What is the CWA Guide? The 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly Guide is your one-stop source for assembly information, including: the Pre-Assembly Report, daily schedule, general information, worship & song materials, announcements, voting links, submission forms, convention center floor plans, nearby attractions and more. The Guide is available for iOS and Android devices, or through any web browser. Voting members may register for pre-assembly Guide overview webinars. For more information, browse the Frequently Asked Questions below. You can also download the FAQ handout to share or print. Look here for information about Guide Overview Webinars on July 21 and 23. If you have questions, contact email@example.com.
NOTE: when downloading the CWA Guide from the app stores, please be sure to download the one called "ELCA Events" by Bravura Technologies.
Guide Training Video from July 21 (View Webinar Video)
The Guide is available as an iOS or Android app, or through any web browser. In the Apple App Store or Google Play app store, search for ELCA Events (the developer is Bravura). At this assembly we will NOT be using the “ELCA Organizations & Events” app by Guidebook. Churchwide Assembly Voting Members may install the app on their own iPad (9.7” display or larger with iPadOS 9 or higher) or Android tablet (10” display with Android OS 4.4 or higher). Voting Members who asked for a loaner during registration will receive an iPad onsite in Columbus. The Guide is also available on the web at www.elca.org/cwaguidelogin.
This guide, which requires a log in, allows Voting Members to annotate documents in the Pre-Assembly Report, and access those documents across devices and on the web. Here are your steps for logging in:
The CWA Guide will normally remember your credentials after your initial login. If you are having trouble logging in, or you don't see the special PDF editor for Voting Members, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
If you forget your password, click the "Email me my password" button on the Log In screen in the app or web interface.
The Guide apps should automatically update every couple minutes (the web version is always up to date), but at any time you can start a sync with these steps:
The default PDF viewer in the CWA Guide offers the ability to scroll through PDF pages. A special PDF viewer is available in the Pre-Assembly Report section of the CWA Guide. It offers the following features: go to a specific page number; create comments or highlight portions of the document; search for a word or phrase; navigate the Outline of a document, if one is present; change from full page to page width view; change from flipping to scrolling through pages; and more. Your Guide login gives you access to your annotated documents across all your devices and on the web. If you are a Voting Member and you don’t see these features, go to the Tech Support tables in the back of Hall A, or email email@example.com. The top menu of a document in the Pre-Assembly Report should look something like this:
Use the controls under the “View” menu in the special PDF viewer in the Pre-Assembly Report to adjust your view of the document. Here is what the icons mean: