At least three items of business on the General Synod agenda are likely to generate a good deal of interest and conversation. Each one is of significant importance in the life of the LCANZ, and for each one there is also a wide variety of viewpoints and opinions across the church.
Delegates are preparing to attend the first sessions of the 20th Convention of General Synod, which will be held online on 1 and 2 October. The online sessions will be followed, God-willing, by in-person sessions next year.
The GCB has agreed to hold the 20th regular Convention of General Synod in two parts: an online meeting in early October 2021, which will then be adjourned until the meeting resumes in-person at a location to be determined in 2022.
The LCANZ’s General Synod will be able to meet electronically should this be necessary in future, following the approval of changes to the church’s bylaws. The changes to the relevant bylaws were approved earlier this month by a postal ballot of delegates from the 2018 Convention of General Syno