Synod School Catalog Cover

Synod School 2017 —

Let Justice Flow
July 23-28
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, Iowa

Yes, you can find the catalog for Synod School 2017 by clicking on the cover -- at top left. There’s also a link below to reach online registration. And if you’re concerned about registering online, there's a form for frequently asked questions about that.

Just a couple weeks away ...
Synod School 2017 is just a couple weeks away. It's time to think about getting ready. We have a few things that should help get you ready -- things like a welcome to newcomers, information about the first day, FAQs, driving directions, a BVU campus map, a book list for classes, and a note about mission at Synod School. There are those things and more at Preparing for and Getting to Synod School.

Remember, too ...
that Synod School payments are due by July 15. To check on your payment for Synod School, go to Enter the email address you used when you registered, and your password (if you don't remember the password, click on "forgot your password?" and create a new one). Or send a check payable to the Synod of Lakes and Prairies to 2115 Cliff Drive, Eagan, MN 55122.

Oh, and if you're thinking of a class for next year ...
Always thinking ahead, the 2018 Course Proposal and Faculty Information form is now available. You can find a PDF version HERE. Just print it out, fill it out, and forward it. You can also find a the form as a "fillable form" in MS Word. That form is HERE. Save it on your computer, fill it out, and forward it.

Registering for Synod School
Registration for Synod School 2017 is online. Find the classes you want in the catalog, then click on the word “REGISTER” below. It’s easy. (PLEASE NOTE: All suites are full. Those who register for a suite will be placed on a waiting list for a suite, but will be registered for a dorm room.)


If you have questions about registering online, here are some frequently asked questions — and answers. Just click HERE.

If you really want  to register with pen (or pencil) and paper, you can find a PDF of the adult registration form by clicking HERE, and a copy of the children and youth registration form by clicking HERE.

Two important Synod School leaders ...
J Herbert Nelson
J. Herbert Nelson, right top, stated clerk of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), will be the convocation speaker, and Cláudio Carvalhaes, right bottom, well-known speaker and worship leader, will lead evening worship.

Nelson, a noted speaker and preacher, and a strong force on issues of social justice, previously served as director of the PC(USA) Office of Public Witness in Washington, D.C.
Claudio Carvalhaes
Carvalhaes, a native of Brazil, joined the faculty of Union Theological Seminary in New York City last fall. He previously served on the faculty of Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia, Louisville (Ky.) Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. Just a few years ago Carvalhaes was the convocation speaker at Synod School.

And if you have more questions ...
All you have to do is click on the name of the document below. You can read it, or print it out.