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2017 Synod Assembly

Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017
8:30 am SAturday - 12:30 PM Sunday
at the Marriott West Hotel & Convention Center
 Madison, WI

Click the links below for highlights of the assembly:

2017 Narrative Budget in .pdf

Resolutions passed at assembly
in adobe pdf                 in word .doc

Synod Assembly Minutes
click here.

For a summary and bulletin insert about the 2017 Synod Assembly
click here.

watch video of the Keynote Address

watch video of Bishop Mary Froiland's sermon

2017 Assembly Displayers & Sponsors
Link to assembly displayers & supporters page
Click here to download pdf

We encourage you to go to our South -Central Synod of Wisconsin facebook page for pictures, quotes and  more highlights of the events of the entire weekend:

You can still access the
2017 Synod Assembly Book here:

2017 Assembly Book complete (including constitution)

Addendum - 2018 Compensation Guidelines

If you have difficulty downloading the larger files, then you can download the book in parts

Note when you download in parts, the page numbers will no longer match the document.
2017 Assembly Book Part 1

2017 Assembly Book Part 2
2017 Assembly Book Part 3

Synod Constituion - August 2016

Resolutions deadliine February 15, 2017

Resolutions submitted after this deadline will be considered by the reference & counsel committee & sent to the assembly based on the 2017 Rules & Procedures.

Resolution Template in word format
2017 Resolution & Memorial Submittal Information
Sample Resolution
Rules & Procedures of the 2017 Assembly

There are open positions for synod council, consultation & discipline committees. Please see page 2 of the form below for information about theses positions.

Nominations must be submitted by February 15, 2017 to guarantee placement in assembly book. Click on the documents below for information to help prepare & submit a resolution. The back page of the form has the list of responsibilities for the open positions.
Click here to download nomination form.

Please contact the synod office if you have any questions about submitting a nomination.

Keynote Speaker
Rev. Mark E. Tidsworth
President, Pinnacle Leadership Associates


Mark Tidsworth

Learn more about Rev. Mark Tidsworth

Mark is the author of the book
"Shift: Three Big Moves for the 21st Century Church"

Worship Resources for
Synod Assembly Weekend
Bishop Mary Froiland emailed reources to congregations for use in their congregations on Assembly Sunday, April 30, 2017.
These resources are available for download below:
- Bishop Mary's email letter
- Prayers of Intercession
- Offering Bulletin (black & white)
- Offering Bulletin (color)Bishop Froiland Video
- Bishop Froiland's Sermon:
"Now What? The Other Great Commission"

- Bishop Froiland's Sermon manuscript

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