The Global Young Reformers Network met in person at a Global Gathering in 2015, and plans to again in the near future. Here you will find information about past global gatherings! Be sure to check back for information about future gatherings as they are planned post-COVID. 

Global Gathering of the Global Young Reformers Network

From 22 August to 4 September 2015, tthe LWF Youth Global Gathering brought together 144 young reformers from all LWF member churches, as well as several theology students sent by Lutheran faculties in an event called "Worskshop Wittenburg".

Within this two-week program, participants shared and learned, worked on the youth themes and decided together on local and regional follow-up. They also visited parishes in the hosting Evangelical Lutheran Church of Central Germany and social-diaconal projects.


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Information about Global Gathering 2015

The agenda of the Global Gathering: Workshop Wittenberg included the following highlights:

  • Worship service in the Schlosskirche

  • Thematic city tour "Following the stories of reformation in Wittenberg“ in international teams

  • Comprehensive introduction to the mission and work of The Lutheran World Federation

  • Further development of the 10 themes of the Global Young Reformers Network

  • Thematical Days: "To be Lutheran means to be ....theological....ecumenical...political"

  • Youth worship and liturgy

  • Weekend program in German Lutheran parishes, discovering the realities of being Lutheran today

  • Social-diaconal field trip in the region of Reformation

  • Project development of "Living reformation projects"

    Within a two-week program, participants shared and learned, worked on the themes and decideed together for local and regional follow ups.

    The program was prepared by the Global Young Reformers  Steering Committee, the Central Church in Germany, and the LWF Program Executive for Youth.


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as delegates, guests and speakers
was the duration of the Global Gathering, allowing enough time for sharing, learning and networking
All LWF regions were represented
We hope to be able to gather in-person as Global Young Reformers in 2022!