Friday, August 05, 2016

Study: EVER-REFORMING: A REFORMATION 500 CROSS-GENERATIONAL STUDY

The North Carolina Synod of the ELCA has developed Ever Reforming to help us focus on the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.  
The study is a collection of lessons from a variety of contributors for small groups, circles, Sunday school, adult forums.
Weekly studies
CHURCH HISTORY
Week 1 A Very, Very Brief History of the Pre-Reformation Christian Church   Mark Ellingsen
Week 2 The Church on October 30, 1517   Mark Ellingsen
Week 3 The Reformation’s Major Figures   Mark Ellingsen
Week 4 Who, What, When, Where, and Why—Reformation Basics   Mark Ellingsen
MARTIN LUTHER
Week 5 Luther the Priest and Pastor    Andrew Weisner
Week 6 Luther the Scholar                   David Ratke
Week 7 Luther the Reformer                David Ratke
Week 8 Luther the Father                    Eric Childers
LUTHER IN THE HOME
Week 9 Vocation of Marriage and Family     Christy Lohr Sapp
Week 10 Who Was Katherine von Bora?     Christy Lohr Sapp
Week 11 Martin and Katie at Home              Christy Lohr Sapp
Week 12 The Establishment of the Home Altar—Parents as Teachers     Christy Lohr Sapp
LUTHERAN THEOLOGY PART I
Week 13 God with Us—A Theology of the Cross                  Russell Makant
Week 14 Death and Life—A Theology of Law and Gospel    Mary Hinkle Shore
Week 15 Saved by Grace—A Theology of Justification by Grace through Faith    Joshua Copeland
Week 16 Simul Justus et Peccator—A Theology of Saints and Sinners    Katherine Shaner
WORSHIP AND LITURGY
Week 17 Liturgy and Why We Do the Things We Do in Worship (The Gathering)    Eric Childers
Week 18 Liturgy and Why We Do the Things We Do in Worship (The Word)           Eric Childers
Week 19 Liturgy and Why We Do the Things We Do in Worship (The Meal)            Eric Childers
Week 20 Liturgy and Why We Do the Things We Do in Worship (The Sending)       Eric Childers
MUSIC AND HYMNODY
Week 21 The Roots of Reformation Music                                   Paul Weber
Week 22 Luther, the Musical Poet of Spiritual Songs                   Paul Weber
Week 23 The Context and Performance of Reformation Hymns  Paul Weber
Week 24 Through the Church the Song Goes On                        Paul Weber
LUTHERAN THEOLOGY PART II
Week 25 The Priesthood of All Believers—A Theology of Vocation   Eric Childers
Week 26 What Does This Mean?—A Theology of Teaching              Clay Schmit
Week 27 There and Here—A Theology of Two Kingdoms                 Sarah Lischer
Week 28 Social Justice and the Church                                             Tim Smith
LUTHERAN ETHICS
Week 29 The Church in Society—A Lutheran Perspective (ELCA Social Statements)   Mindy Makant
Week 30 Genetics, Faith, and Responsibility (ELCA Social Statements)   Mindy Makant
Week 31 The Church and Criminal Justice—Hearing the Cries (ELCA Social Statements)   Mindy Makant
Week 32 Human Sexuality—Gift and Trust (ELCA Social Statements)   Mindy Makant
LUTHERANS IN AMERICA AND THE WORLD
Week 33 A Very Brief History of Lutherans in America    Susan McArver
Week 34 Lutherans and the Roman Catholic Church Today    C. Pierson Shaw
Week 35 The Work and the Reach of the ELCA Today    Leonard Bolick
Week 36 The Legacy of the Reformation    Bill Trexler
NORTH CAROLINA LUTHERANS AND OUR PARTNERS IN MINISTRY
Week 37 Synod Companions—the Costa Rican Synod    Bob Johnson
Week 38 North Carolina Ecumenical Partners     C. Pierson Shaw
Week 39 Lutheran Social Services    Ted Goins
Week 40 Refugees, Immigration, and Lutherans    Ted Goins
TOWARD REFORMATION 1000
Week 41 Toward Reformation 1000…   Wayne Powell
Week 42 Toward Reformation 1000…   Clay Schmit
Week 43 Toward Reformation 1000…   Tim Smith

Week 44 Toward Reformation 1000…   Elizabeth Eaton

To obtain a copy of the study visit http://www.nclutheran.org/events/docs/2016-Ever-Reforming-Reformation500-Study.pdf


There is also a colouring book which aligns to each Sunday's study  which is available at http://www.nclutheran.org/events/docs/Ever-Reforming-Coloring-Pages.pdf

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