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Initiatives



1) What Does It Mean to Be "Reformed?"
 


The Theology Commission of the WRF, chaired by Andrew McGowan, has taken on the task of defining the meaning of the theological term "Reformed Theology."  Members of the Commission from around the world have held two in-person meetings, in 2016 and 2017, and another meeting is scheduled for 2018.  This project was undertaken after one of our organizational members, a seminary, determined to remove the word "Reformed" from its official name because of confusion about the meaning of that word. Since the word is used in our own name, we felt it especially urgent to make clear what we believe is involved in its meaning. The project is being funded by designated contributions and the final conclusions reached by the Theology Commission will be posted on this website. 


2) Assistance to the Church in South Sudan


For years, the Sudanese Reformed Churches, a denominational member of the WRF) have been experiencing persecution.  At their request, the WRF arranged (in November of 2017) for the writing and publication of a history of this denomination and a copy of that history is available on this website.  In addition, WRF members Flip Buys and Rob Norris have spent and will continue in 2018 to spend significant time in the country assisting with (i) refugee support (ii) trauma training (iii) seminary development.


3) Working on "Christian Civility."


Three members of the WRF (Richard Mouw, Craig Higgins, and Sam Logan), joined by Katherine Leary Alsdorf and Vince Bacote, arranged a "Consultation of Christian Civility" in New York City from October 3 - 5, 2017.  Twenty-five evangelical leaders met at Central Presbyterian Church (EPC) to discuss ways of addressing the problem of "verbal nastiness" among evangelical Christians in the USA.  Out of the Consultation came several specific ideas which are in the process of being implemented.  

 

NOTE: Questions about or offers of assistance with any of these initiatives may be sent to Sam Logan at  sloganwrf@gmail.com

 

News

February 7, 2019
This is a WONDERFUL Short-Term Missions Opportunity!
January 23, 2019
Sam Logan, Associate International Director of the WRF received the letter below on 1/23/19 from WRF member Steve Curtis. We post it here for the benefit of our other members.
January 12, 2019
See below for the link to the registration page.

Blog

February 19, 2019
An important response to recent decisions in the USA with respect to when abortions will be legally allowed.
January 29, 2019
The Melkites were an early Christian community in the Middle East dating back to the First Century A.D. They came under Islamic rule in the Fourth Century but maintained their strong Christian witness. How they did that provides excellent guidance for Christian interaction with Muslim communities today, especially in regions like Northern Nigeria.
January 28, 2019
Why were some Presbyterian churches in Brazil losing members while others were experiencing ‘times of refreshing’?