500 Years Since the Beginning of the Reformation - 500 Years Proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ


As time goes on, we will be adding additional resources for personal and congregational use related to the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation. Watch this space for future additions!


A Bible Reading Plan – Central to the tenets of the Reformation was the authority of Scripture. If you haven’t read the whole Bible before, why not start today?

A Book of Concord Reading Plan – The Book of Concord is the principle collection of Lutheran statements of faith. Dig into the theology of this reading plan, with new readings being released every two months.

A Reformation Reading List – Want to learn more about the Reformation and the theology of modern day Lutherans? Here’s some books to get you started.

Liste d’ouvrage de la reforme lutherienne – Voulez vous en savoir plus sur la Réforme et la théologie des Luthériens? Voici quelques livres pour vous aider.

Congregational Resources

Logo Files – Lutheran Church–Canada congregations and affiliated organizations are encouraged to use the official LCC Reformation anniversary files for your events. This zip file contains the files in both English and French.

Posters – Decorate your home, church, and community with these Reformation-themed posters that you can download and print.

Reformation Banners – Make these Reformation-themed banners to display in your own congregation.

Here I Stand Poster Exhibition – Download and print this free modular poster exhibition on the Reformation. Select up to 30 posters to display in your congregation.

Luther’s Hymns – Planning a Reformation-themed event and want to include some of Luther’s hymns? Or just looking to learn a little more about Luther’s musical contributions? This list of links should help you.

Letter to Schools – Chances are your local school studies the Reformation in its history curriculum. Why not ask your local school if they would like a guest speaker on the topic—namely, your pastor or another leader in your church? Use this draft letter as a way to introduce the idea!

Luther Rose – Make your own paper cut-out Luther Rose with this pattern from Kelly Klages. Watch a how-to video here, courtesy of the Michigan District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Luther Sermons – Throughout 2017, the East District of Lutheran Church–Canada is releasing abridged versions of some of Martin Luther’s sermons that you can use in your own congregation.

A Man Named Martin – Lutheran Hour Ministries has released a three-part video-based Bible Study series on Luther and the Reformation. Each part is subsequently broken down into smaller sessions, providing enough video material for several weeks of group study. The series is available online for free.

Luther Liturgy – Lutheran Church–Canada has released a special holy communion service celebrating the music of Martin Luther which LCC congregations are invited to use as part of their local Reformation commemorations.

Movie Study Guide – Planning a showing of the 2003 film Luther? This two-part study guide will help you introduce the film and lead discussion afterwards.

Further Resources

Lutheran Hour Ministries – Bible studies and booklets on the Reformation are available from the Lutheran Laymen’s League of Canada, as well as links to the long-running Lutheran Hour radio program.

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Canada – Reformation-related resources developed by LWLMC will be made available here.

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod – Additional information and resources are being made available online by our partner church in the United States of America.