Our publishing units

Serves Lutheran churches with resources that support worship 

and music, faith formation, 

and congregational life. 

Who we are

Develops resources that engage and inspire children, youth, and adults in Christian communities.

For more than 200 years, 1517 Media and its predecessor publishing houses have created resources for Christian worship and faith formation, for academic study and professional development, and for individual edification and spiritual growth. Throughout our history we have embraced the media of the day to meet the needs of our audiences. Today, 1517 Media’s content can be found in multiple formats: print and digital books, online content libraries, mobile apps, DVDs and streaming services.


During our 200-year history, we have been committed to helping Christian communities and individuals encounter a loving, gracious God and to grow in faith, understanding, and response. See how our imprints are continuing that tradition below.

Publishes books of unparalleled relevance and influence that shape the thought of scholars, students, clergy, and general readers.​

Publishes high-quality children’s books that help kids thrive emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

Our culture

We build resources to make a difference. We work passionately, channeling our creativity and collaboration into messages of knowledge, light, and hope to churches, classrooms, and homes. We feel called to this work, and nurture both ideas and people in everything we do.

Work ≠ Life

Balance matters.




On the job and at home.

Our heritage

In the year 1517, Martin Luther challenged the church to reform itself and communicate the good news of God’s abiding grace. He used the media of the day to spread his hope-filled message. At 1517 Media, we are rooted in our Lutheran heritage and the gifts of the Reformation, making full use of media old and new to continuing our reforming mission.

Who works here

We are writers, editors, designers, developers, project managers, researchers, and analysts, working in community to bring change to the world.


Learn. Contribute. Be a part of something bigger. 

Really participate in getting important things done.

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We are the ministry of publishing of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America