October 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Luther’s 95 Theses.
Imagine: A church celebrating this year by studying through Luther’s Small Catechism.
Think of the spiritual growth that would happen in that church. Consider the blessings that church would experience. Consider the blessings for that church’s parish area.
A Chinese church's celebration
316NOW hasn’t learned of any Lutheran church in the United States that is doing this. But we are rejoicing over a church in China–-a church with over 3,000 members–-that is dedicating 2017 to the study of Luther’s Small Catechism.
316NOW has been privileged to teach a number of the leaders in this church over the last decade. One of the fruits of our teaching is that in 2016 the church trained its key leaders in the teachings of the Small Catechism. Those leaders will spend 2017 teaching the Small Catechism to the rest of the congregation.
Worth your prayers
Please pray for the believers in this church and its gospel outreach to its community. But also thank God for giving 316NOW's online Bible institute and our teaching visits a role in helping this congregation grow spiritually.