Scottish mission to the Suffering Church and WRF member, Steadfast Global, should have had a team in Northern Iraq this week to conduct medical clinics and also a week of trauma care training for local volunteers working with severely traumatised victims of ISIS.
The World Reformed Fellowship is a member of the World Evangelical Alliance and are sharing this prayer request from the WEA at their request.
The African Region of World Reformed Fellowship is having a conference on August 12 - 13, 2017, on the campus of the Tumaini Makurima University (TUMA), in Arusha, Tanzania, on the impact of the Reformation on Africa and the need for Continuing Reformation.
The SE Asia Network for the Gospel is a network of reformed believers, missionaries, and pastors who desire to see an increasing number of missionaries and Christians in Southeast Asia grounded in a Reformed worldview and able to apply the Scriptures faithfully to life and ministry in Southeast Asia.
FREE Book Available on the WRF Website: "Pioneros presbiterianos: Una historia de las primeras misiones estadounidenses enviadas a la Argentina (1818-1858)" July 14, 2017 Sam Logan
A Report on the Actions of the 2017 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America July 6, 2017 Sam Logan
What Did Martin Luther Actually Say in His 95 Theses? July 29, 2017, by Sam Logan
NOTE: The item below was submitted by Dr. Matthew Ebenezer, a member of the Board of Directors of the WRF and a teaching elder in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of India. Dr. Ebenezer currently serves as Principal of Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Dehradun, India. In response to the many posts on the WRF website regarding women in ministry, Dr. Ebenezer has submitted this document which is the policy statement of that institution with respect to seminary training for women.
Rutherford House, in association with the World Reformed Fellowship Theological Commission, are delighted to announce that the 17th Edinburgh Dogmatics Conference will take place from Tuesday 29 August – Thursday 31 August at Palmerston Place Church, Edinburgh.
“Women in Ministry: The Study Committee Report of the Christian Reformed Church of North America”Submitted by Dr. Steve Timmermans, Executive Director of the CRCNA [The Christian Reformed Church of North America is a denominational member of the WRF.]
April 5, 2017 Dear Fellow WRF Members: We are celebrating this year the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation which coincides with the nailing of Martin Luther’s 95 theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg.
The 2016 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) established a study committee to deal with the subject of the appropriate role of women in church ministry. The PCA is a denominational member of the World Reformed Fellowship.
Below is one denomination's plan to provide resources and vision for its own local churches to celebrate an event that deserves celebration. On 31 October 1517, the German Augustinian monk, Martin Luther, attached 95 theses to the giant door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. These theses were really 95 points intended for debate with the church authorities.
In 2016, WRF congregational member Seventh Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, offered to provide theological education scholarships to qualified individuals. Among the qualifications sought by the church was that individuals applying must be members of churches which are themselves members of the WRF or of similar ecumenical bodies.
We are often asked about the purpose and the activities of the World Reformed Fellowship. We do, of course, have a Strategic Plan and a "Vision Statement," which are available upon request. But such documents can often appear to be broad and lacking in clear specificity. Therefore, our International Director, Dr. P. J. ("Flip") Buys and our Associate International Director, Dr. Sam Logan, have been working on a document which outlines how our vision and our strategy function "on the ground." The most recent draft of that document is below.
Here is the full version of the Strategic Plan of the World Reformed Fellowship. Work was begun on this plan at the WRF Board meeting in Sydney, Australia, in April of 2012. Continued discussions were held about details of the plan at Board meetings in Potchefstroom, South Africa, in October of 2013, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in March of 2015, and in Jakarta, Indonesia, in March of 2016. The WRF Executive Committee finalized the specific actions steps of the plan in a telephone conference call meeting on October 12, 2016.
NOTE: This item was originally posted on September 30, 2015, well before the Executive Order regarding refugees issued by U.S. President Donald Trump on January 27, 2017. Therefore, the material below does NOT interact in any way with that Executive Order.
Prof. Thomas K. Johnson, Ph.D., is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in America and a long-term member of the World Reformed Fellowship. On February 2, 2017, he spoke at the Vatican in Rome. Below is a press release regarding that occasion. The text of Dr. Johnson’s speech is attached to this item.
The Reformanda Initiative announces that the 2017 Rome Scholars Network (RSN) will take place from 23–29 June, 2017 in Rome, Italy. This week long seminar is designed to create a context for evangelical scholars and leaders to:
Religious Freedom is for all. And the dignity of all must be respected and their right to peacefully exercise their religious convictions or none, free from social hostility or harassment, must be protected, even if one does not share their truth claims.
NOTE: Members of the World Reformed Fellowship have written extensively about Christian responsibility to refugees. Some of that material may be found WRF Members From Around the World Address the Issue of Immigration. As an organizational member of the WEA, we support the call below.