Who is the Reformed Family Forum?

The Reformed Family Forum consists of representatives, the general secretaries, of all the churches that originated from the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa since the 19th century. The General Secretaries of our Dutch Reformed Church family in Africa held their first RFF (Reformed Family Forum) meeting in 2015 and, since then, have come together once a year in one of the member-countries. In 2015 the first meeting was held in Lusaka, Zambia, in 2016 they came together in Salima, Malawi and in 2017 the 13 churches gathered in Benoni (close to Johannesburg) from 28 – 30 July.

Not only does this event strengthen our collective memory as a church family, it also provides a valuable platform where we can share our challenges and success stories with each other every year. Our sister churches in Swaziland, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mosambique, Kenya and Nigeria have developed and grown since the 19th century, thanks to the missional drive of missionaries from the Dutch Reformed Church, and now form part of the Reformed Family Forum (together with the DRC, URCSA in South Africa and Namibia).