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The School of Theology

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.
    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 the elders. Participants are expected to attend the entire School of Theology which will begin with lunch at 12:30pm on Monday 15th July 2013 and concludes with dinner in the evening on Friday 19th July 2013.

The Subject & Speaker

The 2013 School of Theology was entitled Our great and glorious God. (on the Doctrine of God) and the speaker was Dr. Raymond Perron from Quebec, Canada. We had a great time together with interaction and discussion during the sessions ensuring that the material was applied with practical relevance to our local church situations. Dr. Perron is a French Canadian involved in church planting in Quebec as a missionary supported by ARBCA. He has just recently retired from his role as President of l’Association d’Églises réformées baptistes du Québec (the Association of Reformed Baptist Churches in Quebec) and is involved in radio ministry and the training of pastors.


In the past

Dr. James M. Renihan was the lecturer for our first six years. He is a respected author, preacher, and conference speaker. He also serves as Dean and Professor of Historical Theology at the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies at Westminster Seminary in Escondido, California, and is currently an elder at Christ Reformed Baptist Church, in Vista, CA, having previously served as pastor of churches in Massachusetts and New York.
    Jim taught at our School of Theology between 2007 and 2012.


  • 2007 Jim Renihan on Baptist Symbolics: the history, language and theology of the 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith
  • 2008 Jim Renihan on Baptist History
  • 2009 Jim Renihan on Distinctives of Reformed Baptist Theology
  • 2010 Jim Renihan on A Theology of Ministry
  • 2011 Jim Renihan on Puritanism in context
  • 2012 Jim Renihan on the Doctrine of the Church
  • 2013 Raymond Perron on the Doctrine of God


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