We praise God for His blessings on the Reformation FIRE Conference held in the historic Dutch Reformed Church in picturesque Franschhoek, 30 October.

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.

Geographic Representation

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.

Denominations

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 see the Strategy Group notes on the five main culture-carrying institutions, click here.

To see The Coalition on Revival documents and The Reformation FIRE Manual, click here.

For more information visit the www.ReformationSA.org and www.Reform500.org websites.

To join The Christian Action Network, contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To join The Reformation Society, contact:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

"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

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Cape Town South Africa

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