LCMS Convention


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.

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Constitutional Amendment Ballot Results (April 2017)

Three amendments to the LCMS constitution are approved by congregations.

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2016 LCMS ‘Handbook’ available online

The updated “Handbook” includes the Constitution and Bylaws of the Synod and features a revised and expanded index and a first-time separate red-lined edition.

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Synod President Rev. Dr.  Matthew C. Harrison (center) and LCMS Montana District President Rev. Terry R. Forke lightheartedly show their freshly-shaved faces as a result of the “Mustache Resolution” initiative Jan. 4 at the National LCMS Campus Ministry Conference in College Park, Md. With them onstage is fake-mustached Martha Mitkos of LCMS Mission Advancement. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

And the ‘Mustache Resolution’ winner is …

Montana District President Rev. Terry Forke wins having “the best mustache” as he and Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison both undergo facial-hair shaves.

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‘Tremendous impact’ through first National Offering allocation

The first allocation from The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod’s 2016-19 National Offering is announced — made possible with gifts totaling $411,305.69.

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COP deals with many topics at first post-convention meeting

The Sept. 9-13 LCMS Council of Presidents meeting features an agenda with numerous guest speakers and topics.

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