RETHINKING REFORMATION.

Organised by Zion Serangoon B-P Church

24 - 26 October 2024

3 & 5 Tavistock Ave (Serangoon Gardens)

About R2 Conference

Reformation has always been the core of the Christian faith. It's not about how well you know the Bible or how fervently you serve in your local church. It's about how we live our lives in light of the reformation of God's Word.This conference is for YOU, who is desiring to root deep into God's Word and growing in Christlikeness. Through the keynote & breakout sessions, we will relook and rethink how we ought to live our lives in accordance to the Word.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. David Chapman

Dr. David Chapman is a long-time Professor of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary and the author of numerous books and articles. He has been one of the primary teachers on the Biblical texts addressing the topic of men and women in church leadership for those preparing for ministry.Dr. Chapman and his wife, Dr. Tasha Chapman, have two wonderful daughters.

Dr. Tasha Chapman

Dr. Tasha Chapman is Professor of Educational Ministries at Covenant Seminary. She has served in campus ministry and directed women’s ministries in churches both in the USA and England. She is the co-author of two books and contributed to the ESV Women’s Devotional Bible.Dr. Chapman is married to the other Dr. Chapman at the seminary. She particularly enjoys serving with Seminary graduates internationally, hiking mountains, and eating ethnic international foods, having never met a chili pepper she didn’t like.

Other Speakers

Dr. Justin Joon Lee

Dr. Justin Joon Lee is an associate professor of systematic and historical theology in Singapore Bible College. His research project as a Teach @ Tübingen fellow was on the exegetical methodology and sources of the fourth century church father Basil of Caesarea.

Dr. Bruce Lockhart

Dr. Bruce Lockhart is a ruling elder at Mount Carmel BP Church. His teaching and research focus is on the countries of mainland Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos--being the three places he has lived in before moving to Singapore.

Conference Schedule

Day 1
24 October

6:30PM  Dinner & Registration

7:30PM  Welcome & Worship

8:00PM  Keynote 1

9:00PM  Reflection

9:25PM  Announcements

9:30PM  End of day 1

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Day 2
25 October

6:30PM  Dinner & Registration

7:30PM  Welcome & Worship

8:00PM  Keynote 2

9:00PM  Reflection

9:25PM  Announcements

9:30PM  End of day 2

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Day 3
26 October

1:00PM Welcome & Registration

2:00PM  Workshop 1

4:00PM  Workshop 2

6:00PM  Dinner (Free & Easy)

7:30PM  Welcome & Worship

8:00PM  Keynote 3

9:00PM  Reflection

9:25PM  Announcements

9:30PM  End of conference

Getting to Zion Serangoon BP Church

Public Transport

Bus services:
Bus no: 317 (from Serangoon MRT, Berth 2)
(alight at bus stop along Tavistock Avenue once the bus passes the church)
Bus no: 315 (from Serangoon MRT, Berth 1)
(alight at Serangoon Garden circus, 5 minutes walk to the church)
Bus no: 73, 136 (from Ang Mo Kio Int)
(alight at Serangoon Garden circus, 5 minutes walk to the church)
Bus no: 25, 55, 73, 74, 76, 132, 165, 268
(from Ang Mo Kio MRT)
(alight at bus stop facing Block 5022 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 and walk through the small forest path next to the main road. disclaimer: can be confusing for first timers!)

Driving

If you are driving, please do come early, because the parking slots in the church are limited. You can also park along some of the houses near the church and walk over.

SCCC X BPCIS REFORMATION LECTURES 2023

REFORMING
WITH THE REFORMERS

26 to 28 October 2023
Zion Serangoon b-p church


Photo Gallery


Sessions

Did you know the the 16th century Protestant Reformation was not the only reformation in the history of Christianity? Join us to learn how to apply the historical reformations to us!

26 OCT (THU), 7pm

What is a "Reformation"?

We will look at the phrase "semper reformanda" and the protestant reformation itself to make a definition of what a Reformation is.

27 OCT (FRI), 7pm

Historical Reformations

Using this definition, we will locate many other reformations in Church history and learn from them.

28 OCT (SAT), 6pm

Applying Reformation

We will take the principles learned from these reformations and apply it to our local context.


About the Speaker

Dr Tim LeCroy

Rev Dr Tim LeCroy is the husband of Rachel and the father of Ruby and Lucy. He is currently the Senior pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church in Ithaca, New York, USA. He is also the Instructor of Historical Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary where he teaches the Ancient and Medieval course.He received his PhD in Historical Theology from Saint Louis University and Master of Divinity (MDiv) from Covenant Theological.


