Alaska Synod Core Values
As a synod of the ELCA, who are we and what do we value? When are we at our best?
Over the next few months, the congregations and ministries in our synod will work on answering those important questions as we take part in a process to discern and articulate our key values. These values will give us a shared core from which to discern who the next bishop should be. These will envision what the synod looks like when we are at our best and call us to embody that, not at some time in the future, but now, in the present.
These guiding principles will then be shared across the synod. These will be incorporated into the questions asked of our nominees for bishop. A more detailed timeline of events about the election process will be shared next fall. For now, we ask that each of you be in prayer and reflection on these questions:
- What do we look like when we as a Synod are at our very best?
- What is God calling us to be as a Synod?
We ask for your prayers for our whole synod as we do this important work in preparation for electing a new Alaska Synod Bishop in 2024. The Synod Council will provide information about the election process following the council meeting in October 2023.
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Some Resources on the Core Values Exercise