Materials for Assembly
Read an announcment memo from Pr. Robert Schoepflin, secretary of our synod. Congregations of our synod have all been mailed a copy of this memo.
Nominations and Elections
At this year’s Assembly, we will be electing three members of the Synod Council to fill unexpired terms. Learn more about these seats here.
During January 2017 we will have open nominations, where a name and contact for a potential candidate can be submitted for the Nominations and Elections Committee to explore as a nomination. These nominations can be sent to email@example.com.
Nominations submitted between February 1 and April 18 must be accompanied by a complete Nomination Form. They should be emailed as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations may be made from the floor of the assembly. They must be received by the Nominations and Elections Committee on May 11 before 6:00pm. Floor nominations must be accompanied by a complete Nomination Form and 10 signatures of voting members of our 2017 Synod Assembly.
We will again use Guidebook to help everyone to have everything they need for assembly in one place. Once available, you'll find more information about downloading and using the Guidebook app here.
The agenda will be posted once available. The agenda is formed through a sub-group working to propose the overall shape and details based on requests for time and proposed business. Next the Assembly Planning Committee reviews the agenda and recommends it to the Executive Committee and Synod Council. Before it reaches the Synod Assembly for approval, about 50 people have weighed in on the agenda.
Reference and Counsel
The Reference and Counsel Committee collects, reviews, and presents resolutions and memorials to the assembly. Resolutions and memorials are proposals for the ministry of our church. Memorials address broad policy issues and are passed by Synod Assemblies for consideration by the Churchwide Assembly. Resolutions are requests for consideration or action synodically.
Resolutions and memorials are due February 15 to email@example.com.
Resolutions may also be brought to the floor of the assembly and will be addressed by the assembly as time allows. A PDF version, a Word (or otherwise editable) version, and 200 paper copies must be brought to the Hospitality Table in the Grand Ballroom.