As the 500th year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation approaches, we celebrate the work of Martin Luther and other reformers who stood for the truths of Scripture. We know it is only by God’s grace and power that anyone can be empowered to stand in this way. It is our prayer that followers of Christ would continue to boldly stand upon the foundation of God’s Word knowing it is Christ who stands for us.

“In Christ Alone” is the theme for the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering. For five days, thousands of youth and adults from around the world will gather to celebrate Christ’s humility, suffering, death and resurrection for our salvation. We will remember our baptismal identity in Christ and the community of believers in which we are placed to model Christ’s humility to others. Learn more about the Gathering at