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Reformation 500 Conference - Franschhoek

Monday 30 October 2017, 09:00 - 16:00
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Reformation 500 Conference - Franschhoek

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REFORMATION 500 CONFERENCE – 30 October, Franschhoek
Back to the Bible

On 31 October 1517, Dr. Martin Luther launched the Protestant Reformation with his bold stand at the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. This Back to the Bible Movement is no doubt the most significant historical spiritual milestone in our lifetime.

Key-Note Speaker: Rev Erlo Stegen – KwaSizabantu Mission
By God's grace, Rev. Erlo Stegen of KwaSizabantu Mission has accepted our invitation to be our key-note speaker at the Reformation 500 Conference at the Dutch Reformed Church in Franschhoek on Monday, 30 October, 9am to 5pm and at the Reformation 500 Celebration Service at the Huguenot Monument, Tuesday, 31 October, 12 noon. Posters advertising these events can be viewed and downloaded here. To view the programme, click here.


Back to the Bible

The theme of the Conference is Back to the Bible. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss strategies for Reformation Today that will form part of the Franschhoek Reformation 500 Declaration. Different discussion groups will include: Socio-Political, Education, News Media, Churches, Biblical Authority and Entertainment.


Report Back from the Reformation 500 Church Council - Wittenberg

Dr. Peter Hammond will have just returned from a month long Reformation 500 Mission to Europe and will be able to update us on the strategies and projects discussed at the Reformation 500 Church Council in Wittenberg, Germany where representatives came from as far afield as: Burma, Czech, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia, Ukraine, England, Netherlands, South Africa and USA.


Guest Speaker: Rev. Joel Saint
Other guest speakers at the Reformation 500 Conference will include Rev Joel Saint. Rev Joel Saint pastors the Independence Reformed Bible Church (, a graduate of Washington Bible College, and hosts a worldview radio commentary. He is the Director of the Mid-Atlantic Reformation Society ( and is a regular speaker for their monthly worldview lectures. Joel and his wife Audrey are parents of nine children and eight grandchildren.


Come and celebrate 500 years of Reformation heritage, make a stand for Biblical Faith and help lay solid foundations for Reformation Today.

There is no charge for the Conference itself but lunch will be available on a donation basis (suggested donation – R30 per person). Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Livestreaming of Conference
The Conference will also be livestreamed and can be viewed on our Youtube channel .

New Book to be Launched to Celebrate the Reformation
The updated and expanded version of Dr. Peter Hammond’s book The Greatest Century of Reformation will be launched at the Reformation 500 Conference in Franschhoek, 30 October. Its 288 pages are packed with over 200 historic pictures and maps, 20 chapters and 16 appendices. The Greatest Century of Reformation contains 16 biographies on the most extraordinary Reformers of the 16th century and gives the broad sweep of memorable characters and momentous events that shaped that phenomenal Back to the Bible movement.

Reformation 500 Day Celebrations
On Reformation Day, Tuesday, 31 October, 12 noon a Reformation 500 Celebrationservice will be held at the Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek. Dr. Peter Hammond will be giving a Guided Tour of the Huguenot Museum and Monument from 10:00 to 12:00. For more details, phone: 021-689-4480, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit

Winners of the Reformation 500 Art and Essay Competition will be announced at the Reformation Day Celebration service, Tuesday, 31 October. If you would still like to submit artwork, or essays, please send them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 24 October.

Reformation Society

P.O. Box 74 Newlands 7725
Cape Town South Africa
Tel: 021-689-4480
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