PILGRIM THEOLOGICAL CONFERENCE
TO GLORIFY AND ENJOY GOD: CONFESSING THE WESTMINSTER STANDARDS TODAY
October 6-7, 2017 (Friday & Saturday)
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Registration will start at 7:30 AM on Friday, 10/6
Rooms 5 and 6, 2/F Walter Hogan Conference Center
Institute of Social Order (ISO) Complex, Father Arrupe Road
Ateneo de Manila University (Gate 3 entrance)
Katipunan Avenue, Quezon City
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Rev. Rowland S. Ward, ThD, is minister of Knox Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia, Melbourne. He has written extensively on historical and doctrinal issues, particularly those related to the Westminster Assembly.
Rowland S. Ward was born and raised in Melbourne. His maternal grandfather, the Rev H.E.Carey (1881-1955), was a Presbyterian minister who married Gertrude Waterhouse, a great granddaughter of Rev John Waterhouse, the first Superintendent of Wesleyan Methodist work in Australasia and Polynesia (1838-42). Brought up in the Presbyterian Church of Victoria, Rowland moved to the Presbyterian Church of Eastern Australia in 1968 due to the widespread liberalism of the PCV at that time.
Rowland commenced correspondence studies with a view to the ministry, and then resigned from his position as Senior Account Executive with a large firm of international insurance brokers. He holds the BA and Hons BTh degrees from the University of South Africa, and the Diploma of the Free Church of Scotland College, Edinburgh (which he attended 1972-75). In 1994 he was awarded the degree ThD from the Australian College of Theology, Sydney for his dissertation on “Divisions and Unions in Australian Presbyterianism 1823-1901 with Special Reference to the Church’s Attitude to its Creed”.
Rowland commenced his ministry at Ulverstone, Tasmania PCEA in October 1975, and was ordained 16 March 1976. He moved to Melbourne in August 1981 to care for the tragically divided congregation then at East St Kilda. He was inducted in June 1984 and the work has since been entirely reorganised. The old property was sold and several centres have since been established: Knox, Wantirna (1987), Narre Warren (1990), All Nations, Mulgrave (2008) and Carrum Downs (2010). He has lectured in a number of countries and written numerous books, articles and book reviews. Rowland retired 30 June 2012 but preaches most weekends. Since 2013 he has been Convener of the Regional Conferences Committee of the International Conference of Reformed Churches. In July 2016 at short notice, Rowland commenced as Adjunct Lecturer in Church History at the Presbyterian Theological College Melbourne of the Presbyterian Church of Victoria and enjoys this opportunity of service.
Rowland married Anna Hilliard in 1972. Anna was born in Belfast and raised in Scotland, joining the Free Church of Scotland before coming to Australia in 1970. Her father was an early minister of the Elim Pentecostal Churches (commenced 1928), a quiet and gentle man who was much loved. He was elected President of the Elim movement in 1964. Anna and Rowland have five adult children and seven grandchildren.
Know more about Rev. Ward by visiting his page at http://www.rowlandward.net
Early Bird Registration PHP 500 (Until September 30 only)
Walk In Registration PHP 600
No Day Rates
Registration Fee is exclusive of Lunch. Lunch options are available at the cafeteria in the Ground Floor of Walter Hogan Conference Center/ISO Hall. There are also several food establishments around Katipunan Avenue that is accessible by foot from the conference venue.
Session 1: Why Being a Confessional Church is Important
Session 2: The Context and Composition of the Westminster Assembly
Session 3: The Theology of the Westminster Standards
Session 4: Piety, Spirituality, and Worship in the Westminster Standards
Session 5: The Westminster Standards and Missions
Session 6: Understanding the Reformation for Today
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