Certificate of Church Ministry

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It is designed to equip lay ministry leaders and members with the knowledge & skills for service in the churches. It comprises 6 modules, 3 core and 3 electives. Different modules will be offered in each Semester. At the pace of 1 module per semester, students will be able to graduate with a CCM in 3 years. The detailed syllabus of the respective modules will be provided when available.


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Semester 1: January to June
Semester 2: July to December

CCM is anchored on the five fundamentals of Singapore Bible College:

1. Christ-centred

2. Bible-based

3. Church-oriented

4. Missions-directed

5. Context-relevant

Module Expectations

Each module lasts 16 hours, spreading over either
a) Eight weeks (2 hours weekly, from 7.30-9.30pm) or
b) Intensive basis (e.g. 4 Saturdays, 4 hours weekly, from 9.00am-1.00pm)

Note: Module commencement is subjected to a minimum class size of 10

Graduation Requirements

To graduate with the Certificate of Church Ministry (CCM), students need to

  1. Complete six modules, three core and three elective modules
  2. Achieve 80% attendance in each of the six modules


Entry Requirements

Applicants should

  1. be a born-again Christian and member of good standing in his/ her church
  2. have lay ministry and leadership experience (preferred)
  3. have minimum of N / O levels or equivalent
  4. fulfill the module pre-requisites if any

Applicants may also register for any module without having to enrol in the CCM programme

Note: This programme is open to Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and those with valid residency pass in Singapore

Mode of Payment

a.? By Bank Transfer (recommended):

Please snapshot an image of the successful payment receipt and email to us in order to match your payment with our bank statement

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Singapore Bible College Limited
United Overseas Bank Ltd?

A/C no. 451-308-703-3


The fees (inclusive of 7% GST) are as follow

  • Fee per Module: S$171.00
  • One-time Application fee: S$ 21.40


  • Registration is confirmed only after payment of fees, please make payment upon registration
  • There will be no refund once the module commences
  • SBC student, alumni & fulltime staff will enjoy a 50% discount off module fee
  • Part time staff, spouse of faculty/staff/student/alumni will enjoy a 25% discount off module fee

b.? By Cheque:

  1. Issue the cheque to ‘Singapore Bible College Limited
  2. Indicate the ‘CCM module/s & applicant’s name’ behind the cheque
  3. Mail it to “Centre for Servant Leaders – CCM, 9–15 Adam Road Singapore 289886

c.? By Cash:

Please make payment at Singapore Bible College Cashier during office hours: Mondays to Fridays 9.30am–4.30pm



Background of the New Testament (CORE)

We cannot understand Jesus and the New Testament correctly unless we understand the Jewish and Greco-Roman world of the first century in which they originated and to whom they spoke.? This module will survey the historical events and cultural and religious developments from the end of Old Testament times that formed the first-century world in which Jesus was born.? Come and learn to hear the New Testament with first-century ears.

Dr Brian Thomas has served as Assistant Professor of New Testament at Singapore Bible College (SOTE) since 2014, where he also teaches theology, apologetics, and ethics. He received his DTh in New Testament Theology from Trinity Theological College. He has lived and ministered in Singapore since 2005 with his family. He is the author of Living in the Flesh by the Spirit: The Pauline View of Flesh and Spirit in Galatians (Wipf & Stock, 2020).

Registration Deadline: 09 Jul 2020


Called to care: Lay Counselling in the Local Church

Are psychology and Christianity at odds? Does theology matter to the practice of counselling? This interactive course is designed to consider issues associated with the theory, practice, and administration of lay counselling in the church context. You will begin by learning general counselling principles applicable for the local church based on the integration of theological and psychological foundations. These principles will then be applied to common counselling issues.

Ps Rebekah Leong enjoys being a pastor and a pastor’s wife because of the opportunities to journey alongside and counsel many. After serving a decade in youth and family ministries in the US upon graduating from Dallas Seminary, her family returned to Singapore. She currently serves as a Christian Education Pastor in a local church.

