unleased-logoThe word is spreading across our Synod. The Spirit is unleashing us to follow Jesus Christ; to live out our baptismal callings; and to do big, bold things for the gospel!

The logo you see here symbolizes a new and renewed energy and excitement, ignited and driven by the Holy Spirit, centered in the cross of Christ – freeing and empowering our hands and hearts to be unleashed by God. It invites and challenges us to ask:

  • Where are we seeing God unleashed in our churches and communities, in our lives and the lives of others?
  • Where do we see people or places that need to be unleashed – to be given the power and permission to do what they were made and called to be?

This is what “UNLEASHED” is all about. It will be the focus of our 2016 Assembly, this year hosted at the PPL Center in Allentown, PA,  June 17-18. It’s the continuation of a 3-year movement that is rising up and lifting us into 2017 – the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

In February 2015 Bishop Sam Zeiser presented two live webinars introducing the inspiration behind “NEPA Synod Unleashed for Reformation 2017.” You can now watch the webinar’s audio and video content by clicking this YouTube link:

In an effort to spread the word about the ways God is making us “Unleashed for Reformation 2017,” Bishop Zeiser conducted “A Webinar for Dreamers” on March 25 & 26, 2015. The goal was to inform, empower, and unleash the leaders and dreamers in our congregations. The webinar is now available on YouTube ( and can be viewed by anyone. Rostered leaders are encouraged to use it with their congregation council and other ministry groups.

If you have any questions, contact Chris deForest at or at (563) 663-5315.

More details, stories and surprises to come! Listen – God is calling, with the word inviting, all of us to be UNLEASHED, at this year’s Assembly…and beyond!