2016 Assembly- Church for the sake of the world

Global Mission and ministry

A glocal mission reflects both local and global considerations. Because of the vast changes in technology, commerce and communication, things happening across the world impact and effect what is happening across the street from the local mission center. The "ends of the earth" are accessible on demand with a click of a mouse, a few taps on a keyboard or the push of a button on the TV remote. Because of these changes, it is no longer easy to tease out what is "Global Mission" and what is "Local Mission" the way our fore-bearers did. This year, with the help of an ELCA Glocal Mission Team, we will be exploring the connections and intersections between local and global missions through music, worship, workshops, learning and conversation. We are glad you are here!

Friday, April 29-Sunday, May 1

A few facts about the 2016 AR-OK Synod Assembly

  • Registration form is here. Please fill out for each member of the assembly and mail to 7030 S Yale Ave, Ste 404; Tulsa, OK 74136 or email to lbunch@arokoffice.org
  • To pay for registration and meals online, click here
  • Remember to include your email so we can send the assembly documents to you by email. The synod is trying to cut costs and paper by using as little paper as possible.
  • The assembly begins at 2:00 p.m. on Friday and ends Sunday around 2:00 p.m. The agenda is here.
  • It will be at the Doubletree Warren Place Friday and Saturday. 6110 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK
  • The synod has a block of rooms at the Doubletree for a special rate. You may make your reservations on a special link here
  • On Sunday morning, breakfast will be at the Doubletree as usual. After breakfast, member of the assembly will head over to Ascension Lutheran Church, 4803 S Lewis Ave. (You will need to drive yourselves.) Sunday worship and the rest of the assembly will be held at Ascension. You will probably need to check out of the hotel before driving to the church
  • Lunch on Sunday will be provided by Comunidad de Esperanza, the Latino ministry in Tulsa. Please order and pay for your meal with the others on the registration form. You will need a ticket to get a lunch that day, just as the other meals are. Deadlines for this meal are the same as the others.
  • Special guests for the assembly: the ELCA Glocal Team, Bishop Mameo from our partner Diocese in Morogoro,Tanzania, Sunitha Mortha from the ELCA.

Assembly Resources

Listed below are the resources for the 2016 AR-OK Synod Assembly. Please feel free to print, download or save for your use at the assembly. Don't forget, we will have wi-fi at the hotel, including the main assembly room, if you would like to reference them during the assembly from the website.

Agenda Booklet

Elections Booklet

Reports Booklet


Balance sheet Excel or pdf format

P&L FEY 1312016 Excel or pdf format

Budget 2016 Excel or pdf format


Proposed Constitution for the Assembly


Resolution on Addressing Racial Justice

Resolution on the Repudiation of the Doctrine of Discovery

2016 Constitution Resolution (for 2nd vote)

Resolution for Military Personnel, Veterans, and their Families

Resolution of Thanks


African Descent Memorial