Oct 1, 2020

The Necessity of Reforming the Church: A New Teaching Series from W. Robert Godfrey

3 Min Read

What if the priorities of your church and the priorities of God’s Word were worlds apart? This realization launched the sixteenth-century Protestant Reformation as figures like Martin Luther and John Calvin worked to bring the church back under the authority of Scripture. Slowed by opposition, Calvin wrote to defend the necessity of reforming the church. This work could not wait, for souls were on the line.

In this new video teaching series, Dr. W. Robert Godfrey gathers insights from Calvin’s treatise to ask penetrating questions for Christians and congregations today. Far from being over, the work of reforming the church is still needed—and it cannot wait.

This teaching series is available now for purchase on DVD or CD, as a digital download, or as a Ligonier Connect course. A corresponding study guide is also available.

Six 23-Minute Messages:

Watch This Brief Clip from Dr. Godfrey:

Watch a Message from This Series for Free:

Purchase Options:
Purchase on DVD ($27)
Purchase on CD ($10.80)
Download audio and video ($9.60)
Purchase the corresponding study guide ($12)
Enroll on Ligonier Connect ($9.00/month)


Dr. W. Robert Godfrey is a Ligonier Ministries teaching fellow and chairman of Ligonier Ministries. He is president emeritus and professor emeritus of church history at Westminster Seminary California. He is the featured teacher for the six-part Ligonier teaching series A Survey of Church History. His many books include God's Pattern for Creation, Reformation Sketches, An Unexpected Journey, Learning to Love the Psalms, and Saving the Reformation.