Convention

Official Notice — 2019 President and Vice-President Nominations Results

The 2019 nominations processes for the offices of President, First Vice-President and regional vice-presidents of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod have been completed.

Official Notice: Convention Reports and Overtures

The deadline for the submission of reports and overtures to the 2019 convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is March 2, 2019.

FAQ on changes to ecclesiastical supervision bylaws

LCMS Office of the Secretary answers Frequently Asked Questions regarding changes to ecclesiastical supervision bylaws (Bylaw sections 2.14–2.17) from the 2016 Convention.

Reversing the LCMS membership decline: not just by having more children

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison comments on two major demographic studies about the Synod.

National mission board begins refining policies

The board also hears updates on the work taking place in the LCMS Office of National Mission.

Unanimous Support for Disaster Response!

It’s not often that the synod in convention approves something unanimously but this year at convention there was overwhelming support and praise for the work of LCMS Disaster Response. Although when you see the stats it’s easy to see why. Take a look at the resolution.

Delegates adopt resolutions on fertility issues, persecuted Christians

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.

‘Witness, Mercy, Life Together’ to continue in the LCMS

LCMS convention delegates adopt six resolutions addressing unity in worship and life together in the church.

Convention delegates select emphases for national witness

The LCMS turns its attention toward revitalization, work among Hmong and Hispanic peoples and establishing Rosa J. Young academies.

Delegates adopt measures strengthening Concordias’ confessional identity

On the final day of the convention, delegates approve three more resolutions from Floor Committee 7, Concordia University System.

Worker wellness merits its own committee

Delegates easily pass six resolutions relating to worker wellness.

Convention endorses ‘mustache’ funding resolution

Convention delegates approve lighthearted resolution to raise funds for Concordia college and seminary scholarships.

Convention formally recognizes, gives thanks for retiring Secretary Hartwig

The Rev. Dr. Raymond L. Hartwig is retiring after 18 years of faithful service as secretary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Delegates adopt 14 administration resolutions so processes ‘function smoothly’

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.

Regular sermon evaluation proves to be hot topic for delegates

Convention delegates approve all four resolutions regarding continuing education and preaching.

2016 LCMS Convention Photos: Wednesday, July 13

Photos from Wednesday, July 13, at The 66th Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in Milwaukee.