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Bishop Election Prayer Resources

Electing a bishop is one of the most important responsibilities in the life of a synod in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and a key responsibility of the Synod Assembly. As an election, it is a process governed by the constitution, bylaws, and continuing resolutions of the synod; however, it is also a call …

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CRE Workshop – How to Elect a Bishop: A Primer

Congregational Resourcing Event March 12, 2016 How to Elect a Bishop: A Primer The 2016 NIS Assembly will be tasked with the responsibility of electing a new synod bishop. This workshop will review the election process from the first “ecclesiastical” ballot, through opportunities for nominee speeches and questions to the nominees, all the way to the final …

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Important Characteristics of the Next Bishop

Below is a summary of the characteristics of a Bishop, as seen through the eyes of our parishioners, at our Discipleship Gatherings this fall. Self-control Clear boundaries (3) Able to balance work and life Sense of humor (12) Compassionate, fair and firm Pastoral presence especially to the pastors in the synod Not overwhelmed by administrative …

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Northern Illinois Statistics

The pdf report at the bottom of this page includes the following information: Synod Trend Report – showing the baptized membership, average attendance and giving and many other statistics for the synod from 2005 to 2011. Size of all ELCA congregations – Distribution of all ELCA congregations based on average attendance Congregation Size/Type – Distribution of congregations by average attendance for …

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