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 2021 Semper Reformanda Conference, held on October 22-23, will be discussing the doctrines found in the fifth chapter of the confession: "The Providence of God"
Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr.
Voddie Baucham wears many hats. He is a husband, father, former pastor, author, professor, conference speaker, and church planter. He currently serves as Dean of Theology at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia.
Voddie makes the Bible clear and demonstrates the relevance of God’s word to everyday life. However, he does so without compromising the centrality of Christ and the gospel. Those who hear him preach find themselves both challenged and encouraged.
Voddie’s area of emphasis is Cultural Apologetics. Whether teaching on classical apologetic issues like the validity and historicity of the Bible, or the resurrection of Christ; or teaching on biblical manhood/womanhood, marriage and family, he helps ordinary people understand the significance of thinking and living biblically in every area of life.
Dr. Baucham holds degrees from Houston Baptist University (BA in Christianity/BA in Sociology), Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.), an honorary degree from Southern California Seminary (D.D.), and additional post-graduate study at the University of Oxford, England (Regent’s Park College).
Voddie and his wife, Bridget have been married since 1989. They have nine children: Jasmine, Trey (Voddie, III), Elijah, Asher, Judah, Micah, Safya, Amos, and Simeon. The Bauchams are committed home educators.
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.
6:00 P.M. Doors open/registration begins
6:30 P.M. Session 1: The Purpose for Which God Created the World (Dr. Baucham)
7:30 P.M. Break
8:00 P.M. Session 2: God, the First Cause and His Use of Means (Dr. Renihan)
8:30 A.M. Doors open
9:00 A.M. Session 3: God's Providence in the Existence of Evil (Dr. Baucham)
10:00 A.M. Break
10:30 A.M. Session 4: The Providence of God in the Condemnation of the Wicked (Dr. Renihan)
11:30 A.M. Break
12:00 P.M. Session 5: The Confident Church in the Providence of God (Dr. Renihan)
1:00 P.M. Lunch (included in ticket price)
All tickets include Saturday lunch (vegetarian options will be available)
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.
We have a limited number of host homes available. Please contact
**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 16, we will offer 50% refunds. After October 16 no refunds will be offered.