30th Anniversary Dinner

Fundraising Dinner 30th Anniversary Dinner
November 1 2019
PAID

Time: 6:30pm - 10:00pm
            Cocktail Hour and Silent Auction at 6:30pm
            Programme begins promptly at 7:30pm
Venue: Kent Ridge Guild House, 9 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119241
Speaker: Dr. Jeff Greenman, President of Regent College
Panelists: Constance Fourie, Aaron Lee and Wendy Wong
Dress Code: Smart Casual

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Both a celebration and fundraiser, this dinner will be the capstone event of BGST’s 30th Anniversary.

Human flourishing is where social, spiritual, and physical conditions come together to allow people in society to grow fully into all that they can be. The biblical concept of Shalom encapsulates this, where people live in love and harmony with God, the land, and one another. Throughout history, the arts have played a vital role in this endeavour.

To begin our reflections, Dr. Greenman will speak on Human Flourishing & the Arts. This will be followed by a conversation with three artists - Constance Fourie (dance), Aaron Lee (poetry), and Wendy Wong (visual recording) - on how the arts can help realize God’s Shalom in our society. As an expression of this theme, there will be an exhibition and silent auction of art pieces including sculptures, paintings, and ceramics.

The Dinner will also be an opportunity for us to share how we want to bring about flourishing through:

  • Innovative Teaching Approaches - Becoming a platform where lecturers, partners, and industry practitioners can collaborate, curate, and incubate innovative training
  • Broadening the Range of Courses and Events - Going beyond the usual courses and engaging the complex issues of Church and society, such as ageing, artificial intelligence, and workplace concerns
  • Cultivating Interdisciplinary Engagement - Encouraging thoughtful conversations and exchanges between theology, spirituality, and other academic disciplines 

In these ways, we hope to equip the Church to thrive and bring about Shalom. For this reason, we hope to raise $150,000 per year. We invite you to prayerfully consider sponsoring and hosting a table for $3,000. Seats are also available for $300 per seat.

Location: Kent Ridge Guild House , 9 Kent Ridge Drive Della and Seng Gee Hall Singapore 119241
Lecturer : Aaron Lee

Aaron Lee is a pilgrim poet, writing mentor, community organiser, pastor and regulatory/ ethics lawyer. He works for a Fintech startup that is revolutionising digital payments for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Lee has authored and edited several books including the Cambridge A-level poetry anthology "Lines Spark Code". In recent years he has worked with the Singapore Writers Festival, the Singapore ArtScienceMuseum and other institutions in the emerging field of digital humanities. He and his wife the national artist Namiko Chan Takahashi are co-founders of the Laniakea Culture Collective.

Lecturer : Constance Fourie

Mrs Constance Fourie is National Director of Journey Asia in Singapore project, a discipleship ministry that walks alongside people with sexual and relational struggles in the church. An avid flamenco dancer, Constance graduated from Regent College,Vancouver (MA), where she explored the relationship between Theology and the Arts, particularly dance. She is married to Jacques.

Lecturer : Jeff Greenman

Jeff  is President and Professor of Theology and Ethics at Regent College. An experienced leader in evangelical theological education, Jeff has served as Associate Dean of Biblical & Theological Studies  and Professor of Christian Ethics at Wheaton College, and  Vice President & Academic Dean at Tyndale Seminary (Toronto). Prior to this, he was the Canadian Executive Director of African Enterprise, and also worked for the US government in the areas of education and juvenile justice. Jeff earned his PhD in religious ethics at the University of Virginia (17th-century Anglican moral theology). An author of 11 books, he has taught and written extensively on Christian ethics, the history of biblical interpretation, spiritual formation, theological education, leadership development, and global Christianity.

Lecturer : Wendy Wong

Wendy is a Visual Practitioner. She supports individuals, groups, and communities by facilitating learning through visual curation and design. Wendy depicts how they think, converse, decide, and make meaning, through the use of visual recording, visual facilitation design, and information visualisation. She loves seeing others make more wakeful choices, as they pursue what matters. Good questions, authentic conversations, and compelling stories make her day.

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