Presenters also give delegates practical skills for hard conversations in the face of loss.
The 2020 General Synod is scheduled for June 11-16, 2020, on the campus of Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.
Coronavirus update: General Synod will proceed as planned, though the General Synod officers and the general secretary continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19.
Here are the key events and highlights from synod on Thursday, June 6.
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