Alberta and the Territories Leadership Award

Synod of Alberta and the Territories Leadership Award (ABTLA)

The Synod of Alberta and the Territories Leadership Award recognizes the outstanding contributions of rostered or lay members of the Synod of Alberta and the Territories in services to the wider church.  Introduced in 2017 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, this award recognizes individuals committed to advancing the mission, mission priorities, and ministries of the ABT Synod, and demonstrating leadership within the Synod.

Award Presentation:
The award recipient and one guest will be invited to attend and be recognized at the ABT Synod Convention banquet. The recipient will receive an award and a donation will be made in their name to a Synodically-related ministry.

In each year, the committee may recognize an individual who is either a rostered minister or a lay leader.

This award will be given to an individual who has:

  • made a significant contribution, over several years, to the life and work of the church within the Synod
  • willingly serves both community and church
  • demonstrates a life of spirited discipleship
  • models for others, one or more of the Synod’s mission priorities

Award recipients cannot be currently serving as ABT Synodical office staff or on Synod Council.

Nominees must be an active member of an ABT Synod congregation. Individuals cannot nominate themselves.

Nominations by way of a completed nomination form must be received at the ABT Synodical office by February 1 in the year of a Synodical convention.

The nomination form must be filled out completely and must include a brief summary (200 words) indicating the reasons for the nomination. The nomination may include supporting testimonial letters, publications, media pieces, etc. in support of the nominee. The nomination form and any supporting documentation should clearly demonstrate how the individual lives out the criteria of the award.

You may:

  • upload files to the online nomination form, below;
  • or scan and email the documentation to the Synod office (;
  • or mail hardcopies to the Synod office:

Office of the Bishop
Synod of Alberta and the Territories
10014 – 81 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB  T6E 1W8
Attention: ABT Leadership Award

All supporting documentation and the nomination form must arrive in the office by the February 1st deadline.


Nominations must be forwarded to the Synod Office to the attention of the Executive Assistant who will ensure the nomination form is complete and follow up with those that are not.

Completed submissions will be forwarded to the ABT Synod Council who will review all submissions and determine the award recipient.


The nomination form may be found here: Alberta and the Territories Leadership Award 2018