Next Course

October 2020 – January 2021

Registration CLOSED at 11.59pm on Thursday 1 October 2020.

Dates for Zoom sessions

Sunday afternoons, 2 – 3 pm

Term 1 (Lessons 1 – 5): 4-Oct, 11-Oct, 18-Oct, 25-Oct and 1-Nov 2020
Term 2 (Lessons 6 – 9): 15-Nov, 22-Nov, 29-Nov and 6-Dec 2020
Term 3 (Lessons 10 & 11): 13-Dec and 20-Dec 2020
Term 4 (Lessons 12 – 15): 10-Jan, 17-Jan, 24-Jan and 31-Jan 2021

Due to the COVID-19 situation and the government advisory to limit the size of group gatherings, the class will be conducted online.

Course format

Each of the 15 lessons will include the following:

  1. A pre-recorded video, to be viewed in the participant’s own time.  Each video will be made available a week before the corresponding instructor Q&A session.  Most of the videos are recordings of live sessions from an earlier course (many of which were conducted via Zoom).
  2. Readings (see below).
  3. A “live” Zoom session, divided into two parts (each approximately 30 minutes):
    (a) Interactive Q&A with a guest instructor (who may or may not be the same instructor from the pre-recorded lesson video), and
    (b) Small group interaction, including discussion and prayer.  You will meet in the same small group (of up to 5 persons) throughout the course to share what you are learning, and to encourage and pray for one another.
  4. Assignments (see below).

The Lesson 1 video and reading should be completed before the first Zoom session (4-Oct).  These materials are contained in the free taster pack (see below).

Reading and assignments

The readings are from the Perspectives Study Guide and Reader (see below).

You will be required to complete five short written reflections to help you integrate, apply, and discuss your learning points from the course.

If you wish to take the course to a higher level (certificate level), you will need to complete a further fifteen reviews for each lesson, and an integrative project after the end of the course.  These reviews are “open book” exercises.

Course books

Course participants are required to read material contained in the 4th edition of the Perspectives Study Guide and the Perspectives Reader. These books can be purchased in two different formats:

  1. Combined Ebook (recommended). The Perspectives on the World Christian Movement (Combined Ebook) contains both the Study Guide and the Reader.  The Combined Ebook is available from Amazon’s Kindle store:
  2. Physical books (for those who prefer physical books). Course participants can purchase the 4th Edition of the Study Guide and Reader from us for S$60 (self-collection from Commonwealth area).

Please note that the course books are not included in the course fee.



Working adult – S$250
Non-working adult – S$150
Full-time ministry – S$150
Student / NSF – S$150


Married couple – S$50 discount per couple
Member of host church (Paya Lebar Methodist Church) – S$50 discount per person

Perspectives alumni

Perspectives alumni may attend for free, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to assign you to a small group with a group mentor.


Payment information will be emailed to registered participants before the course commences.

Free taster pack

Still not sure whether this course is for you?  Please click here to request a free taster pack, containing the videos and reading for Lessons 1 & 2.

Further information

If you have any queries or would like to find out more, please contact us (


Registration CLOSED at 11.59pm on Thursday 1 October 2020.