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General Assembly 2019 Jakarta

Thu, 08 Aug - Mon, 12 Aug, 2019

General Theme for the Assembly

Key Challenges Facing the Global Reformed Church Today

Storming Seas represent the times we live and the challenges Christianity faces in our century. Four hundred years after our fellow believers had to face the challenges of their day and compose the Cannons of Dort, the contemporary global Reformed church must respond to three main challenges, two of these internal and one external: (1) the challenges of watered down theology and the loss of biblical content and commitment; (2) the challenges of distorted evangelicalism (pragmatism, subjectivism, post-ecclesiasticism, etc.); and (3) the challenges of a world whose loss of moorings has caused societal havoc, lifestyle issues and moral disruption (an upside down world, post-morality): gender issues, the new sexuality, etc. How can we present a gracious challenge and remedy to the hurting world in these areas?

Within this framework the specific themes will present and cover some of the following:
  • Recovery of sound biblical interpretation and preaching
  • The growth of Reformed theology in Asia, Africa and Latin America
  • The struggle for purity
  • Faithful biblical witness to the world (justice, peace, mercy)
  • Post-morality, Sexuality and gender issues (gender ideology, bioethics)
  • Reformed faithful witness in the context of business and government

Dates and Venue

The WRF General Assembly 2019 will be held in the city of Jakarta, Indonesia, starting with dinner (6pm) and a Welcome Service (7pm) on Thursday, August 8, 2019 and ending with Lunch (12noon) on Monday, August 12, 2019.

The meetings will be held at the facilities of the Reformed Evangelical Church in Indonesia (GRII), as well as lunch and dinner each day. Breakfast will be provided in the hotels."

Jakarta

City

Reformed Millennium Center Indonesia

Venue

Katedral Messias 

Auditorium

Speakers

Stephen Tong

Stephen Tong

Openning Message

President of Stephen Tong Evangelistic Ministries International (Indonesia)

Ligon Duncan

Plenary Speaker

Chancellor and CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary (EUA)

Ligon Duncan

Davi Gomes

Davi Gomes

Plenary Speaker

Chancellor of Mackenzie Presbyterian University (Brazil)

Peter Jensen

Plenary Speaker

Principal of Moore College (Australia)

Davi Gomes

Peter Jones

Peter Jones

Plenary Speaker

Pastor at New Life Presbyterian Church (EUA)

Rob Norris

Plenary Speaker

Teaching Pastor of Fourth Presbyterian Church (EUA)

Ligon Duncan

Richard Pratt

Richard Pratt

Plenary Speaker

President of Third Millennium Ministries (EUA)

Ahok (Basuki Tjahaja Purnama)

Workshop Speaker

Former Governor of Jakarta, 2014-2017 (Indonesia)

Governor Ahok

Andrew McGowan

ANDREW MCGOWAN

Workshop Speaker

Director of the Rutherford Centre for Reformed Theology

JACK WHYTOCK

Workshop Speaker

Acting Principal at Dumisani Theological Institute (South Africa)

Jack Whytock

Benyamin Intan

BENYAMIN INTAN

Workshop Speaker

President of International Reformed Evangelical Seminary (Indonesia)

JOHN MCLEAN

Workshop Speaker

Vice Principal of Christ College (Australia)

John McLean

Mauro Meister

Mauro Meister

Workshop Speaker

President of the Andrew Jumper Graduate Center (Brazil)

RIC CANNADA

Workshop Speaker

Chancellor Emeritus of Reformed Theological Seminary (EUA)

Ric Cannada

Pierre Berthoud

PIERRE BERTHOUD

Workshop Speaker

President of Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians (France)

SAm Logan

Workshop Speaker

Associate International Director at WRF (EUA)

Sam Logan

Susan Logan

Susan Logan

Workshop Speaker

Founder of "Women in the Word: A Workshop," a WRF ministry (EUA)

Sam Logan

TANDEAN RUSTANDY

Workshop Speaker

Founder and CEO of PT Arwana Citramulia Tbk

Kathleen Nielson

Workshop Speaker

Directed The Gospel Coalition’s Women’s Initiatives 2010-2017

Kathleen Nielson

Susan Logan

Susan Logan

Workshop Speaker

Founder of "Women in the Word: A Workshop" (EUA)

TANDEAN RUSTANDY

Workshop Speaker

Founder and CEO of PT Arwana Citramulia Tbk

Tandean

Suggested Accommodation

The hotels bellow are close to the venue of our meetings and will count with transportation for the event. The registration for the event does not include accommodation. So, once you registered for the event, you should do your reservation with one of the following hotels or one of your preference. For an estimate of the prices you may consider 1 USD = 15.000 IDR.

