The Africa pre-Assembly is an opportunity for LWF member churches to prepare for the upcoming LWF Assembly.
Looking towards 500 years of the Reformation, attendees will reflect on their Lutheran identity, review the pilgrimage from the last Assembly, look at the ways in which the churches have witnessed the gospel in different contexts, and envision how to continue fulfilling God’s mission in society.
Participants will propose a set of leaders to represent the region on the new LWF Council and prepare those delegates to address critical issues, as well as ensure constructive and pastoral dialogue on those matters.
Participants will familiarize themselves with the theme of the Assembly, respond to issues and concerns from the perspective of member churches, identify areas relevant to their work and the environment within which they work, and contribute to the Self-Understanding of the Lutheran Communion process.
The meeting includes a discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals, a women’s meeting and a meeting of youth.
6-10 February 2017
Premier Hotel O.R. Tambo
Johannesburg, South Africa
Rev. Dr Elieshi Mungure
Area Secretary for Africa
0041 22 791 6251