The purpose of the Heritage Reformed Congregations (hereafter HRC) missions program is to glorify the Triune God, by proclaiming the message of salvation alone in Jesus Christ throughout the world, in order that lost sinners might be reconciled to God in Christ by the Holy Spirit.
To accomplish its mission statement the HRC Mission Committee is seeking to engage in missions in developing countries with a primary focus on nurturing and assisting the Christian Church by providing theological training for pastors.
Every Christian church has a responsibility to participate in missions. Though at times disputed in history, this command is clear from the parting words of Jesus Christ to His disciples in Matthew 28:18-20, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.” Additionally, other instructions (e.g. Mt. 24:14, 2 Tim. 4:5, 1 Pet. 2:9ff) together with the abundant precedent of the New Testament church (e.g. Acts 8:4, 11:19ff, 1 Thes. 1:8-9, etc.) confirm that every church is to be missional in both its nature and activity.
The HRC Mission Committee aims to remain true to Scripture, as the infallible inerrant inspired Word of God, and to the Reformed heritage as expounded by the Reformed doctrinal standards: the Belgic Confession (1561), Heidelberg Catechism (1563), and the Canons of Dort (1618-1619).
Dr Brian A DeVries (BBA, M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D.) is Principal and Senior Lecturer at Mukhanyo Theological College. He is a minister of the Heritage Reformed Congregations of North America (HRC-NA), sent as a missionary to South Africa in 2005. Dr DeVries is presently serving at Grace Reformed Church in northern Pretoria, his third church planting ministry in South Africa. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Theology of NorthWest University in South Africa and serves as Visiting Professor at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids. He and his wife, Lanae, are blessed with three children.
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Great can be the temptation to focus on the many pressing material needs. But saints and lost sinners alike will always have, as their greatest need, the ministry of Christ, through His Word and Spirit, whether or not that need is consciously recognized or expressed. This must therefore ever be our primary focus, even as it was of our beloved Master.
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