June 5 - 7, 2020
Chattanooga Convention Center
1150 Carter Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Click here for information about the Assembly theme, rates, fees, and more, as well as our visitors and links to printable copies of the Assembly materials.
Logo created by Pr. Michael Jannett, Assistant to the Bishop, Southeastern Synod
Did you know...that 2020 is the 50 year anniversary of the ordination of women and the 40 year anniversary of the ordination of women of color? Now that's something to celebrate! But how can a congregation give thanks for those women who have gone before and for the continuing hope for the future?
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Every year we report our congregational activities to the ELCA.
The congregational reports sent to the ELCA (Forms A and C) allow the ELCA Research departments to compile data to help us understand ministry trends and also directly impacts the representation at ELCA Churchwide Assemblies.
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At the end of January, Mr. Hilton Austin will end his tenure in his role as Director of Advocacy for our synod and we give abundant thanks for his work and ministry among us in this way. Because of his building these foundations, we will be able to continue with a person serving in this role. On February 1st, we welcome the Rev. Matt Steinhauer who will become the Assistant to the Bishop and Director for Advocacy for our synod. Pastor Steinhauer will be serving in this role 15 hours a week and continue as pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Lebanon, TN.
To read more about this ministry transition, click here.
On Sunday, January 19, 2020, Bishop Kevin Strickland's sermon will be aired on Day1, with host Peter Wallace. Day1 is the voice of the historic Protestant churches, presenting outstanding preachers from the mainline denominations.