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.

ELCA Churchwide Assembly

The Synod Assembly is the highest legislative authority of the synod and is charged with electing members to the Synod Council, other synod committees and churchwide voting members, voting on a budget and on other resolutions that are presented to the assembly. In addition to conducting the business

2019 Synod Assembly

Over 50% of the congregations in the Central States Synod have an average worship attendance of 50 or less each Sunday.  A smaller size does not equate to a less vitality, but there are some unique challenges that leaders face.  How can leaders be equipped and encouraged to foster vitality in our smaller sized congregations? 

Vital Leaders for Vital Congregations

The Bishop's Convocation is the theological conference of the Central States Synod, ELCA. It is an opportunity for leaders — rostered, Parish Ministry Associates and other lay leaders — to gather and learn. The program costs are subsidized by the Synod. Spouses and significant others are welcome as full participants.

2019 Bishop's Convocation