Reformed Conference this month at Davao City, Philippines

The United Covenant Reformed Church in the Philippines (UCRCP) is holding the Davao Conference on Reformed Theology (DCRT) on November 27-29, 2012, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on November 27-28, and from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM on November 29. The theme of this conference is Reformed Confessions and Reformed Ministry. The conference is open to 100 pastors, elders, church leaders and teachers and to those who want to know the Bible, theology and church history from a Reformed perspective. The venue is at the Auditorium of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines (UCCP) along Bonifacio-Legazpi Sts., Davao City. A registration fee of P300 will be charged which includes lunch, snacks and materials.


The featured speaker of the conference is Dr. Changwon Shu of Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Shu graduated from Chongshin University and Theological Seminary in Seoul, London Theological Seminary, Free Church of Scotland College (Diploma in Theology), and New College of Edinburgh University (M.Th., Historical Theology). He earned his Ph.D. on Historical Theology at the Westminster School of Theology in South Korea.

He has been the director of the Korea Institute for Reformed Preaching (KIRP) since 1992. The institute focuses on Biblical Preaching and Reformed Theology in the ministry of the Word. They meet twice a year with special speakers from either the United Kingdom or the United States, such as Iain H. Murray, Maurice Roberts, John Angus Macleod, Philip Eveson, Andrew McGowan, Iain D. Campbell, and Andrew Davies from the UK; Joel Beeke, Joseph Pipa, John Carrick, Richard Guy, and others from the US. Dr. Shu also publishes Reformed books (translated ones and Korean authors) along with the Korean Banner of Truth magazine. He has taught Puritan Theology and the History of the Presbyterian Church at Chongshin Theological Seminary for 18 years as an associate professor and lecturer.

Raised a Buddhist, he became a Christian at the age of 16 after reading the Bible, his conversion resulting in a time of persecution. Through his prayers and witnessing, his parents also came to Christ within a few years of his conversion. He credits his mother's constant prayers for the successes God granted him while studying in the United Kingdom.

He is married to Myoung Jah. They have three children: Dongyoon (28), captain in the Korean Army, Jiheh (26), and June (23), a student of Bob Jones University. They live in the northern part of Seoul, South Korea. Pastor Shu has been the senior pastor of Samyang Presbyterian Church in Seoul since 1997. Before 1997, he served Shinjang Presbyterian Church (now, Joosarang Church) for three and half years as senior pastor.

If you are interested to join this conference and you need accommodation, you may contact me via email at vicbernalesfamily@gmail.com or via mobile phone at 0922-712901.

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