2018 Grand Canyon Synod Pre-Assembly Reports

June 14-16
Resurrection Lutheran Church
11575 N. 1st Ave.
Oro Valley, AZ 85737

In addition to the 2018 Pre-Assembly Material available for viewing on the Guidebook App (directions below) the same material is provided below in printable form. Be sure to check back often for updates as not all material is currently available.

It is suggested each Voting Member print and take to Assembly (or download) the following information:

Welcome to the 2018 Synod Assembly
What Are the Pre-Assembly Reports?
2018 Synod Assembly Registration Information
Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton 2018 Synod Assembly Letter – Spanish
Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton 2018 Synod Assembly Letter – English
Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton Biography

2018 Assembly Highlights
Assembly Vocabulary No Accident!
Glossary of ELCA Acronyms and Terms
Position Description: Synod Assembly Voting Member
Special Thank You!

2018 Synod Assembly Agenda (Updated 5/23/18)
2018 Rules of Procedure
2018 Voter Member Orientation
2018 Memorials and Resolutions
Report of the Nominating Committee 2018

2018 Synod Assembly Treasurer’s Report  (Updated 6/11/18)
2018 Grand Canyon Synod Audit Report
Proposed Mission Plan 2019-2020

2018 Bishop’s Assembly Report
Synod Leadership

Boards, Commissions & Committees
Agencies and Institutions 

2018 Grand Canyon Synod Roster  – This file contains the following roster information: Staff/Leadership, the Grand Canyon Synod Roster, and Roster Statistics

2018 Necrology

Grand Canyon Synod Constitution (2017)

2017 Grand Canyon Synod Congregational Statistics



Assembly information will be included and updated in the free Guidebook App that works on iPads, Android Tablets, and in a web browser on your laptop. You will be able to read reports, view the schedule, and be ready to fully participate in the Synod Assembly once it begins! If you would like instructions on using this app please visit the Guidebook webpage. 

To view the Pre-Assembly material on the internet (without the Guidebook App) click here. 

Scan the image below to directly access the 2018 GCS Assembly Guidebook App.

:  The Synod Assembly Guide is not yet complete; updates to the Guide are delivered as follows:

Whenever users exit their guide (return to the “My Guides” page) and re-enter it, it will automatically check for updates.

Users can tap on the contextual menu (iOS: three bars on the upper right; Android: depending on the device, it may be a hard-coded menu button, or a circle with three dots on the upper right) and then tap on “Check for Updates.”

During the Assembly if users leave the guide open, it will automatically check for updates every 20-30 minutes as long as there is a network/internet connection.