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Published May 15 2010

NW Minn. Synod Assembly to consider issues of congregational tithing and local ratification

Among the matters to be considered at the Northwestern Minnesota Synod Assembly of the ELCA today are resolutions dealing with congregational tithing and congregational ratification of churchwide action.

Resolution 4 invites congregations to consider establishing a goal of supporting the synod with at least 10 percent of their congregational income.

Resolution 5 supports a process by which “all statements, resolutions, and policy changes passed by the ELCA Churchwide Assembly that define matters of doctrine and the teachings of the church” would be ratified by a two-thirds majority of the congregations.

Those votes will likely come in the afternoon plenary session, which begins at 1 p.m.