Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Council of Reforming Churches

Here's an exciting new work: The Council of Reforming Churches.

The Council of Reforming Churches (CRC) exists to impact the black church and greater black community with biblical theology which has its fulfillment in the Person and work of Jesus Christ. Our aim is to see reformed theology planted, take root and eventually flourish within and among the black community, for Christ, the Church, and the Truth.

Who They Are
The Council of Reforming Churches is an association of churches subscribing to the historic five solas of the reformation, the core doctrines of grace commonly known as the five points of Calvinism and the system of theology summed up in such catechism/confessions as the historic Baptist Confession of Faith 1689, The Westminster Confession of Faith and Heidelberg Catechism.

Our purpose is to see biblically reformed theology sown, take root in, flourish among and eventually become the dominant theology within the black church and African-American community.

Why They Exist
  • CRC exists to fill the vacuum created by the absence of any institution dedicated to the promotion and practice of biblically reformed theology within the African-American community.
  • CRC exists in light of the increasing rejection of sound biblical preaching and teaching among a significant number of black churches.
  • CRC exists to address the black community's need to be instructed properly in the historic truths of reformed theology.
  • CRC exists to engage the increasing secularization of the black church and subsequent danger to our Christian witness.
There's also a blog: reformingchurches.org/blog, with contributions by Pastors Thabiti Anyabwile, Tony Carter, Michael Leach, Lance Lewis, Eric Redmond.