I wanted to pass along a recent Banner article I found helpful, titled Give Synod the Benefit of the Doubt.
The article, written by first-time synod delegate Brandon Haan, offers the following nuanced reminder:
Please try to give those of us who have been delegated to Synod the benefit of the doubt. Give us the benefit of the doubt that we love Scripture. Give us the benefit of the doubt that we love people. Give us the benefit of the doubt that we love and want to serve Christ and his church. And give us the benefit of the doubt that, if we met you, we would love and desire to serve you too.
Did you see the article? Did it offer any helpful reminders?