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.
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.”
Associate International Director Sam Logan shares a reminder for you to read the World Reformed Fellowship Statement of Reformed Identity:
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.
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.
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]
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).
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
The Presbyterian Church of Australia seeks to be faithful to God by holding to the teaching of Scripture in faith and life.
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.
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.
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 July 2, 2019, Dr. Samuel Logan -- The following items are available as attachments below.
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.
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.