Tri-Synodical Theological Conference 2017

As we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Refresh ‘17 aimed to help leaders appropriate the gifts of that historic event for church vitality and mission today. ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Lutheran World Federation General Secretary Martin Junge, and local colleague leaders challenged and inspired us with their stories and insights.

The main goals of Refresh ’17 were to lift up the ongoing processes of reformation in the church, while equipping leaders to further the Spirit-led work in church and society for life-giving change. Worship was led by the ELCA’s Glocal Musicians, who shared models of worship pertinent to Lutherans all over the world, yet applicable in our own settings.

Refresh Resources

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Bishop Eaton

Tuesday Conversation 1


Tuesday Conversation 2

Secretary Junge

Monday Conversation

Wednesday Conversation

RED Talks

Rev. Rachel Ringlaben

Rev. Kyle Rouze

Rev. Chris Gentile

Enedina Vasquez

Rev. Cheryl Wolenta-Gorvie

Rev. Mark England


Monday Sermon

Tuesday Sermon

Here are more resources like Glocal music, slides, handouts, and Facebook Live footage. Note that Facebook Live footage was taken with a mobile device; therefore, the footage is rough and unedited.

As it is, there are many parts, but only one body. The eye cannot say to the hand, “I don’t need you.”

~ 1 Corinthians 12:20-22a