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					going BEYOND borders

churches in LEARNING
PROCESS
 FACTS

One of the largest Reformed communities in Europe are the Reformed
  Churches in the eight countries of the Carpathian Basin. There are more
  than 1.5 million members almost in 3000 congregations.
 In spite of their fragmentation the common confessions – the Heidelberg
  Catechism and the Second Helvetic Confession beside the Apostolic
  Confession – the Hungarian language and the common history provide
  important cohesion.
 The largest Reformed communities live in Hungary, in the western and
  middle part of Romania, in the Southern counties of Slovakia, in the
  Sub-Carpathian area of Ukraine and in the Northern part of Serbia and
  Croatia. They are organized in independent churches by countries.
  There is one Reformed congregation in Austria and in Slovenia.
 As a result of emigration there are Hungarian Reformed communities
  living in all over the World, of which the largest communities live in
  Western Europe and in North America.

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SEEKING UNITY
in SEPARATION


   Life in forced separation
   Life in communion: 22 MAY 2009

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Constituting Synod



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FACING CHALLENGES


    Economical challenges
    Social challenges
    Political challenges
Community on the search for identity                     and
     orientation in an ever changing context
Working Plan

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    UNITY IN/FOR MISSION

    Life in unity for mission in the Carpathian Basin and beyond


Deepening community within the church, strengthening networks,
     encouraging voluntary service

    ECUMENICAL AND INTERNATIONAL engagement

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    Bridge of Love
    „Csillagpont” Youth Festival
    EU-Presidency



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BEYOND BORDERS
SOCIAL MINISTRIES

    Think „wider” go „overseas”

Changing attitudes: from survival towards sharing gifts
 – even if limited in terms of financial and human
 resources

Social ministries

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RESOURCES TO SHARE


    Normally churches (congregations) are self-
     supporting
    partial restitution
    public responsibilities, educational, social, health
     care institutions financed partly by the state
    Donation campaigns



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 „MONEY” 1 %
  FOR border-crossing MISSION
Campaign tool of Reformed Church in Hungary in 2011

TV spot: Not simple! Still natural for 180 000
people!
Internet (director’ version):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b-ZwVVuqdA
Internet sites:
www.reformatus.hu/egyszazalek
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Református-1-0066/196931366995625
Mobile media:
iPhone:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reformatus/id425239457?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2
iPad:
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/reformatus-hd/id425234747?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D2
Android:
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.reformatus.egyszazalek&feature=search_result


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BEYOND BORDERS
SOCIAL MINISTRIES

Critically present – advocacy and help

    Refugee ministry

    Roma ministry

    Hungarian Reformed Church Aid – red sludge

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Journeying BEYOND together

Join us in critical presence in order that we can learn about

ADVOCACY                            . sharing experiences. raising our voice
     beyond the borders of the church.

SOCIALMINISTRY                                                    . sharing in mission
     in society beyond church community.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE                                                                   .
     sharing of resources globally.


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SERENITY
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God grant me the serenity
 to accept the things I cannot change;
 courage to change the things I can;
 and wisdom to know the difference


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