As we journey towards the commemoration of 500 years of Lutheran reformation, we want to empower young people. Creating a network of young reformers worldwide, we want to show what it means to be a church in ongoing reformation!

What we do

Empower young people to be part of ecclesia semper reformanda

We desire to give a voice to young people as leaders in their churches and in the world. Utilizing social media, we seek to create a global network of youth up to 30 years of age to build relationships and foster dialogue among members of the LWF. Under the Young Reformer’s theme, “Freed by God’s Love to Change the World," we want to encourage youth to participate in church and community life. We want to strengthen existing youth ministry across the communion and accompany churches in creating new programs.

In virtual and global encounters, delegates of all 142 LWF member churches will come together to share and learn and make joint action plans for local and regional follow-up. We will connect with young people throughout the world who are active in their local communities to support each other in living reformation projects.

 

Timeline
What happens when?

2014 | Virtual process: establish the network, launch online catechism, hold virtual conference

2015 | Regional and global meetings: Taiwan, Trondheim, Detroit, La Paz, Marangu and global "Workshop Wittenberg"

2015-2017 | Living reformation projects

2017 | Present outcomes: Report on local, regional & global outcomes at the LWF Twelfth Assembly and Reformation500 events

2019 | Global Young Reformers Network 2.0 is launched

2021 - 2023 | Regional and Global Meetings leading up to LWF Thirteenth Assembly in Poland

establish the network, launch online catechism, hold virtual Conference
Report on local, regional & global outcomes at the LWF Twelfth Assembly and Reformation500 events
Re-focus Network on priorities established at 2017 LWF Assembly
Gather to connect, plan, and act ahead of 2023 LWF Assembly