2019 LCMS Convention

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.

2019 LCMS convention begins with worship and service

Follow the proceedings of the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, which is meeting July 20–25 under the theme “Joy:fully Lutheran.”

‘Joy:fully Serving’ our neighbors in Florida

On the first day of the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, volunteers packaged 275 baskets of items for mothers and babies in need.

Harrison elected to fourth term as LCMS president

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison is the president-elect of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for a fourth term of office, 2019–2022, after receiving a majority of votes cast in the June 22–25 election. Harrison has served as LCMS president since 2010.

A prayer for our Synod presidential election

Please pray for the LCMS presidential election between June 22–25 and, if necessary, June 29–July 2.

June/July ‘Witness’ all about convention

At the heart of the issue is a “Meet the Candidates” section that includes an in-depth Q&A in which each of the candidates shares his perspective on key issues and challenges facing the LCMS.

Follow convention news wherever you are

Here are all the ways to stay informed about the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, set for July 20–25 in Tampa, Fla.

A prayer for the church

Congregations: Consider using these words in the Prayer of the Church on or before July 14, as you pray together for the Synod convention (July 20–25).

Convention floor committees meet in St. Louis; first issue of ‘Today’s Business’ now available

Five more issues of ‘Today’s Business’ — containing the schedule for each day, substitute or revised resolutions, wording for proposed amendments, and other official announcements and information — will be published at the convention.

LCMS presidential election: Candidate Q&A

Nominees for LCMS president share joys, concerns and hopes for the Synod.