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Churchwide Assembly

ELCA Churchwide Assembly

Freed and Renewed in Christ

The ELCA Churchwide Assembly, the primary decision-making body of the church, is a process of communal spiritual discernment. Finding ourselves in Christ, the fourteenth Churchwide Assembly will be a time for us to be the living body of Christ guided by the Spirit and conformed to God’s will.

When the ELCA Churchwide Assembly convenes, its voting members meet with confidence in God’s grace around word and water, wine and bread, to carry on their work on behalf the entire church. Over the course of the assembly, voting members:

  • Hear reports and review the work of churchwide officers, leaders and units;
  • Receive and consider proposals from synod assemblies;
  • Elect vice president, officers, board members and other leaders as specified by the constitution or bylaws;
  • Establish ELCA churchwide policy;
  • Worship together;
  • Adopt a budget; and
  • Conduct other business related to the ELCA churchwide organization.





The 2016 Pre-Assembly Report is located on the ELCA Guidebook app.



CITY

Host City: New Orleans

In August of 2016, voting members will experience the culturally rich city of New Orleans, Louisiana.


resources

Churchwide Assembly Resources

Download information, pdf, forms pertaining to ELCA's Churchwide Assembly.


GUIDEBOOK

2016 Churchwide Assembly Guidebook

Attendees can search for sessions by keyword and create personal to-do lists. | Guidebook FAQ.

 


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