How to prepare

Journey toward the Assembly

Prior to an assembly, there are Pre-Assembly meetings for LWF member churches in their respective regions, and global gatherings in a Women’s Pre-Assembly and Youth Pre-Assembly.

These are important spaces for spiritual reflection, relating the Assembly themes to different church contexts, and for building community. Delegates also receive training on the rules and procedures for taking part in debates, decision-making and voting at the assembly.

A major role of the regional pre-assemblies is to designate a slate of member church representatives from the region to be nominated to serve on the new LWF Council.