Crafted by Truth
As part of Here We Stand, a celebratory campaign honoring the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod’s Michigan District invites students of all ages to participate in an authentic Reformation experience titled Crafted By Truth!
This experience combines Luther’s focus on Scripture alone with Gutenberg’s expansion of laypeople’s access to the Word through the latest technology. The goal of Crafted by Truth is to excite, equip, and enable students of all ages across the District to read through the entire Bible between October 2016 and October 2017. The experience will culminate with and be celebrated at the District-wide Reformation Service at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center on Sunday, October 15, 2017.
The Crafted by Truth Reformation Reading Plan is now live on YouVersion, a popular Bible reading app. (While the plan officially runs from 2016 to 2017, you can start using it at any time!) Readers can access the plan on computers, tablets and smartphones, receiving daily reading selections. The plan provides the books of the Bible in the order that they impacted Luther’s rediscovery of the Gospel. Readers will be challenged to read the entire Bible, but they may also choose to read just the New Testament. Over 4800 people are already involved! Here's how to connect with the reading plan:
- On your computer, go to www.bible.com, click on “Plans” and search for “Reformation reading plan.”
- On your phone or tablet, download the Bible app from Life.Church and use the same search.
- Download a printable copy of the plan here.
The Michigan District is supporting this effort through Crafted Daily, a Facebook discussion group hosted by Concordia University Ann Arbor. You can join this Facebook group here.
Junior and senior high youth, college students and young adults – in fact, students of all ages: you’re invited to dig into God’s Word together, discovering how, in Christ, we are Crafted by Truth for life in His kingdom! Questions? Contact Pastor Bartzsch or Rick Krueger.