Reformation 500 Club

 

You’ve heard about The Wittenberg Project. You know that it’s bringing Lutherans around the world together, just in time for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. You know that it’s restoring a place where Lutherans—and especially those who don’t yet know Christ—can gather, learn and confess. But did you know that YOU can be a part of it all? Check out the information below—including a flier that you download, print and share with other leaders of your congregation and school— showing a special and important way you can make an imprint on history:  The Wittenberg Project’s Reformation 500 Club.

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What is the Reformation 500 Club?

Starting in May 2014 and continuing for a full year, your congregation or Lutheran school can play a special role in sharing the Gospel in a part of the world where it has almost been silenced. The Reformation 500 Club is an opportunity to be a part of The Wittenberg Project at a time when your help and commitment can make a tremendous impact. The congregations and schools who join the Reformation 500 Club commit to raising just $500 over the course of the coming year. How you do that is up to you! It could be through door offerings, a special project of your men’s or women’s group, a goal for an adult or teen Bible class, school or classroom offerings, bake sales or a car wash!  Or it could be as simple as a commitment made as part of a congregation or school commitment toward mission work.

As you go about encouraging and gathering your $500, you can submit photos and stories to the LCMS by clicking here. They will become part of the record of our Synod’s response to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

As an added incentive the first 500 congregations and/or schools to boldly step forward and join the Reformation 500 Club will have their gifts matched dollar-for-dollar by an anonymous donor!  Together, these first 500 congregations and schools, together with matching funds, will supply an incredible $500,000 to help make ready the Old Latin School ahead of the 500th anniversary celebrations still to come.

Even more important, your congregation or school will be an important partner in sharing the Gospel with countless visitors to Wittenberg, and to those living in that region who are hungry to hear the Good News of Jesus and the truth about Martin Luther.

Join the 279 congregations, groups and Lutheran schools who are already Reformation 500 Club members! Click the sign up button to download the enrollment form.
Need more information? Call 888-930-4438 to speak with Patty, who can answer your specific questions about The Wittenberg Project and the Reformation 500 Club, or email Patty at patty.mainer@lcms.org.