Christian Education and the Task of the Officebearer

Officebearers have the responsibility to ensure that parents, in accordance with their baptismal promise, seek as much as possible to pursue Christian education for their children. This duty is supported by Article 53 of the Church Order of the Free Reformed Churches of Australia.

To Be or Not to Be Reformed (1): Upholding the Formula of Subscription

It is a common practice in many Reformed Churches that elders and deacons sign the Formula of Subscription. Why practice this tradition? Two reasons: the adoption of and adherence to Reformed confessions, and to maintain and promote Reformed church government. This article focuses on the importance of adhering to the Reformed confessions.

To Be or Not to Be Reformed (2): Upholding the Formula of Subscription

It is a common practice in many Reformed Churches that elders and deacons sign the Formula of Subscription. Why practice this tradition? Two reasons: the adoption of and adherence to Reformed confessions, and to maintain and promote Reformed church government. This article focuses on the history behind the Form of Subscription.

To Be or Not to Be Reformed (3): Upholding the Formula of Subscription

It is a common practice in many Reformed Churches that elders and deacons sign the Formula of Subscription. Why practice this tradition? Two reasons: the adoption of and adherence to Reformed confessions, and to maintain and promote Reformed church government. This article focuses on what the Form of Subscription requires from individuals.

To Be or Not to Be Reformed (4): Upholding the Formula of Subscription

It is a common practice in many Reformed Churches that elders and deacons sign the Formula of Subscription. Why practice this tradition? Two reasons: the adoption of and adherence to Reformed confessions, and to maintain and promote Reformed church government. If this is so, then the confessions must be binding, and discipline must be exercised on those who depart from them.