Reformation Party

On Wednesday, Oct 31 from 5:30-7PM, ABC will host its first annual Reformation Party! All kids are invited to come play games, eat some amazing snacks, and to learn about Martin Luther and the other reformers who saved the church.  Kids preK-6th grade are encouraged to come dressed as princess, knights, monks, and other fun characters. 


Parents are encouraged to attend the party with their younger children. However youth and parents with older children are welcome to attend our Adult Bible Study on Oct 31. The adult Bible study will also be focusing the reformation looking at the history and theology of the Reformation! See you Wednesday, October 31 at 5:30PM. 


What is the Reformation?

On October 31, 1517, Luther nailed a the 95 Theses to the door of the Wittenberg Chapel, seeking to debate the practice of indulgences. 


By 1517, the Catholic church following the Pope's leadership had exchanged the gospel of grace for a gospel of grace and works. After their initial salvation, men and women were told to finish their faith on their own, performing the seven sacraments. If people could not workout their faith or struggled to pay for their sins, they could buy documents from the church called indulgences that supposedly paid for people's sin. 


Luther challenged this practice, realizing that salvation came by faith alone, through grace alone, according to the Word of God. Though Luther sought only to reform the church, he lit a spark that revived gospel preaching and created a new church, a church of protestants (those who protested the Catholic Church). 


Many Baptists, Lutherans, and Presbyterians and many other gospel centered churches exist today because a lone monk in Germany rediscovered the beauty of the true gospel which proclaims that Jesus saves sinners by his death and resurrection!