ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – An outreach project in Germany, home of the Reformation, received the backing of delegates attending the national convention of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in downtown St. Louis.
The outreach project is called the Wittenberg Project, which is a church-supported visitors center that will be built in Wittenberg, Germany, where Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses on the Power and Efficacy of Indulgences in 1517.
“We have an old school building that next year will be 450-years-old, right in the heart of the old town,” says Reverend David Mahsman, who is in charge of the project. “We are about ready to start renovating the building.”
“This is the town where Martin Luther spent his entire career as a professor and reformer, and what we’re doing is developing a Christian education and Christian outreach ministry center in Wittenberg,” he says.
The project, estimated to be completed by 2017, will be a $3.1 million collaboration by the Missouri Synod and its German partners.