Updated January 2017

A building restored, for Christ's service In the very heart of Luther's city, Wittenberg
Before, a building in decay

Welcoming + Teaching + Proclaiming

The goal of The Wittenberg Project is to honor our Lutheran heritage as we approach the 500th anniversary of the Reformation by nurturing and strengthening the faith of Christians and introducing the Christian faith to non-Christians, especially those living in and around Wittenberg as well as the thousands of people from around the world who visit this historic place each year.

Through the International Lutheran Center housed in the renovated Old Latin School (die Alte Lateinschule), Christian education and Gospel outreach is taking place in the very birthplace of the Reformation! Attracting students and visitors, promoting confessional-Lutheran theology, and opening doors to Gospel outreach and works of mercy in Jesus name is happening!

To learn more about the opportunities for education and outreach made possible by the renovation of the Old Latin School, including available guest housing, please visit our partner site:

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You can also follow progress on Facebook!  Just search for “Old Latin School”.

IMG_2719-375x500 David and Lois and volunteers 11 June 2016
Kristin explains chapel 11 June 2016
LCMS missionary and director of the International Lutheran Society of Wittenberg, Kristen Lange, left, reads the Easter story to a group of local kindergartners (German law prohibits using photos of the children); A group of volunteers and Rev. David Mahsman, upper right, welcome festival-goers to the Old Latin School; Kristen Lange educates visitors to the Old Latin School, lower right, on the meaning and purpose of the chapel’s sacred art and worship appointments.

You can play an integral role in this bold effort through your prayers, your voluntary giving, and your encouragement to your congregation and Lutheran friends!  Continue your discovery below, and then explore the other pages of this website.

Where is the Old Latin School?

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Learn More About the Project

Read about the renovation of the Old Latin School, and the rich history of Wittenberg.

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Reformation 500 Club

Congregations and schools can get involved by joining the Reformation 500 Club. Those who join simply give or pledge to raise just $500 over the course of the coming year, and how you do that is up to you. God has already led 279 congregations and schools to be part of this effort through the Reformation 500 Club, and you can join them!

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Solo Verbo (Word Alone)

Solo Verbo (Word Alone) recognizes the generous investment of individuals and families who provide gifts of at least $500 to the Wittenberg Project Old Latin School renovation. These gifts are a confession of faith and a commitment to gift at least one dollar for every year since Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg’s Castle Church.  You can join the 213 individuals and families who have already given at the Solo Verbo (Word Alone) level!

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The Campaign is Complete!

November and December of 2016 will forever be memorable months, ending with a miraculous ‘capstone’ gift that both names the Chapel and also ensures the funding goals of the renovation campaign are fully met. Soli Deo Gloria!  And thank you to everyone who made this moment possible! Watch for official news to come out from the LCMS in the days ahead.

Ongoing donations to the building fund will make possible additional furnishings, timely repairs and the overall general maintenance of the Old Latin School.

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Contributions are also being accepted to support outreach and educational programming to enhance and expand Gospel-centered outreach and education efforts in eastern Germany.

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Donating by check:
Make your check payable to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Please write “The Wittenberg Project – Building”, “The Wittenberg Project – Outreach” or “The Wittenberg Project – Education” on the memo line to restrict your donation for any of the three purposes.

Mail your check to:
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
P.O. Box 790417
St. Louis, MO 63179-0417

To give by phone using a major credit card:
Call: 888-930-4438

Learn how you can allocate Thrivent CHOICE™ dollars for The Wittenberg Project.

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