Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Calvin History Tour and Reformation River Cruise

Two events significant to Greenville Seminary converge on the 2017 calendar — the 30th anniversary of the seminary's founding and the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, whose doctrines form the framework for our ministry.

The seminary is considering a unique event to celebrate these two landmarks in our institutional life — a river cruise along Europe's Rhine River through areas of importance to the Calvinist Reformation. The "Calvin History Tour and Rhine River Cruise" would take guests from Amsterdam, through Germany, France, and on to Switzerland on a river longship, with fascinating land tours all along the way. The proposed dates are April 15-22, 2017.

In addition, time would be set aside while on board for teaching on the precious truths of the Reformation.

The seminary leadership is seeking to determine whether there is sufficient interest to warrant such an event. About 36 guests (18 couples) could be accommodated. The double-occupancy cost would range from $2,800 to $4,500 per person, depending on level of accommodations, with a portion of the proceeds going to GPTS.

To help us with our planning, please complete the survey here.

Meanwhile, mark your calendar also for another GPTS observance of the Reformation anniversary — the 2017 Spring Theology Conference: "Trumpet Call; 500 Years of Gospel Freedom." Dates: March 14-16.