The Reformanda Initiative exists to identify, unite, equip, and resource evangelical leaders to understand Roman Catholic theology and practice, to educate the evangelical Church and to communicate the Gospel.
Evangelicalism currently has an incoherent relationship with Roman Catholicism. Many evangelicals are uncertain about what Roman Catholics actually believe. Do they believe in the same Gospel, or something entirely different?
This question is important for leaders of evangelical churches and organizations and for hundreds of millions of evangelical believers around the world.
We are convinced, in line with the historic Protestant view, that Roman Catholicism is a severely flawed system in need of a radical biblical reformation in its basic theology and practice. Currently there is no global evangelical effort to study these topics, promote new research and share insights.
The Reformanda Initiative seeks to:
Research and Articulate
the history of Roman Catholic theology and practice
contemporary sociological analysis of Roman Catholic theology and practice
an evangelical evaluation of Roman Catholic theology and practice
Educate and Equip
emerging evangelical academics who are seeking to study Roman Catholicism
evangelical leaders and laity to better understand Roman Catholicism, including the similarities and differences between evangelicalism and Roman Catholicism
evangelical leaders and laity in how to understand, love and communicate the Gospel to their Roman Catholic family and friends
the biblical Gospel of salvation through faith in Christ alone
an evangelical perspective concerning Roman Catholic theology and practice
the research sponsored or done by Reformanda Initiative
The Reformanda Initiative supports various strategies to identify, unite, equip and resource evangelical leaders to study Roman Catholic theology and practice, to educate the evangelical church and to communicate the Gospel by means of, for example:
Hosting an annual Global Meeting of key Reformanda Initiative leaders
Sponsoring the annual Rome Scholars Network conference to train and equip evangelical scholars and leaders to articulate an evangelical perspective about Roman Catholicism and the biblical Gospel
Compiling a Reformanda International Electronic Journal
Creating Reformanda Educational Training Programs to
educate evangelical leaders and laity about Roman Catholicism
facilitate church planting in Roman Catholic regions
communicate the Gospel lovingly and persuasively to Roman Catholics
Drafting and releasing “Is the Reformation Over? – A Statement of Evangelical Convictions” affirming the principles of the Reformation
Producing a documentary “Is the Reformation Over?” and video resources to explain the significant differences between Catholics and Evangelicals