The Asia 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.
15 - 19 August 2016
Camillian Pastoral Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Rev. Dr Philip Lok Oi Peng
Area Secretary for Asia
0041 22 791 6252
Asia pre-Assembly message
What does it mean to be liberated by God's grace?
Where churches share their gifts, enrich each other and serve the world
Joyful worship as Lutherans in Asia begin LWF Pre-Assembly
Sermon of LWF President Bishop Dr Munib A. Younan at opening service
True diakonia means not leaving anyone behind
Asia Pre-Assembly kicks off regional preparations for LWF Twelfth Assembly
Photos from the Pre-Assembly are available in a flickr photo album. The photos are available for use online and offline provided they are credited.