Entrust Trainer Forum 2020
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
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.
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.
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.
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.