Happy Birthday, Martin Luther!

Today we are celebrating Martin Luther’s birthday who was born on this day in 1483. Happy Birthday, Martin!

Luther forever changed Western civilization when he nailed his 95 Theses to the doors of Wittenburg Church in open dissent of Pope Leo X and the Catholic Church.

His defiant act that day on October 31, 1517 marked the official start of the Protestant Reformation, which we celebrated on this blog for the entire month of October.

In case you missed it, here are some of my favorite posts on Martin Luther from last month:

How to Preach Well According to Martin Luther
Reformation Celebration: A Gospel-Filled Luther Playmobil Video
How Martin Luther Changed the World (Podcast)
Martin Luther: My Top Video Picks (Free)

Also, there are many books written by or about Martin Luther, so let me suggest you start with:

Table Talk by Martin Luther
Bondage of the Will by Martin Luther
Christmas Sermons by Martin Luther
Here I Stand by Roland Bainton
​The Great Orators of the Reformation (2017) by Luther, Calvin, Knox, Latimer, Zwingli, Fenélon

Again, Happy Birthday to you, Martin Luther!




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About Nelson Searcy

Nelson Searcy is an experienced church planter, coach and church growth strategist, working with churches in over 45 denominations. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in San Francisco and Boca Raton, FL. He first developed the Assimilation System 10 years ago at the Journey Church and has since implemented and improved these strategies with over 3,000 churches across all sizes and denominations. He started coaching pastors in 2006 and has personally coached over 2100+ senior pastors, helping them break common growth barriers like 125, 250, 500, 1000 and beyond, all while maintaining personal life and ministry balance. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has trained more than 50,000 church leaders (3,000+ church planters). He is the author of over 80 church growth resources and 15+ books, including Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests Into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church and The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life and Ministry. His continued mission is to help church leaders around the world cooperate with God in creating healthy, thriving churches. Nelson is married to Kelley and together they have one son, Alexander.

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