Synod convention

The Saskatchewan Synod Convention is the highest legislative authority within the Synod.

Synod Convention 2016 – closing worship (Photo by Eric Roberts)

Convention is democratic and participative.

Representation: The Convention is made up of delegates from each congregation and  the rostered ministers in the synod.

Free Speech: The Convention is governed by Bourinot’s Rules of Order which sets out to encourage free expression of opinion in the context of fair play and respect.

Elections: Convention prayerfully votes to elect synod leadership: electing its own bishop, the members of its synod council and the membership of synod committees.

Convention is prayerful.

  • Convention meets calling on the Spirit to guide our deliberations and our decisions.
  • Convention sets aside time for worship and for Bible study.

Convention is grounded by its constitution and bylaws

  • The Constitution defines who we are as Synod, and the Bylaws give broad definition to what we do as a synod.

Convention is the forum for handling the business of the church in a transparent manner.

  • Convention examines the financial decisions of the synod
  • Convention receives the reports of the bishop’s office, the synod council and the committees of the synod.

Convention meets for a three day period every two years.

  • The last convention met in Saskatoon, June 3- 5, 2016 at Circle Drive Alliance Church.
  • The next convention meets in Regina, SK in 2018
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