Synod Assembly

METRO D.C. SYNOD ASSEMBLY
Saturday, June 16, 2018
“Connecting – Up In Out”
at Lord of Life Lutheran Church – Fairfax Campus

NEW THIS YEAR: Use the Guidebook app to access these Synod Assembly materials and more from your phone or other device.

OF NOTE:

  • Carpooling is strongly recommended for this event.
  • The offering during worship will be shared between our synod’s New Connections Campaign and Building Puentes Initiative.
  • New this year! Use our Guidebook app on your phone or other device to access Synod Assembly materials. DOWNLOAD AHEAD OF TIME – play around – and have fun!

SOME MATERIALS YOU NEED FOR OUR GATHERING

Information available here and on the Guidebook app unless otherwise indicated*.

NOTE: Unlike past years, no “bulk file” of these documents will be prepared for the 2018 Synod Assembly.

GETTING STARTED

AGENDA

ELECTING LEADERSHIP

SYNOD COUNCIL OFFICER

SYNOD COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES

VOTING MEMBERS TO THE 2019 CHURCHWIDE ASSEMBLY (6 positions)

CONSULTATION COMMITTEE

RESOLUTIONS/MEMORIALS to be considered

REPORTS & MATERIALS

* GUIDEBOOK APP ONLY

  • Event Leadership Photos
  • Worship Materials
  • Workshop List
  • Social media links

BACKGROUND POSTED EARLIER

ELECTION PROCESS – In addition to the Candidate Information Form, photos were sent to the Rev. Travis Kern, Nomination Committee Chair, at pastorkern1gmail.com before the May deadline.

  • SYNOD COUNCIL OFFICER
    • Secretary – Incumbent eligible for reelection
  • SYNOD COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES
    • D.C. Conference (clergy)
    • Fairfax Conference (lay)
    • Maryland Conference (lay) – Incumbent eligible for reelection
    • Montgomery Conference (clergy) – 1 year term
    • Montgomery Conference (lay) – Incumbent eligible for reelection
    • Potomac Conference (clergy) – 1 year term
    • Potomac Conference (lay) – Incumbent eligible for reelection
    • Virginia Conference (clergy) – Incumbent eligible for reelection
    • At-large (Minister of Word and Service) – Incumbent eligible for 2 year term
    • At-large (lay or clergy) – Incumbent eligible for reelection
    • Synodical Women’s Organization – Incumbent eligible for reelection
    • Youth/Young Adult (person not over 30) – Incumbent eligible for reelection
  • VOTING MEMBERS TO THE 2019 CHURCHWIDE ASSEMBLY (to be held August 5-10, 2019 in Milwaukee, Wisc.)

    • Voting Members (6 positions)
      • The bishop and vice president are ex officio voting members, bringing the total to eight.
      • At least one of the six elected voting members must be a youth or young adult.
      • Two of the six elected voting members will be ministers of Word and Sacrament.
      • Gender balance requirements will apply separately to the three clergy voting members (including, for this purpose, the bishop) and to the five lay voting members (including, for this purpose, the vice president).
  • CONSULTATION COMMITTEE

    • Lay Representation (3 positions)
    • Clergy Representation (3 positions)

RESOLUTION/MEMORIAL PROCESS