July was indeed an eventful month as we not only kicked start semester One of the Academic Year of 2022/23 with a large cohort of Full Time MDiv students by the Grace of God, we also commenced our Certificate of Expository Gospel Ministry (CEGM) program on the Thursday evening of each week with our OT Lecturer, Rev Dr Ben Thompson giving the inaugural class on Bible Overview.
For the MDiv, GDM and BTh programs we have a total of 38 students enrolled in Semester 1 of the new Academic Year of 2022|23. Out of the 38 students, with 20 students enrolled in MDiv, 5 students enrolled in BTh and 13 students enrolled in GDM. Out of 20 MDiv students, we have two from overseas.
We are also pleased to have Rev Dr Ro Mody teaching on-site for four weeks in July and August. We were glad to have him preached from Galation 3:1-14 during one of the the Chapel Sessions.
We thank God for the good response to the Certificate of Expository Gospel Ministry program. We almost ran out of space but thanks to the ingenuity of the students we managed to contain all the 32 students who signed up in our Luther Lecture Room for the first session. Half of the participants are from non-board members’ churches such as Pasir Panjang Hill Brethren, Orchard Road Presbyterian, Fengshou Hauxia Church, True Jesus Mission, St James, Grace Baptist, Life BP, St. George’s Church, Geylang Evangelical Free Church, Mt Hermon BP and Calvary Baptist Church.
To cap it off for the month of July, a Reunion Event was organized by one of the first batch of MDiv graduates. This was held on Sunday, 31st of July. Quite a few of our first batch of MDiv graduates were present as well as some of our ex-staff. It was indeed a good session to end the Lord’s Day, complete with nice food (including Durian appreciation session) and great fellowship which speak of better things to come!