Our Purpose

SOT is a full-time Bible college started in 1994 with the purpose of bringing the students into a deeper relationship with God, and empowering them with the scriptural knowledge and skills required for effective and anointed ministry in and outside the local church. SOT also trains potential pastors and missionaries to establish strong local churches in their own cities and nations. This purpose is specifically spelt out in the Mission Statement of City Harvest Church (CHC): “To build a church with a strong spiritual atmosphere of faith and purity, where every member is released into ministry, discipled in the Great Commandment, to obey the Great Commission and the Cultural Mandate.”

  • Working through the local church

God will reach the world through the Church, so it is vital that every believer sees God’s picture of the Church accurately. In the past, traditional Bible college training has been primarily conducted outside the local assembly. Today, God is restoring to local churches their biblical mandate to become the prime discipling and training centers of His kingdom.

As students in SOT, you will be actively involved in the ministries of CHC and will receive practical teachings on Church life and ministry. Upon graduating, you will be ready to be sent forth to establish strong churches all over Asia and the world.

  • World missions

Jesus said in the Great Commission: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matt. 28:19). In CHC, we take this command of Jesus very seriously. We believe that when Jesus said “all the nations,” He literally meant the whole world!

In SOT, we desire to inspire and encourage you to be more involved in world missions. Should opportunities arise, students are allowed to participate in mission trips within the school year—with the permission from the Dean of Students. We believe and hold true to the call that we are destined to be missionaries for the sole purpose of preaching the gospel and getting the lost saved.

  • Church work

God is building strong churches all over the world. These churches are dependent on committed workers and believers who pray with a compassion for the lost. Through effective discipleship, you will learn why faithfulness and teamwork in a local church are vital prerequisites for revival to happen in a nation.

  • Signs and wonders

At SOT, you will be taught by anointed teachers who move accurately in the gifts of the Spirit and minister the life of the Spirit effectively. You will constantly see manifestations of the Holy Spirit and miracles in prayer meetings, church services and special ministries to people in need.

  • Strong prayer life

A vital part of SOT is an emphasis on prayer. The subject is not only taught, but also practiced. On-the-job training is a feature of SOT that enriches and empowers the students so they can impart to others what they have received.

  • Practical ministry

Learn how to preach the Word of God in season and out of season. Be trained in the art of worship-leading and basic church administration. You will not only be taught theoretical aspects of the ministry, but also be constantly supervised on-the-job under the watchful eyes of your instructors.

  • Being in an environment of faith

At SOT, you will be surrounded by people who walk by faith. You will learn how to overcome personal obstacles and effectively handle new challenges in your personal life and ministry. You will soon realize that you too, can have faith that grows and bears much fruit!