2021 Synod Assembly

"To EQUIP – EMPOWER – ENGAGE the Beloved Community"


2021 Synod Assembly

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2021 Southeastern

Synod Assembly

Saturday, June 5th
9:00am– 4:00pm ET /
8:00am-3:00pm CT
on a digital platform


All voting members will be given log in information and instructions on how to participate through the digital platform.  

Visitors to the Assembly are able to participate through the live stream on the Synod’s Facebook page and YouTube channel throughout the day.

The 2021 Southeastern Synod Assembly theme is to EQUIP – EMPOWER – ENGAGE the Beloved Community.

For 2021, the Assembly will be held on a digital platform. All voting members will be given log in information and instructions on how to participate.  Visitors to the Assembly are able to participate through the Live Stream on the Synod’s Facebook page throughout the day.

This year’s Assembly will include: 

  • Worship
  • Bible Study by the Rev. Dr. Albert Starr (Senior Advisor, Ethnic Diversity for the ELCA)
  • Introduction to the En Conjunto Latinx Ministry Strategy for the Southeastern Synod
  • Elections for: 
    • Synod Secretary
    • Churchwide Assembly Voting Members
    • Synod Council, and other Synod positions
  • Adoption of the Ministry Spending Plan

We have a lot of work to do together as the Church and we are excited that even though we are unable to be physically together we can gather as the Beloved Community in this unique way.

Registration will allow you access to the digital platform (known as Lumi) being used for the 2021 Synod Assembly. 

Special notes for registration:

  • Previously, Synod Assembly registration has been set up as "GROUP" registration.  For 2021, everyone will register in an INDIVIDUAL format.
  • EVERY voting member must register with a unique email address. You will eventually use this email address to log in to our digital Synod Assembly on June 5, 2021.

Costs are as follows:

  • Early Bird registration (through March 31, 2021) for voting members (Rostered/Lay) with a credit card is $80, or $75 if paying via check.
  • Standard registration (through April 30, 2021) for voting members (Rostered/Lay) with a credit card is $90, or $85 with a check. 
  • Late registration (through May 21, 2021) for voting members (Rostered/Lay) with a credit card  is $100, or $95 with a check.
  • Checks need to be postmarked by May 24, 2021.
  • Visitors may view the sessions via the live stream to the Southeastern Synod Facebook Page and YouTube Channel.

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Rostered Ministers NOT attending will need to provide a written excuse to Bishop Strickland (bishop@elca-ses.org).

At the 2021 Synod Assembly, we will hold several elections.  Click the links below for more information:

God’s Abundance in a Pandemic: Conference Caucus Gathering

Sunday, March 21, 2021

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Eastern / 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Central

Voting Members of the Assembly and Congregational members are invited to join Bishop Kevin Strickland for ALL Conference Caucus Gathering.  Pastor Andrew Rickel, Campus Pastor at Grace House, the Lutheran/Episcopal Campus Ministry at Georgia Institute of Technology will be presenting on the “God’s Abundance in a Pandemic” to share how God continues to bring abundance even in this time of pandemic.  Conferences will then meet in breakout rooms to elect conference leadership and in Conference 1-5 their Synod Council Representative.

Register Here (for Pre-Assembly Gathering)

June 2 - passive "test"

Purpose:  simply figuring out how to login to Lumi

7:00-8:00pm ET / 6:00-7:00pm CT

June 3 - LIVE "test"

6:00-7:30pm ET / 5:00-6:30pm CT

Purpose:  Voting members will be invited to attend a practice session with the digital platform to allow all voting members to feel comfortable with the work of the Assembly.  Voting members will learn how to participate in the voting, speak to a motion, address the Chair, access Assembly materials, and ask questions about how the Assembly will be conducted.

Voting members will be automatically registered for this event when they register for the Assembly and a log in information will come in a follow up email.

Friday, June 4, 2021

4:00 PM - 5:15 PM Eastern / 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM Central


7:00 PM - 8:15 PM Eastern / 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM Central

There will be two opportunities to participate in Assembly Hearing on the 2022 Ministry Spending Plan and a workshop focused on  becoming a Reconciling in Christ (RIC) congregation.  These events are open to all.  The Southeastern Synod’s Diversity and Justice Taskforce is presenting the RIC workshop.  Both sessions will be held by Zoom and registration for this event is below:

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Resolutions and Memorials information

Must be submitted by 5pm ET / 4pm CT on April 23, 2021

For more information and to submit a Resolution or Memorial, click the button below



Synod Assembly ARCHIVES can be found HERE.