The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation
The 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation is just around the corner! Tradition ascribes the date of October 31, 1517 as the beginning of the Reformation. On October 31, 2017, many in Germany and around the world will mark 500 years since this event that permanently changed the face and course of Christianity.
We are Followers of Jesus and anticipate his return
We are Roman Catholics, Protestants and Messianic Jews
We Pray for a healed, mature, united Church
THE WITTENBERG 2017 INITIATIVE
The Wittenberg 2017 Initiative is a growing international fellowship of followers of Jesus who are Roman Catholics, Protestants and Messianic Jews. Our purpose is to respond together in prayer regarding the upcoming 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
ways to connect
We share a common sense that the Lord of the Church is leading us to:
+ Celebrate the gifts of the Reformation
+ Celebrate also the treasures of the Western and Eastern Churches which preceded the Reformation and continue to reside in those Churches
+ Grieve the divisions that have fragmented the Body of Christ
+ Honor the church traditions that are different from our own
+ Honor our own church traditions
+ Speak truthfully of the wrongs of our own church tradition
+ Own the implications of Christ's prayer: "That they may all be one"
+ Bring to a hurting world a newfound knowledge of God's power for reconciliation + Pray for Jesus to return to a healed, mature, united Church
Step into Wittenberg 2017!
"I am the way, the truth and the life." John 14.6
a Grass-roots movement
Our grass-roots movement combines laypeople with full-time ministers. We represent three generations. We are from Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East. Are you being led to join with us?