So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. (Romans 12:5)
The Minneapolis Area Synod gathers annually to conduct business in the Synod Assembly, which is the synod’s highest legislative authority. More than 600 participants attend the Synod Assembly each year, including representatives from each congregation and all active rostered leaders. The gathering is filled with worship, inspiration, presentations, and necessary business.
One of the tasks of the Synod Assembly is to elect a bishop every six years. 2018 is an election year. More information about the election is updated regularly here.
I Will Pour Out My Spirit
Two millennia after the original Pentecost, we assemble. And, like the first disciples, we trust God to pour out the Spirit. Will the old among us dream dreams; will the young see visions?
Certainly, as with the community in Acts, the church today needs the Spirit’s inspiration. So, we assemble – for Bible study and witness, storytelling and singing, budgets and elections – and we pray together for the Spirit’s guidance and power.
And we firmly believe the Spirit who gathers us will also stir us up and send us forth with new boldness to participate in God’s work of mercy, community, and justice in the world.
Join us at Lord of Life in Ramsey on May 4-5, 2018!
ELCA Churchwide Representative Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton,
Bible Study Leader, Dr. Michael Chan,
- $125 per registrant prior to March 31, 2018
- $140 per registrant after April 1, 2018
- $100 visitor
- $75 youth and retired rostered ministers
Fees include Friday dinner, Saturday lunch, refreshments during the assembly, and other event logistics.
- Guidelines for Submitting Resolutions >
- Voting Member Allocation Chart for Congregations >
- Youth Voting Member Information >
- Scholarship Application >
- Registration Instructions >
Every voice matters. Our Church needs lay and rostered voting members to participate in Conference Assemblies in preparation for Synod Assembly.
Voting members may:
- nominate bishop candidates
- bring resolutions (see guidelines above)
- nominate people for synod-wide positions
- elect conference positions
There is no need to pre-register. View the procedures for the day >
New information about the 2018 Bishop’s election will occasionally be posted.
For the most up to date information, click on the button below.