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.

The WRF Mourns the Death of Mwalye Clifford, a Long-Serving Minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Uganda

The World Reformed Fellowship has heard the sad news of the passing of Pastor MWALYE CLIFFORD, a long serving minister of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Africa in Uganda, on Saturday night, December 17, 2016.

WRF Board Member Dr. Fergus Macdonald Reports on His Recent Visit to the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico

 The National Presbyterian Church of Mexico is one of the largest denominational members of the World Reformed Fellowship.  It has almost 2 million members and more than 6,000 local congregations, spread over 15 Synods and 71 Presbyteries. 

WRF/REFO500 Wittenberg Conference Registrations are now OPEN

Registrations are now OPEN for the WRF/REFO500 Conference in Wittenberg, Germany, in October of 2017. The link to the conference website is here – http://wrf500wittenberg.org/

WRF International Director Designate, Dr. Davi Charles Gomes, will participate in meetings of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief

WRF International Director Designate, Dr. Davi Charles Gomes, will participate in meetings of the International Panel of Parliamentarians for Freedom of Religion or Belief September 10, 2016, by Sam Logan

WRF Member Dr. Thomas Johnson Makes His Book, "Human Rights: A Christian Primer" Available for FREE Download

WRF Member Dr. Thomas Johnson Makes His Book, "Human Rights: A Christian Primer" Available for FREE Download September 1, 2016, by Sam Logan

Christopher Yuan Suggests "A Christian Response to Homosexuality"

One of the crucially important topics facing many churches today – including many churches which are members of the WRF - is that of homosexuality.  Among the churches which have sought to provide careful, reasoned, biblical, and gracious guidance with respect to this issue is the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, a denominational member of the WRF. 

Dr. Davi Gomes, International Director Designate of the WRF, Preaches on "Live Like What You Will Become!"

Dr. Davi Gomes is the International Director Designate of the World Reformed Fellowship and Chancellor of Mackenzie Presbyterian University in Brazil. He preached in worship at the 2016 General Assembly of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Below, a video of his sermon.

SOLAS, "“The Cross, the Crescent, and the Collapse of European Civilization”

SOLAS is a superb magazine which the WRF is delighted to recommend to all of its members.  It attempts to bring solidly biblical Christianity to bear on a wide variety of current social and cultural issues.

WRF Denominational Member The Presbyterian Church in Uganda Announces the Westminster Christian Institute Uganda

The following news item has been provided by the Presbyterian Church in Uganda (PCU), a denominational member of the World Reformed Fellowship.

A Case Study in Reaching Muslims for Christ - Seventh Reformed Church in Grand Rapids

What is Being Done by WRF members to Reach Muslims with the Gospel of Jesus Christ? This is a critically important question and we share here the answer to this question from one WRF congregational member – Seventh Reformed Church in Grand Rapids.

Keith and Kristyn Getty Announce New Album and Make Offer to WRF Members

 New Album from WRF Members Keith & Kristyn Getty Encourages Global Missions: "Facing a Task Unfinished" is the latest album from pre-eminent modern hymn writers, Keith and Kristyn Getty (known for “In Christ Alone”).

Prayer Request from WRF Member, The Sudanese Reformed Churches

Prayer Request from WRF Member, The Sudanese Reformed Churches July 12, 2016, Dr. P. J. Buys: The following prayer request was sent to the WRF on July 9, 2016. 

Please, let’s all be in prayer for our brothers and sisters in South Sudan.

Report from WRF Denominational Member, the Presbyterian Church of Bangladesh

Report from WRF Denominational Member, the Presbyterian Church of Bangladesh July 12, 2016 Edward Ayub

Report from a WRF Denominational Member, The United Presbyterian Church of Pakistan

Dearest in Christ: Greetings to you in the wonderful name of Our Lord Jesus Christ. I want to draw your kind attention to the history of the United Presbyterian Church of Pakistan.  Presbyterian mission in the area was started in 1854 by the United Presbyterian Church of North America.

The Southeast Gospel Network (SENG) Announces Its Third Annual Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, November 10-12, 2016

The Southeast Asia Network for the Gospel (SENG) is a network of Reformed believers (and those open to Reformed teaching) who want to see an increasing number of Christians, pastors, and missionaries in Southeast Asia grounded in a Reformed worldview, able to apply the Scriptures faithfully to life and ministry in their local context.

WRF Member Leo Douma Writes on "Christ’s Under-Shepherds: An Exploration of Pastoral Care Methods by Elders"

WRF Member Leo Douma Writes on "Christ’s Under-Shepherds: An Exploration of Pastoral Care Methods by Elders" July 13, 2016, by Sam Logan -- A New Book by WRF Member Leo Douma

WRF Organizational Member Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary Elects New President

The 185th Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America voted on June 29, 2016, to elect Rev. Barry York as the next President of the Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, to be installed in 2018, Lord willing.

The Annual Report of The Sudanese Reformed Churches

The Annual Report of The Sudanese Reformed Churches June 15, 2016, by Patrick Wic. Attached above this article is a copy of the 2015 Annual Report of the Sudanese Reformed Churches, a denominational member of the WRF

WRF Member Dr. Thomas Johnson Writes to the WRF re His Recent Speech at the Vatican

WRF Member Dr. Thomas Johnson Writes to the WRF re His Recent Speech at the Vatican June 29, 2016 Sam Logan

A Call for Papers on "The Relevance of the Reformation for Today"

Call for Articles on the Relevance of the Reformation This is a special call for articles on the theme of The Relevance of the Reformation for Today for the 2017 Haddington House Journal in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, 1517-2017.

WRF Member Dr. J. R. Norwood Preaches on "The Grand Departure" of Jesus

WRF Member Dr. J. R. Norwood Preaches on "The Grand Departure" of Jesus May 3, 2016 Dr. J. R. Norwood

Dr. Michael Goheen Discusses Reformed Missiology in the Tradition of Augustine, Calvin, Bavinck (Herman and J. H.) and Kraemer.

Dr. Michael Goheen has a robust Reformed Theology and represents the best of the rediscovery of biblical Calvinism. In 4 lectures he gave at Reformed Theological Seminary’s Orlando Campus,  he presents a very rich and very neglected and often very maligned understanding of Calvinism.

Excellent Resources for Safeguarding Our Churches and Our Children from Sexual Predators

Jim Gamble is an outstanding leader in the world of those seeking to protect vulnerable individuals from sexual predators.  Jim spoke on this subject at the WRF conference in Potshefstroom, South Africa, in 2013, and at WRF General Assembly in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2015.  Videos of both of those presentations are available on this website. 

In Memory of Dr. Rick Perrin

In Memory of Dr. Rick Perrin April 18, 2016, BY Sam Logan

WRF International Director Dr. P. J. Buys Explains the Nature and the Purpose of the WRF

So what exactly is the World Reformed Fellowship? Perhaps even more important, WHY IS THERE a World Reformed Fellowship?