CEP Course: Theology and Preaching
NextGen Mandarin - 新一代培训
KVBC Trust (formerly Kuala Lumpur Christian Conference) was formed in 1997 with a single purpose: to encourage godliness through expository Bible teaching.
In 1999, KVBC Trust together with Evangel Book Centre organised the first Klang Valley Bible Conference (KVBC). This conference has since become an annual platform for faithful Bible exposition, featuring gifted servants of the Word from around the world such as D.A. Carson, David Cook, David Jackman, Bryan Chapell, Peter Adam and John Woodhouse. Expository Preaching Seminar (EPS) was introduced in 2001 to further sharpen the focus of church and ministry leadership on Bible exposition, followed by a string of other training conferences and seminars in later years.Learn More
When it came to the Bible Talk sessions in the NextGen conference, we were given a taste of expository preaching on both the Old and New Testament paragraphs. We were given insights on how the books were structured, and above all, how God was faithful to His promises from the Old to the New Testament.
Some of my friends and I were in Strand 1 together, and struggling to understand Colossians as a group was really encouraging; partnering together with brothers and sisters to know what Paul, and therefore God, says through the passages, was a really upbuilding experience! - NextGen English delegate, Ewan Lim
KVBC’s City Bible Talk has been a helpful and encouraging platform for me to deepen my understanding in the God of the Bible alongside other Christians. In my experience, City Bible Talk promotes an environment of truthful understanding of God’s character and God’s love for His people through the reading of His scriptures. CBT also helps Christians to slowly see the big picture of the whole Bible as God’s grand unified story and how a particular book or topic fits into the bigger picture. A helpful talk for Christians as we all grow in spiritual maturity.
I attended the KVBC's Entrust conference in 2019. Whether I find the conference to be really helpful, for Christians who are considering full-time ministries, or even Christians who are just thinking of exploring what full-time ministry is. During the session, bedside reading the bible together in small groups, I find it particularly helpful that there were a lot of practical discussions to follow up with it., and also to have guidance from people who are currently serving in full-time ministries. A lot of sharing thoughts and considerations as well. So personally, yes, help me better understand what it means to be in full time ministry and what things to be considered if going into it. For me, how to just slowly work it out, whether full-time ministry is best way I can serve God.
I am a ministry intern in Christ Church Ipoh. I love spending time with women to read the bible. I love discussing how we serve together as women and men in full time ministry. I love to share the gospel to non- believers through bible readings and daily conversations. I love the entrust conference by KVBC . It gives me the opportunity for further learning in the Bible. I find it helpful to have various discussions for ministry with like-minded people. I understand myself better and my role in ministry and how to work as a female ministry worker. Are you considering full time ministry? Entrust Conference is a good start for giving you a clear idea.
Having been a part of different churches across Malaysia, I truly see a great need for preachers who rightly handle and preach God’s Word. KVBC seeks to address that need by encouraging godliness through faithful bible exposition. We all need to learn to handle the bible better, whether you’re a regular church goer, leader, or pastor. I’ve attended KVBC’s Bible Conference, City Bible Talk, Expository Preaching Seminar (EPS), NextGen as well as Centre of Expository Preaching (CEP) courses, and here’s my biggest takeaway: learning to read the bible for myself, growing in godliness as I apply what I’ve learnt, and in turn being able to teach it faithfully to others.
Before I attended CEP, I used to just draw out moral lessons to kids and bring their attention to faith heroes in my storytelling. Although it wasn’t exactly false teaching, my old approach often missed the intended meaning of a Bible passage and superimposed my ideas on the text. And that's dangerous! Ever since I’ve started my studies with CEP, I’ve developed the necessary skills and core principles to handle God’s Word faithfully. I’ve learned to first understand what a text meant to its original audience in their historical context, then explore its wider biblical and theological context, and then extract the contemporary application based on the aim of the text.
As a youth teacher at my church, I am very thankful to have sat through EPS 2019 where Dr. Carson expounded on the inerrancy, necessity, clarity and sufficiency of Scripture. So often, we don't consider these fundamental features of Scripture enough thus affecting the way our churches run i.e. the way we tailor our ministries, what words we choose in teaching Scripture, how we evangelise, what the church as a body prioritises in regards to training. The seminar provided sufficient learning materials for me to chew on, to consider these features of Scripture and how I can be moving forward as I join in the labour for God's church. It was hard (and tiring!) work but I wouldn't have traded those three days of work leave for anything else!
I attended my first KVBC night talk in 2015. It was my first time listening to an expository sermon, which I found to be a bit alien, but helpful for me to follow and understand bible passages in its context. I got a chance to learn how to read the bible on my own during KVBC NextGen, where I learnt how to read the bible in context on my own and even to try to prepare writing a bible study! It’s been an exciting journey with KVBC so far. Thankful to God for their commitment to faithful bible teaching and equipping others to do so in Malaysia
Being a Bible Engagement trainer, my ministry is to train young leaders to teach the Scripture clearly and accurately. CEP course has helped me to sharpen my skill in interpreting Scripture, drawing out the main idea of a Bible passage and designing sermons that are Christ-centered and gospel-centered.
感谢上帝，虽然大马的疫情仍未消退，但我却因祸得福，能够有机会参与这次的线上《释经研讨会》，和老师以及各位学员一同学习如何传讲旧约叙事书。 透过一起的学习，我开始以基督为中心的眼光来思想《撒母耳记上》。我发现到，旧约的叙述文虽然有丰富的历史事迹、人物特写、甚至是道德教导，但其中的内容的主轴并非是学习圣经伟人的品格，而是将我们的目光指向耶稣基督。感谢上帝，透过与大家的学习，我们明白到，最终所等候的君王就是主耶稣。 (Thank God that although the epidemic in Malaysia has not yet subsided, I was blessed with the opportunity to participate in this online Bible Expository Seminar and learn how to preach the Old Testament narratives together with the teachers and participants. Through our study together, I began to think about 1 Samuel with a Christ-centred perspective. I discovered that although the Old Testament narrative is rich in historical events, characters and even moral teachings, the main focus of its content is not only to learn about the character of the great men of the Bible, but to point our attention to Jesus Christ. Thank God that through our study, we have come to understand that the King who ultimately we await is the Lord Jesus.)