Upcoming Events, Lectures & Seminars

NEW FOR 2019

BASILEIA will NOT be enrolling a new 16-week Cohort for 2019-2020. Instead we will be hosting the following events (below) in November-December for those who wish to take part in the Basileia experience. 

  • A Guided Retreat November 23-24 at Bethany Retreat Centre, Cheung Chau Island, entitled ‘THE THREE-MILE AN HOUR GOD’: An Exploration of Gentle Discipleship. This retreat is designed to rest you not exhaust you; to help you re-connect your story with Christ's, your reason with your imagination and your learning with the love of God. (Details to come. Approximately $375.HKD for one night all meals included.)

  • A Guided Retreat November 30-December 01 at Bethany Retreat Centre, Cheung Chau Island reserved especially for 2017-18-2019 Basileia Cohort Alumni. (Details will be sent to you.) 

  • Two 'Faith and Film' evenings open to anyone wanting to discover God in the movies when His name is never mentioned. Film can be an important source of our spiritual formation. These evenings will demonstrate that. We will watch a film together, enjoy some food and have a great discussion and short presentation. (Film details and dates to come.)

  • A 3-4 Week Seminar on 'What Does Discipleship Have to Do with Place, Time, and Friendship?' Like Jesus his disciples live within the specific realities of place, time, friendships.  What does this mean for us? 

  • Opportunities for meals and discussion together.  (Details to come.)

Please note:  you may participate in any of these events as you choose.They are not offered as a ‘package.’There will be nominal charges to cover the costs of the events and retreat but no tuition fee is expected as previously required.  Please email us at basileia.hongkong@gmail.com to sign up or inquire and receive more information.  See our Facebook page and this website for updates on these.  

Past Events: 


A Whole Person Approach To Spiritual Formation

Saturday June 10, 2018 9.30-2:30 PM I Tao Fong Shan Retreat Centre, Shatin, N.T.

If you are considering enrolling in the BASILEIA 2017-18 curriculum please join us for a half-day retreat as an introduction to what you can expect beginning this October. It’s free, with no commitment to enroll as a student in the Fall. No strings attached!  

We do hope it will provide a ‘teaser’ of the good things to come both in content and experience. Rob Penner and Bob Jones, the originators of BASILEIA, will be joined by Kwen Ip and Wade Wollins, two of BASILEIA'S facilitators, and a special guest—Jeff Greenman—President and Professor of Theology and Ethics at Regent College, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. Together we will guide you as we show you a taste of BASILEIA approach and substance. We promise it will be more than talking heads and taking notes!

The retreat will be held at the Tao Fong Shan Retreat Centre in Shatin, N.T. on Saturday June 10, from 9:30-2:00.  Please register by Wednesday June 7th. 

You may register or contact us via email: basileia.hongkong@gmail.com or text/call: (852) 2893-1234. Follow us on Facebook at: facebook.com/basileiahk


Bring your own box lunch please. You know what you like!

Please be prompt.  Allow enough time to get to the retreat centre as a cab will be required from the Shatin KCR station.

For directions to the retreat centre please see the Tao Fong Shan website: www.tfscc.org.  The address is 33 Tao Fong Shan Road, Shatin, N.T. Tel:(852) 2694 4038 


Spiritual Formation through Congregational Worship

Dr. Jeff Greenman, President and Professor of Theology and Ethics at Regent College, Vancouver, B.C. Canada

Date: 09 June 2017 19:00 Venue: Evangelical Community Church (ECC) Ministry Center, Unit 417-421, 4/F, Hankow Centre  | Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong

What is the connection between Sunday worship and the Monday realities of our lives? Often there is a disconnect. Sunday and Monday can seem like separate worlds. Most Christians are familiar with the experience of congregational worship—fellowship together through songs, prayers, and sermon are among the standard elements. But have we asked: how might congregational worship shape our lives, our desires, and our character? What impact should a lifetime of attending Sunday services make upon us? Could Sunday worship possibly shape Christlike character? This seminar explores the rich possibilities of connecting congregational worship, spiritual formation, Christian character, and the church’s mission.

There is no cost,  However, please register by emailing us at basileia.hongkong@gmail.com

BASILEIA Partners 

BASILEIA is sponsored by the Regent College (Hong Kong) Foundation Limited,which supports graduate-level theological education at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada. Regent cultivates intelligent, vigorous, and joyful commitment to Jesus Christ, His church and His world. Upon acceptance into a degree program at Regent College, students who have successfully completed all three BASILEIA modules may apply for 3-credit hours towards their program of study.

BASILEIA is a Partner Organization with the Consortium of Christian Study Centers located in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA. https://studycentersonline.org. CCSC’s purpose is to advance the growth and effectiveness of Christian Study Centres at colleges and universities around the world.   The phrase “Christian Study Center” is generally identified with a building that serves as a space for individuals associated with a university—students, staff, or faculty— in pursuit of ways to “think Christianly,” about life in all its dimensions. While BASILEIA is not in itself a Christian Study Centre as defined above, we do share many of the same goals as we too seek ways to ‘think Christianly’ about the whole of life and provide an integrative, Biblical approach to Christian thought and formation. So, we are pleased to be accepted as partners with the Consortium of Christian Study Centers and look forward to collaborating together sharing possible resources and ideas.