During the Japanese Occupation of Singapore, the leaders of the major Christian denominations were incarcerated together in Changi Prison. Out of this episode emerged the vision of a union theological college, where all Christian leaders in Singapore would be trained together. And so Trinity Theological College (TTC) was set up in 1948, soon after the war.
By the grace of God, TTC has grown over the years. For those who are seeking a solid course of theological studies, including lay persons serving God in “secular” areas, TTC has much to offer. Our strength is your future!
Our tradition of producing graduates who are robust in their theology, clear in their vision, and relevant in their ministry skills is well known. The Rev Dr Gordon Wong, President of Trinity Annual Conference, affirms that “the rich learning experience at TTC is not just from books and lectures. Students come from different countries and church denominations, and the different ways commitment to Christ is expressed and understood is both instructive and inspiring.”
Likewise, alumnus Rev Stanley Chua says: “I am forever indebted to the college for helping me develop a critical and thinking mind. As Jesus reminds us, we are not only to love God with all our heart, soul, and strength, but also with our mind (Mark 12:30).”
Our curriculum is well-balanced and forms our students holistically. Lecturer Dr Leow Theng Huat believes that “theological education is about a comprehensive building up of the head (knowledge), hands (skills) and heart (piety). With the formal and informal curricula working in tandem, TTC seeks to achieve all three, with the final aim of producing men and women who are truly equipped for ministry.”
The faculty members’ “academic” research is often translated into “practical” teaching points for students in the classroom. Ms Sandra Chi, a first-year student, says that “studying at TTC has been a wonderful learning journey, especially when surrounded by lecturers who bring a heart and devotion to their life and teaching”.
Our community of students and faculty members share their lives closely together in a learning environment. Second-year student Allan Lee tells us: “Being in Family Groups has allowed me to experience Christian companionship as faculty members journey alongside us.”
Come and find out! Visit our campus, meet our faculty and students, attend classes, worship and fellowship with us on 18 Jan 2017. Bring your questions, bring your friends!
Trinity Theological College Open House
18 Jan 2017, 8.15 a.m. – 2 p.m.
490 Upper Bukit Timah Road
Please register at www.ttc.edu.sg by 13 Jan 2017.
By the Trinity Theological College Faculty Publicity Team
Photo courtesy of Trinity Theological College