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Church Leader’s Conference 2016

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Theme: Unity Among Believers

By schisms rent asunder, by heresies distressed,
Yet saints their watch are keeping, their cry goes up

– ‘How long?’ (Samuel John Stone)

The local church is a prime target. Ever since the days at the garden of Eden, heresies keep popping up to confuse and waylay people from being devoted to the only true and living God. Not only that, as the hymn tells us, schisms and splits are perennial affairs that also plague churches. You may have heard of church division or even part of it before or in the midst of one now!

Is what Christ prayed for (in John 17) for the believers a reality only in heaven or can it be for the church in this fallen world? If disunity does happen in your fellowship, what can/how should the church leaders and members handle it to avoid reactions that range from criticalness, cynicism, aggression to partisan & unforgiving spirit, avoidance and staying away from the church, never to be seen in one again? Can something be done to facilitate healing to such traumatic (and sometimes dramatic) rapture in bonds and fellowship?

If such rift in fellowship is not currently experienced by your church (thank God!) but perhaps a simmering tension is detected, what should the leaders do to resolve it: within members, among leaders themselves or among like-minded brethren? What would the objectives and considerations be as you manage such situations in the fellowship? What and how may the leaders undertake to prevent it from happening in the future?

A difficult and painful subject no doubt. But as church leaders, we must grapple with it on this side of heaven.

So at the coming conference, we’ll consider Christ’s High Priestly Prayer, with special focus on “Unity Among Believers” as our theme in 2016 church leaders’ conference. Join us!

May Ps. 133 be true of our fellowship!

‘A gem of a Psalm (133), beautiful in expression, clear in thought and structure, attractive in promise, practical and achievable in the vision it presents and above all important, even challenging in its truth.’  Alec Motyer

Main Speaker: Pastor David Chanski ( Trinity Baptist Church, Montville, NJ, USA)

Date: 30th – 31st March 2016

The conference messages are now available for download at http://www.shalomrb.org/church-leaders-conference/church-leaders-conference-2016/

Shalom Pulpit : Sermon Series on Psalms (Book Four)

From January 2016 onwards, our pulpit ministry will draw from the set of psalms found in the Book 4 collection of Psalms.

Theological Studies – Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary

Shalom Church has partnered with Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary (CBTS) to offer module classes from their Master of Theological Studies syllabus for Shalom Church members and friends.  With this offering, these CBTS studies officially replaces the Shalom School of Theology.

The first module to be conducted in Shalom Church premises will be The Doctrine of God by Dr. Samuel Waldron

Date : 29 August 2015
Time : 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm
Location : Shalom Church premises

The lecture can be attended just for personal learning.  This will be considered taking the course for audit. For those keen to earn credits from CBTS can register as a student.  Students earning credits will have to complete all the necessary assignments & tests provided by CBTS ( see this PDF for more information ). The lectures will be streamed via video and it will be held in Shalom Church premises.

Additionally, semester enrollment fees have been waived for this first year trial period. Application fee of US$50 (one time for the duration of being a student of CBTS) has to be paid to receive credits and to maintain academic records. Shalom Church will be facilitating the conduct of the course.

This course will be suitable to church leaders, potential preacher-pastor or any who is serious on studying God’s word on a more in-depth level.