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  School Of Ministry (SOM) Overview


  Experience  • Encounter  • Equip

The School of Ministry (SOM) provides a 12 week intensive Bible course designed to train students to attain the following:

  • A vital Relationship with the Living God
  • An ability to build strong relationships with others
  • Basic skills and gifts in ministry to others

The first month of SOM will bring the students into spiritual renewal and teaches them how to maintain it.

The second month will broaden their skills in relating and working with other Christians.

The third month will equip them with basic ministry skills for serving others.

A student receives a Certificate of Ministry with the completion of the course. Upon completion of SOM, the student may consider obtaining a Diploma or Degree of Ministry by enrolling for the Pastoral Interns Program.

A Personal Encounter          
Tung Ling’s School of Ministry is a place of encounter with God. Here you will be prepared to take possession of your inheritance. Here you will gain a fresh understanding of God’s character and a renewed sense of wholehearted dedication to His service. By the grace of God, you will be more firmly established in your identity in Christ and be poised, at the end of three months, to take hold of your calling with greater strength.
Ministerial Equipping            
The School of Ministry is a 3-month course which provides students the opportunity to seek spiritual refreshing and discover God’s will and purposes for their lives. The course also helps church workers who want to be trained and equipped in their ministry. Courses are taught by anointed lecturers of international repute, and comprise topics that cover many facets of Christian living and ministry.

Life-Changing Experience    
In light of eternity, 3 months is insignificant. However, in light of our lives, our priorities and responsibilities, 3 months can seem a formidable, and for some, an impossible length of time. Consider, too, that while what we do is very important, who we are in Christ will determine the success of anything we hope to do. What can be accomplished in only 3 months? God can touch you! And God’s touch will change your life! Now, consider coming away for 3 months to prepare for a future of God’s design; to pursue, not a career, but the Lord Himself, and to refresh yourself in things that will last. In light of eternity, 3 months at Tung Ling seems a reasonable and even wise choice!

Below is a typical daily program from Monday to Friday.

Time Program
7:30 a.m Prayer
8:00 a.m. Worship
8:15 a.m. Devotion
8:30 a.m. Lectures
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch (provided by the school)
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Self-Study

Besides attending lectures, students will be involved in sharing devotions, leading worship, daily prayer, fasting, outreach and recreation.

Students may enrol on a full-time or part-time basis, depending on their employment status. Part time students only attend classes from 8:30 am to 1:00pm. Full-time students supplement class lectures with spiritual disciplines, academic work, social activities and recreation scheduled by the School of Ministry.


Modules Covered
Apologetics 101 APOLOGETICS 101
This course provides students with a survey of the evidences for the
central truths of Christianity: the existence of God, the deity and
resurrection of Christ, and the authority and truth of the Bible.
Students are equipped to engage with others to give honest answers
to honest questions to those who ask the reason for the faith and
to do so with gentleness and respect! Tackling issues like
"Does God Exist?", "Is the Bible really the Word of God?", and
"Is Jesus the Son of God?"
Breaking Bondages
Call of God
Christian Character Development
Comparative Religions
DISC (Personality) Profiling
Discovering the Anointing
End Times - Revelation
Exposition on the Book of Romans
Father Heart of God
How We Got The Bible 
Jesus and the Gospels
Keys to Successful Shepherding
Leadership 101
Missions Perspective
Music and Worship
Overview of Church History OVERVIEW OF CHURCH HISTORY
This course is a study of Christianity from the Early Church to the
dawn of the Reformation and onto modern missions history. It places
an emphasis on the uses and applications of church history to life
and ministry and helps the student to understand the development of
Christian thought and the formulation of doctrine as part of God's
overall pattern of history. We will look at early church leaders and
the different heresies they encountered as well as later expansion
and growth. We will also look at key people, victories, and
controversies in the earliest part of Christian history. Our main
focus will be more on people than events as we study how God uses
individuals to advance His cause.
Prayer Governance
Spiritual Gifts
Spiritual Formation
Survey of The New Testament
Survey of The Old Testament
The Book of Acts
The Joy of Personal Bible Study

A student receives a Certificate of Ministry with the completion of the course. Upon completion of SOM, the student may consider obtaining a Diploma or Degree of Ministry by enrolling for the Pastoral Interns Program.

Why People Come?

  • Spiritual Formation
  • Cultivation the Inner Life
  • Seeking Purpose
  • Breaking Bondages
  • Changed Life
  • Experience the Power of God
  • Equipping for Ministry


Why consider a stint at Tung Ling Seminary?
Tung Ling Seminary  is a “School of the Spirit”, and a Christian Workers’ training Seminary Serving the Body of Christ It is inter-denominational in character and maintains a strong emphasis on the Word of God and the present working of the Holy Spirit. Together with Tung Ling Bible College, Singapore since established in 1978, Tung Ling Seminary has been successfully training Christians from more than 40 nations from various denominations, backgrounds & vocations. Whether you’re a student waiting for your results, in-between jobs, a church worker wanting to sharpen your ministerial skills or simply wanting a fresh encounter with God, Tung Ling Seminary has something to offer you!

We are sure that you will be able to find one good reason at least. Tung Ling understands your needs and has an extensive program carved out specially for your benefit. If you would like more information on what we offer or if you prefer to talk to one of our staff, contact us today.