Sunday, November 13, 2016
Blackhawk Presbyterians for Fidelity
Jude comes to mind.
For mainliners, that's just before Revelation in the New Testament.
"Blackhawk Presbyterians for Fidelity" was launched on November 11, 2016 in Rockford, Illinois during a gathering of representatives from part of the remnant in the PCUSA praying and laboring to be faithful to over two thousand years of Biblical, confessional, constitutional, historical, traditional, and common sense Christianity.
BPF is a para-denominational mission like many others including teaching and ruling elders maintaining credentials in the PCUSA.
It is a significant movement recognizing the inertia of a denomination increasingly and irretrievably apostate under current management and the necessity of identifying, encouraging, and equipping faithful sisters and brothers for worship, work, and witness.
The mission will encourage PCUSA churches, clergy, elders, and membership to remain faithfully and network with others praying and laboring to remain faithfully.
"Praying and working together to make Blackhawk Presbytery faithful again," BPF will meet at least semi-annually with representatives of remnant churches within the bounds of Blackhawk Presbytery for worship, encouragement, and equipping.
Initially, the missionary movement will concentrate on three opportunities:
1. Identifying churches and clergy within the bounds of Blackhawk Presbytery who are remaining faithfully for encouragement and equipping to evangelize and disciple the unchurched within their reach;
2. Pastoral, financial, educational, and polity assistance to churches and clergy remaining faithfully; and
3. Regular youth gatherings at Stronghold Camp and Retreat Center in Oregon, Illinois.
BPF embrace all of their ordination promises; including attending stated meetings of BP and will participate as consciences captive to over two thousand years of Biblical, confessional, constitutional, historical, traditional, and common sense Christianity.
Co-Moderators are Jeff Barrett (Genesis Community Church, Montgomery) and Bill Ward (Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rockford).
Clerk is Jeff Borgerson (First Presbyterian Church, Harvard).
Treasurer is Doug Forsberg (First Presbyterian Church, Rochelle).
Pastor to pastors is Bob Kopp (First Presbyterian Church, Belvidere).
Churches and clergy interested in networking with BPF should contact Clerk Borgerson at firstname.lastname@example.org
Blessings and Love!
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