Welcome in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to the Slavic Reformation Society’s website! We invite you to spend some time with us better understanding our mission and our ministry to the Russian-speaking countries of the former Soviet Union.
The Slavic Reformation Society is a mission of North American churches initiated in response to the great commission of Jesus Christ, which is to make disciples of all nations of the earth. (Matthew 18:19, 20)
The mission seeks to deploy experienced ministers of the Gospel of North America and Eurasia to the 270 million Russian speakers of Eurasia (the former Soviet Union) to train local men as pastors, church planters and pastoral candidates. The mission seeks to equip Russian speaking Eurasians to plant churches rooted in the historic Christian faith, and Reformed tradition, which in turn work to fulfill the cultural mandate of Genesis 1:28, to transform the cultures in their cities and countries to reflect the character of Jesus Christ.
The mission seeks to fulfill both the great commission and cultural mandate through empowering men to preach the Gospel, and plant family integrated-generationally faithful churches, that raise covenant children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, which in turn send out missionaries to the ends of the earth (most of which are in Eurasia).
The mission formally came into existence in 2005 when it became a 501c3 charity. However the mission was a continuation of the ministry of Blake and Cathy Purcell who moved to the Soviet Union with the Navigators in 1990, and the board of the Reformed Seminary that was formed in 2000. The original executive board members were the Reverend Jeffrey Meyers, Mr. Mike Forster, Dr. Rob Maddox, Peter Leithart and James Jordan.
This website covers every aspect of the ministry of SRS which includes life-to-life mentoring for Russian speaking Eurasian pastors from 4 countries and across 9 times zones. This mentoring ministry includes visits by seminary staff and visiting professors to the pastors’ homes, and churches, seminary training, personal discipleship, translation and publishing, and seminars and conferences.