In 2018, the LCA General Synod asked the General Church Board (GCB) to resource a review of the church’s Ecclesiastical Discipline, Adjudication and Appeals provisions, policies and processes, and a review of the Professional Standards Department and related policies, procedures and practices.

Submissions were invited from all interested parties, including pastors, calling body chairpersons, district administrators, church leaders and General Synod delegates. These have been analysed by the review team, which also did interviews and investigated how other organisations manage ecclesiastical discipline. The review team is now developing a final report for GCB, which will be submitted in February 2021.

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