session 5 (16th June 2021): Interpreting with a Whole of Bible Lens

– Registration is closed –

Bible Study: The Book of Hebrews

Course Instructor:

Dinnie Ee

Date:

30th June; 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th July; 4th, 11th, 18th August 2021 (all Wednesdays)

Registration Opens:

23rd May 2021

Registration Closes:

6th June 2021

Time:

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue:

Video-conferencing (link will be given upon registration)

Cost:

N.A.

Course Materials:

Course booklet with supplementary readings

Course Description:
This course provides a deep-dive into the book of Hebrews – a beautifully written, powerfully argued, and theologically profound word. It is a written sermon that describes the person and work of Jesus as Son, High Priest, and Forerunner. The book not only expounds doctrine, but it also exhorts and presents a call to obedience. The author calls us to: consider Jesus (for He is better than what stood of old), draw near to God through Jesus, and hold fast our confession of faith in Jesus.

Sessions:
Session 1 (30th June 2021): Introduction + Hebrews 1:1-4

Session 2 (7th Juy 2021): Hebrews 1:5 – 2:18 

Session 3 (14th July 2021): Hebrews 3:1 – 4:16

Session 4 (21st July 2021): Hebrews 5:1 – 6:20

Session 5 (28th July 2021): Hebrews 7:1 – 8:13

Session 6 (4th August 2021): Hebrews 9:1 – 10:18 

Session 7 (11th August 2021): Hebrews 10:19 – 12:2

Session 8 (18th August 2021): Hebrews 12:3 – 13:21

– Registration is closed –

Evangelism – Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime

Course Instructor:

Thomas Hamilton

Date:

8th, 15th, 22nd September 2021 (all Wednesdays)

Registration Opens:

22nd August 2021

Registration Closes:

5th September 2021

Time:

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue:

Video-conferencing (link will be given upon registration)

Cost:

N.A.

Course Materials:

Handouts to be given during class time for the second session

Course Description:
Jesus has commanded his followers to be witnesses for Him to all peoples on this earth. Most of us have the desire to be an ambassador for the gospel but are unsure how to begin and what to say. Over the three sessions of this course, you will learn about evangelism from Jesus’ example with the Samaritan woman at the well from John 4.

Sessions:
Session 1 (8th September 2021): Our Passion as a Witness for Christ

Session 2 (15th September 2021): Our Approach as a Witness for Christ

Session 3 (22nd September 2021): Our Message as a Witness for Christ

 

– Registration is closed –

Bible Study: One-Shots (Obadiah, Philemon, 2 John, 3 John, Jude)

Course Instructor:

Nick Chuan

Date:

10th, 17th, 24th November; 1st, 8th December 2021 (all Wednesdays)

Registration Opens:

31st October 2021

Registration Closes:

14th November 2021

Time:

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue:

LOR Room (1 Dorset Road, Level 3, 219486)

Cost:

NIL

Course Materials:

Course booklet/individual worksheets

Course Description:
Did you know that there are five books of the Bible that only comprise one chapter? If you ever wanted to understand these five relatively esoteric books, then this course is for you! Each session stands on its own, so come for one, some, or all of them! Suitable for those who have the desire to grow in their Bible reading but cannot afford many Wednesday nights. No prior knowledge of Bible study techniques is required.

Session 1 (17th November 2021): Obadiah

Session 2 (24th November 2021): Philemon

Session 3 (1st December 2021): 2 & 3 John

Session 4 (8th December 2021): Jude

– Registration opens 31st October 2021 –

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