News Items

NOTE: The content below expresses the views of the individual named as the author and does not necessarily reflect the position of the WRF as a whole.

A Road-map out of Lock-down For Congregations

As of today, June 1, 2020, two WRF member denominations - the Free Church of Scotland and the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church - have provided for their congregational members guidelines for emerging from pandemic lockdown. These materials might be helpful to other denominations and congregations so they are available as attachments to this item. The material is provided with permission from The Free Church of Scotland and the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.

Presbyterian Church in America Report on Same-Sex Relations

In June 2019, the 47th PCA General Assembly in Dallas adopted a recommendation from its Overtures Committee directing the Moderator to “appoint the seven voting members who shall be either PCA teaching or ruling 10 elders, and the Committee shall include at least three teaching and three ruling elders.”

Religious Freedom for Evangelical Christians and Muslims

This News Item Shared By PCA Minister and WRF Member, Dr. Thomas Johnson (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.): Leaders from the world’s largest independent Muslim organization and the world’s largest Evangelical Christian organization are beginning a joint effort to respond globally to threats to religious freedom coming from religious extremism and secular extremism.

The WRF Statement on Reformed Theological Identity

 Associate International Director Sam Logan shares a reminder for you to read the World Reformed Fellowship Statement of Reformed Identity:

Statistics Regarding the Covid-19 Virus

Statistics Regarding the Covid-19 Virus April 20, 2020, by Sam Logan: This information may be accessed at https://www.worldometers.info/  

From Cairo to Cape Town: Presbyterian Missions and Churches in Africa

From Cairo to Cape Town: Presbyterian Missions and Churches in Africa Announcing a three-year publication project co-ordinated by Haddington House Trust 2020-2023, Led by WRF Executive Committee Member Dr. Jack Whytock This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Call to Fasting and Prayer on Good Friday

Colleagues in the World Reformed Fellowship: We have had some excellent discussions on our website of the advisability of "virtual communion." Some WRF members support the idea while others oppose it. Today I write to recommend something on which I believe we ALL can agree.

Research on Churches That Have Stopped Communion During Coronavirus

The WRF has recently posted a number of blogs dealing with the question of whether it is biblically appropriate to "livestream" Communion. Thanks to one of our members, Dr. George Fuller, former President of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, we are now able to provide some data about this subject.

The WRF and TGC TOGETHER Seek To Serve Christ's Church

Service to Christ’s Church by The Gospel Coalition and The World Reformed Fellowship During the Time of Covid–19, by Dr. Ric Cannada [Among many other things, Dr. Cannada is Chancellor Emeritus of Reformed Theological Seminary.  Some of his other positions are listed immediately below]

Worshipping Safely Together in a Time of Coronavirus

Colleagues in the World Reformed Fellowship: These are obviously challenging times in many ways. Among those ways is the impact of Covid-19 on regular Christian worship services.  In many locations, gatherings of ten or more people have been prohibited.  While we surely are to be in subjection to the governing authorities (Romans 13: 1), we are, at the same time, commanded not to give up meeting together for worship (Hebrews 10: 25). 

Request for Prayer and Assistance from A Church in The Democratic Republic of Congo

The World Reformed Fellowship has received a request for prayer (and possibly other) support for an evangelical Christian work in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

WEF Member Duncan Peters Provides a Translation of the Gospel of Luke For Work With Muslims

Holy Injil, Luke – A New Translation from the Original Greek Text with Commentary: The highly successful 2017 edition has been revised and improved and is now available. Features include:

The 2019 Christmas Musical Tour of WRF Members Keith and Kristyn Getty

Keith and Kristyn Getty, members of the WRF, will be presenting the Gospel through Christmas music in the following U.S. cities Detroit, Michigan; Longview, Texas; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Washington, D. C.; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Wilmington, Delaware; New York City; St. Louis, Missouri; Kalamazoo, Michigan; Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Nashville, Tennessee. 

An Excellent New Book by WRF Member Dr. Tim Trumper

Tim J. R. Trumper, Christianese or Christ? Jesus’ Timely Challenge of the Parable of the Sower (Grand Rapids, MI: Reaching America Ministries and From His Fullness Ministries, 2019). 254 pages; $9.99.

WRF Member Dr. Susan Post Leads Effort to Fulfill Isaiah 58 and Matthew 25

Update on a Powerful Kingdom Ministry Led by a WRF Member: In 1989, after years of prayer and with broad community support from churches, individual donors and others, Esperanza Health Center opened its doors as a small, second-story walk-up clinic at 2927 N. Fifth Street in “El Centro de Oro” (Center of Gold), the heart of Philadelphia’s Latino community. 

WRF Denominational Member The Presbyterian Church of Australia Publishes a Statement on Sex, Gender, and Marriage

The Presbyterian Church of Australia seeks to be faithful to God by holding to the teaching of Scripture in faith and life.

A WRF Member in the United States Describes and MODELS a Biblical Response to Immigrants

NOTE: The headline of this article was created by the WRF.  The material below the headline was written by (and therefore about) a ministry in which WRF member Barbara Perrin is participating. Barbara is the widow of Dr. Rick Perrin who, for many years, guided the work of the WRF as the Chairman of our Board of Directors. 

What Does the Term "REFORMED" Mean?

At the inaugural meeting of the World Reformed Fellowship in October 2000 in Florida, a Theological Commission was appointed and instructed to prepare a new Statement of Faith for the 21st century. 

Reformed Theological Seminary Makes Major Announcement

July 30, 2019: Dr. Craig Sheppard Appointed as Executive Director of Center for Reformed Theology -- The Board of Trustees of Reformed Theological Seminary is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Craig Sheppard as the Executive Director of the Center for Reformed Theology (CRT) in Indonesia.

Report from ECO -- 2019

ECO Synod Council Update: Greetings, ECO brothers and sisters, I hope you are enjoying your summer and all that God is doing in your lives and your churches. The Synod Executive Council meets a handful of times during the year, and I am going to be giving regular updates on what we are discussing together.

WRF Member Churches, Organizations, and Individuals Discuss Same-Sex Attraction and Relationships

WRF Member Churches, Organizations, and Individuals Discuss Same-Sex Attraction and Relationships July 2, 2019, Dr. Samuel Logan -- The following items are available as attachments below.

Presbyterian Theological Seminary Dehradun India: A Retrospective

 PRESBYTERIAN THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY, DEHRADUN, INDIA: THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE, THE STORY IN A NUTSHELL, By WRF Board Member Dr. Matthew Ebenezer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The Annual Report of WRF Denominational Member The Sudanese Reformed Churches

The Annual Report of WRF Denominational Member The Sudanese Reformed Churches April 7, 2019 Patrick Wic -- As of April 1, 2019, the Sudanese Reformed Churches has sixteen congregations plus 18 groups in various locations including refugee camps.  The total membership is approximately 6000.  See the attachment for the Annual Report of the Sundanese Reformed Churches.

An Opportunity to Serve the Lord in South Africa

An Opportunity to Serve the Lord in South Africa February 7, 2019, by  Jack Whytock: DUMISANI THEOLOGICAL INSTITUTE & BIBLE SCHOOL, King William’s Town, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Teaching opportunities for WRF members in Manila and Myanmar.

January 23, 2019 (Sam Logan): Dear Sam, I wanted to alert you and the World Reformed Fellowship about a couple of opportunities to serve by teaching in Southeast Asia. While lodging and meals would be provided, airfare would be the responsibility of whomever would answer these calls to serve.