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This course explores several theological models or ways of viewing the church and congregational life. Students will consider models and practices of congregational life as communities that are gathered, learn together, love each other, experience hospitality, are missional, hold each other accountable, and are worshippers of God together. This course will consider the Christian congregation as a contrast society and how disciples of Jesus can reimagine life and reshape our practices as churches, congregations, and small groups. This course is for every Christian, church leader, and pastor who desires to reimagine and reshape relational practices of our churches as Christian faith communities.


Rev Dr Bernard Chao is Director of EQUIP and Lecturer in Practical Theology at Trinity Theological College. He teaches courses in Christian leadership, Christian education, youth ministry, and Wesleyan theology and is an ordained minister with The Methodist Church in Singapore (Trinity Annual Conference) since 2005. Bernard has served as a youthworker, Boys’ Brigade Captain, school chaplain, pastor, and pastor-in-charge in a number of Methodist churches and schools, associate director of youth ministries and ministry in schools, and Associate Brigade Chaplain of The Boys’ Brigade in Singapore. Formerly a litigation lawyer, Bernard is married with three children.

Churches, Congregations & Small Groups: Rethinking Life Together

Rev Dr Bernard Chao

2024 Jan 4, 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 15 & 22
(7 Thursday evenings)

7.30 pm to 9.30 pm

via Zoom

Free for TTC Alumni and TTC Matriculated Students – Registration Required

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