I just finished up taking a look at the Blue Ribbon Task Force on structure. Yeah...ummmmm, ok? I agree the relationship between congregation and synod should be studied and this is a starting point, OK.
What got me was the trial ballons in the back.
#1 How would YOU vote for synod member fee? Whoa!
Case study further down the page -- asks about congregational representation at conventions based on congregational size, rather that one pastoral, one lay vote for all. Sheeeesh!
Golly, someone tell me I am reading too much into this?!!!