What is Reformation Gospel Ministries (RGM)?
The Reformation Gospel Ministries project has as its goal the presentation of the riches and beauty of the 16th & 17th century Biblical & Reformed expressions of the Christian faith in a 21st century context. We seek to bring the gospel message of Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible and expressed in the confessions and creeds of the Protestant Reformation in a form that will make it easier for the reader to understand and apply the truths contained in them. We will also seek to encourage them to further explore these original documents. More importantly, as the Holy Spirit graciously works in person’s heart through the gospel message, the unbeliever will come to understand his own hopeless state before a holy and righteous God. Moreover, understanding his helpless condition without Jesus Christ, will repent of his sins and come to faith in Jesus Christ, resting in Him alone for the forgiveness of sins, salvation, righteousness and everlasting life.
Furthermore, this project is designed to assist the church in her God-given responsibility to preach the Gospel and disciple the nations (Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:18-20). We seek to come alongside the church in order to give aid to her in accomplishing this divine mandate to spread the gospel message within the community where the church is located.1 With God’s blessing, according to His abounding grace, His church will increase until the last of His elect are brought into “the kingdom of the Son of His love,” Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:9; Colossians 1:13).
As part of this project, we will be field testing various ways to effectively engage listeners. These will include conducting different types of evangelism events such as one-on-one distribution of gospel tracts (either door-to-door or in places of public gatherings; i.e., parks), etc. Canopy evangelism events will also be organized and conducted, as the Lord provides us opportunity. At these events the Biblical and Reformed Gospel message is proclaimed and will include gospel singing groups, singing Biblically sound lyrics in a variety of genres. After the message and the singing is done, a catered fellowship meal will be enjoyed where one-on-one witnessing opportunities will be provided to answer questions and respond to concerns of those hearing the gospel message. The goal here is to go out to the “highways and by-ways” and call as many as can be found to repentance of sin and faith in Jesus Christ, gathering them to the wedding feast, as it is described in Matthew 22:10 – so they might know the eternal comfort of belonging to our faithful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Other events will be organized to give instruction on various Biblical topics (i.e., creation, authority of Scripture, the five “Solas,” evangelism and witnessing, etc.). As such, these types of events will serve to introduce Reformed principles of the Faith to those seeking clarity on the many precious jewels of truths mined from God’s word.
RGM’s first effort in this on-going project was in the form of a gospel tract. The tract draws from the Heidelberg Catechism. It is, basically, a summary of certain questions and answers in the Catechism that exposes the depravity of mankind and how he came to a state of hopelessness and a condition of helplessness; that is, how mankind came into a state of sin and misery. From this state of hopelessness and helplessness that God Himself has saved and redeemed His chosen ones. These He chose from before the foundations of the world and without consideration of any right or wrong, good or bad, or anything in them whatsoever. In other words, He chose those whom He would save and redeem from sin of mere grace, having had set His love on them in eternity, for the sake His beloved Son, Jesus Christ. This is where we find our comfort – in Christ alone. And this forms the basis for the tract titled, “The Comfort of the Gospel of Jesus Christ” – Click [here] to be taken to the content of the tract.
Since then other tracts have been written by Rev. Stetler and published to witness the Gospel of Christ:
- “Are You Saved?” – 12 Truths You must Know to be Saved
- “What Next!” – A tract to help the new believer to get started in his or her new journey in Christ
- “There is Good News!” – a pocket tract communicating the Gospel message briefly and concisely from the Bible
- “Truth” – to answer the question, “What is truth?” – according to Scripture
May God bless you as you read the Gospel of Jesus Christ – the Good News that delivers sinners, like you and me, from all our sin and misery.
You are invited to join us at any of our events – please check the “Calendar” for the next scheduled event.
If you are not able to join us at the events, your prayers for this work will be greatly appreciated.
We are a faith-funded work and rely on God and the faithfulness of His people to continue this project and would humbly receive the blessing your financial support, if the Lord puts it in your heart to do so – click [here] to make your tax deductible contribution, or you may make a contribution by check made payable to “RGM” and mail it to P.O. 15, Acton, CA 93510, or to P.O. 65, Sioux Center, IA 51250.
Reformation Gospel Ministries is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.
This project is under the oversight of the Spiritual Council (pastor and elders) of Rehoboth Reformed Church, Cerritos, CA with a board of directors consisting of Reformed ministers and elders, who desire to work together with other churches in spreading the biblical gospel message to those who sit in darkness, without hope. Local oversight for the work conducted in the Mid-West is provided by Sioux Center United Reformed Church, Sioux Center, IA