The Europe pre-Assembly was an opportunity for LWF member churches to prepare for the upcoming LWF Assembly.
Looking towards 500 years of the Reformation, attendees reflected on their Lutheran identity, reviewed the pilgrimage from the last Assembly, looked at ways in which the churches have witnessed the gospel in different contexts, and envisioned how to continue fulfilling God’s mission in society.
Participants proposed a set of leaders to represent the region on the new LWF Council and prepared those delegates to address critical issues, as well as ensured constructive and pastoral dialogue on those matters.
Participants familiarized themselves with the theme of the Assembly, responded to issues and concerns from the perspective of member churches, identified areas relevant to their work and the environment within which they work, and contributed to the Self-Understanding of the Lutheran Communion process.
The meeting included a discussion on the Sustainable Development Goals, a women’s meeting and a meeting of youth.
31 January – 3 February 2017
Rev. Dr Ireneusz Lukas
Area Secretary for Europe
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