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Synod Assembly 2020-02-06T11:09:56-05:00

Faithful + Bold + Serving

Save the Date: June 12-13, 2020

We have boldness and confident access to God by way of Christ’s faithfulness. (Ephesians 3.12 NET)

God is bold – speaking creation into being. God is bold – delivering God’s people from bondage into freedom. God is bold – speaking judgment and hope through the prophets. God is bold – being born of Mary to be God with us.

Jesus is bold – saving God’s people. Jesus is bold – showing us plainly and clearly God’s immeasurable love. Jesus is bold – encouraging us to take courage! Jesus is bold – in him we have peace. Jesus is bold – in him we live in the abiding presence of God. Jesus is bold – showering the needy with compassion and mercy. Jesus is bold – proclaiming good news to the poor and setting free those who are oppressed.

God is bold – gifting us each with grace and making us servants of the gospel. God is bold – calling us:

  • To love God and love our neighbor (Matthew 22.34-40)
  • To speak the message of the gospel with great courage (Acts 4.29)
  • To make known the wisdom of God (Ephesians 3.10)
  • To let our lights so shine that others see in us the unfathomable riches of Christ (Matthew 5.16; Ephesians 3.8)
  • To proclaim the kingdom of God and teach about the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 28.31)
  • To hold unwaveringly to the hope we confess (Hebrews 10.23)

Key Synod Assembly Information

  • Bulletin of Reports
  • General Arrangements (aka everything you need to know about Synod Assembly)
  • Synod Assembly Guidebook
    • Web Browser Version
  • Synod Assembly Nominations
  • Expectations of a Member of the Synod Council
  • Expectations of a Lay Voting Member
  • Congregational Lay Voting Members
  • Number of voting members to be elected by congregation size

The Rev. Kelly Bayer Derrick
Email: bayerderrick@vasynod.org
Phone: 540-389-1000

Presentations will be linked online the weekend of Assembly

  • Youth Assembly Registration Form
  • Information Sheet for Congregations
  • LYO Board Nomination Form and Nominee Info Sheet
  • LYO Board Pastor and Parent Recommendations