CALC's General Convention
The highest constitutional authority delegated by the congregations to CALC shall be vested in the General Convention, which shall meet in regular sessions annually by call of the President in consultation with the National Council.
CALC's Constitution states that one of the limitations on the General Convention's powers is that, "questions involving doctrine shall not be ultimately determined by vote of the General Convention, but on the basis of the Word of God and the Confessions of the Church".
In keeping with the 'bottom up' nature of CALC, before any amendments to CALC's Constitution and by-laws which approved through majority vote at a CALC General Convention become effective they must be ratified through a process whereby three quarters of CALC's member congregations vote in favour of the amendment.
The 2011 General Convention, with the theme "Cast the net on the right...and you will find" (John 21:6) was hosted by St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Cochrane, Alberta, November 4-6, 2011. Historical information on this convention can be found:
The 2012 General Convention, November 2-4, Toronto, was co-hosted by Faith Lutheran and Good Shepherd Lutheran churches, Toronto. The theme was "Shepherding the Faith". Historical information on this convention can be found:
The 2013 General Convention, with the theme, "A First Century Church in the 21st Century", was hosted by Immanuel Lutheran Church of Rosenthal, Stony, Plain, Alberta. Historical information on this convention can be found:
The 2014 General Convention, with the theme, "Living Sacrifices - Transformed Renewed, based upon Romans 12:1-2," was hosted October 17-19 by Grace Lutheran Church, Kelowna, BC. Historical information on this convention:
The 2015 General Convention with the theme, "Always be Prepared to Give an Answer", based upon 1 Peter 3:15-16, was hosted by Emmaus Lutheran Church, Edmonton, Alberta, October 16-18, 2015. Historical information on this convention can be found: