What is Synod? Every three years delegates from districts meet at a General Convention of Synod to make decisions about the direction of the Lutheran Church of Australia. Synod is the highest decision-making body of our church. This year the 400-plus delegates who met in Sydney for the 19th General Convention of Synod (together with about 100 volunteers, exhibitors, visitors and staff) made some significant decisions on our behalf. This Popular Report gives you only a snapshot of those decisions; you should visit the Synod website or ask our Pastors or delegate Monica Bodenstaff if you’d like more information. 2018 General Convention Popular Report.