Synod School 2019
'Cultivating Civil Community'
Buena Vista University
Storm Lake, Iowa
Sunday through Friday,
July 21-26, 2019
(By clicking on the catalog cover image at left, you will download a PDF copy of the 2019 catalog.)
And here it is ... click here to go to the registration site!
Please note this 'Registration Alert" ...
We have learned that every person being registered needs to have a unique e-mail address. If you are registering someone who does not have or use e-mail, we are suggesting that you use firstnamelastname@SynodSchool.com as his or her e-mail address. We will know this is a "made up" e-mail address and will not publish it in the directory or use it for mailings.
And to help you register
When the time comes to register for Synod School, you want to be prepared, and we've prepared a worksheet that will get you all set for the process. You will get a maximum of 20 minutes to complete the registration process, and that means, if you're registering more than one person, you want to be ready. Here's the worksheet to help.
For all Synod School registrants ...
You've registered; here's what you need to know next ...
Deb DeMeester, the synod's director of leadership development and synod staff for Synod School, notes, "2019 Synod School ... is just around the corner." And there's a variety of information for first-time attendees and those who have been participating on a regular basis. Her complete letter is here.
Her letter addresses a number of documents. You can find each of them below. Each document title is a clickable link ...
- A special welcome to the 100-plus first-time attendees
- Sunday Information
- FAQs (or frequently asked questions) about Synod School
- Driving Instructions
- How to help your child have a successful Synod School experience
- What to expect from the Children and Youth Programs
- A packing list
- Storm Lake and campus maps
From tying fleece blankets to bringing supplies for PDA kits to giving a "dollar a day for PDA," those who participate in Synod School are invited to participate in a broader mission. To find out more about these projects, check out "Synod School in Mission."
Dr. Deirdre "Dede" Johnston, professor of communication at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, will be this summer's convocation speaker. She conducts research in the area of global communication and cross-cultural happiness. She has also led the development of a peace and justice studies minor at the college, and was involved in curriculum development for women's studies and American ethnic studies.
The Rev. Shawna Bowman, associate director of field education and experiential education at McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, will lead worship at Synod School this summer. Bowman is also an artist, and pastor at Friendship Presbyterian Church in Chicago.
And speaking of next year ... yes, we are ...
Synod School 2019 might be just around the corner, but the time to plan for Synod School 2020 is already here. The deadline is Sept. 1 for submitting course proposals for next summer's session, and for applying to volunteer for the children and youth programs. The forms for each are below; each title is a clickable link.
Ads for Newsletters
As always, we appreciate it when you promote Synod School in your mailings and newsletters. You can do that by including one of the ads below. To get a high resolution copy to insert in your publication, click on the ad "thumbnail" below and download the copy.