Leadership Conferences 2017

(An annual Leadership Conference is usually held on two consecutive evenings in late April each year. This year, because of the availability of speakers, there are three such events: one in April, one in May, and one in June.)

Friday, April 28 the Rev. Dr. G.H. Visscher, professor of New Testament at the Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary, will speak on Forgiveness and Reconciliation. This evening will have the format of a speech followed by a q&a period. Doors will be open by 7:15pm, the evening begins at 7:30pm, the session will close around 9:00pm, and there will be opportunity for fellowship and refreshments afterwards.

Location: This evening is to take place in the Abbotsford Canadian Reformed Church building.

(Earlier that week Dr. Visscher will be speaking at two different locations as CRTS professor, lecturing on Living by Grace – Romans in an Hour. On Wednesday, April 26 this is to be at the Yarrow Canadian Reformed Church building, on Thursday, April 27, this is to be at the Langley Canadian Reformed Church building.)

The following two evenings will have the format of a main speech followed by a panel of 2 ministers and 2 non-minister to field questions from the audience. Doors will be open by 7:15pm, the evening begins at 7:30pm, the session will close around 9:00pm, and there will be opportunity for fellowship and refreshments afterwards.

Location: Both evenings are to take place in the Abbotsford Canadian Reformed Church building.

Wednesday, May 24 the evening will be on the office of deacons, in particular their role in the council of the church (see Belgic Confession article 30). The main speaker is br. Aubrey Vandergaag. He has served as a deacon in the Aldergrove Canadian Reformed Church. The panelists are to be, besides the speaker: the Rev. Dr. Karlo Janssen, the Rev. Abel Pol, and Mr. Wim Kanis.

Wednesday, June 7 the evening will be on inter church relations. The main speaker is the Rev. Dr. James Visscher. He has served for many years on the Canadian Reformed Committee on Relations with Churches Abroad and is currently serving as Corresponding Secretary of the International Conference of Reformed Churches. The panelists are to be, besides the speaker:  the Rev. Doug Vandeburgt, Mr. Otto Bouwman, and Mr. Harold Leyenhorst.

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To see the video recordings of the 2016 conference click on one of the titles below.

Reformation Day Rally 2017

As the world celebrates its fears, we as Reformed believers celebrate God’s grace, relearned through the rediscovery of God’s Word 500 years ago. This year’s rally is currently still in its planning stages. The current plan is for two evenings with the same speech in different locations. Dr. Jeffrey Temple of London, Ontario, will be the speaker.

Attendance is free. During these events a free will offering will be held to cover the costs associated with the event and further activities of the Reformed Bible College.

Locations: Surrey-Langley area and Abbotsford-Chilliwack area.

Date: Friday October 27 and Saturday October 28.

Time:  Doors open by 7:15pm, evening begins at 7:30pm, close around 9:00pm, followed by fellowship and refreshments.