[Past Event]30th Anniversary Dinner
Fundraising Dinner [Past Event]30th Anniversary Dinner1 November 2019
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
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-writer, pastor and regulatory/ ethics lawyer. He is acknowledged to have played a key part in the late 1990s renaissance of Singapore poetry. He has authored several prize-winning poetry collections. He is regularly invited to speak and lead workshops at literary festivals and conferences around the world. Lee sang in choirs for over 20 years and co-founded Agapella, a contemporary Christian music vocal band. In recent years he has enjoyed collaborating with acclaimed music composer Dr Kelly Tang as a lyricist. In 2014, Lee and his wife the artist Namiko Chan Takahashi, co-founded the Laniakea Culture Collective. They love to help people discover and pursue their calling to a creative life.
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 (www.journeysingapore.org). Constance also sees herself as an amateur of dance—a ‘lover’ of dance---and reflected on the relationship between Theology and Dance during her MA Studies at Regent College. She has been studying flamenco dance for the last 10 plus years and also enjoys partner dances like tango with her husband 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.