LPL Course 2019

LPL Module - Methodist Doctrine (23rd March / 6th April / 13th April 2019)

Course Description
This is a tutored course in Methodist doctrine and polity designed specifically for those seeking a Licence to Preach.  Those who wish to take this course as audit are also welcome.  This course includes a chronological summary of John Wesley’s life and ministry, study on key aspects of Methodist doctrine, the outline history of Methodism in Malaysia, and a survey of the Methodist Discipline.

Course Requirement (for those taking as a credit course):

Require reading:

  • The Scripture Way of Salvation, Kenneth J. Collins. Nashville, Abingdon, 1997.
  • Wesley and the People Called Methodists, Richard P. Heitzenrater. Nashville,  Abingdon Press, 1995.
  • “Christianity in Malaysia”:A denominational history, Robert Hunt et. al. (ed.), Petaling Jaya, Pelanduk Publications 1992 (On Methodist History only)
  • Methodist Book of Discipline 2016

*LPL Course 2019 for credits and audits*
_Methodist Doctrine_ (Compulsory Module) 

For candidates in Bercham, please call BMC office to register.
For other candidates, please call CGMC office at 05-5462023 to register 

Closing Date: 20th March 2019

Click here to download registration form

 

23rd March; 6th & 13th April 2019
Bercham Methodist Church, Ipoh
Rev Dr Andrew Tan

 

LPL Module - Old Testament

Outline of LPL Module
The Intensive Study Weekend Module is intended to provide :

  • a survey and introduction to the 39 books in the Old Testament
  • understanding the context of the Old Testament, i.e. its historical, cultural and the socio-religious background.

Resources:

  1. Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart, How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth
    (Compulsory pre-reading for the course, except for NT Chapters 3,4,6,7,8,13)
  2. J. Drane, Introducing the Old Testament (Oxford: Lynx, 1987)
  3. W. Dumbrell, The Faith of Israel (London: Apollos, 1989).
  4. Tremper Longman III and Raymond B. Dillard,  Understanding the Old Testament (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2006, 2nd ed)
  5. William Sanford Lasor, David Allan Hubbard, Frederic William Bush, Old Testament Survey: The Message, Form, and Background of the Old Testament 2nd Edition
  6. Bruce K. Waltke and Charles Yu, An Old Testament Theology: An Exegetical, Canonical, and Thematic Approach

Timetable

 

Saturday (13 July)

Sunday (14 July)

10:00am – 11:30am

Session 1:  An Introduction to Understanding the Old Testament and its world.

Sunday Worship Service 

SWESS/other ministries
(Lunch on your own)

11:30am – 11:45am

Tea-break

11:45am – 1:15pm

Session 2:  Torah (Pentateuch)

1:15pm – 2:00pm

Lunch Break

Session 5:  Historical Books
2:00pm – 3:30pm

2:00pm – 3:30pm

Session 3:  Prophetic Books (Former Prophets)

Tea-break
3:30pm – 4:00pm

3:30pm – 4:00pm

Tea-break

Session 6:  Wisdom Books, Psalms and Writings
4:00pm – 5:30pm

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Session 4:  Prophetic Books (Latter Prophets)

 

Additional Resources:

  1. Fredrick Carlson Holmgren and Walter Brueggemann, The Old Testament and the Significance of Jesus: Embracing Change -Maintaining Christian Identity
  2. Gordon Wenham, The Psalter Reclaimed: Praying and Praising with the Psalms
  3. David Noel Friedman, The Unity of the Hebrew Bible (The Distinguished Senior Faculty Lecture Series)

Assignment 1: 3 months from date of course (closing date 15 Oct 2019)

Length of essay: 2,500-3000 words. All assignments in word doc. format, font size 12, Times Roman, 1.5 spacing.

The Jews placed the Torah as the highest portion of their scripture and everything else rests on the Torah.

  • Give a brief discussion for each book in the Torah.
  • Comment on the shape and structure of the Torah - why are the books arranged in this way and its significance.
  • Lastly, how is the Jewish Torah relevant for Christians?

Assignment 2: 6 months from date of course (closing date 15 Jan 2020)

Choose one of the topics below. Write an essay of 2500-3000 words. All assignments in word doc. format, font size 12, Times Roman, 1.5 spacing.

  1. The Old Testament & New Testament form a unified whole. Do you agree?
  2. Pick a favourite Psalm and discuss its form and message.
  3. Survey the Twelve Minor Prophets and write about their forth-telling ministry.

Please send your completed assignments to:
Rev. Joshua Khong at joshkhong@gmail.com

 

*LPL Course 2019 for credits and audits*
_Old Testament_ (Compulsory Module) 

To register please contact Mr Abel How at 010-463 5976 and email your registration to sitiawan.wmc@gmail.com. Cost RM25 only for 3 teas and one lunch.  

 

13-14 July 2019
Wesley Methodist Church, Sitiawan
Rev Joshua Khong

 

LPL Module - Youth Ministry

_Youth Ministry_ (Elective) 

To register please contact Mr Abel How at 010-463 5976 and email your registration to sitiawan.wmc@gmail.com. Cost RM25 only for 3 teas and one lunch.  

10-11 August 2019
Wesley Methodist Church, Sitiawan
Dr Herbert Tan

 

LPL Module - Christian Doctrine

Course Description
This is a tutored course in Methodist doctrine and polity designed specifically for those seeking a Licence to Preach.  Those who wish to take this course as audit are also welcome.  This course includes a chronological summary of John Wesley’s life and ministry, study on key aspects of Methodist doctrine, the outline history of Methodism in Malaysia, and a survey of the Methodist Discipline.:

Course Requirement:

  1. Lectures
    The LPL candidate must attend all the lectures, on both days. Anyone who does not fully attend both days of lectures will be considered as not having fulfilled the course requirements required for passing this module. Attendance will be taken on both days.
     
  2. Required reading:
    • To read BEFORE course:
      Philip Yancey, The Jesus I Never Knew (Grand Rapids: Zondervan & Manila: OMF, 1995).
    • AFTER lectures:
      Bruce Milne, Know the Truth—A Handbook of Christian Belief, 3rd ed., (Nottingham & Downers Grove, IL: Inter-Varsity Press, 2009).
      James I Packer, Knowing God (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1993).
    • To use for daily devotion for 2019/20:
      John Stott, Through the Bible Through the Year (Abingdon: Lion, 2006).
  3. Assignments to be given at the time of the course.

*LPL Course 2019 for credits and audits*
_Christian Doctrine_ (Compulsory Module) 

To register please contact Mr Abel How at 010-463 5976 and email your registration to sitiawan.wmc@gmail.com. Cost RM25 only for 3 teas and one lunch.  

 

28-29 September 2019
Wesley Methodist Church, Sitiawan
Bishop Emeritus Dr Hwa Yung

 

LPL Module - Christian History

_Church History_ (Elective) 

To register please contact Mr Abel How at 010-463 5976 and email your registration to sitiawan.wmc@gmail.com. Cost RM25 only for 3 teas and one lunch.  

5-6 October 2019
Wesley Methodist Church, Sitiawan
Ms Aileen Khoo