Grand Mercure

Grade
Platinum

Room Type & Price
Standard  IDR. 990.000

Website
Swiss Bell Inn

Grade
Gold

Room Type & Price
Standard IDR. 630.000

Website
Holiday Inn Express

Grade
Gold

Room Type & Price
Standard 650.000 

Website
Hotel Sunlake

Grade
Silver

Room Type & Price
Standard  IDR. 618.000

Website
Holiday Inn

Grade
Platinum

Room Type & Price
Standart IDR. 1.200.000

Website
Media Hotel

Grade
Gold

Room Type & Price
Standard 630.000 

Website
Orchardz Hotel

Grade
Silver

Room Type & Price
Standard  IDR. 575.000

Website
Thursday, August 8

4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Official General Assembly Registration

Thursday, August 8

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Opening Presentation - The Cultural Mandate: The Church as the Moral Compass of Society 

Dr. Stephen Tong
Dr. Stephen Tong
Friday, August 9

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Combating Biblical Anemia: Scripture (2 Timothy 3:14-17)

Ligon Duncan
Ligon Duncan
Friday, August 9

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

Friday, August 9

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

Wisdom Calling: How Her Voice Speaks into the Church Today

Kathleen Nielson
Kathleen Nielson
Friday, August 9

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Friday, August 9

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Satellite activity: Tour of Universitas Pelita Harapan (www.uph.edu), Sekolah Pelita Harapan (www.sph.edu), and Siloam Hospital (www.siloamhospitals.com)

Friday, August 9

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Seminars

Bible Study among Women: What Kind of a Thing Is This?

Kathleen Nielson
Kathleen Nielson

A God-Honoring View of Sexuality

Peter Jones
Peter Jones

Responding to the Spiritual Condition of Europe

Andrew McGowan and Pierre Berthoud
Andrew McGowan and Pierre Berthoud

The Good Name - Words That Hurt and Words That Heal

Sam Logan
Sam Logan
Friday, August 9

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner

Friday, August 9

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Shaping the Heart for Ministry: Getting Theological Education Right

Archbishop Peter Jensen
Archbishop Peter Jensen
Saturday, August 10

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Combating Biblical Anemia: Preaching (2 Timothy 4:1-5)

Ligon Duncan
Ligon Duncan
Saturday, August 10

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

Saturday, August 10

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

The Big Picture : A Global Message for the Global Challenge

Peter Jones
Peter Jones
Saturday, August 10

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Seminars

Anemia in Academia: The Need for ‘Full-Blooded’ Theological Education

Mauro Meister, Ric Cannada, and Ben Intan
Mauro Meister, Ric Cannada, and Ben Intan

The Significant Role of Christians in Indonesian Politics

Basuki T. Purnama (Ahok)
Basuki T. Purnama (Ahok)

Global Challenges Facing Christianity

John McClean and Jack Whytock
John McClean and Jack Whytock

Women in the Word: A Ministry of The WRF

Susan Logan
Susan Logan
Saturday, August 10

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Saturday, August 10

1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

WRF General Assembly Business Meeting

Saturday, August 10

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sacred Concert

Saturday, August 10

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner

Saturday, August 10

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Engaging the World without Becoming like the World (Proverbs 26: 4, 5)

Richard Pratt
Richard Pratt
Sunday, August 11

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

Combating Biblical Anemia: Discipleship (Matthew 28:16-20)

Ligon Duncan
Ligon Duncan
Sunday, August 11

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Coffee Break

Sunday, August 11

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

The Gospel Mandate: A Blessing for ALL Nations

Stephen Tong
Stephen Tong
Sunday, August 11

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Sunday, August 11

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Optional activities (not yet planned)

Sunday, August 11

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Free Time

Sunday, August 11

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Dinner

Sunday, August 11

7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Good News When the Church Fails (Isaiah 52: 3-10)

Richard Pratt
Richard Pratt
Monday, August 12

8:30 – 9:45

Combating Biblical Anemia: Worship (John 4:1-26)

Ligon Duncan
Ligon Duncan
Monday, August 12

9:45 – 10:00

Coffee Break

Monday, August 12

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Closing Worship Service

The Apostolic Warning (Acts 20)

Dr. Robert Norris
Dr. Robert Norris
Monday, August 12

12:00 noon – 1:00

Lunch

Registration