The Oct. 20 deadline may seem a long way off, but the time is now to submit nominations for the 74 officer, board and commission positions to be elected at the next LCMS Convention, July 20–25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.
The Rev. Dr. McNair Ramsey of Valley Grande, Ala., was elected first vice-president.
The Rev. Allan R. Buss of Belvidere, Ill., is elected to his first three-year term as president of the LCMS Northern Illinois District.
Others elected to leadership positions include the Rev. Mark Nebel of Red Bud, Ill., as first vice-president; the Rev. Benjamin Ball of Hamel, Ill., second vice-president; the Rev. Peter Ill of Millstadt, Ill., secretary; and Julie Johnson of Hamel, treasurer.
The new online resource is available on the LCMS president’s webpage.
Also elected were the Rev. Kirk Peters of Hazen, N.D., as first vice-president, and the Rev. Steve Schulz of Fargo, N.D., as second vice-president.
Delegates adopt six “Church and Culture” resolutions during the LCMS convention’s closing session.
Contributions will support national and international mission programs and projects related to the Synod’s threefold emphasis.
The Synod in convention adopted the final three resolutions from Floor Committee 3 on Mercy regarding fertility issues, persecuted Christians and LCMS World Relief and Human Care.
LCMS convention delegates adopt six resolutions addressing unity in worship and life together in the church.
The LCMS turns its attention toward revitalization, work among Hmong and Hispanic peoples and establishing Rosa J. Young academies.
On the final day of the convention, delegates approve three more resolutions from Floor Committee 7, Concordia University System.
Delegates easily pass six resolutions relating to worker wellness.
Convention delegates approve lighthearted resolution to raise funds for Concordia college and seminary scholarships.
The Rev. Dr. Raymond L. Hartwig is retiring after 18 years of faithful service as secretary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
Of the 15 resolutions presented by Floor Committee 11 to the Synod in convention, 14 were adopted while one — granting a “Lay Vote/Voice to Every Congregation” — failed by a narrow margin on July 13.