The General Assembly of the World Reformed Fellowship (WRF) will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil next year.
The event is scheduled for March 23-27, 2015.
Past General Assembly gatherings have taken place in Johannesburg, South Africa, and Edinburgh, Scotland. The primary objectives at General Assembly gatherings are: 1) conduct the necessary business of the assembly (such as considering any changes to our doctrinal standards or our purpose statements and electing the Board of Directors); and 2) addressing major issues facing the global Reformed and evangelical church.
During the 2015 WRF General Assembly, extensive work in key areas will occur. Topics will include the challenge of Islam, human trafficking, gender violence, sexual abuse in Christian environments, parachucrh agencies, the prosperity gospel, global church planting (with a focus on Latin America) and faithful ministry (featuring discussions of gay rights and activities).
The WRF is comprised of Reformed believers from more than 70 countries, 67 denominations worldwide, 89 congregations, 145 organizations and 670 individuals.
The World Fellowship of Reformed Churches (WFRC) was formed in 1994 by the Presbyterian Church in America, the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico, the Presbyterian Church of Brazil, and connected evangelical denominations from most of the countries of Latin America plus churches in India, East Africa and the United States. The International Reformed Fellowship (IRF) was also organized in 1994 to join evangelical Reformed leaders from Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan and all across Asia.
The WFRC and the IRF joined together in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 24, 2000, to create the first truly Reformed, evangelical, worldwide fellowship. This newly formed ministry is now known as the World Reformed Fellowship (WRF).
The WRF was formed to encourage understanding and cooperation among evangelical Presbyterian and Reformed denominations and institutions, and to link those institutions having ministry resources with those possessing vision but few resources. The fellowship promotes Reformed thinking, a Reformed world and life view, fosters evangelism and strategies on missions, church planting and theological education, and promotes international communication for the further advancement of the Gospel.
World Reformed Fellowship seeks:
- to promote Reformed thinking and a Reformed world and life view;
- to inform and encourage churches and people who embrace the Reformed faith;
- to provide a forum for dialogue on current issues;
- to be able to offer direction to the evangelical Reformed community;
- to promote evangelization in the Reformed tradition;
- to maintain, strengthen and defend the sound doctrines and Biblical – theological tenets that distinguish us as Reformed Christians.
More information about the 2015 General Assembly is available at wrfnet.org or by contacting International Director Dr. Samuel Logan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Check the web site for updates on costs and registration materials.