The early Reformers unequivocally agreed that “the chief end of man is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever” (Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q1). This is also the purpose and goal of the School of Theology. We exist to empower you to live a joyful and fruitful life that glorifies God.
There are three things about us.
Firstly, SOT is centred on CHRIST. We want to inspire you to follow Jesus wholeheartedly, to become like Him, and to do the works He does (2 Cor 3:18; Rom 8:29; Jn 14:12). This is more important than all the worldly successes you can ever achieve in your life, career, or ministry. To grow in Christlikeness, you must learn to cultivate the fruit of the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:22-23). To be effective like Christ, you must learn to move in the gifts of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12:7-11). Here at SOT, we hope to impart to you the necessary spiritual values and disciplines needed for this to become your daily reality.
Secondly, SOT is centred on DOCTRINE. The Early Church had revival when they “continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine” (Acts 2:42). Paul told a young Timothy that he must guard the gospel faithfully, spread it actively, and suffer for it bravely (2 Tim 1). Jude, the brother of our Lord, says that we must earnestly contend for the faith—the body of truth concerning Jesus Christ and His teachings—which has been entrusted to us (Jude 3). In a postmodern age where there are no fixed moral absolutes, it is even more important for us to know what we believe and why we believe. Here in SOT, we are first Protestants, then Evangelicals, then Pentecostals, and in this particular order. We are Trinitarian in our focus. You will be equipped in the sound doctrine of God’s Word, taught by proven fivefold ministers, so that you can grow up in Christ and not be easily shaken by the myriad of false voices in the world (Eph 4:11-16). Growing in grace and knowing God will set you free and make you an effective worker of His kingdom (Jn 8:32; 2 Pet 3:18).
Thirdly, SOT is centred on TRANSFORMATION. God wants to transform individuals and churches, and through them, bring His light into the world. For this to happen, however, God always first finds a person whom He can touch and transform by the power of His Spirit (cf. 2 Chr 16:9; Acts 1:8). This is the heartbeat of SOT. We believe that during your time at SOT, God will so transform you, that you will be anointed to become a carrier of His revival. You will be inspired to fulfill the Great Commandment, Great Commission, and the Cultural Mandate, wherever you go!
These are the three reasons you should pray and consider enrolling into our training programme. SOT is centred on Christ, doctrine, and transformation. Let your life be set ablaze by the Holy Spirit, for the glory of God!
Please sign up today!
Yours for revival, for His glory,
Pastors Kong Hee and Sun Ho
City Harvest School of Theology
In 1994, God spoke to Pastor Kong Hee to build Him a Bible school in order to train and raise up pastors and leaders in Asia and in turn, strengthen local churches. Hence, we started City Harvest School of Theology (SOT) in our humble church office located in a shophouse at Mackenzie Road. Despite all odds, we persevered. God is faithful and His Word will never return to Him void. The vision of SOT became a reality and is still growing by the grace of God.
The School of Theology programme is tailored for full-time church workers who wish to be equipped with a strong doctrinal foundation, spiritual values and effective ministry skills. It is also open to those in the laity who seek to know and experience God in a deeper way, and to be the expression of God’s glory through their vocations in society. To date, we have graduated more than 8,100 students from 41 different nations. They come from all walks of life—students, entrepreneurs, retirees, pastors, professionals, church planters, the young and the old—and are trained and equipped to fulfil the Great Commandment, Great Commission and Cultural Mandate in their lives, careers, ministries and churches!
It has been an adventurous journey in the Lord. Our desire is to see not just more workers being sent out to fulfil God’s purposes, but trained workers, deployed to be carriers of God’s Spirit wherever they go. Our graduates carry the mission to build strong local churches all over the globe; bringing revival and making a positive difference in every city.
My prayer is that you will consider setting aside these seven months to come to SOT and allow God to do a new work in you. I am confident that your life will be transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit!
Yours for revival,
Pastor Bobby Chaw
School of Theology