Luther Academy: A Brief Overview
In the Smalcald Articles, Martin Luther says, “…thank God, even a seven year old child knows what the church is, namely, holy believers and sheep who hear the voice of their Shepherd.”
Luther Academy exists out of love for the Church and to serve the Church. It is our goal in everything we do to help the Shepherd’s sheep hear, as clearly as possible, the voice of Him who alone brings hope to the fallen world in which we live. How do we accomplish this task? Once again Luther gives us direction, this time in his Large Catechism. “He (God) has a peculiar congregation in the world, which is the mother that begets and bears every Christian through the Word of God, which He reveals and preaches, (and through which) He illumines and enkindles hearts, that they understand, accept it, cling to it and persevere in it.”
Luther Academy wants the church to hear the voice of her Shepherd and since His voice is heard wherever God’s Word is proclaimed, we have made it our task to declare that Word in its purity and truth as clearly and as frequently as we can. Today, as many focus on the issue of “church growth” Luther Academy continues to focus on the only means of church growth recognized by the Holy Scriptures – the means of grace.