Singapore Baptist Convention was birthed on 28th December 1978. Next year, 2019, marks the 45th year for us as a Baptist Family. We thank God for His faithfulness, and for His divine leading of the member churches, each being an autonomous church, yet, at the same time, each one able and willing to seek a united identity, first as Christians, and second, as a Baptist denomination.
 
As we celebrate our 45th year milestone, the Convention believes that we are ready to strengthen the level of fellowship among the Baptist Family through an impactful event. For the first time in Convention history, we will be organizing and leading a Bible Land Tour, aka “OLOMAH Protocol 2019” (Operation Land of Milk and Honey).
 
We encourage you to make plans to attend and be part of this exciting Study/Adventure to the Promised Land!
 
 
Serving with Joy,
 
Rev Dr Bobby Lee, Rev Chan Mei Ming, Rev Lawrence Yam
Spiritual Directors for the OLOMAH Protocol
Closing date: 25 November 2018
PAYMENT PROCESS:
  • A deposit of SGD 1,000 (Single-room or Twin-sharing) is required upon registration to secure placement and airline reservations. Balance payment will be due before 27 January 2019.
  • Please make all cheques payable to “Singapore Baptist Convention”, and designate to “Olomah Protocol” on the reverse side.
 
For more inquiries, contact dani@baptistconvention.org.sg or call the Convention office at 6253 8004.
 
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
DATES: 20 – 31 May, 2019 (12 Days, 9 Nights; 10 Touring Days)
 
CATEGORY: Open to All (priority to Pastors & Church Leaders); Study & Adventure Tour (Balanced Approach)
 
COST*:
Single-Room – SGD 4,900
Twin-Sharing – SGD 4,000 (per pax)
*see ‘Payment Process’ above for more details.
 
THEME: “Gadol Adonai”
 
FOCUS TEXT: “How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension! (Psalms 147:5; NLT)
 
ORGANIZERS: Singapore Baptist Convention, in partnership with ‘International Bible Experiences’ (IBEX)
 
SPIRITUAL DIRECTORS:
  • Rev Dr Bobby Lee, Singapore Baptist Convention
  • Rev Chan Mei Ming, Baptist Institute for Contemporary Christianity (BICC)
  • Rev Lawrence Yam, Singapore Baptist Convention
 
BIBLICAL SITES/TEXTS & DEVOTIONAL SPEAKERS:
  • Pool of Siloam (John 9:1-12) by Rev Dr Bobby Lee
  • “Peter, do you love Me?” (John 21:15-17) by Rev Chan Mei Ming
  • Pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-5) by Ms. Buan Yi Xin
  • Jesus and the Storm (Mark 4:35-41; Matthew 8:23-27) Rev Andrew Tjang
  • Bethlehem (Micah 5:1-2; Isaiah 6:9-7; Luke 2:1-7)
  • Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:36-46; Luke 22:39-46) by Dr Choong Chee Wah
  • Mount Carmel (1 Kings 18) by Dr Wilfred Joseph
  • Feeding the 5,000 (Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-15)
  • “Be-Attitude” Mountain (Matthew 5-7; Luke 6:29-49)
  • Wedding at Cana (John 2:1-12) by Rev Lawrence Yam
  • Hezekiah Tunnel aka Siloam Tunnel (2 Kings 20; 2 Chronicles 32:4-30; Isaiah 22:11)
 
 
STUDY/ADVENTURE TOUR INFORMATION
The primary purposes of the OLOMAH Protocol Bible Land Tour is to widen your knowledge, deepen your faith, and strengthen your convictions concerning the Trustworthiness and Truthfulness of the Bible.
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Sleeping in a tent for one night under the starry night sky, counting the stars (Abrahamic experience; Genesis 15).
  • Going to Mount Scopus in the evening for the best view of the Old City of David.
  • Special Lunch at Eucalyptus Restaurant.
  • Last day fine-dining in a Jewish restaurant with a live band.
  • More common sites include: boat ride in Galilee; experience the Dead Sea; visit Bethlehem, Nazareth, Jordan river; Holocaust Museum; etc.
  • Scholarly explanations on why the Dead Sea Scrolls (i.e. Isaiah) are considered as the greatest archaeological finds as far as the Old Testament studies are concerned.
  • Why the Hebrew language is known as a “miracle language”.
  • All participants will be given a workbook and a journal to make the trip more enriching.
  • Learn to sing some Hebrew songs.
  • Learn simple common Hebrew phrases for communication.
 
PURPOSE
  • To visit important sites where Jesus was/had ministered according to Traditions as well as some important historical sites that have significant implications for Understanding the Bible (especially the OT).
  • To become historically informed/instructed in our knowledge of the Bible Land (Israel) so that we can teach/preach the Bible better.
  • To be renewed, refreshed and recharged spiritually in our lives and ministries.
  • To answer some very difficult biblical questions posted by critics about the Reliability and Trustworthiness of the Bible, especially the Old Testament.
 
PREPARATION
  • 3 Study Sessions will be conducted in March (16, 23, 30), Saturdays from 10.00 am – 12.30 pm, in preparation for the Trip.
  • A historical overview of the Bible, the ancient Israel (aka Promised Land, Canaan, Palestine)
  • The 4 Gospels (Synoptic tradition; Comparison & Contrast)
  • Comments on Sites we will be visiting
  • Understanding the Tabernacle in OT
  • How the Bible came about
  • Learning simple Hebrew words and common phrases and songs
  • Learning the art of praying conversationally
 
MEETING PLACE
The Assemblage @ Peace Centre*
1 Sophia Road, #02-17 Peace Centre, Singapore 228149
Tel: (65) 8558 8865
*Parking space available.
 
 
 
DOWNLOAD LINKS
(via Convention Shared Folder on MEGA)
 
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