School of Missions, Singapore (BSM)
Division seeks to prepare and train missionary candidates in missiology,
linguistics, culture and cross-cultural communication before sending
them to the mission fields. Few important facts about BSM (more
details available at Bethany School of Mission
- Gazetted by the Singapore Ministry
of Education in 1990.
- Associate member of Asia Theological
- Programs accredited by the Bethany
College of Missions (USA); the World Link University (USA); and the
International Council of Higher Education (Zurich).
- Credits are transferable to other institutions
of missions and missiology.
BSM has a 3-pronged strategy
- train Missionary Practitioners - for
cross-cultural and non-traditional missionary settings
- train Trainers of Missionary Practitioners
- to multiply the process across the 10/40 window
- train Tentmakers - for multiplying
BSM's curriculum is designed
with one aim in mind : Godly character and ministry effectiveness in cross-cultural
contexts. It has a carefully designed balance of :
- spiritual formation - recognition and development of person's call
- ministry skills development - affirmation and enhancement of person's
- academic input - necessary cognitive input.
Candidates may choose to either take individual
courses or modules of their choice for credit or audit on a full-time
or part-time basis. Part-time credits (up to 50%) may be accumulated to
lead to any of the study programs. The remaining 50% must be done on a