About BPCIS

The Bible-Presbyterian Church in Singapore (BPCIS) is a group of churches in the Bible-Presbyterian denomination that have come together to serve God and one another. In October 2011, BPCIS was inaugurated with four member churches. Today, there are 11 member churches and some observer churches in the BPCIS.


About SCCC

Singapore Council of Christian Churches (SCCC) began as an indigenous movement locally. SCCC was inaugurated on August 12, 1956. Revival movements and relations with International Council of Christian Churches led to the decision to mobilise churches and Christian organisations under the banner of a local Council.


Reformation Lectures 2023

26 Oct (Thu) 7 - 9.30pm
27 Oct (Fri) 7 - 9.30pm
28 Oct (Sat) 6 - 8.30pm

Zion Serangoon B-P Church
3 & 5 Tavistock Ave (S)555108
Registration is FREE!
Dinner will be provided.
RSVP by 15 Oct (sun).

For more info,
Please contact ATP Joseph Tee

Pastors' & Leaders' Seminar

Reforming the Contemporary Pastoral Ministry

31 October 2023 (Tues)
9 am to 1 pm
Zion Serangoon B-P Church

Registration is FREE.
Lunch will be provided.
RSVP to ATP Joseph Tee (+65 9088 0077) by 15 Oct (Sun).


Schedule

09.00 AM Breakfast
09.30 AM Welcome & Opening Prayer
09.35 AM Seminar 1
10.30 AM Tea Break
11.00 AM Seminar 2
12.00 PM Q&A
12.30 PM Lunch

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Protestant Reformation?

In the 16th century, a religious revolution took place in the Western Church. This is known as the “Protestant Reformation.” This event led to the formation of Protestantism within Christianity. Though the Reformation happened in Europe hundreds of years ago, but we still feel its effects in 21st century Singapore!

What is R2 Conference?

Through the years, 3 nights in October are set a side for the “Reformation Lectures.” These lectures allowed Christians in Singapore and the region to deepen their historical knowledge and strength their relationship with the Lord Jesus.This year, we want to expand our reach beyond the Reformed churches. We hope that more Christians across the island will experience the richness of the reformed conviction.Our theme for 2024 is 'The Bible & You'. We hope that participants will be able to rethink and have a deeper understanding of how the Word influence the Self, the Community and the World.

How will it be run?

After a simple dinner 7pm, the lectures are held from 8-9.30 pm nightly. Each lecture is 60 mins in duration followed by “Questions & Answers” session. The last day will have 2 workshops and then the night keynote lecture at 8pm.

Who should come?

All those who are interested in applying the lesson of the Reformation for the modern Church!

Why should I come?

  • Historical understanding: These lectures can provide deeper insights into a significant period of religious and cultural change.

  • Theological knowledge: Attendees can learn about key reformation doctrines and how they shaped modern Christianity.

  • Cultural impact: The Reformation had far-reaching effects on society, politics, and education that are still relevant today.

  • Academic interest: Scholars and students can benefit from expert perspectives and new research in the field.

  • Interfaith dialogue: Understanding the Reformation can foster better interfaith communication and understanding.

  • Personal growth: For many, these lectures can be spiritually and intellectually enriching.


See you soon!

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Day 1Day 2Day 3 
6:30PMDinner & Registration6:30PMDinner & Registration1:00PMWelcome & Registration
7:30PMWelcome & Worship7:30PMWelcome & Worship2:00PMWorkshop 1
8:00PMKeynote 18:00PMKeynote 24:00PMWorkshop 2
9:00PMReflection9:00PMReflection6:00PMDinner
(Free & Easy)
9:25PMAnnouncements9:25PMAnnouncements7:30PMWelcome & Worship
9:30PMEnd of day 19:30PMEnd of day 28:00PMKeynote 3
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----9:25PMAnnouncements
----9:30PMEnd of conference

• Historical understanding: These lectures can provide deeper insights into a significant period of religious and cultural change.
• Theological knowledge: Attendees can learn about key reformation doctrines and how they shaped modern Christianity.
• Cultural impact: The Reformation had far-reaching effects on society, politics, and education that are still relevant today.
• Academic interest: Scholars and students can benefit from expert perspectives and new research in the field.
• Interfaith dialogue: Understanding the Reformation can foster better interfaith communication and understanding.
• Personal growth: For many, these lectures can be spiritually and intellectually enriching.