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Synod adopts larger slate of candidates for future presidential elections

Convention delegates opted to increase the slate of candidates for presidential elections from three to five and adjust bylaws to provide for a timely election process.

Synod in convention examines relationships of partner churches with LWF

Floor Committee 5 on Theology and Church Relations brought resolutions to the 2019 LCMS convention regarding the fellowship of partner churches with the Lutheran World Federation, while also commending the International Lutheran Council.

LCMS convention elects board members for Concordias

The boards of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and of the Concordia universities and colleges were filled by elections on July 24.

LCMS convention passes three finance resolutions

Resolutions regarding support for the seminaries, the “1.1.1” offering model and financial transparency were adopted on July 24 at the 2019 LCMS convention.

Hill: Joy when God’s Word is taught to us

Committee 6 on Pastoral Ministry and Seminaries presents future-looking resolutions at the 2019 Synod convention in Tampa, Fla.

LCMS convention passes resolutions on racism, care for immigrants and gender identity

On July 23, the Synod in convention passed resolutions to condemn the sin of racism, encourage care for immigrant neighbors, and create resources on gender identity.

Convention continues balloting for Synod boards

Delegates elect members to national mission, international mission and other Synod boards at the 2019 Synod convention in Tampa, Fla.

Delegates seek to protect privacy of future convention participants

Convention delegates adopted Res. 9-04A to safeguard the personal information of future delegates and perform some constitutional housecleaning.

Sias re-elected, four BOD members elected

Sias was re-elected as secretary of the Synod, and four members were elected to the LCMS Board of Directors.

Delegates acclaim fellowship with three European church bodies

The delegates of the 67th Regular Convention of the LCMS recognized and endorsed fellowship between the LCMS and three Eurasian church bodies.

Delegates pass resolutions on National Witness, Life Together and Retention

The resolutions affirm deaconess and DCE ministry, encourage active witness, call for continued vigilance in child protection, and encourage lifelong catechesis.

Delegates encourage Concordia universities to speak the truth in love

Convention delegates vote to support Concordia University System (CUS) schools in faithfully confessing God’s Word, while also streamlining the process of calling CUS presidents.

LCMS convention reaffirms stances on life and marriage

Two resolutions — affirming the LCMS stances on beginning-of-life issues and biblical marriage — passed by wide margins on Sunday.

First vice-president and regional vice-presidents elected and ranked

The LCMS first vice-president and five regional vice-presidents were elected July 21 during the 2019 Synod convention.

‘Lutheran theology is biblical theology,’ says Mueller in 2019 convention essay

LCMS First Vice-President Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr. offers the first convention essay, and delegates honor him with a standing ovation.

LCMS convention passes four National Witness resolutions by wide margins

The resolutions addressed church planting, shared congregational ministry, campus ministry and the legacy of Rosa J. Young.