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

How to Reach Your Family and the Dialect-speaking in Singapore for Christ: Evangelism in View of the Asian Mindset

Course Instructor:

Loh Li Li

Dates:

9th & 16th March (both Wednesdays)

Registration Opens:

20th February 2022

Registration Closes:

6th March 2022

Venue:

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

Time:

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cost:

N.A.

Course Materials:

Course handouts

Course Description:
How ready are you in sharing your Christian faith and bringing God into daily conversations with your Asian family members, the elderly and the dialect-speaking locals? The lack of understanding of the Asian mindset, cultural background and language barriers (in the local context) are just some obstacles that pose challenges to Christians. This course aims to equip and prepare the participants to share the Christian faith more effectively in practical ways and live it out as a lifestyle.

Sessions:
Session 1 (9th March 2022): 
Understanding the Asian Worldview

Session 2 (16th March 2022): Sharing the Gospel

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Pilgrims in the Media Age: Treasuring Christ and Flourishing in Your Faith

Course Instructor:

Shawn Lee

Dates:

30th March; 6th & 13th April 2022 (all Wednesdays)

Registration Opens:

13th March 2022

Registration Closes:

27th March 2022

Time:

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue:

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

Cost:

N.A.

Course Materials:

Weekly handouts

Course Description:
Unlike the past, we are now living in a new digital age, where technology, media and the Internet have become integral parts of our lives. Is it still possible to live out the Christian faith and flourish in the midst of this new digital age, and if possible, how? This course seeks to consider how God’s desire and call for His children remain the same even in the new media and digital age. We are pilgrims of Christ, set apart to engage with culture and flourish in our own faith with what we watch, read, and play. And yes, it is possible to treasure Christ and flourish in our faith, even as pilgrims of Christ!

Sessions:
Session 1 (30th March 2022): The Pilgrim’s Cultural Mandate

Session 2 (6th April 2022): The Pilgrim’s Dilemma

Session 3 (13th April 2022): The Pilgrim’s Greatest Weapon

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Bible Study: Ecclesiastes

Course Instructor:

Nick Chuan

Date:

27th April; 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th May; 1st June 2022 (all Wednesdays)

Registration Opens:

10th April 2022

Registration Closes:

24th April 2022

Time:

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue:

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

Cost:

N.A.

Course Materials:

Short pre-readings and weekly handouts

Course Description:
This course is a study in the mysterious and perplexing book of Ecclesiastes. The book touches on themes such as the meaning of life, sin and death, the frustration of work, as well as the enjoyment of God’s gifts. While it might seem more suitable as a philosophy text rather than a book of the Bible, a careful reading will show how it brings a much-needed perspective on the Christian life in this fallen world. So, join us if you want to read the words of this ancient Hebrew sage together with the rest of the church – the course will be in sync with our ACAD readings. Together, we will discover that life only has lasting meaning in light of the gospel.

No prior experience in or knowledge of Bible study techniques is required. Register early to receive some short pre-readings for the sessions!

Sessions:
Week 1 (27th April 2022): Ecclesiastes 1:1-2:26

Week 2 (4th May 2022): Ecclesiastes 3:1-5:7

Week 3 (11th May 2022): Ecclesiastes 5:8-6:12

Week 4 (18th May 2022): Ecclesiastes 7:1-9:6

Week 5 (25th May 2022): Ecclesiastes 9:7-11:6

Week 6 (1st June 2022): Ecclesiastes 11:7-12:14

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Bible Study: Revelation

Course Instructor:

Nick Chuan

Date:

22nd & 29th June; 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th July; 3rd & 10th August 2022 (all Wednesdays)

Registration Opens:

5th June 2022

Registration Closes:

19th June 2022

Time:

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Venue:

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

Cost:

N.A.

Course Materials:

Short pre-readings and weekly handouts

Course Description:
This course is a study in the controversial and misunderstood book of Revelation. The book’s themes include God’s sovereignty over world history, the conquering King Jesus, and God’s faithfulness to His people amidst persecution. Jam-packed with imagery reminiscent of the prophecies of Ezekiel, Daniel, and Zechariah, the book can be daunting to read alone. So, join us if you want to wrestle through images and various interpretations together with the rest of the church – the course will be in sync with our ACAD readings. More importantly, we will be brought to deeper worship of our great Triune God. 

No prior experience in or knowledge of Bible study techniques is required. Register early to receive an optional study companion and some short pre-readings for the sessions!

Sessions:
Week 1 (22nd June 2022): Revelation 1:1-3:22

Week 2 (29th June 2022): Revelation 4:1-5:14

Week 3 (6th July 2022): Revelation 6:1-8:5

Week 4 (13th July 2022): Revelation 8:6-11:19

Week 5 (20th July 2022): Revelation 12:1-14:20

Week 6 (27th July 2022): Revelation 15:1-17:18

Week 7 (3rd August 2022): Revelation 18:1-20:15

Week 8 (10th August 2022): Revelation 21:1-22:21

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Introduction to Reading the Old Testament

Course Instructor:

Dinnie Ee

Date:

14th, 21st, 28th September; 5th & 12th October 2022 (all Wednesdays)

Registration Opens:

TBC

Registration Closes:

TBC

Time:

8:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Venue:

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

Cost:

$10

Course Materials:

“Gospel and Kingdom” by Graeme Goldsworthy and Course Booklet

Course Description:
How do we read and understand the Old Testament today? How do we make sense of God’s overarching plan of salvation throughout history? This course aims to provide a foundation for understanding the Bible as a whole, with special emphasis on how the Old Testament ought to be interpreted in light of the New. We will read “Gospel and Kingdom” by Graeme Goldsworthy; this will provide us with the theoretical framework and tools. The rest of the course will focus on practical application, as we read and interpret selected OT texts in a series of worked exercises.

No prior experience in or knowledge of Bible study techniques is required. Participants who have taken “God’s Big Picture” previously will get to build on and practice applying their prior knowledge in this course.

Sessions:
Week 1 (14th September 2022): Bridging the Gap – Approaching the Old Testament

Week 2 (21st September 2022): Understanding the Narrative – God’s Kingdom through the Ages

Week 3 (28th September 2022): Worked Exercises I

Week 4 (5th October 2022): Worked Exercises II

Week 5 (12th October 2022): Worked Exercises III

– Registration opening date TBC –

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