The Old Latin School at the
International Lutheran Center
Wittenberg, Germany

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, walking alongside our German partner church, the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELK), and the International Lutheran Society of Wittenberg (ILSW), is in possession of a modern, renovated facility serving as a home for global confessing Lutherans. If there is a time for education and a time for Lutheran teaching, that time is now, and these two cardinal and coveted characteristics of confessing Lutheranism – teaching and education – harmonize perfectly with the Wittenberg Project. Individuals, congregations, schools, districts and other groups are invited to invest in making this bold initiative a reality.


The vision of establishing a distinctly Lutheran presence in the very cradle of the Reformation was on my heart and mind for some time. As we anticipate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017, the transformation of the Old Latin School in Wittenberg, Germany is very nearly complete. As the home for The Wittenberg Project, the Old Latin School gives Lutherans the place, the opportunity and the inspiration for people to gather and learn about the true Gospel Luther preached there. It provides the LCMS and the SELK  a unique venue, attractive to all of our existing and emerging partners worldwide, to help us share the Gospel that Luther rediscovered in the 16th century — the Gospel our world desperately needs to hear today.

The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation is very nearly upon us. Join me in offering the world a distinctly Lutheran presence in Wittenberg.

Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison
Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

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