More than 500 years ago, the Protestant Reformation brought the Church’s focus back on to Jesus Christ. His Gospel is the same now as it was then. Now, the Church’s work continues through the ministry of Word and Sacrament.

As you remember the Reformation each year, you are invited to take advantage of the following resources on the history, theology, and continued effects of the Reformation today.


Faces of the Reformation

Use these handouts, bulletin inserts, and Bible studies to get to know key Reformation figures.

Reformation Timeline

Picture the whole scope of the reformation, from the printing press to the thirty year’s war.

Treasures of the Reformation

Join President Matthew C. Harrison and explore the local history of the Reformation in 20 short videos.


Martin Luther

The face of Reformation, Martin Luther fought relentlessly for the clear teaching of the Gospel.

The Life of Luther

Follow the key events of the Reformation through close study of the life of Martin Luther.

Luther’s Writings

Explore the various essays, letters, and books Luther produced in his lifetime.

Bible Studies with Luther

Use Martin Luther’s work on Genesis and Galatians as you study God’s Word.


Art of the Reformation

The music, paintings, and devotional texts of the Reformation all work together to confess the theology of the Gospel.

Hymn Features

Sing the faith with favorite hymns from the Lutheran heritage.

Art History

Experience the art, architecture, and altarpieces of the Reformation.

Reformation Reading

Make your own booklist of Reformation reading essentials.


The Lutheran Confessions

The Three Ecumenical Creeds, Catechism, Augsburg Confession, and other documents in The Book of Concord draw upon the scriptures for a clear explanation of confessional Lutheranism.

The Catechism

Luther’s Small Catechism gave families and new converts a simple way to learn the essentials of the faith in a question and answer format.

The Smalcald Articles

Prepared for the Schmalkaldic League in 1537, the Articles provided a unified theological front against the incursions of Emperor Charles V.

The Formula of Concord

The Book of Concord ends with the Formula of 1577, a presentation and defense of Lutheran theology in the face of Catholic, Anabaptist, and Reformed pressures.