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The God Who Makes Himself Known
7-14 Jul 2024

#CTC2024 #CreationtoConsummation #BiblicalTheology #TheGodWhoMakesHimselfKnown #UnlockingChristsWisdom
  • Intro

    Creation to Consummation – our conference dedicated to Biblical Theology is back!

    Creation to Consummation (CTC) is a city conference designed to help busy Christians read the Bible across its entire message of salvation. Biblical Theology is all about learning to read the Bible with the unity of its message found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is a vital skill and duty for every Christian, and essential for the health of the church in Malaysia.

    The God Who Makes Himself Known

    The LORD's commitment to make Himself known throughout the nations is the overarching missionary theme of the Bible and the central theological concern of Exodus.

    Christians sometimes fragment the text over theological difficulties. For example, how is Exodus 6:3 best understood? Is there a tension between law and gospel, or mercy and judgment? How should we understand the painstaking detail of the tabernacle chapters? And so on.

    Dr. Blackburn contends that Exodus should be read as a unified whole, and suggests that an appreciation of the missionary themes will help greatly in dealing with the difficulties. Read in that light, Exodus not only sheds important light on the church's mission, but also reveals what kind of God the LORD is – one who pursues His glory and our good, ultimately realizing both as He makes Himself known in Christ Jesus.

    CTC: Behind The Scenes (BTS)

    CTC: BTS gives conference participants a chance to go “Behind The Scenes” with the preacher in interactive workshops on how to do Biblical Theology. The workshops complement the night talks, allowing participants to delve into the preacher’s methodology and learn to handle the biblical material for themselves. Anyone keen on applying the content at CTC to their ministries – including pastors, ministry leaders or anyone involved in teaching – will greatly benefit from CTC: BTS.

    Breakfast is always provided alongside CTC: BTS and is included in the registration fee. Come have breakfast with us before CTC: BTS starts, and fellowship with fellow believers from other churches.

    Building Healthy Churches (BHC)

    If we are to grow as Christians in the knowledge of our Lord and the life that He has called us to live, we need to appreciate Biblical Theology and apply it to our ecclesiology in the present day.

    CTC culminates with the Building Healthy Churches talk and Q&A session, where Dr. Blackburn will bring together all we have learnt into practical application as we explore how the Gospel – as made known by God in Exodus – should shape our lives, churches and ministries.

    Prelude and Postlude

    This year’s CTC is bookended by a Prelude and a Postlude gathering hosted by our brothers and sisters at Christ Evangelical Reformed Church. We (and they) welcome you to fellowship with other saints and worship God together on those two Sundays, where Dr. Blackburn will be preaching the gospel with a Biblical Theological framework. The Prelude will set the tone and help you anticipate what will be covered during the conference, whereas the Postlude will pull together all that we have learned throughout the week.

    We invite you to join us for our 12th CTC conference as we press on with our mission to unlock Christ’s wisdom for His churches in Malaysia, so that we may all faithfully proclaim the gospel!

  • Speaker

    Rev. Dr. W. Ross Blackburn

    W. Ross Blackburn

    The Rev. W. Ross Blackburn has been a pastor in the Anglican Church for almost 30 years, and is married with five homeschooled children. He has a PhD (Old Testament) from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, has taught at both universities and seminaries. The author of The God Who Makes Himself Known: The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus (of the New Studies in Biblical Theology—NSBT—series published by IVP), Blackburn will be teaching on how Exodus reveals the character of God and equips the church to bear witness to Christ Jesus among the nations.

  • Schedule

    Conference line-up

    Date Time Event
    Sun 7 Jul 6.00pm Prelude (FREE) hosted by Christ Evangelical Reformed Church
    Mon 8 Jul (PUBLIC HOLIDAY) 9.00am-12.30pm
    (8am for breakfast)
    Behind The Scenes 1 (FREE)
    7.30pm-9.30pm Night Talk 1 (6:30pm for dinner*)
    Tue 9 Jul 9.00am-12.30pm
    (8am for breakfast)
    Behind The Scenes 2
    7.30pm-9.30pm Night Talk 2 (6:30pm for dinner*)
    Wed 10 Jul 9.00am-12.30pm
    (8am for breakfast)
    Behind The Scenes 3
    7.30pm-9.30pm Night Talk 3 (6:30pm for dinner*)
    Thu 11 Jul 7.30pm-9.30pm Night Talk 4 (6:30pm for dinner*)
    Fri 12 Jul - -
    Sat 13 Jul 2.00pm-4.00pm Building Healthy Churches (FREE)
    Sun 14 Jul 6.00pm Postlude (FREE) hosted by Christ Evangelical Reformed Church

    * Light food and beverages will be available for purchase each evening.

    Please note that the schedule may be subject to change.

  • Pricing

    Be sure to join us for the Prelude, BHC, and the Postlude at no additional charge too!

    Registration options

    Option Price per person Notes Expires
    Combo (Normal) RM160 The intended CTC experience! The Combo includes all 4 Night Talks and all 3 BTS & Breakfast (B&B) sessions.
    Combo (Concession) RM130 Concessionary pricing is available for students and those in full time ministry who may not be able to afford to pay the full price.
    All Night Talks Only Package RM100 Save RM40 with this package deal for all 4 Night Talks.
    Along with this package, you may add-on B&B sessions from the menu below at RM30 per session.
    Individual selection - Please select the sessions individually while registering.
    A single Night Talk session is RM35, and a single B&B session is RM30.

    How to pay

    For instructions on how to pay, please visit How to pay.

