The article attempts to identify the connection between the Protestant Refor-mation and bureaucratization of life in German city-States. According to the author, the development of school education served as a direct impetus for the linguistic unification and bureaucratization of the German society. The open-ing of schools and their work on certain school programs solved the problems of religious education and the spread of a special (Lutheran) version of Christi-anity. A special role in this process was played by the German language, which had already reached a certain level of unification by the beginning of the XVI century, but “picked up” by Luther and put him in the service of Christian sal-vation through faith and the Divine message. The consolidation of school and religious rules is reflected in the Church statutes.