Semper Reformanda 2023

About The Conference

What is Covenant Theology? How does it inform our understanding of Scripture’s story? How does the Reformed Baptist perspective differ from Dispensationalism or from paedobaptist Covenant Theology? How do we as Reformed Baptists view the covenants of Scripture and what does that teach us about the Kingdom of Christ?

Join us October 20-21, 2023 as we study these topics and more with some of the leading Reformed Baptist scholars of our day.

We would like to invite all pastors and their wives to join us for a special pastor’s luncheon on Friday, October 20, at 11:30. The luncheon is free, but please note that you will still need to purchase conference tickets separately if you plan to attend both.

RSVP for Pastors’ Luncheon


Pascal Denault

Pascal has completed a BTh and a ThM at the Faculté de théologie évangélique in Montreal with Acadia University. He has been pastoring Église réformée baptiste Saint-Jérôme church since 2005. He has also worked as a chaplain for four years in a federal prison. Pascal is the author of The Distinctiveness of Baptist Covenant Theology. His research interests are in systematic Theology, presently the works of Meredith G. Kline. Pascal has been married to Caroline since 2004 and together they have two sons and two daughters.

Dr. Samuel Renihan

Samuel Renihan is pastor of Trinity Reformed Baptist Church in La Mirada, California where he lives with his wife, Kim, and their son, Owen. He graduated MDiv from Westminster Seminary California and PhD from the Free University of Amsterdam. Sam is the author of various articles and books in English and Spanish, such as The Mystery of Christ, his Covenant, and his Kingdom (2019), Deity and Decree (2020), and Crux, Mors, Inferi: A Primer and Reader on the Descent of Christ (2021).

Dr. James Renihan

After a ministry of church planting in central Massachusetts, Dr. James Renihan and his family moved to Escondido, CA in 1998 to begin serving as Dean of the newly formed Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies. He led that work for 20 years, and when it became IRBS Theological Seminary in 2018 was appointed the first president. He has served as a pastor of churches in Massachusetts, New York and California. He is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (PhD), Seminary of the East (MDiv), Trinity Ministerial Academy, and Liberty Baptist College (BS). His academic work has focused on the Second London Baptist Confession and the broader Puritan theological context from which it arose.


Friday, October 20

11:30 A.M. Pastors’ luncheon (please click to RSVP here): The Pastoral Implications of Covenant Theology (Pascal Denault)

4:30 P.M. Doors open/registration begins

5:00 P.M. Session 1: The Great Divide (James Renihan)
6:00 P.M. Break
6:30 P.M. Session 2: The Mystery of Christ (Samuel Renihan)
7:30 P.M. Break
8:00 P.M. Session 3: The Distinctions Between Particular Baptist and Paedobaptist Federalism (Pascal Denault)

Saturday, October 21

8:30 A.M. Doors open
9:00 A.M. Session 4: Baptist Covenant Theology vs. Dispensationalism and New Covenant Theology (Pascal Denault)
10:00 A.M. Break
10:30 A.M. Session 5: The Kingdom of Creation: The Covenant of Works and the Noahic Covenant (Samuel Renihan)
11:30 A.M. Break
12:00 P.M. Session 6: The Protoevangelium (James Renihan)
1:00 P.M. Lunch Break
2:30 P.MSession 7: The Kingdom of Israel: The Abrahamic, Mosaic, and Davidic Covenants (Samuel Renihan)
3:30 P.M. Break
4:00 P.M. Session 8: The Kingdom of Christ: The Covenant of Redemption, the New Covenant of Grace, and the Eschatological Nature of the Kingdom (Samuel Renihan)


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Purchase Tickets

 Adults: $70.00
Student (ages 13-21): $40.00
Children (3-12): $5.00 (ages 0-2 are free)

**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 14, we will offer 50% refunds.  After October 14 no refunds will be offered.