Registration Schedule for Synod 2020

In preparation for Synod 2020, the Synod Design Team has prepared a calendared process for communicating about, organizing for and implementing this important gathering for training, encouragement and governance of our Diocese. Please review what follows and take note of the necessary actions required for each step. The Lord bless you and us as we pray and work together for God’s Kingdom among us. 

Step One

March 1 – April 30:


All local churches, regardless of size, will be invoiced by the Diocesan Operations Manager or designee for the number of delegates (clergy and lay numbers as allowed by DWA Canons). No names will be requested at this time (see Step 2). The delegate number represents the local church’s maximum number of representatives for the Diocesan Synod (this is a number based on the ASA the local church reported to the Province for the previous year and does not depend on whether or not all the delegates will be able to attend). Payment is due by April 30, 2020.

Step Two: Clergy Registration

April 1 – June 15


I. The local church, regardless of size, will register all clergy (NOTE: all Deacons, Priests and Postulants are required to attend the Clergy Gathering 2020) via an Eventbrite link established by the Diocesan staff (Link coming April 1)

  • The Diocesan budget covers the registration, food and event cost for the Clergy Gathering.
  • The local church covers transportation and lodging for the Clergy Gathering.
  • The Diocesan Staff will provide a password to each church


II. Synod 2020 Registration

The local church, regardless of size, will register all their clergy and lay delegates for the Synod 2020 via a Diocesan provided Eventbrite link.

  • Since the church has already funded the registration fee for each delegate (see Step 1), there are no additional costs associated with this registration.
  • The goal of this stage is to focus on names and contact information for Synod delegates and not on others who in the coming months will also be invited to attend.
  • The Diocesan Staff will provide a password to each church.

Step Three: Families & n0n-delegates

July 1 – August 31: 


I. Registration for clergy spouses, youth and children for Clergy Gathering 2020.

  • It is vital that clergy families discuss their level of involvement in the Clergy Gathering so that the Diocesan staff may prepare the spouse’s ministry program, youth mission program and the ministry program to the children.

II. Open Registration for Synod 2020

  • All attendees who are not delegates
  • All youth (all middle and high school youth)
  • All children (all preschool and elementary age children)

This registration will include the selection of training preferences.


III. Clergy and Lay Delegates select their choices for trainings:

  • Mission and Support Training (MaST) Talks*** happening during the Synod (Saturday)
  • Ministry Training Intensives** (Saturday)
  • Ministry Leader Networks (Cohorts)* (Friday)


Training Schedule

*Ministry Leader Networks (Cohorts) –  Friday, October 23, 2020

  • 12:00pm – 4:15pm (Lunch included)

**Ministry Training Intensives -  Saturday, October 24, 2020

  • Morning: 11:15am-1:45pm (Lunch included)
  • Afternoon: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

***Mission and Support Training (MaST) Talks – Saturday, October 24, 2020

  • Session 1: 8:00am – 8:30am
  • Session 2: 11:15am – 11:45am
  • Session 3: 11:50am – 12:20pm
  • Session 4: 1:30pm – 2:00pm

Step Four: Fee increases to $30

September 1 – 30

  • Open registration continues for:
  • All attendees who are not delegates
  • All youth (all middle and high school youth)
  • All children (all preschool and elementary age children)

This registration will include the selection of training preferences. 

Step Five: Late REgistration. Fee Increases to $35

October 1 – 19

  • Late registration continues for:
  • All attendees who are not delegates
  • All youth (all middle and high school youth)
  • All children (all preschool and elementary age children)

This registration will include the selection of training preferences.

Step Six: On-Site Registration. Fee $40

October 23 – 24

On campus registration continues for:

  • All attendees who are not delegates
  • All youth (all middle and high school youth) 
  • All children (all preschool and elementary age children)

Training Schedule

I. Ministry Leader Networks (Cohorts) – Friday, October 23, 2020  

  • 12:00pm – 4:15pm (Lunch included)

II. Ministry Training Intensives - Saturday, October 24, 2020

  • Morning: 11:15am-1:45pm (Lunch included)
  • Afternoon: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

III. Mission and Support Training (MaST) Talks – Saturday, October 24, 2020

  • Session 1: 8:00am – 8:30am
  • Session 2: 11:15am – 11:45am
  • Session 3: 11:50am – 12:20pm
  • Session 4: 1:30pm – 2:00pm