Since the Reformation Society was launched last year, the www.ReformationSA.org website has been developed into a resource which has attracted attention and positive response worldwide. The regular Reformation Society meetings every Thursday night in Cape Town, since January this year, have been a tremendous blessing, involved many enthusiastic discussions and led to a great many initiatives and projects. The powerpoints, audio CD’s and lecture notes for these various Reformation presentations have provided a resource to equip others to establish Reformation Societies and principles in their own homes, schools, churches or work places.
The completion and publication of The Greatest Century of Reformation book, launched at the Ministers Conference near Zürich, at the Geneva Bible Institute and at the Huguenot Monument, provides a valuable school and college textbook, and a resource for pastors, teachers and for home schooling parents.
Now with the provision of a Reformation Studies Course through the William Carey Bible Institute, this textbook and the Reformation Society audio CD’s can help inspire, inform and involve a new generation of pastors, teachers and evangelists to appreciate, preserve and restore our great Christian heritage; educating and inspiring the next generation to counteract anti-Christian propaganda and apply the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life.
At the first Annual General Meeting of the Reformation Society, a new committee was elected and the following programme for promoting Reformation was discussed and adopted:
Scripture alone is our authority, Christ alone is the Head of the Church, Salvation is by God’s Grace alone, received by Faith alone, for the glory of God alone. The Reformation Society is Reformed and Evangelical, dedicated to a restoration of Puritan doctrine and devotion, emphasising both head and heart.
The Sovereignty of God and the Lordship of Christ in all areas of life. Our conscience is captive to the Word of God. Promptly and sincerely in the service of my God.
For the glory of God, the Reformation Society is dedicated to working for a new Biblical Reformation and praying for a fresh spiritual Revival, in our hearts and homes, churches and schools, communities and country.
1.Research and production of more Reformation resources – including lecture notes, audio CD’s, powerpoints, books, websites, MP3’s and CD Roms.
5.To motivate and mobilise, to educate and enlist, to inform, inspire and involve Christian parents to raise Reformation minded children, Christian teachers to educate students in the heritage of the Reformation, pastors to reform their congregations, Christian businessmen to restore the Protestant work ethic, Christian representatives to reform society, musicians, journalists, film makers and Christians in every level of society to apply the Lordship of Christ to all areas of life.
1.Establish multiple Reformation Societies on every university campus throughout the country.
2.Establish Reformation Societies in schools and Bible colleges.
3.Establish Reformation Societies in congregations.
4.Establish Reformation home fellowships.
5.Increase membership of the Reformation Society.
6.Increase subscriptions to Christian Action magazine.
7.Increase sales of The Greatest Century of Reformation book and Reformation audio CD’s.
8.Increase attendance of October Reformation Celebrations.
9.Establish Reformation Society chapters throughout South Africa.
10.Establish more Reformation branches in other countries.
11.Have Christian schools and Bible colleges adopt Reformation Studies curriculum.
12.Encourage Christian radio stations to broadcast regular Reformation presentations.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”Matthew 7:7
1.Maintain and update ReformationSA.org website.
2.Promote and develop regular Reformation Society Thursday night meetings.
3.Produce and market Reformation audio CD’s, powerpoints and lecture notes.
4.Advertise and market The Greatest Century of Reformation book.
5.Promote greater participation in the Reformation Celebration (27 – 31 October).
6.Develop the Reformation Studies curriculum for WCBI.
7.Increase library resources.
8.Reforming Prayer - book.
9. Reforming Our Families - book.
11.Translate The Greatest Century of Reformation into Afrikaans, German and French.
12.Produce a “Book of Sermons” for pastors in Africa – especially Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Nigeria and Sudan.
“If you abide in Me and My Words abide in you then you will ask whatever you want of Me and it shall be given to you.” John 15:7
ULTIMATE GOALS AND PRIORITIES:
1.Repentance and Restitution.
2.Restoring the congregational prayer meeting.
5.Reinstating family worship.
6.Restoring the Christian work ethic.
9.Reclaiming the schools.
10.Refocusing on the Great Commission.
“Search me O God and know my thoughts I pray. See if there be some wicked way in me; cleanse me from every sin and set me free.” Jeremiah 17:10
Join the Reformation Society, write to: info@ReformationSA.org or visit www.ReformationSA.org