OUR MISSION

Upholding the legacy of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to as many people as possible in as many ways as possible as was rediscovered through the Lutheran Reformation in 1517.

 
 
 
 
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WHAT WE DO

1517 provides oversight and powers a variety of theological resource platforms including a podcast network, a publishing house, an online Academy, a speaker network and an annual national conference. Each of these provide a message of hope to strengthen individuals and congregations, as well as model ways of engaging the culture in a manner that is thoughtful, courageous, and Christ-centered.

We apply these vision distinctives to all our efforts:

  • Establishing a Thinking Fellowship
  • Empowering New Voices for Proclamation
  • Partnering with Like-Minded Voices for Unity
  • Creating Innovative and Accessible Methods of Learning

We pray you'll consider these resources and that God might use the written and spoken words to help, strengthen, edify, comfort and set you free!

 

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Our Beliefs and Values:

THE PROCLAIMED WORD
We believe audibly hearing, “You are forgiven!” is at the root of the Gospel of Christ. We want to encourage this proclamation within churches and communities as well as between individuals.

PHYSICAL MEANS OF GRACE
We believe God works through physical means in order to connect sinners with knowledge of Him and the saving power of Christ. By using everyday, normal means such as bread and wine in the Lord’s Supper and water in Baptism, we receive God’s gift of His Son.

THE STUDY OF SCRIPTURE
Because Holy Scripture is the means by which God has chosen to reveal His Son to us, and thus how He reveals His purpose, promises and own character to us, we want to encourage knowing and understanding His word better.

CONTINUED EDUCATION
Regardless of whether you are a pastor, a schoolteacher, a student or a pizza delivery man, we believe a continuation of education centered around the Gospel is another key component to hearing, “You are forgiven!” Our goal is to make educational resources accessible and approachable to any person interested in learning more about theology.

 
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"The Gospel is that God the Son freely agreed to die our death for us, to suffer our deserved condemnation and doom in our place. And He didn’t just agree from eternity to do that. He actually did it. On the cross. For free! And for each one of us." 

 Dr. Rod Rosenbladt