Overtures introduce official business to the Convention. Congregations, circuit forums, official District conferences, and District commissions, committees, and Board of Directors are encouraged to submit overtures to the convention on behalf of the ministry that we do together as a Synod, in our District, and internationally.

How does the delay of the District Convention affect the overtures process? Overtures submitted for 2021 will stand. Those who have submitted overtures will be contacted to confirm that they would still like those overtures to be presented. The submission period will open September 2021 through January 2022 for any new overtures.

All overtures must be submitted to the District Office by January 26, 2022. Having overtures in the office before this date allows time to better form the needed number of floor committees to work with overtures being submitted to the Convention. Overtures received after this date will be reviewed by a committee to determine if they shall be accepted for Convention consideration.

Overture Submission Process

An electronic overture template is available to assist in submitting overtures in a uniform manner.

Please note that two copies of any overture must be submitted:

  • One paper copy of the overture must be signed and mailed to the District office, following the instructions on the template document.
  • A second copy in the form of a Word document must be sent as an email attachment to joyceb@ndlcms.org. Your overture will not be considered complete until both copies have been received.

Further instructions for use and submission instructions are listed on the first page of the template document.

June 24-25, 2022
Younes Conference Center, Kearney

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Template for Overtures

Click here to download the overtures template

Please note: You do not need to click the button “request edit access” to work on this form. Instead, please download the document to your own computer in order to use it as a template for your overture.