Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Reformed Blacks of America

It's exciting to hear about this new website: Reformed Blacks of America.

Here's their statement of purpose:

God addresses His people as a collective whole in various ways such as “bride”, “church” and “elect”. It is with a similar sense of love and devotion to the Christian community that this project was born. With respect, affection and fear of God, we naturally desire to see His people edified and encouraged, and in like manner we also believe the Christian life is lived not in a vacuum or in isolation but amongst a community of believers. It is with zeal and interest that we seek to commune with God’s people so that we do learn more about Him and further the kingdom of God together.

At this time in history, we believe it is vital to affirm and support the Reformed Christian community in every possible venue. As God blesses His people with a wonderful outpouring of love and truth, this website has been established in order to support and emphasize the necessity and growth of the community of Reformed Blacks. As we work toward a mutual fulfillment of the will of God, it will become readily apparent that one of our greatest catalysts for study and growth is also a primary supporter of our faith and hope, believers in community. Moreover, as we individually grow and mature, so must we grow and mature together. As we continue studying Scripture to discern its meaning, so is its meaning enhanced and its significance increased through our relationships not only with God, but with one another. So we must relearn the phrase “never alone” and include not only God, but our brothers and sisters in Christ as well.

We also believe if there is a such thing as a “Black Reformed” movement, it cannot effectively grow and develop divorce from this "Black Reformed" community. Hence, we want to be a catalyst for this movement and a communal hub as it continues to take shape. It is one of our goals to connect you with other Black Reformed believers whom you may not otherwise meet on your own because all of us need one another to truly be all of who God want us to be. From such, we desire to impact broadly Black evangelical communities and churches as well. Therefore, we have a particular affection and calling to the local church. We desire to see it grow in truth, number and devotion to God.

Furthermore, this website is in support of the local church and in the future will take particular interest in increasing communication and relationships among churches. We also have a special interest in instructing students for Christ, which will include content and concept driven material for them as well.

And here they describe their Liaison Project:

The Church Liaison Project was formed based on our desire to see the Reformed Black community grow and develop in a more intimate fashion. We plan to accomplish this by connecting with young adults between the ages of approximately 20-32 who fill these churches because they are and will be the future of this Reformed Black community. This also provides us the opportunity to form lasting relationships with the churches with whom we partner.

Just as Christ has ordained the local church as the main catalyst to grow his kingdom throughout the world, we believe this basis of growth among such a community is developed principally within and in aid of his church. Therefore, we desire to increase the communication, fellowship and encouragement in this community of believers. With such goals, our efforts are concentrated in fostering authentic and transparent communication and interaction with the people at these churches. Hence, we strongly believe that a call to Christ is a call to community.

If you would like to participate in our Church Liaison Project or want to receive more information, email us at with "Church Liaison Project" as the subject of the email.

(HT: Phil Ryken)