Convention of Synod
Convention of Synod is a coming together of congregational lay delegates, church leaders, officials and clergy, primarily to conduct the business of the Lutheran Church of Australia, South Australia – Northern Territory District. It is the District’s Annual General Meeting.
Convention also serves spiritual and fellowship purposes. The schedule includes worship, celebrations and the opportunity to catch up with old friends or make some new ones!
2023 SA-NT Convention of Synod
The 50th LCA SA-NT District Convention of Synod will be held from 20-21 May 2023 at Encounter Lutheran College, Victor Harbor.
Congregations are required to appoint a delegate each synodical period, even if they are not planning to attend convention.
Each congregation is entitled to send one delegate per 100 communing members or part thereof, as per the congregation 2021 statistics. If you wish to appoint a parish delegate, contact the District Office.
To formally appoint your delegate, complete the Delegate Appointment Form here and return it to the District Office no later than 1 March 2023.
Please note, delegates may be called on at times other than convention weekend to assist with decision making for the District. All information will be sent electronically so delegates need access to their LCA email address (created upon receipt of their LAMP2 appointment form) and internet to download documents.
Appointed delegates will need to register their details online to confirm their attendance (or register an apology) at convention. No late registrations will be accepted. Meals can be ordered during the registration process. A credit card will be required to complete payment for meals & extras.
Registrations will open in early 2023 and details will be sent to delegates listed in LAMP2 directly.
3. CHECK IN
On 20 May 2023, delegates check in at the District Convention of Synod at the Encounter Lutheran College, Victor Harbor.
Accommodation: we encourage delegates to begin booking accommodation soon. Please note, the District does not have any recommended accommodation venues at this time.
Visitors: Any visitors to convention must register to attend. To assist with planning and catering, we will not be able to accept registrations to attend once registration have closed.
Meals: Meals will be provided for those who register to attend. Attendees can advise of dietary requirements at time of registration. A coffee van will be available at the venue each morning.
Convention dinner: To be advised.
COVID-19 Information: If the District is forced to cancel the event due to COVID-19 a full refund of all meal costs will be offered to delegates.
Every attempt will be made to keep delegates safe and adhere to Government regulations, we ask all delegates to assist us in this regard.
Book of Reports: The Book of Reports will be available to download from the District website and will be emailed to each delegate closer to convention. Delegates are welcome to bring a tablet, laptop or other electronic device to convention to view their Book of Reports in electronic format, however, please note power stations will not be available at tables.
If you do not have access to a device with long battery life, you can either order a printed copy of the book during registration – (postage is included in the cost), or print your own copy of the book. We encourage congregations to support their delegate by printing a copy for them, if required.
Expos: Some expos will be available. More information to come.
Invoices: Invoices for your congregation or parish delegate entitlement will be sent in early 2023. Parishes will also receive an invoice for their pastors. These must be paid in full regardless of actual attendance at convention. The fees cover delegate appointment only, and not meals, accommodation and other expenses.
Future information: All future communication will be sent via email.
Proposals must be submitted by 3rd of February 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All proposals must be considered by the Constitutions Committee and District Church Council prior to inclusion in the Book of Reports.
Nominations are open for all District Councils and Committees. To nominate, please fill in this form and return this to the District Office no later than 15 February 2023.
Committees open to receive nominations:
- District Church Council
- Lutheran Aged Care Council
- Constitutions Committee
- Loxton Riverview Rest Home
- Tanunda Lutheran Home
- Aboriginal Ministry SA (AbMinSA)
- Immanuel College Council
The 2022 Convention of Synod was a one-day event, held on Saturday 14 May at Nuriootpa Redeemer Lutheran School.
The 2022 Popular Report contains details about the business and presentations that occurred at District Convention. It is available to download here.
The 49th LCA SA-NT District Convention of Synod was held from 15-16 May 2021 at the Barossa Arts and Convention Centre, Tanunda.
The 2021 Popular Report contains details about the events, business and presentations that occurred at District Convention. It is available to download here.
Book of Reports
The 2021 Book of Reports that was provided to each delegate prior to Convention is available to download here.
All enquiries can be directed to the SA-NT District Office at email@example.com
The 2020 District Convention of Synod planned for mid-May had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, to allow the District to meet it’s regulatory requirements there were some decisions that were put before delegates for their vote.
The District prepared a Book of Reports which can be shared with congregation members so they can share in the wonderful things that have been happening in our ministries.
If you have any questions about Convention, please contact Event Coordinator, Michelle Storie, at the District Office.
The District held a one-day meeting of Synod at The Ark Salisbury Lutheran Church on Saturday, 25 May 2019.
- Letter to Delegates Attending
- 2019 Synod Day Program
- LCA SA-NT District Audited Financial Statements for 2018
- LCA SA & NT District Holdings Ltd Audited Financial Statements for 2018
- Financial Consultant Report on 2018 Financial Statements
- Lutheran Community Care - Lutheran Disability Services Synod Proposal
- 2019 District Convention of Synod Popular Report
The 48th SA–NT District Convention of Synod was held at Tatachilla Lutheran College, McLaren Vale, from Friday 4 May to Sunday 6 May 2018.
2018 SA-NT Convention of Synod Live Worship
The 2018 Convention Sunday morning worship service was recorded. Watch the video here.
Key Documents from 2018 SA-NT Convention
- 2018 Convention Popular Report
- 2018 Convention Book of Reports
- Additional Proposal SA-NT Revised Structure
- 2018 Convention Program
- 2018 Convention Minutes