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The 2015 Central States Synod Assembly will be held June 4-6, 2015 at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan. 

A good number of elections will take place at the 2015 Synod Assembly. For a listing of leadership opportunities, click ELECTIONS 2015.

 



Assembly 2014 is now history! See below for reports, video and other resources.

Assembly Actions:

Assembly Video Resources:

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Assembly Binder Materials

Intro Section — CLICK HERE to download entire section. This section includes the following information:

  • Table of Contents
  • Tentative Agenda
  • Assembly Overview
  • Helpful Information
  • Acknowledgements
  • Voting Members Information
  • Organization/Agency Display Location
  • Milestone Anniversaries
  • Special Guests and Presenters
  • Synod Statistical Report
  • Lunch Hearings and Conversations
  • Map of Hotel and local restaurants

Section I: Reports — CLICK HERE to download entire section. This section includes the following information:

  • Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
  • Report from Bishop Roger Gustafson
  • Area Ministry Reports
  • Teams & Committee Reports
  • Agencies & Organizational Reports

Section II: Nominations — CLICK HERE to download entire section. This section includes the following information:

  • Positions Needing Nominations and information
  • Nominating Slate
  • Biographical Information on Nominees
  • Nomination Biographical Form (fillable on your computer — not included in binder)

Section III: Budget/Finance — CLICK HERE to download complete section. This section includes the following information:

  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Proposed Budget for FYE 2015
  • Salary and Benefits Breakdown
  • Giving Report
  • Proposed Compensation Guidelines for 2015

Section IV: ResolutionsCLICK HERE to download complete section. This section includes the following information:

  • Resolutions Committee Members/Issues of Conscience
  • Blank Sheet for Motions
  • 2013 Assembly Actions Grid
  • 2014 Resolutions

Nominations/Elections

Pre-Assembly Materials

General Information/Registration

  • Tentative Agenda/Schedule – Rev. 052114 (subject to change without notice)
  • Dates to Remember
  • Voting Members to Assembly
  • Congregations with 500+ members (Allows for additional voting members)
  • Voting Member Waiver Request (Due in synod office March 1)
  • Registration Form (for payment by check) OR REGISTER ONLINE (for credit/debit card payment only)
  • Youth – Parental/Medical Release Form (required for youth participants under 18 years of age)
  • Display Table Request Form
  • Partnership Linkage Form (Request or provide financial assistance for attending Assembly)
  • Hotel Reservations must be made directly with the hotel by May 5, 2014 to assure rooms/rates.
    For reservations, call 888-532-4338 or 417-866-5253. Be sure to ask for the “ELCA Central States Synod” group block for the Assembly rate of $89 per night for standard room (plus applicable taxes). Complimentary hot breakfast buffet included with reservation. 
  • Overflow hotel/motel information: The Best Western Plus Coach House (across the street from Ramada) will match the $89 (+ tax) rate. Address: 2535 N. Glenstone; Phone 417-862-0701 or 1-800-287-1476. Please identify yourself as “Central States Synod, ELCA” for the reduced rate; The Holiday Inn, at 2720 N. Glenstone is offering rooms at a reduced rate of $117 (+ tax). Call 417-865-8600 or 1-800-Holiday and identify yourself as “Central States Synod, ELCA”; DoubleTree by Hilton Springfield, 2431 N. Glenstone, 417-831-3131. Reduced rate of $139 (+ tax) per night for Thursday and Friday. Register online by clicking DoubleTree.

 

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