A Continental Reformed church is a Reformed church that has its origin in the European continent. Prominent subgroups are the Dutch Reformed, the Swiss Reformed, the French Reformed, the Hungarian Reformed, the Waldensian Church in Italy; the term is used to distinguish these churches from Presbyterian, Congregational or other Calvinist churches, which can trace their origin to the British Isles or elsewhere in the world. Continental Reformed churches are descended from the Protestant Reformation in respective European countries. Notably, their theology is derived from the Swiss Reformation, as Switzerland was a base for the most influential Reformed theologians of the era, it was inaugurated by Huldrych Zwingli. Swiss Reformation was more articulated by Martin Bucer, Heinrich Bullinger and John Calvin. In the sixteenth century, the movement spread to most of continental Europe, sometimes aligning and secured by monarchs and other nobles, like in Switzerland and France; the first Reformed churches were established in Europe after 1519 and were part of the Protestant Reformation.
Reformed doctrine is expressed in various confessions. A few confessions are shared by many denominations. Different denominations use different confessions based on historical reasons; the following is a chronological list of confession and theological doctrines of the Reformed churches: First Helvetic Confession Consensus Tigurinus French Confession Scots Confession Three forms of Unity Heidelberg Catechism Belgic Confession Canons of Dordrecht Second Helvetic Confession Helvetic Consensus Second London Baptist Confession Barmen Declaration In contrast to the episcopal polity of the Anglican and many Lutheran and Methodist churches, continental Reformed churches are ruled by assemblies of "elders" or ordained officers. This is called Synodal government by the continental Reformed, but is the same as presbyterian polity, with the elders forming the consistory, the regional governing body known as the classis, the highest court of appeal being the general synod; the Reformed Church in Hungary, its sister church in Romania, the Hungarian Reformed Church in America, the Polish Reformed Church are the only continental Reformed churches to have retained the office of bishop.
Many churches in the Reformed tradition spread either by European immigration, or European and North American missionary work. A comprehensive list of Continental Reformed churches can be found here. Category:Reformed church seminaries and theological colleges Community of Protestant Churches in Europe Congregationalist polity World Alliance of Reformed Churches World Communion of Reformed Churches North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council List of Reformed denominations World Communion of Reformed Churches Reformed Ecumenical Council Reformed Online - Comprehensive resource International Conference of Reformed Churches - 25 Reformed member churches from 14 countries Association Of Reformed Charismatic Churches
Douglas Blair Peterson was an American yacht designer. Beginning with the One Tonner Ganbare in 1973, Peterson's designs have pioneered many innovations in racing and cruising yachts. In the mid-1970s, Peterson's designs dominated offshore racing events, with a string of winning high-profile IOR boats. Designed for Jack Kelly Yachts, the Peterson 44 debuted in 1976; this boat was a pioneer in performance cruising yacht design and one can still see many of the over 200 built in ports around the world. The design was followed by the Kelly Peterson 46 of which 30 were built, hull number 30, the last one built, is circumnavigating the globe; the Liberty 458 and the Delta 46 were based on this design. The Formosa 46, or "cheaterson", is an enlarged copy of the Kelly Peterson 44, is referred to as a cheaterson by the yachting community because Doug Peterson did not get any royalties for the design. In the early 1980s Hans Christian Yachts commissioned him to design their 48 and 52 Christina models. "I have designed the Christina 52 to have great speed with a comfortable motion and it is designed as a pure cruising boat."Peterson entered the America's Cup circle as a key design member of the winning 1992 America3 and 1995 NZL 32 Black Magic Team New Zealand design teams.
Thomas Neubert is a German footballer, a free agent. A tall, powerful centre-forward, Neubert began his professional career with his hometown club, Energie Cottbus, was promoted to the first-team squad in 2000. After one season in the Bundesliga, in which he didn't make a first-team appearance, he signed for Dynamo Dresden, of the NOFV-Oberliga Süd. At Dynamo he became a regular in the first-team, partnering Denis Koslov up front as the club won the title, promotion to the Regionalliga Nord; the following season he was the team's top scorer, the year after that he helped the club earn promotion to the 2. Bundesliga, although he missed the end of the season because of an injury suffered against Hamburger SV II in March 2004; that same injury restricted Neubert to just eight appearances in Dynamo's two seasons at the second tier, in 2006, with the club relegated, he was released. He spent an unsuccessful season with Holstein Kiel, before moving to the other end of the country for a six-month spell at SV Wacker Burghausen.
In January 2008, Neubert signed for Hallescher FC, where he was reunited with former Dynamo Dresden assistant manager Sven Köhler, helped the club win the NOFV-Oberliga title. He spent three years playing for HFC in the Regionalliga Nord before leaving in 2011, to return to Dresden and sign for SC Borea. Borea withdrew their Oberliga team in September 2011, he signed for Radebeuler BC a couple of weeks later. At the end of the 2012–13 season, Neubert left Radebeuler BC to take a break form football. Thomas Neubert at fussballdaten.de