The Work of Reformation Christian
Ministries (RCM) in
Albania and Kosovo
The work of RCM in Albania (and now Kosovo) is primarily gospel-centered
education and outreach primarily through translation, literature printing
production, book sales, and an extensive website ministry including on-line
education particularly with a view to spreading the faith, theology and
world-life view of the Reformation. Our objective is to be of assistance
to all churches, Christians and missionaries in Albania and Kosovo as well as
any Albanian language speakers in the world. We are also seeking to assist
in particular to assist in establishing and growing both Presbyterian and Reformed churches throughout the
countries. RCM itself is not doing church planting, but seeks to come along side
of those local people who are committed to the true Gospel and the Reformation
of Albania & Kosovo.
With that in mind, we are working to develop a Albania language
website (already name reformimi.org and reformimi.com -- means "Reformation";
and ungjilli.org and ungjilli.com -- means "Good News" or "Gospel"). We are
working diligently now to bring numerous books and articles and confessional
standards as well as Bible courses to both Albania & Kosovo through this
website. We expect also to reach deep into Italy as well since many Albanians
fled to Italy after the country opened up in the early 1990s.
Completed translations - Westminster Confession of Faith, Larger
and Shorter Catechisms, Questions & Answers About Christianity, Good
News Bible Study Basic Course, among others.
Good News Bible Study is now ready for desktop publishing, printing and distribution
both in print and on our new Albania & Kosovo website
Long Term Mission Objectives
Call Albanian families back to God and His divine purpose of
establishing covenant families and communities by providing teaching
material and literature for family worship and discipleship.
Be a catalyst through Bible study groups, churches, resource
libraries, and businesses for promoting and implementing biblical salvation
and biblical worldview principles (pro-life, anti-pornography, creationism,
free-market economy, etc.).
Offer the Good News Bible Study program and various levels of
Christian education ranging from the young child through the college and
seminary level student.
Develop basic Bible study and catechetical materials in the
Albanian language for theological growth.
Establish a Christian college and seminary to promote the
reformation of the country.
Rev. Patrick Dickens, his wife Susan and three covenant
children: Joshua, Jessica and Josiah. Rev. Dickens worked previously in a
church-planting ministry in West Africa and pastored a church in Texas. They
served in Durrės, Albania from 1992-1995, but were forced to go on an
extended emergency family leave due to the illness of Rev. Dicken's mother
and father who have since deceased. They are no longer able to return
to Albania, but are living in Arkansas and continue to stay involved in the
work in Albania in various ways.
Nardi Doka is our Albania Director and responsible for the
local oversight of contacts, counseling and coordination with contacts
throughout the two countries. He is also our primary translator and will be
increasingly responsible for the new Albanian website. He is an elder in
the only Presbyterian Church in Albania, recently established by another
contact of Rev. Dicken's original time in the country.