Help Syah Zuan Promote Theological Education among Chinese Churches

Since 2014, I have been teaching Bible to lay Christians through Bible studies, preaching, Youtube videos and live streaming to lay Christians. My ministry over the years has given me the burden to promote biblical literacy among Chinese churches, and this has further affirmed God’s calling to me in theological education ministry. Hence, I have resigned from my full time job in June 2020 and have enrolled a full-time masters programme in Knox Theological Seminary through distance learning.

There are two reasons why I choose to enrol in seminary. First, I believe formal theological training can bring a breakthrough improvement to my teaching ministry. Secondly, this academic qualification will open up more ministerial opportunities, for instance, joining an existing Christian organization. 

If I were to only express my mission statement in one sentence, I would say: God, use me, to provide free-of-charge high quality theological education resources to Chinese Christians around the world.

Long Term Plan

Complete Master of Arts in Biblical & Theological Studies (MABTS) at Knox Theological Seminary

MABTS is the first and fundamental degree in the field of theological studies. Estimated completion is 2-3 years. Current fund-raising is meant for this masters programme.

Complete Master of Theology (ThM)

MABTS and ThM are not equivalent programmes,ThM is considered a post-graduate programme that provides advanced and research-based study in theological field. Estimate completion is 1-2 years. I wish to join ministries related to theological education upon the completion of this programme.

Obtain PhD in Theology

If my capabilities and financial situation are permitting, I wish to pursue a PhD degree to teach in seminary or join ministries related to theological education。

How to Give

奉献模式

I am raising 100% of the seminary fund through personal fund-raising. Your support would help me get through seminary without financial difficulties and debt. Offering can be made either by one-time or monthly payment.

I actually rejected some part-time job opportunities to focus on studies. Therefore, if it’s not financially viable for you, you do not have to consider supporting me financial; or if you are currently providing financial aid to those who are in desperate need, please do not consider to move your funding from there to my ministry. You could instead support me through prayers using the prayer items below.

如何奉献

If you are in Malaysia, you could use online banking to make payment transfer (no additional charges will incur). Oversea supporters can opt to use Credit Card through PayPal (PayPal will impose a 4% transaction fee of total amount).

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总筹款进度(所有项目)

目前筹款项目:学费与杂费

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  • 购书费用(尚未开始) 0% 0%
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最后更新:2020年3月9日 10:50PM

筹款项目

学费与杂费: MYR 65 000

圣经硕士课程的学费原价是大约RM127,000,但是感谢主,神学院已经同意为首40%部分的课程提供我80%的助学金。剩余60%的课程,他们将评估我的学术表现之后,才会决定继续提供的助学金数额。因此,目前的筹款数额只是估计。

 

已筹得RM0

购书费用: MYR 10 000

圣经硕士课程一共有20门课,每一门课大约有5本指定课本,而每一门课购买书本的费用平均是100美金。整个硕士课程的购书费大约是2000美金。我在这个预算中另外增加了20%,我希望可以在指定课本之外再阅读更多的重要作品。

 

已筹得RM0

生活津贴:MYR 1500/月

我选择辞去日间工作,以全日制方式报读神学院,是希望能够有充分的时间和专注力接受严谨和高水准的神学训练。此津贴的目的是在我没有收入期间减轻生活费的负担。

 

 

已筹得RM0

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额外经济辅助:RM2500/月

以全日制方式报读神学课程,除了是想确保能够深入掌握课程内容之外,也有另外两个原因:我希望可以好好研读一些重要的系统神学著作(Bavinck, Turretin, Muller, Vos等),也同时把哲学的基础打好。但是这个决定同时也表示我失去了日间工作提供的固定收入。
我在筹款项目中设定了一个每月RM1500的生活津贴,但事实上这个数额并无法应付我目前的开销(当中40%其实是供养家庭的需要)。我没有把这个「额外经济辅助」 纳入正式筹款的一部分,因为我希望我的筹款数目不会与本地神学生的待遇有太大的差别。
每个月额外的RM2500将把生活费津贴的总额提升至RM4000(RM1500+RM2500)。我估计这个数额将能够让我在无需兼职或负债的情况下完成大约4年的神学课程。

已筹得RM0

代祷项目

学术与成圣

为我的学业代祷,求主赐给我纪律、勤奋、智慧和敏锐的心智。也求主让我的神学训练引导我过更敬虔生活——在致死罪、祷告、感恩、默想神的话语、信、望、爱上,都更加火热殷勤的成长。

筹款与开销

我计划在4-5年的时间里以全时间的方式修读两个神学学位,其中涉及的学费和生活费数额非常庞大。求主带领有经济能力的弟兄姐妹或机构在这个事工上支持我,即或不然,求主供应我一份适合的兼职工作来减轻这些开销。

事工与前路

除了继续发展福音力士的事工之外,我希望我在完成神学硕士之后可以进入到神学教育机构(例如神学院)服事。求主可以在我毕业之后为预备前路,让我在能力范围之内为华人教会给予最大的贡献。

 

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如果您对我的事工或者筹款有任何疑问,欢迎与我联系。

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