Churchwide Assembly

2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly


 

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Monday, August 5, 2019
3:00 - 4:30 p.m. CDT – Open Worship – Ballroom
Monday, August 5, 2019
6:30 - 9:30 p.m. CDT – Opening Plenary 1 – Hall A/B
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
8:30 - 10:30 am. CDT – Plenary 2 – Hall A/B
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
8:30 - 10:30 am. CDT – Plenary 2 – Hall A/B
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
2:30 - 4:30 p.m. CDT – Plenary 3 – Hall A/B
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
8:30 - 10:45 am. CDT – Plenary 4 – Hall A/B
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT – Holy Communion
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
2:30 - 5:30 p.m. CDT – Plenary 5 – Hall A/B
Thursday, August 8, 2019
8:30 - 10:30 am. CDT – Plenary 6 – Hall A/B
Thursday, August 8, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT – Holy Communion
Thursday, August 8, 2019
2:30 - 5:30 p.m. CDT – Plenary 7 – Hall A/B
Friday, August 9, 2019
8:30 - 10:30 am. CDT – Plenary 8 – Hall A/B
Friday, August 9, 2019
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT – Holy Communion
Friday, August 9, 2019
2:30 - 5:30 p.m. CDT – Plenary 9 – Hall A/B
Saturday, August 10, 2019
8:30 - 10:00 a.m. CDT – Closing Worship
 
Saturday, August 10, 2019
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT – Closing Plenary 10 – Hall A/B

The ELCA Churchwide Assembly, the primary decision-making body of the church, is a process of communal spiritual discernment. Finding ourselves in Christ, the fifteenth 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 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.

Schedule

Download the draft schedule for the ELCA Churchwide Assembly for 2019 here.

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