What is a Reformed Church? (Basics of the Reformed Faith) (Basics Of The Reformed Faith Series (Now Botf))
Pastors of Reformed churches are often asked, "What is a Reformed church?" or "What do you mean by Reformed?" Few booklet-length answers are available. Stephen Smallman, author of Understanding the Faith, has provided a booklet that pastors and churches will...
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Pastors of Reformed churches are often asked, "What is a Reformed church?" or "What do you mean by Reformed?" Few booklet-length answers are available. Stephen Smallman, author of Understanding the Faith, has provided a booklet that pastors and churches will find eminently useful. While teaching inquires classes, Smallman writes, "I got a sense of the kind of issues that are in peoples' minds as they struggle to understand and appreciate the core doctrines and traditions of the church." In What Is a Reformed Church? he treats historical roots and the doctrines of Scripture, divine sovereignty, the covenant, the law, the church, and the kingdom.
An introduction to the Reformed view of Scripture, divine sovereignty, the covenant of grace, the law of God, the church, and the kingdom of God.
Rev. Stephen Smallman has worked in pastoral ministry since 1966. In 1965 he joined a Presbyterian church that is now part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He attended Covenant Theological Seminary, graduating with an M.Div. in 1967. While at Covenant, Steve began his pastoral ministry, a ministry that has placed him in several different settings:
He served as Pastor of McLean Presbyterian Church, in a suburb of Washington DC, from 1967-1996. During his 30 years there the congregation grew from 60 to 1200 members and helped to start 6 other congregations.
He returned to the pastorate and served in an urban setting as Pastor of New Life Northeast in Philadelphia from 2001-2005.
He currently serves with CityNet Ministries of Philadelphia, a dynamic ministry of church planting, pastoral training and mercy ministry. His particular role with CityNet is instructor and curriculum developer with for their leadership training program.
He is the author of The Walk: Steps for New and Renewed Followers of Jesus; How Our Children Come to Faith; What is True Conversion?;What Is a Reformed Church? and SPIRITUAL BIRTHLINE:Understanding How We Experience the New Birth.
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