Churchwide Assembly

2025 ELCA Churchwide Assembly

2025 ELCA Churchwide Assembly

The 2025 ELCA Churchwide Assembly will be held July 28–Aug. 2, 2025, at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Ariz.

The ELCA Churchwide Assembly, the primary decision-making body of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is a process of communal spiritual discernment. 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 of 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.
  • Conduct other business related to the ELCA churchwide organization.

Land Acknowledgment

The 2025 Churchwide Assembly will be held on the original and ancestral homelands of the Hohokam, O’odham, and Piipaash (Maricopa) peoples. We give thanks for their presence on the land since time immemorial. We also wish to recognize and honor all our Indigenous siblings who have and continue to call the land their home. When we gather for the Churchwide Assembly in 2025, let us remember the Indigenous peoples and tribal nations who were the first to love, pray, grow, celebrate, cry, drum, dance and sing upon the lands where we will be assembled.


Documents for 2022 Churchwide Assembly.

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