Reformation Day 2019
This year we celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Liberation. The Liberation was an event in The Netherlands that saw a sizeable portion of the Reformed Churches in The Netherlands leave and form their own denomination. The schism was called “liberation” as those who left set themselves free from a practice of church government that inhibited freedom and from doctrinal stances that bound the conscience beyond the confessions.
This Reformation Day Rev. Cornelis Vanspronsen has been found willing to speak. He is well placed to do so, having studied as a seminary student in the Netherlands in the late 1950s and early 1960s. That means he was there, not only in the years soon after the Liberation, but also in the years that led up to the “Buitenverband Zaak”, a schism within the Reformed Churches liberated in the late 1960s, where t6oo much freedom in matters of polity and doctrine was taken by some. His speech will touch on various aspects of both of these matters, and lessons that this has for us today.
Rev. Vanspronsen’s speech will be complimented with singing, accompanied by members of the Creco Christian High School band.
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. You may also contribute to the funds of the Reformed Bible College by using the Donate option on the website (rbcollege.com) – doing so you will receive a tax receipt.
Location: Aldergrove Canadian Reformed Church
Date: Thursday October 31
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm-ish. Doors open by 7:30pm. Following the event there will be opportunity for fellowship with refreshments. There will be a book table.
Leadership Conferences 2020
Two leadership conferences have been organized for the Spring of 2019.
The conference in April has taken place. A recording of this conference can be found by clicking here.
The conference in May will be on something relating to the practical work of office bearers. The speaker that evening will be Br. John Siebenga, of Houston, BC. Br. Siebenga has served as an elder in more than one Canadian Reformed Church, and was, before his retirement, employed as a teacher and a clinical counselor. Following his speech he will field questions from the audience.
When: Friday, May 3 : 8:00pm – 9:30pm-ish
Where: Abbotsford Canadian Reformed Church
Who: especially office bearers and aspiring office bearers; but all are welcome
At both conferences there will be a book table hosted by Vanderheide Publishing.
Recordings of past leadership conferences
- 2016: The Role and Operations of Synods (by Rev. Dr. Karlo Janssen)
- 2016: Leadership Training (by Rev. Joe Poppe)
- 2018: Visiting (by br. Heres Snijder)
- Handout (PDF of power point slides)
- 2018: The Dutch churches and us (by Rev. J. Moesker). Regrettably, due to circumstances beyond our control, no recording was made of this evening. A sound recording of an event at which the same presentation was held can be found here.
- 2019: On general synods by Rev. Bert Nederveen can be accessed here. There is no recording (yet) of the evening at which br. John Siebenga spoke.
Come Back Day 2020
Do you wonder how your classmates are doing? Would you like to talk about the challenges you have faced after high school? Are you wondering about your future, and your place and role in God’s unfolding world?
The Reformed Bible College, in cooperation with Credo Christian High School, and Cornerstone Christian School, has organized a “Come Back Day.”
We start with a pizza dinner where you can (re)connect with former classmates. After dinner there will opportunity to discuss how high school prepared you for your life now, and how the Reformed Bible College might help you.
This invitation is open to all those who graduated from Grade 12 in the last five years.
Date and Time: Tuesday, May ??, 7:00-9:00pm
Cost: free (but please register so there will be enough pizza)
Place: Credo Christian High School – Staff Room
To register, click here. Note, there’s a limit of 1 ticket per registration
The recording of Rev. P. Holtvluwer’s speech in november 2018 on The Importance and Relevance of the Psalms can be found here .