Assembly Resources

Forms & Documents

- Assembly Voting Member Letter
- Guidelines for Synod Assembly Resolutions
- Supplementary Rules Regarding

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Pre-Assembly Book
*Printed Materials Provided at Assembly
-General Information
-Assembly Speakers
-*Assembly Agenda (Draft)
-Let's Do Lunch
-Assembly Procedures
-Parliamentary Procedure
-Robert’s Rules of Order
-Report of the Presiding Bishop
-Report of the Synod, Bishop Jon V. Anderson
-Roster Report
-We Remember: (Biographies)
Assembly Resolutions
-*Resolution 16.01
-*Resolution 16.02
-*Compensation & Benefits Guidelines
-*Nominating Report
- Narrative Budget
-*Proposed 2017 Budget
- Budget vs. Actual
- Audit Report
-SW MN Synod
-City of St Peter, MN
-Gustavus Adolphus College
-*Beck Hall
*Printed Materials Provided at Assembly

Assembly Lay-Led Service

Service of the Word
Sermon for Lay Leaders
Bulletin Insert: Embrace God’s Mission + Equip God’s People Funding Initiative
Sermon Video:

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- ELCA Region 3
- ELCA Region 3 Archives
- ELCA Region 3 Camping Network
Partnership Ministries
- Green Lake Lutheran Ministries
- Lutheran Social Service
- Mission Investment Fund
- MN Council of Churches
- Pastor-2-Pastor
- Portico
- Shalom Hill Farm
- Shetek Lutheran Ministries
Synod Boards, Committess and Teams
- Companion Synod
- Endowment Committee
- Lutheran Men in Mission
- Lutheran Youth Organization
- Personnel Committee
- Synod Council Executive Committee
- Women of the ELCA
- Carthage College
- Concordia College
- Gustavus Adolphus College
- Luther Seminary
- Luther College
- Wartburg College


June 10-11, 2016
Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter

We are excited to invite you to your 2016 Synod Assembly!

Once again being held on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter, MN, your assembly will open on Friday, June 10, and close on Saturday, June 11, 2016. We are blessed to have Rev. Dr. Robin Steinke, President of Luther Seminary, as our ELCA Representative this year. Rev. Steinke will deepen our understanding of the opportunities within our own congregations. Additionally, Steinke will brief us on what it means to be church together beyond our synod. Chaplain of the Gustavus Adolphus College, Rev. Dr. Brian Konkol will be our Bible Study leader. He will lead us in table discussions as we talk about deepening congregation vitality, enhancing global and local mission and developing servant leaders.


Click here to download Registration information

Your synod will be introducing a groundbreaking initiative for the people and congregations of our Synod.  Entitled Embrace God's Mission + Equip God's People. We are very excited to stand together at this pivotal moment for your synod's life. Before us lie many opportunities to equip God's people to steward the Good News in our swiftly changing mission field. More information will be shared at the synod and assembly. 

Also, new this year at our Synod Assembly will be the "TED Talk" like learning events during the lunch times. You will be able to pick up a box lunch and attend one 15-18 minute presentation on a variety of topics on both Friday and Saturday. These learning presentations are designed to give you some additional information and provide time for questions and eating. A complete list of topics that will be offered each day of the two days, will be available with the pre-assembly information.

Assembly Offering
This year the assembly offering will be designated to the following:
House of Grace, Montrose (25%)
Lutheran Immigration Refugee Service (25%)
SW MN Synod Local Mission Partners (50%)
(Campus Ministry, Minnesota Council Churches, Lutheran Advocacy-Minnesota, Luther Seminary, and Shalom Hill Farm)