2018 Synod Assembly

Building Bridges: Racism, Diversity & justice

May 4-6, 2018, Lutheran Ministry Center, 4803 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74105

General Info

This is the 2nd AR-OK Synod Assembly in the new Lutheran Ministry Center. There is plenty of WI-FI, so bring your laptop, tablet and/or cell phone. We will have most of our information on our Guidebook app. If you are using a mobile device (tablet or cell phone), download the Guidebook app for free. If you are using your laptop you can go to the Guidebook website and log-in there.

Click here for a pdf of the agenda. 

In our Guidebook, you will find information such as agenda, biographies, description of agenda events, locations within the Ministry Center for the assembly events, and the documents needed for reports, motions to be voted on, etc.

Here is the link to the Guidebook: http://guidebook.com/g/arok2018


To be a voting or non-voting member at the AR-OK Synod Assembly, you must register. Please remember to add your email address to the registration form. Fill out this form and return it to the synod office at 4803 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, OK 74105 or lbunch@arokoffice.org.

Early bird registration is due before April 13.

The last day to register with meals is April 26.


Meals for the assembly are provided by various ministries within AR-OK Synod. All money paid for the meals goes to the ministry and they plan, prepare and serve the meal at the assembly. This has been proven to be a very good fund raiser for the various ministries. Thank you for supporting these ministries in our synod!

Hotel Info

NEWS!!  We just found out that there is a Justin Timberlake concert on May 5 and hotels are filling up. I was told the Wyndham near the LMC is already full.  I have a block of rooms at the Marriott 71st & Lewis.. Click here for one of those rooms.  $96 per room.

We no longer have a contractual agreement with the Doubletree Hotel. Members of the assembly are welcome to find accommodations wherever they like. Here are a few of the hotels near the Lutheran Ministry Center (Synod offices.)  Our location is near 51st and Lewis. These are not "recommended" by the synod office, but only here as a reference. Please do your research before booking your hotel.

Near I-44:

Wyndham by Wingate   2854 E 51st St, Tulsa, 74105

Holiday Inn Express & Suites 4860 E Skelly Dr, Tulsa, 74135

Comfort Inn Midtown 4530 E Skelly Dr, Tulsa, 74135

Hilton Garden Inn Tulsa Midtown 4517 E Skelly Dr, Tulsa 74135

  • There is another cluster of hotels near I-44 and Memorial Dr. These would be an easy drive to the Ministry Center also. (Hampton Inn, Sleep Inn, Marriott Courtyard, Embassy Suites, Days Inn, etc.) 

On Lewis:

Marriott Tulsa Southern Hills 1902 E 71st St, Tulsa, 74136

Crowne Plaza Southern Hills 7902 S Lewis Ave, Tulsa, 74136

Assembly Offering-Blast off for Books!

Every three years, 30,000 high school youth and their adult leaders from across the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for a week of faith formation known as the ELCA Youth Gathering. Through days spent in interactive learning, worship, Bible study, service and fellowship, young people grow in faith and are challenged and inspired to live their faith in their daily lives.

An important part of the Gathering's ministry are the two pre-events, the Multicultural Youth Leadership Event (MYLE), a faith formation and leadership development event primarily for youth of color, and the tAble, a gathering that gathers, blesses and empowers youth with disabilities.

In joining the Gathering's Blast Off for Books campaign, you will help ensure bright futures for Houston’s students. The books you donate will be distributed at community book fairs, camps and other events around the city as part of the Gathering’s Service Learning experience. By putting books in the hands of Houston’s economically disadvantaged students, you can help change lives.

Please see the flyer, or the Amazon Wish List for a list of books we will be collecting for the children of Houston. Note that we will only accept these books (new or lightly used).

Bring your books, from the above list, to the synod assembly and they will go on the bus with the youth to Houston!

Synod assembly offering- Into the Light

Into the Light exists to provide refuge and restoration for minor female survivors of sexual exploitation and to bring awareness and education to the issue of human sex trafficking.  You can learn more about Into the Light at  https://www.intothelightus.org/