As we commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Refresh ‘17 aims 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 will challenge and inspire us with their stories and insights. The main goals of Refresh ’17 are 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 will be led by the ELCA’s Glocal Musicians, who will share models of worship pertinent to Lutherans all over the world, yet applicable in our own settings.

Refresh Resources
Below are resouces and videos from the Theological Conference. Please note that we have authorization to share presentations, but you must utilize your own licensing for any copyrighten music.
Facebook Live recordings and professional recordings are available below. Because the Facebook Live footage is taken with a tablet/phone, the footage is rough and unedited but inlcudes the majority of the conference. The professional recordings are much better but edited down to the main content.
Bishop Eaton
Secretary Junge
Fireside Chat fblive fblive
Tuesday Conversation 1 fblive fblive video button
Tuesday Conversation 2 fblive fblive fblive video button
Monday Conversation fblive video button
Fireside Chat fblive
Wednesday Converstation fblive fblive video button
RED Talks
Monday Worship fblive fblive fblive
Monday Sermon video button
Tuesday Worship fblive
Tuesday Sermon video button
Wednesday Worship fblive
RED Talks fblive video button
Rev. Rachel Ringlaben    video button    Slides
Rev. Kyle Rouze    video button    Slides
Rev. Chris Gentile    video button    Slides
Enedina Vasquez    video button    Slides
Rev. Cheryl Walenta-Gorvie    video button    Slides
Rev. Mark England    video button    Slides    Handout


Resources are also available on the Guidebook App.


The Tri-Synodical Theological Conference is open to all leaders in the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana Mission Area, Southwestern Texas Synod and the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod.
For questions and additional information, please contact 830-379-9900 or

The Southwestern Texas Synod is part of Region 4 of the ELCA-Brandmark
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