CTCR Library — Bible Studies and Discussion Guides

The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations has compiled Bible study leader guides, participant guides, and presentation slides for pastors to use in guiding congregations through God’s Word while examining various church and societal matters.

‘Lifemark’ Resources

Find resources for the movie “Lifemark,” which tells the true story of a young man’s journey to discover the details of his adoption.

CTCR report — ‘The Royal Priesthood: Identity and Mission’

The royal priesthood is all believers whom God has made a kingdom and priests by working faith in Christ in them by the Holy Spirit. Individuals are priests through their Baptism, and as such offer sacrifices of thanksgiving, pray for this world and confess the faith in their daily lives.

CTCR Bible studies on Justification

To help individuals and congregations commemorate the Reformation, the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) developed prepared Bible studies on the doctrine of justification.

Bible Study: It’s Still All About Jesus

This one-session Bible study helps participants see the whole Reformation as a quest for pure Gospel (“Christ saves”) preaching. Download and distribute for Sunday morning Bible class or a home study!

Reformation-themed Bible Studies

The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations presents a monthly series of Reformation-themed Bible studies to encourage “in-depth examination and study of the ecumenical creeds and Lutheran Confessions.”

Stewardship Basics Bible study

“Stewardship Basics,” a new eight-part Bible study from LCMS Stewardship Ministry, is available at no charge to help congregations start a discussion of whole-life stewardship.