At its most recent meeting, the LCMS Council of Presidents issued a statement regarding the handling of Synod properties in Hong Kong and the relocation of the Asia Regional Office to Chiayi City, Taiwan.
Preparations for the Synod convention are proceeding on schedule, and three major Synodwide initiatives are newly underway or soon to be.
The statement denounces recent actions of governors in New York and Illinois and affirms the Synod’s commitment to upholding the sanctity of life at all its stages.
At its November meeting, the Board heard from its chairman about efforts to increase the efficiencies of corporate Synod so the church can use the savings on its “core competencies.”
Meeting in St. Louis, the groups addressed pertinent topics, heard reports and reviewed policies.
The LCMS Council of Presidents (COP) met April 21–26, traveling from St. Louis to Fort Wayne, Ind., to place pastoral and commissioned candidates, elect new leadership and work through matters of ecclesiastical supervision.
The Rev. Waldemar R. Vinovskis succeeds the Rev. Andrew J. Dzurovcik as president of the LCMS SELC District.
An overview of the most recent meetings of the LCMS Council of Presidents, Board for National Mission and Board for International Mission.
Actions at the Board’s May 19-20 meeting in St. Louis include adoption of a prudent, lean Synod budget, contingent on further expense reductions.
At its April 22-25 meeting, the council hears reports and conducts business including the placement of pastoral candidates and assignment of vicars throughout the Synod.
“Finances are first and foremost on everyone’s heart,” LCMS Board of Directors Chairman Rev. Dr. Michael L. Kumm says during the Board’s Nov. 17-18 meeting in Schaumburg, Ill.