"The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest." - Matthew 9:37-38
Reformation Italy is a mission work dedicated to bringing the Reformation back to Italy. When we think of the Protestant Reformation, Italy is not the first place that comes to mind. We think of places such as Martin Luther’s Germany, Thomas Cramner’s England, and John Calvin’s Geneva. These are places where the Reformation took root in the church and had a lasting influence upon her doctrines, worship, and life. Italy, on the other hand, is the home of the Vatican, the Roman Inquisition, and the Council of Trent. Although it was the birthplace of the Renaissance, it became a graveyard for the Reformation. By the mid-sixteenth century, any real hopes for an established Reformation in Italy were wiped out by the political and ecclesiastical power of Rome.
Today, almost 500 years later, there is an effort to change that. The United Reformed Churches in North America are involved in a mission work that is bringing the light of the Reformation to Italy by planting churches that faithfully preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Reformation Italy is dedicated to that work. On this website, you can learn more about our mission, where to find Reformed churches in Italy, and how you can help.
This is an exciting time to be alive. The Lord has opened a door of opportunity to make disciples and fulfill his Great Commission in a land that has long been in spiritual darkness and the grip of Satan. May he fill our hearts with a love for the lost, and keep our hands steady on the plow as we seek to plant churches in a country where there are precious few.