The ELCA Southeastern Synod Assemblies will be held at the Chattanooga Convention Center, 1150 Carter Street, Chattanooga, TN through year 2021.
The future Assembly dates are as follows:
June 5-7, 2020
June 4-6, 2021
Past Assembly Websites and Highlights
Links to the Assembly websites from 2014 - 2017 may be found here in the archives.
Highlights from the 2018 Assembly may be found here.
Policies and Fees
According to Chapter 7 of the Southeastern Synod Constitution, both rostered ministers in this synod and lay members of congregations shall be voting members at the mandated Synod Assembly for the purpose of transacting the business of the synod. Because of this, the Assembly Committee and the Assembly Manager assume a given level of participation in planning. However, we recognize that last-minute emergencies prohibit voting member and visitor attendance. Therefore, refunds for the Assembly will be issued as follows: 75% of registration fee if requested prior to May 1 and 50% if requested on or after May 1. Requests must be made in writing to the Assembly Manager. Refund requests should include the reason for the request. In the case of lay voting members, congregations should make every effort to find an alternate voting member if one is unable to participate. Approval of requests are subject to the discretion of the Assembly Manager and the Bishop. No refunds are available for printed materials.
Display and Items for Sale Policy
According to the Assembly Rules of Organization and Procedure "Only materials authorized by the bishop, or the bishop's representative, the Committee on Reference and Counsel will be distributed to voting members of the Assembly during the Assembly. Display space at the Assembly is on a “space available" basis, and may be provided to the following groups: synod committees, task forces, and other organizational units, and institutions or agencies directly supported by this synod, at no cost; Lutheran-based groups (non-commercial) in the Southeastern Synod, not directly supported by the synod, upon payment of the cost of set-up and table rental; commercial organizations that serve the Lutheran community in the Southeastern Synod, upon payment of rental fee. The “space available" and “rental fee" determination will be made annually by the Assembly Manager, in consultation with the bishop. “Space available" may be determined to be at the information table/booth of the Assembly. In this case, a limited number of brochures or flyers will be permitted. A full display including free standing display boards, videos, etc. will not be permitted at the information table/booth. Items may not be offered for sale at the Synod Assembly unless approved by the Synod Council.
Contact Information for the Assembly Manager
Ms. Carolyn Nottingham Davis
Executive Assistant to the Bishop
ELCA Southeastern Synod
PO Box 400
Decatur, GA 30031
Information obtained during Assembly registration, to include name, address, email address, telephone number and credit card information, will not be shared with other parties. It will be used solely for the purposes of processing the registration and providing the participant with Assembly credentials, updates and materials.
Fees Fees for the current year's Assembly will be posted in February preceding the Assembly and removed two weeks followig the close of the Assembly.