On Saturday, June 14 of the synod assembly we invite anyone interested in learning more about local and global missions to join us for the day!

You do NOT need to be a voting member but you do need to register for this day in advance.


The Glocal Mission Day will be an exciting event you will not want to miss! First you will be invited into Lund Center to hear Sunitha Mortha’s special presentation on the concept of accompaniment. Bishop Jon V. Anderson will then lead us into lunch with his own words of encouragement for our synod. There will be a special sandwich lunch and drink provided by Gustavus. From there, you may attend two separate workshop sessions!
-Short Term Mission
-Radical Hospitality
-Music and Mission
-Cross-Generation Engagement
are just a few of the selections you will have to choose from!

This is a one-day event for congregations interested in local & global mission or for anyone interested in learning what mission means in our work together.

Cost is $20 per person if registered by May 9.
Cost is $25 per person if registered after May 9.


June 13-15, 2014
Gustavus Adolphus College St. Peter

The assembly will be held June 13-15, 2014, on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN. For the first time, we will be hosting a Glocal Synod Assembly co-sponsored with ELCA Churchwide Global Mission. Glocal is the word used to describe God’s work both locally and globally.Sunitha Mortha, ELCA’s Director for Mission Formation, will lead us in conversations about accompaniment. Questions like, “What is mission?” and “Who is our neighbor?” will be topics of discussion. A Glocal band ready to lead, teach and inspire us with music and dance will be present during worship and plenary sessions. Pr. David Vasquez, author and campus pastor at Luther College, will be our Bible Study leader.

Please check back soon!
This assembly webpage will be updated weekly.

assembly deadlines
These are firm deadlines.
Please click on the links below each date for more information.

DRAFT Agenda -Posted 3/31. This agenda will be updated closer to the assembly.

March 15, 2014 - Resolution Deadline
- Guidelines for synod assemby resolutions
April 18, 2011 - Nominating Report & Displays Request Form Deadline
- Supplementay rules regarding nominations and elections
- Assembly display policy
- Assembly display online form
May 9, 2014 - Last day for early bird registration
- Registration information for voting & non-voting assembly participants
May 16, 2014 - Preassembly book available for download

assembly registration

Please click here to read registration information for voting & non-voting assembly participants before registering. In this packet you will see the chart below explaining how many voting members are eligible for your congregation.

*Numbers represent reported BAPTIZED membership. More than 3,500 baptized members, add one voting member for every additional 500 baptized members.

Click on your conference to see how many voting members the synod has listed for your congregation.

Question? Please contact Tammy Sather at 507-637-3904 or tammy.sather@swmnelca.org.