2019 LCMS Convention

CUW offers new church ministries degree program

The director of church ministries (DCM) position was added to the LCMS Minister of Religion—Commissioned roster by the 2019 Synod convention.

Resource provides guidance for triennial emphasis

The resource was developed by the LCMS Boards for National and International Mission, who were charged by the 2019 convention with providing a “joint report … offering ideas and guidance for proposing triennial mission and ministry emphases to the national convention.”

Official notice: Office of the Secretary (March 2020)

As the amendment of 2019 Res. 9-05 has obtained the required two-thirds majority in the affirmative, it therefore now stands ratified and in effect.

Official notice: Office of the Secretary (Feb. 2020)

Balloting to amend the LCMS Constitution has begun, with a deadline of March 16, 2020, for ballots to be received in the Office of the Secretary.

BNM, BIM, COP hold first meetings of new triennium

Among other business, the boards discussed the triennial mission emphasis established at the convention, “Making Disciples for Life.”

National Offering tops $400,000 to bring ‘Joy to the World’

Gifts made throughout the 2019–22 National Offering cycle will bolster efforts to proclaim Christ in word and deed in challenging urban areas, to new immigrants, among college-age students, alongside partner-church missionaries, and in church-planting efforts both at home and abroad.

Observe ‘Concordia University, Nebraska Sunday’ on Nov. 17

Founded in 1894, Concordia celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.

Synod leaders meet to discuss church worker wellness

The Ministerial Care Coalition, a project of Concordia Plan Services, began in 2014 with the goal of fostering wide-ranging discussion and advocacy of worker wellness in the LCMS.

Mueller retires, Lange is installed: Synod vice-presidents share thoughts on serving

The Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr. retired on Aug. 31, and the Rev. Peter K. Lange took over the position on Sept. 1.

September ‘Witness’: CPH turns 150

The issue also includes a wrap-up of the 67th Regular Convention of the LCMS.

Official notice: Office of the Secretary, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

A notice about amending the LCMS Constitution to address individual membership and advisory representation.

‘Joy:fully Serving’: Convention volunteers pack gift baskets for families in need

More than 50 volunteers prepared 275 baskets in four categories: mom care, baby care, spiritual care and household.

The best thing going

“I do not recall any delegate denying any biblical teaching of our Lutheran church. In this day and age, that is, frankly, amazing.”

Two convention resolutions now available in Spanish

Two resolutions from the 2019 LCMS convention — Res. 11­­­–04A (“To Affirm the Common Humanity of All People and Ethnicities”) and Res. 11–05A (“To Encourage Responsible Citizenship and Compassion Toward Neighbors Who Are Immigrants Among Us”) — are available in both English and Spanish. See both versions below.

Walking together: Delegates work and worship in Tampa

The 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod was held July 20-25 in Tampa, Fla., under the theme “Joy:fully Lutheran.”

National Witness, Life Together and Retention floor committees conclude convention business

Delegates passed all 15 resolutions presented by the three committees on July 25.