The Lord willing, Dr. James M Renihan will return for an eighth time, when he will be teaching on the topic with which our School of Theology began in 2007: Baptist Symbolics: the history, language and theology of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith. Historical comparisons will be made to the Westminster and Savoy Confessions, while other Baptist confessions will also be considered as they relate to this document. The aim of the course is to gain an understanding of the 1689 Confession’s historical setting and its theological relevance to the present-day church.
This annual week of teaching and discussion is aimed at helping men who desire to be better equipped for service in their churches. It is a post-graduate level course which assumes familiarity with the Bible and Christian theology, and it is an intensive week of study with up to 30 hours of teaching over the course of five days.
While it is primarily intended for men who attend churches within the Fellowship of Reformed Baptist Churches in New Zealand, others may attend at the discretion of our elders. Participants are expected to attend the entire School of Theology which begins with lunch on the Monday and concludes with dinner on the following Friday.