Subseries 18.44 - Vancouver Airport Ministry, 1969

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Vancouver Airport Ministry, 1969

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  • 1969 (Creation)

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The subseries contains source material from the ELCC's President's Office pertaining to the Vancouver International Airport Ministry. It includes correspondence and a proposal from 1969. The Vancouver International Airport Ministry sought to establish an inter-faith project that appointed an airport minister who would serve and minister to those who worked at the airport and those who traveled through it.

The ELCC's President was tasked with being the Church's spiritual leader. Limited to 6 year appointments, the ELCC President's role was to focus and coordinate the purposes and resources of congregations and its pastors. The ELCC General President was expected to oversee and support the staff, preserving and extending the unity of the Christian Faith. Roles that the President was expected to fill included presiding over General Conventions, mediating over disputes, gathering and maintaining archival and statistical material and maintain a current roster of congregations. The ELCC President was also expected to supervise over the clergy and to recruit seminarians and attend District President's meetings.

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