Reformation Christian Ministries
News and Prayer Letter
Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
In the last several months since our previous Newsletter, many exciting things have been happening with Reformation Christian Ministries. We had our annual board meetings, which all went well. Christian Liberty Academy has also completed accreditation through NAPS (National Association of Private Schools https://napsschools.org/). We give thanks to the Lord for His blessing upon us. Of course, without your continued prayers and support, these things would not be possible. Thank you for your partnership in ministry and know that your prayers and support are not in vain.
Christian Liberty Academy has also finished another school year, with seniors graduating. Here are a few photos: –
Here are some kind words from the Valedictorian’s sister, who also graduated from CLA:
It’s Grace Kim, Joy’s sister! I am currently in the senior year and I am currently in Spain as an exchange student. I have one semester left until graduation! Time went so fast right? I am majoring international politics and international law in university now, and I think I will prepare for the diplomat. I often think about the time I spent at school and think about teachers and friends a lot. Looking back, the time I spent in CLA was really a turning point for me. Many things I learned there are still very helpful in my university life. Since Joy is now also graduated (You finally got away from our Kim sisters!) and only my parents will be in Suriname, but I hope to see you later in time! I should have told you this beforehand but thank you very much.
Pray for Rev. Hamid’s work with RCM and CLA, and Rev. Poettcker, who travels to Suriname quarterly and continues to work with students online with SALT (Scriptural Advanced Leadership Training).
Please be in prayer for the school shipment of supplies for the upcoming school year that is being loaded on June 27th and then driven to the shipper in Miami on June 28th. Also, please especially pray for Rev. Hamid’s home, which is having to be rebuilt due to a serious termite issue (see picture above).
DISCOUNTED FLAT FEE FOR AUDITING COLLEGE & SEMINARY COURSES
We have setup a flat fee for you to take courses from our college or seminary programs as an audit student. The flat fee will be $100 per course for a standard 3-credit course. This is a substantial discount from our normal tuition cost of $225 for a 3-credit college course, and $285 for seminary. Audit students would receive all course materials, but they would not have any assignments graded. In this way, those interested in studying through our college or seminary programs but not interested in receiving a grade or credit can do so at a deeply discounted rate.
To help students and churches train men for the ministry, we are offering the following:
- We will reduce tuition $10 per credit for every man who is enrolled into our M.Div. program and is supported financially by his local church for the purpose of preparing him for the work of ministry.
- To receive the discount, applications must include a note from the church that they will be sharing in tuition cost.
- Students should complete a minimum of 18 credits per calendar year to maintain the discounted price.
To learn more about this offer and to see our M.Div. course program, go here: https://reformationseminary.org/master-of-divinity/
Would you continue to pray with us that God would bring many more students who are zealous to learn God’s Word and be equipped to serve as teachers, church officers, pastors, and missionaries? We greatly desire to see biblical reformation in our churches, but sadly so many are caving to the cultural moment, along with many seminaries and academic institutions. Pray that God would use our college and seminary programs to raise up a faithful generation of Christian laypersons and church leaders who will stand firmly on God’s Word, as Paul said to the younger Timothy –
Preach the word! Be ready in season and out of season. Convince, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching (2 Tim. 4:2).
If you would like to “test drive” our seminary program, listen to free lectures, and sample our syllabi, outlines, etc., take this link: https://reformationseminary.org/course-lectures/
The Good News Bible Series (GNBS) is a program which has enrolled more than 30,000 people from all around the globe. It is an evangelistic Bible study that covers basic biblical teaching on God, sin, Jesus Christ, faith and repentance, and obedience and holiness. Currently, Rev. John Otis and his wife Christine are migrating GNBS courses online.
Prayer and Praise Items
The Good News Bible Series has seen tremendous increase in traffic on its website. Last year, there was a total number of 45,471 visits. In this past year, there has been 149,733! This was also checked to see if these were “bots” and not real visits, but after further exploration it appears most of these are genuine site visits. The U.S.A. has seen a high increase in visits, perhaps in part due to having the gospel course translated into Spanish. More details will be given in the next Newsletter, including an update on the new course titled Light Conquers Darkness which should be available soon.
If your church would like to know how to utilize the courses of the GNBS to reach your community and further instruct your congregation, please contact us and we will show you how to do this just as we did with a church in Oregon!
In 2019, the great catechism titled Questions About Christianity With Scripture Proofs: A Catechism for Children, Young Converts, and Inquirers was printed and published. This catechism has been used in Sunday School classes to help children learn the Christian faith through Questions and Answers with supporting Bible verses listed below each answer.
If you are interested in the GNBS courses or the children’s catechism, find them both here: https://goodnewsbibleseries.com/.
We are now offering the Bavinck course for $95, and if you complete it, you get a $50 credit toward a future course. In addition, we have made 50 of our lectures across 17 of our courses available for free on our website. These lectures are the first several from each of these courses, giving you an opportunity to learn more about them and enroll if you like what you hear. The new college & seminary website now allows you to sample syllabi, view study guide assignments, listen to free lectures in our seminary program, & more. Stay tuned, as we hope to do more with our lectures and other materials, to make them readily available online in the future.
REFORMATION INTERNATIONAL THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY SPOTLIGHT:
This time we are focusing on our New Testament course surveying the Gospels. The lectures are fully transcribed in an outline format, and also provide the professor’s outline of his class notes handed out to the students and perfected during transcription. As these are available in pdf files, the student can print them if needed. The transcript/outlines cut down substantially on any need for note taking. Also included with these files is a free version of A Harmony of the Gospels of the Life of Christ by A.T. Robertson. These will come in a PDF file format.
If you or someone you know is interested in enrolling for this course, you can find more information about it here tfb
REFORMATION INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE
A one-year Bachelor Certificate in Theology is now offered through RIC to interested students at just $75/credit (courses pictured on the right), or for only $2000 if you pay for the whole program upfront. Please visit www.reformationseminary.org for more information and to check out our full Bachelor’s in Education program.
Your generous gift to RCM is greatly needed and sincerely appreciated.
To: Reformation Christian Ministries
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