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!
The 49th LCA SA-NT District Convention of Synod will be held from 15-16 May 2021 at the Barossa Arts and Convention Centre, Tanunda.
DELEGATE REGISTRATION PROCESS
Delegate registrations are now open. Please follow this delegate registration process:
Congregations must appoint a delegate, 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 your congregation’s statistics (the 2020 statistics as recorded in LAMP). If you wish to elect a parish delegate, please contact the District Office.
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 email and internet to download documents. Delegates must be listed on LAMP2.
Complete this LAMP2 Delegate Appointment Form to appoint your elected delegates, and return it to the District Office.
By Monday, 3rd May.
Appointed delegates must register their details online to confirm their attendance (or register an apology) at convention. (This step needs to be taken on top of submitting the LAMP2 appointment form in the previous step). 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.
Click here to register online
3. CHECK IN
On 15th May, 2021, delegates check in at the District Convention of Synod at the Barossa Arts & Convention Centre, Tanunda.
Visitors: Due to space constraints at the venue please note that there will be no visitors permitted to convention or Sunday worship this year.
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. Click here for our policy on illness during Convention.
Book of Reports: The Book of Reports has been emailed to each delegate and is also available to download here. Delegates are welcome to bring a tablet, laptop or other electronic device to convention to view The Book of Reports in electronic format, however as you will be seated theatre-style you will need to rest your device on your lap. Please note there are no power points available in the auditorium for charging of devices. For those that ordered a printed version of the book during registration, these will be posted out shortly. Delegates are also able to print their own copy of the book. We encourage congregations to support their delegate by printing a copy for them, if required.
Future information: All future communication will be sent via email.
Enquiries can be directed to the SA-NT District Office on (08) 8267 5211
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