Redrafting “Trustworthy Servants of the People of God”


During the redrafting of "Trustworthy Servants of the People of God," a replacement for "Vision and Expectation," we will use this page to provide the latest updates.

If you have questions or comments throughout the process, please email rosteredlife@elca.org. We will do our best to respond to every email.

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Timeline

  • April 2019

    Church Council sends Trustworthy Servants of the People of God back to the Domestic Mission unit for further review and redrafting.

  • June 26, 2019

    Listening group meets and makes statement.

  • August – September 17, 2019

    Gathering information via survey from rostered ministers, candidates, lay leaders and seminary partners on what the church needs. Survey closes September 17.

  • Aug. 6, 2019

    A listening event at the Churchwide Assembly.

  • August 2019

    Intentionally reaching out to various communities for input, such as candidates, deacons, gender and sexual minorities, survivors of clergy misconduct, ethnic specific communities, the confessionally conservative, and those from all four convictions identified in the social statement “Human Sexuality: Gift and Trust” to encourage participation in the survey and process.

  • Sept. 5, 2019

    Zoom listening sessions with rostered ministers, candidates, lay leaders and seminary partners will be held Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. (Central Time). Please sign up to let us know how many people to expect. Please contact Maria.Maldonado@elca.org if you have trouble registering.

  • Sept. 17, 2019

    Zoom listening sessions with rostered ministers, candidates, lay leaders and seminary partners will be held Sept. 17 at 12 p.m. (Central Time). Please sign up to let us know how many people to expect. Please contact Maria.Maldonado@elca.org if you have trouble registering.

  • Sept. 24, 2019

    Zoom listening sessions with rostered ministers, candidates, lay leaders and seminary partners will be held Sept. 24 at 12 p.m. (Central Time). Please sign up to let us know how many people to expect. Please contact Maria.Maldonado@elca.org if you have trouble registering.

  • September 2019

    Update to Conference of Bishops.

  • October 2019

    Curation of information. Summary posted on website when available.

  • October 2019

    Listening group meeting to discuss when the next steps will be communicated.

  • November 2019

    Update to Church Council.

  • Fall 2020

    Final draft goes to Church Council.


Resources

Trustworthy Servants of the People of God (draft)


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ELCA Church Council Resolution


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Conference of Bishops’ statement regarding Vision and Expectations

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Frequently Asked Questions



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Vision and Expectations
for Ordained Ministers


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Vision and Expectations
for Lay Roster


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ELCA Church Council Minutes
1990


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Listening Group Statement
 


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Vision and Expectations History Flow Chart


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