synod assembly resources

synod assembly 2018

When: June 2-3

Where: Holiday Inn, Fargo

2018 Theme: Leadership

Over the course of two days, we will worship, learn, network, dream and conduct the annual business of the synod.  Our time together will center around leadership - living out your baptismal call through any vocation.

Assembly Highlights this year include:

  • Keynote Speaker - Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis, author and Luther Seminary faculty BIO
  • ELCA REpresentative - Andrew Steele, Director for Global Church Sponsorship  BIO



past resources

2017 Synod Assembly - On The Road Together

State of the Synod Address - Bishop Terry Brandt

Eric Barreto Keynote Messages:



Eric D. Barreto is Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary and an ordained Baptist minister. The author of Ethnic Negotiations: The Function of Race and Ethnicity in Acts 16 (Mohr Siebeck, 2010), the co-author of Exploring the Bible (Fortress Press, 2016), and editor of Reading Theologically (Fortress Press, 2014), he is also a regular contributor to, the Huffington Post,, and For more, go to and follow him on Twitter. 

Sharing Our Stories Videos



Synod Assembly Introduction Video - A little fun with Bishop Brandt

2017 Assembly Photos

2016 Synod Assembly - A Place At The Table

State of the Synod Address - Bishop Terry Brandt

Video; State of the Synod

Powerpoint Slides

Shane Claiborne Addresses

Irresistible Revolution

Extremists for Love

Tearing Down the Walls

2016 Synod Assembly Photos

Bible Studies

LOVE – Jessica Thomasson

                    Bible Study Worksheet; LOVE

                    Powerpoint Slides; LOVE


DO – Rev. Sue Koesterman and Emily Martin

                    Dear Woman Poem

                    Bible Study Worksheet; DO

                    Powerpoint Slides; DO

WALK –Mikka McCracken

                    Bible Study Worksheet; WALK

                    Powerpoint Slides; WALK

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