The author focuses on his experience as a participant (member) of the two synods on the family, in 2014 and 2015, to address the meaning of the concepts of collegiality and synodality. He first explains the theological meaning of both concepts, and then moves towards the meaning of collegiality and synodality in his own life as a bishop. Since the author has participated in other synods as well, he draws from his broader experience, and focuses on the Synod for Africa before looking at the two last synods on the family.