  • Location

    Luther Centre

    6 Jalan Utara, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

    GPS coordinates: 3.10663, 101.63974

    View larger map

  • Contact

    If you have any questions, please contact Wong Jia Jun / Voon Hui Shun at events@ggf.org.my or 016 206 8801 / 016 938 5670.

    You can also get updates by joining the Facebook event here.

Creation to Consummation – our conference dedicated to Biblical Theology is back!

Creation to Consummation (CTC) is a city conference designed to help busy Christians read the Bible across its entire message of salvation. Biblical Theology is all about learning to read the Bible with the unity of its message found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This is a vital skill and duty for every Christian, and essential for the health of the church in Malaysia.

The God Who Makes Himself Known

The LORD's commitment to make Himself known throughout the nations is the overarching missionary theme of the Bible and the central theological concern of Exodus.

Christians sometimes fragment the text over theological difficulties. For example, how is Exodus 6:3 best understood? Is there a tension between law and gospel, or mercy and judgment? How should we understand the painstaking detail of the tabernacle chapters? And so on.

Dr. Blackburn contends that Exodus should be read as a unified whole, and suggests that an appreciation of the missionary themes will help greatly in dealing with the difficulties. Read in that light, Exodus not only sheds important light on the church's mission, but also reveals what kind of God the LORD is – one who pursues His glory and our good, ultimately realizing both as He makes Himself known in Christ Jesus.

CTC: Behind The Scenes (BTS)

CTC: BTS gives conference participants a chance to go “Behind The Scenes” with the preacher in interactive workshops on how to do Biblical Theology. The workshops complement the night talks, allowing participants to delve into the preacher’s methodology and learn to handle the biblical material for themselves. Anyone keen on applying the content at CTC to their ministries – including pastors, ministry leaders or anyone involved in teaching – will greatly benefit from CTC: BTS.

Breakfast is always provided alongside CTC: BTS and is included in the registration fee. Come have breakfast with us before CTC: BTS starts, and fellowship with fellow believers from other churches.

Building Healthy Churches (BHC)

If we are to grow as Christians in the knowledge of our Lord and the life that He has called us to live, we need to appreciate Biblical Theology and apply it to our ecclesiology in the present day.

CTC culminates with the Building Healthy Churches talk and Q&A session, where Dr. Blackburn will bring together all we have learnt into practical application as we explore how the Gospel – as made known by God in Exodus – should shape our lives, churches and ministries.

Prelude and Postlude

This year’s CTC is bookended by a Prelude and a Postlude gathering hosted by our brothers and sisters at Christ Evangelical Reformed Church. We (and they) welcome you to fellowship with other saints and worship God together on those two Sundays, where Dr. Blackburn will be preaching the gospel with a Biblical Theological framework. The Prelude will set the tone and help you anticipate what will be covered during the conference, whereas the Postlude will pull together all that we have learned throughout the week.

We invite you to join us for our 12th CTC conference as we press on with our mission to unlock Christ’s wisdom for His churches in Malaysia, so that we may all faithfully proclaim the gospel!

Rev. Dr. W. Ross Blackburn

W. Ross Blackburn

The Rev. W. Ross Blackburn has been a pastor in the Anglican Church for almost 30 years, and is married with five homeschooled children. He has a PhD (Old Testament) from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, has taught at both universities and seminaries. The author of The God Who Makes Himself Known: The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus (of the New Studies in Biblical Theology—NSBT—series published by IVP), Blackburn will be teaching on how Exodus reveals the character of God and equips the church to bear witness to Christ Jesus among the nations.

Conference line-up

Date Time Event
Sun 7 Jul 6.00pm Prelude (FREE) hosted by Christ Evangelical Reformed Church
Mon 8 Jul (PUBLIC HOLIDAY) 9.00am-12.30pm
(8am for breakfast)
Behind The Scenes 1 (FREE)
7.30pm-9.30pm Night Talk 1 (6:30pm for dinner*)
Tue 9 Jul 9.00am-12.30pm
(8am for breakfast)
Behind The Scenes 2
7.30pm-9.30pm Night Talk 2 (6:30pm for dinner*)
Wed 10 Jul 9.00am-12.30pm
(8am for breakfast)
Behind The Scenes 3
7.30pm-9.30pm Night Talk 3 (6:30pm for dinner*)
Thu 11 Jul 7.30pm-9.30pm Night Talk 4 (6:30pm for dinner*)
Fri 12 Jul - -
Sat 13 Jul 2.00pm-4.00pm Building Healthy Churches (FREE)
Sun 14 Jul 6.00pm Postlude (FREE) hosted by Christ Evangelical Reformed Church

* Light food and beverages will be available for purchase each evening.

Please note that the schedule may be subject to change.

Be sure to join us for the Prelude, BHC, and the Postlude at no additional charge too!

Registration options

Option Price per person Notes Expires
Combo (Normal) RM160 The intended CTC experience! The Combo includes all 4 Night Talks and all 3 BTS & Breakfast (B&B) sessions.
Combo (Concession) RM130 Concessionary pricing is available for students and those in full time ministry who may not be able to afford to pay the full price.
All Night Talks Only Package RM100 Save RM40 with this package deal for all 4 Night Talks.
Along with this package, you may add-on B&B sessions from the menu below at RM30 per session.
Individual selection - Please select the sessions individually while registering.
A single Night Talk session is RM35, and a single B&B session is RM30.

How to pay

For instructions on how to pay, please visit How to pay.

Luther Centre

6 Jalan Utara, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

GPS coordinates: 3.10663, 101.63974

View larger map

If you have any questions, please contact Wong Jia Jun / Voon Hui Shun at events@ggf.org.my or 016 206 8801 / 016 938 5670.

You can also get updates by joining the Facebook event here.