Agenda 2021

A copy of the Book of Reports for the 20th Convention of General Synod was posted to every delegate and parish on Friday 3 September. Delegates were also sent the Book of Nominations. A PDF of the Book of Reports can be viewed or downloaded by clicking on the cover image above or the link below.

Book of Reports – Complete (PDF)

2022 Proposals

Click here to access proposals to be presented to the 2022 in-person sessions.

Proposals: 2021 online sessions

2.1      PROPOSALS FROM LCA BOARDS, COUNCILS AND COMMISSIONS

2.1.1      Synodical term General Church Board (p15)
2.1.2      Changes to LCA By-laws Australian Lutheran College Board (p16)
2.1.3      Changes to ALC Constitution General Church Board (p16)
2.1.4      Changes to ALWS Constitution Australian Lutheran World Service Board (p19, and Addendum 1 emailed to delegates 15 September 2021)
2.1.5      Appointment of ALWS Auditor Australian Lutheran World Service Board (p20)

2.1.6      CHANGES TO CONSTITUTIONS
2.1.6.1   New and amended definitions: Lutheran Church of Australia Inc.
General Church Board (p21)
2.1.6.2   New and amended definitions: Model Constitution of Districts General Church Board (p22)
2.1.6.3   Not-for-Profit clause: Lutheran Church of Australia Inc. General Church Board (p23)
2.1.6.4   Not-for-Profit clause: Model Constitution of Districts General Church Board (p24)
2.1.6.5   Definition of Delegates to General Synod General Church Board (p25)
2.1.6.6   Dissolution Clause: Lutheran Church of Australia Inc. General Church Board (p26)
2.1.6.7   Dissolution Clause: Model Constitution of Districts General Church Board (p26)
2.1.6.8   Objects: Model Constitution of Districts General Church Board (p28)
2.1.6.9   Withdrawal from Membership clauses: Lutheran Church of Australia Inc. General Church Board (p29)
2.1.6.10 Withdrawal from Membership clauses: Model Constitution of Districts General Church Board (p30)
2.1.6.11 Membership and Dissolution clauses: Model Constitution of Congregations General Church Board (p31)
2.1.6.12 Membership and Dissolution clauses: Model Constitution of Parishes General Church Board (p31)

2.1.7        Ecclesiastical Discipline Review General Church Board (p33)
2.1.8        LCA Constitution Review General Church Board (p34)

2.1.11     Changes to By-laws: convening of General Synod (Addendum 2 emailed to delegates 27 September 2021)

Reports: 2021 online sessions

3.0   OFFICE OF THE BISHOP

3.1      LCANZ Bishop (p53)
3.2      LCA International Mission (p69)
3.3      Reconciliation Ministry (p79)

4.0   GENERAL CHURCH BOARD

4.1       General Church Board (p87)
4.2       College of Bishops (p102)
              4.2.1    Commission on Theology and Inter-Church Relations (p107)
              4.2.2    Commission on Social and Bioethical Questions (p111)
                             4.2.2.1   Lutherans for Life (p115)
              4.2.3    Commission on Worship (p118)
4.3        Standing Committee on Constitutions (p123)
4.4        Standing Committee on Nominations (p124)
4.5        Finance Audit and Risk (p128)
4.6        Secretary of the Church (p133)
4.7        Lutheran Archives (p136)
4.8        Church Worker Support (p141)
4.9        Communications (p149)
4.10      Finance and Administration (p155)
4.11      Professional Standards (p161)
4.12      Suomi Conference (p166)

5.0     AUSTRALIAN LUTHERAN COLLEGE

5.1         Australian Lutheran College (p168)
5.2         Financial Report: Australian Lutheran College (p178)
5.3         Financial Report: LCA Student Assistance Fund (p185)

6.0     AUSTRALIAN LUTHERAN WORLD SERVICE

6.1         Australian Lutheran World Service (p186)
6.2         Financial Report: Australian Lutheran World Service (p195)

7.0     FINKE RIVER MISSION

7.1         Finke River Mission (p210)
7.2         Financial Report: Finke River Mission (p216)

8.0     LOCAL MISSION, COUNCIL FOR

8.1        Council for Local Mission (p219)

9.0     LUTHERAN EDUCATION AUSTRALIA

9.1         Lutheran Education Australia (p234)
9.2         Financial Report: Lutheran Education Australia (p244)

10.0   LUTHERAN LAYPEOPLE’S LEAGUE

10.1       Lutheran Laypeople’s League of Australia Ltd (p246)
10.2       Financial Report: Lutheran Laypeople’s League (p250)

11.0    LUTHERAN NOMINEES ATF LUTHERAN SUPER

11.1        Lutheran Nominees ATF Lutheran Super (p252)

12.0    AUXILIARIES

12.1        Lutheran Men of Australia (p254)
12.2        Lutheran Nurses of Australia (p256)
12.3        Lutheran Women of Australia (p261)

13.0    FINANCIAL REPORTS

13.1        Lutheran Church of Australia Inc 2018 – 2020 (p264)
13.2        LCA Fund 2018 – 2020 (p288)
13.3        LCA Insurance 2018 – 2020 (p295)
13.4        LCA Transfer Fund 2018 – 2020 (p306)

14.0    REPORTS TO GENERAL SYNOD AND/ GENERAL CHURCH BOARD

14.1         Ecclesiastical Discipline Review (p307)
                   14.1.1   GCB Preliminary Response to ERDT Report (p333)
14.2         Constitution Review (p340)
14.3         Reconciliation Action Plan (p409)

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