The 4th General Assembly of the WRF

March 23, 2015, 9:00 am


The Fourth General Assembly of the World Reformed Fellowship will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, from March 23 through March 27, 2015.    Details are below. 


Daily Schedule

Monday, March 23:

7:00 p.m.  The General Assembly Begins

    Welcome - Sam Logan (USA)

             Worship - Rick Perrin (USA) presiding and  Davi Gomes (Brazil) preaching

    Brief History of the World Reformed Fellowship – Paul Gilchrist (USA)

Tuesday, March 24:

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Convene and Announcements for the Day

8:15 – 9:00

Worship, and devotional by Chris Wright (UK)

9:00 – 9:30 

Transdenominational Ministries Endorsed by the WRF Which Support Key Activities of the Church  – Doug Birdsall  (USA)

9:30  – 10:00 

Coffee Break

10:00 – 10:30 

Chris Wright, The Langham Partnership

10:30 – 11:00

Ron Scates (USA), The Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch break

1:00 – 1:30 

Thomas Schirrmacher (Germany), The World Evangelical Alliance  (emphasis on work with religious freedom and persecution)

1:30 – 2:00

Ligon Duncan (USA), The Gospel Coalition (with emphasis on the work on done theological famine relief)

2:00 – 2:30 

David Baer (USA), The Overseas Council

2:30 – 3:00

Coffee Break

3:00 – 4:00

Transdenominational Ministries Workshops (all five offered simultaneously)

4:00 – 5:00 

First Business Session - Ask for approval of By-Law changes and explain Thursday’s votes on Statement of Faith and Election of the New WRF Board of Directors – Rick Perrin presiding

5:00 – 7:00

Dinner Break

7:00 – 7:15

Worship and Praise Time

7:15 – 8:45

Dialogue about Faithful Ministry in the Context of Discussions of Gay Rights and Activities and Q & A – Augustus Nicodemus (Brazil) and Kin Yip Louie (Hong Kong)

Wednesday, March 25:

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Convene and Announcements for the Day

8:15 – 9:00

Worship, and devotional by Chris Wright (UK)

9:00 – 9:30

The Challenge of Islam - Christine Schirrmacher (Germany)

9:30 – 10:00 

Coffee Break

10:00 – 10:30 

The Challenge of Islam – Stephen Tong (Indonesia)

10:30 – 11:00 

Q and A with Dr. Tong and Dr. Schirrmacher

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch break

1:00 –  2:30

Islam Workshops – John Muether (USA), Rick Oakes (South Africa), and Ben Intan (Indonesia) will do one workshop together and James Anderson (USA) will do a second workshop.  The workshops will run concurrently. 

2:30 – 3:00 

Coffee break

3:00 – 5:00 

Islam Think Tank – Edward Ayub (Bangladesh), Sasan Tavasoli (Iran), Fikret Bocek (Turkey), and Others  [By invitation only]

5:00 – 7:00

Dinner Break

7:00 – 7:15

Worship and Praise Time

7:15 – 7:45

The Abuse of Women – Diane Langberg (USA)

7:45  – 8:15

Human Trafficking – Jim Gamble (Northern Ireland)

8:15 – 9:00

Q & A with Diane Langberg and and Jim Gamble


Thursday, March 26:

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Convene and Announcements for the Day

8:15 – 9:00

Worship and devotional by Chris Wright (UK)

9:00 – 9:30

Sexual Abuse of Children in Religious Environments – Boz Tchividjian (USA)

9:30 – 10:00

Coffee Break

10:00 – 10:30

Ministering to the Victims of Sexual Trauma – Phil Monroe (USA)

10:30 – 11:00

Dialogue on Sex Trafficking with Beatrie Kruger (South Africa) and Raju Sundas (Nepal)

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch break

1:00 – 2:30

Panel discussion on the subjects of today – Diane Langberg, Jim Gamble, Phil Monroe, Boz Tchividjian, Beatrie Kruger, Raju Sundas, and Grahame Kerr (Australia)

2:30 – 5:00 

Second Business Session.  Rick Perrin presiding.  Election of new WRF Board of Directors and decision on the status of the WRF Statement of Faith.  Welcome to the new WRF International Director.

5:00 – 7:00 

Dinner Break

7:15 – 7:30

Worship and Praise Time

7:30 – 8:00 

The Prosperity Gospel – Flip Buys (South Africa)

8:00 – 8:30

The Biblical Foundations of an Appropriate Response to the Poor – Sheryl Haw (UK)

8:30 – 9:00

Panel discussion on ministry to the poor with Koos Richards (South Africa), Peterson Sozi (Uganda), and Sheryl Haw (UK), with Flip Buys presiding


Friday, March 27:

8:00 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Convene and Announcements for the Day

8:15 – 9:00

Worship and devotional by Chris Wright (UK)

9:00 – 9:30 

Church Planting – Leo Schuster (USA)

9:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break

10:00 – 10:45

Three Church Planting Case Studies - The Presbyterian Church of Brazil, the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico, and Mission to the World (Andres Garza - Mexico)

10:45– 11:30

Round Table Discussion about Church Planting led by Andres Garza: What is applicable in other nations?

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 

Closing Worship Service, Robert Benn (Australia) preaching

 

Further details:

To register for the Assembly, Click here -  General Assembly Registration

Register on or before February 1, 2015, for the full General Assembly at US$500. or for any number of individual sessions at US$60. each. [These fees do not include accommodations or meals.]

Register between February 2, 2015, and March 1, 2015 for the full General Assembly at US$550. or for any number of individual sessions at US$70. each.  [These fees do not include accommodations or meals.]

Hotel options are listed below.

Space is limited and all reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

All registrations must be made in advance and the last day to register is March 1, 2015.

Special arrangements for denominational representatives -  Special arrangements will be made so that those individuals attending the General Assembly as oficial representatives of WRF member denominations will be able to meet to discuss items of mutual interest. 

The General Assembly is being generously and graciously co-hosted by the Presbyterian Church of Brazil (www.ipb.org.br) and Mackenzie Presbyterian University (www.mackenzie.br).


Accommodations may be reserved at any of the following locations (all have been reviewed by our co-hosts):


The Holiday Inn Parque Anhembi - http://www.ihg.com/holidayinn/hotels/us/en/sao-paulo/saocc/hoteldetail

The Novotel Sao Paulo Center Norte - http://www.novotel/gb/hotel-2992-novotel-sao-paulo-center-norte/index.shtml

The Luz Sao Paulo - http://www.booking.com/hotel/br/luz-plaza-sao-paulo.html

The Ibis Expo Barra Funda - http://www.ibis.com/pt-br/hotel-2211--ibis-sao-paulo-expo/index.shtml

The Hotel Panamby Sao Paulo - http://www.hotelpanambysaopaulo.com.br


NOTE:  The options listed above are international business/tourist hotels.  The option listed immediately below, The Connection Hostel, is not a hotel, but, as its name indicates, a HOSTEL.  This should be taken into consideration by anyone considering this property.  

The Connection Hostel - http://www.booking.com/hotel/br/the-connection.en-us.html?aid=318615;label=New_English_EN_CAUS_5226330745-uj50W0dUEWwKN61mujXTWAS46623190825%3Apl%3Ata%3Ap1%3Ap2%3Aac%3Aap1t1%3Aneg;sid=c2576f807403fe3f61b05ee794a9e4f8;dcid=4;ucfs=1;srfid=3afa45ad619a114a34bf986ea1f0ab9a54aab


For further information about any of these matters, contact Dr. Samuel Logan at  sloganwrf@gmail.com