The 2021 proposed constitution was adopted by substitution as amended. Two amendments were made and passed. The entire final constitution with all updates and amendments will be available here on the synod website soon.

The two passed amendments are the underlined portions below:

 8.51.01     An officer shall not be elected to the same office for more than two consecutive terms 

S12.02.    The synod shall establish and make provision for the continued functioning of conferences composed of congregations and rostered[PE1]  ministers, in specified geographical areas.  The boundaries of the conferences as found in the bylaws, shall be subject to redetermination by the synod in consultation with the conferences and/or congregations in question at four (4) year intervals, or at the formation of or for the benefit of a shared ministry between congregations who reside in different conferences.


Below is the proposed revised constitution which received Synod Council approval in January, 2020.  It was placed on the agenda for consideration at the 2021 Synod Assembly.  There is also a document that covers the frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the revisions, which will assist you in your review.  Please feel free to contact Assistant to the Bishop, the Rev. Pat Esker at 815-964-9934 with any questions you may have regarding this proposed revised constitution.