Synod Assembly 2019

Called to be like Living Stones in a Changing World

May 16-18, 2019

Comfort Inn & Suites Hotel and Conference Center

2424 S. Mission, Mt. Pleasant, MI  48858.

The theme for this year’s Assembly is “Called to be Living Stones in a Changing World”, deriving from the Apostle Peter’s words to Christians in 1 Peter 2:5: “You yourselves like living stones are being built as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.”

We are pleased to welcome Rev. Chris Boerger, Secretary of the ELCA, as our guest from the ELCA Churchwide Office.

Synod Assembly 2019 – Synod Assembly Book

Please use the agenda on pages 14-20 of the Assembly Book as your guide to the schedule for registration times for the assembly. Voting members must register in order to vote on assembly matters.

Synod Assembly 2019 – Worship Bulletins

In order to save paper, bulletins will not be printed for assembly. There will be projection at every service and all are invited to bring these bulletins on their mobile device or print them at home.

Synod Assembly 2019 – Synod Assembly Offering

The offering collected at this year’s Synod Assembly will be divided between flood relief for the Nebraska Synod and new cabin construction for Living Water Ministries.

Synod Assembly 2019 – Resolutions

All resolutions must be submitted electronically to the Synod Office by March 21, 2019. Resolutions may only be submitted by a voting member of the upcoming synod assembly, a member of the NWLM Synod congregation, a member of a NWLM Synod committee, or a member of an agency of the NWLM Synod.

All resolutions must include the names of at least 25 confirmed members of the synod who support the resolution’s consideration by the assembly. 

If you are interested in submitting a resolution, you must review the updated Resolutions Guidelines and Worksheet. Resolutions must be submitted to

Synod Assembly 2019 – Nominating Committee Documents

Synod Assembly 2019 – Synod Officer and Bishop Election

2019 General Election

2019 Bishop Election

Bishop Nominee Bio Forms (posted in order of decreasing votes from Ballot #2)

Synod Assembly 2019 – General Business