Reformation Fellowship wants to see, well, reformation and fellowship. Maybe it could be worded reformation through fellowship. You see, when we look back at church history, the great moments and movements—while it may sometimes appear to center around one man—spilled out of a community of like-minded, like-hearted gospel ministers. Sometimes one man, a Luther for instance, was the initial spark. Yet, without the rallying together of others, it is certain that the flame would have died out.
During the Autumn of 2022, the Reformation Fellowship podcast wants to highlight reformation through fellowship…past and present. We will be visiting historic moments where a camaraderie in the Gospel and the truths of Scripture, where deep friendship in Christ, spilled over into reformation, renewal, and mission. We will visit places like Calvin’s Geneva, the Log College, and Puritan Oxford.
We will also visit present day networks of relationships—some gathering within denominations, some around institutions, some within a shared geographic location—whose aim is to encourage and strengthen pastors and leaders relationally, and to help those same leaders work together towards reformation and mission.
These modern-day circles of friends don’t pretend to be the next Geneva. None of these leaders expect their names to be added alongside Luther, Spurgeon, and Edwards in the annals of Church history. But they give us examples of how we might pursue reformation through fellowship today. There is something to learn from each of them that would be applicable in my city, organization, or denomination.
Here at Reformation Fellowship, we’re serious about encouraging and resourcing local pastor groups for fellowship and mission, as well as linking arms with others who see the same need. We pray that these episodes—these examples past and present—inspire, encourage, and equips you to work towards reformation through fellowship.