Recognising the Threats
The day before Reformation Day, a wide spectrum of Christians from far and wide gathered together to recognise the threats - how civilization has been hijacked and to turn the tide by considering the battle-proven Reformation strategies for Revival.
Turning the Tide
Strategy groups considered how we may decisively work for Biblical Reformation in education, in the news media, entertainment, churches and in the social and political spheres. Report backs were given on Reformation FIRE seminars that have already been held in seven countries throughout Africa, hosted by affiliates of the Christian Action Network.
Responding to the Challenges
At the conclusion of the conference, The Franschhoek Declaration was discussed, amended and adopted. The presentations were recorded, both audio and video and the resolutions and summaries of the Strategy Group recommendations are available.
Backgrounds of Participants
Participants at the Reformation FIRE Conference included pastors, missionaries, chaplains, teachers, businessmen, doctors, a pilot, some involved in student ministries, the news media, music ministries, radio ministries, writing, publishing, Evangelism and ministry to the poor. Participants also included students and pensioners.
According to the registration forms, participants came from as far afield as Durban, Hermanus, Stellenbosch, Grabouw, Philippi, Malmesbury, Atlantis, Ceres, Mamre, Milnerton, Claremont, Table View, Rondebosch, Woodstock, Pinelands, Franschhoek and Cape Town.
Participants came from a wide spectrum of church traditions, including Anglicans, Baptists, Brethren, Church of England in South Africa, Presbyterian, the Dutch Reformed Church, Moravian, and a range of Pentecostal and Charismatic churches.
Working Together for Reformation
The Reformation FIRE Conference was hosted by the Christian Action Network, Frontline Fellowship, The Reformation Society and Africa Christian Action. Aside from the heads of these organisations, the Founder and Director of The Christian Coalition and The Ark Christian Ministries in Durban also participated, as did the leader of the KwaSizabantu Mission in Malmesbury.
Resources for Reformation
To read The Franschhoek Declaration, click here.
To read The 95 Theses for Reformation Today, click here.
To hear the Reformation Day sermon by Dr. Peter Hammond in the Dutch Reformed Church in Franschhoek on Why We Need a Biblical Reformation and Spiritual Revival on Sermonaudio.com, click here.
To see the Strategy Group notes on the five main culture-carrying institutions, click here.
For more information
visit the www.ReformationSA.org and www.Reform500.org websites.
To join The Christian Action Network, contact: email@example.com.
To join The Reformation Society, contact: info@reformationSA.org.
The Coalition on Revival Reformation FIRE Manual (72 pages) is available from Christian Liberty Books, both the large format, A4 size, and the compact format, A5 size. Contact: Tel: 021-689-7478, email: firstname.lastname@example.org and website: www.christianlibertybooks.co.za.
"Those from among you shall build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shall be called the Repairer of the breach, Restorer of streets to dwell in." Isaiah 58:12
Dr. Peter Hammond
The Reformation Society
P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa