Semper Reformanda 2020

About The Conference

The Semper Reformanda (Always Reforming) Conference addresses the church's need to continually reform to the image of Christ.  

In keeping with our Baptist Reformed tradition, we address a different section of the 1689 London Baptist Confession at each conference.

The 2020 Semper Reformanda Conference, held on October 23-24, will be discussing the doctrines found in the fourth chapter of the confession: "Of Creation."

**Note: We will be providing ASL interpretation UPON REQUEST.  Please email  if you are interested.


Dr. Tom Ascol

Tom serves as the President of Founders Ministries. He has served as a Pastor of Grace Baptist Church since 1986. Prior to moving to Florida he served as pastor and associate pastor of churches in Texas. He has a BS degree in sociology from Texas A&M University (1979) and has also earned the MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Tom has served as an adjunct professor of theology for Reformed Theological Seminary, The Midwest Center for Theological Studies (now Covenant Baptist Seminary), Reformed Baptist Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He was a Visiting Professor at the Nicole Institute for Baptist Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida and currently serves as an adjunct professor for Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary through their Southwest Florida Equip Center.

Tom and Donna have six children, as well as 3 sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law. They also have 10 grandchildren who absolutely rock. Tom has edited and contributed to several books, including Dear Timothy and Redeeming the Gospel and Reforming Churches. He has authored two books, From the Protestant Reformation to the Southern Baptist Convention and "Traditional Theology" and the SBC.

Dr. James M. Renihan

James M. Renihan has served as Dean of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies since 1998, and was recently appointed President of IRBS Theological Seminary. He has been a pastor in churches in Massachusetts, New York and California, and currently serves at Christ Reformed Baptist Church, Vista, CA. He is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (Ph.D.), Seminary of the East (M.Div.), Trinity Ministerial Academy, and Liberty Baptist College, (B.S.).

His academic work has focused on the Second London Baptist Confession and the broader Puritan theological context from which it arose. He has been published in many journals, and is the author of multiple books including Edification and Beauty, A Toolkit for Confessions, True Love, Faith and Life for Baptists and several others.

Dr. Renihan and his wife Lynne have five adult children, who all love and serve Christ, and nine grandchildren. Two of his sons are pastors of Reformed Baptist churches.


Friday, October 23

6:00 P.M. Doors open/registration begins
6:30 P.M. The Goodness of Creation and the Fall of Man - Dr. Tom Ascol
7:30 P.M. Break
8:00 P.M. The Covenant of Works in Creation and Christ - Dr. Jim Renihan

Saturday, October 24

8:30 A.M. Doors open
9:00 A.M. In the Course of Six Days - Dr. Jim Renihan
10:00 A.M. Break
10:30 A.M. In the Image of God - Dr. Tom Ascol
11:30 A.M. Break
12:00 P.M. For the Manifestation of His Glory - Dr. Jim Renihan
1:00 P.M. Lunch (included in ticket price)


 All tickets include Saturday lunch

Adults: $40.00
Student (ages 13-21): $30.00
Children (3-12): $5.00 (ages 0-2 are free)

Email  to inquire about our family rate (for families with at least 5 members).  No other group rates being offered.

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**Cancellation policy: If the event is cancelled for any reason, all tickets will be fully refunded.  If you need to cancel your own tickets, you may do so for a full refund any time before October 1.  From October 1 until October 17, we will offer 50% refunds.  After October 17 no refunds will be offered.