Registration Deadline: 08 Jul 2020


Parenting with a Christian Perspective: Wisdom and Insights

With this module, be prepared to dig deep into many parenting issues from the pregnancy stage to empty nest. Issues addressed include discipline, emotional-bonding, faith-integration, healthy boundaries, behavioural issues, parenting styles, insights into family counselling and Christian worldview of parenting in the world today.

Mrs Penny Quek graduated with Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling in 2010. Specializing in marriage and family therapy, she counseled at Focus on the Family and is currently a freelance counselor and personal therapist at SBC. Actively involved in church, she also conducts mental health workshops and lay-counseling training for churches.

Registration Deadline: 02 Sep 2020


How to Disciple Genz and Millennial Young Women with Relevance and Truth

This course is for cell group leaders, youth workers and pastors who disciple Gen Z and Millennial young women on a regular basis. Covering topics like sexuality, body image, parent-child relationship and social media, it will give participants practical tools to disciple their youth in a relevant and effective way, include local and international research, real-life testimonies from young women, panel discussions and group forums.

Ms Quek Shiwei holds a Master of Divinity (Biblical Studies) from Singapore Bible College. She served in her church’s youth ministry as a student for six years before serving full-time as a youth pastoral staff for more than two years. She is currently the Director of Kallos Ministry, an interdenominational ministry that empowers young women to live out their God-given destinies.

Registration Deadline: 04 Jul 2020


Worship @ Work: Living the Faithful Life at the Workplace

Christians are generally more comfortable worshiping God in Christian settings such as church meetings, home cells, and other Christian activities. Worshiping God at the workplace, however, seems remotely abstract. How can the secular workday (and workplace) be considered spiritual, let alone a place of worship. This module explores the vital aspect of living out your faith and work together.

Elder Neo Ban Seng’s ministry passion is in equipping fellow Christians for faithful living at the workplace. He is the Managing Director of KAPPS Consulting, and a former Partner of a Big Four accounting & advisory firm. He is author of a book, Worship @ Work. He received his Master of Arts (Theological Studies) from Regent College, Vancouver.

Registration Deadline: 04 Aug 2020


Biblical Response to Asian Religions

All religions are not the same and there is no single method to propagate the gospel. Therefore, it is important to understand why they believe what they believe so that we can find commonalities that will help us build bridges with them. This will enable us to have meaningful engagement with them even as the Holy Spirit opens their spiritual eyes to see His truth and be set free!

Dr Violet James has been teaching in the Singapore Bible College for the past 41 years primarily in Church History and Asian Religions. She is currently an adjunct lecturer and Alumni Advisor. She is an associate pastoral staff at Yio Chu Kang Chapel where she serves in the Women’s Prayer Ministry.

Registration Deadline: 14 Aug 2020


How to Engage the Community

A balanced perspective on community is critical to the transformation process. The community has physical, social, emotional and spiritual needs. This course will share holistic ways to engage needy communities with proper community development tools. The case studies in China, Philippines and India will broaden your views on how to engage the communities.

Mr Joshua Tan is an experienced community development trainer who trained many community workers in Asia, Africa and China. Joshua is an adjunct lecturer of Singapore Bible College, Baptist Theological Seminary, Bethany International University and a few overseas Bible Colleges.

Registration Deadline: 17 Jul 2020


Contemporary Choral Music Literature for Different Age Groups and Ensemble Types

This course will expose the student to contemporary choral music that is of a sacred nature and which directly benefits church choir conductors, choir leaders, and choristers from children, youth, adult, senior, community, all male, and all female ensembles. Each student will be required to do some research on a student-chosen song, reported on, and conducted using the class as a laboratory choir. Students need to have some experience singing in or leading a choir.

Dr Joel Navarro is Professor of Music and teaches courses for the Master of Church Music major in Choral Conducting. The conductor of SBC Canticorum, he taught previously at Calvin College, University of the Philippines College of Music, and Ateneo de Manila University. He is the recipient of numerous awards in teaching, composition, arrangement, performance, and competition.

Registration Deadline: 01 Jul 2020



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