LCMS 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.

FAQs provide ‘Update on Licensed Lay Deacons’

The new online resource is available on the LCMS president’s webpage.

Official Notice: 2019 Convention Nominations

Synod Bylaw provisions require the Secretary of the Synod to solicit on behalf of the Committee for Convention Nominations (CCN) nominees for the various positions for which the committee must provide slates of candidates for convention elections. General solicitation for such names is to begin 18 months prior to the conventions of the Synod.

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.

Constitutional Amendment Ballot Results (April 2017)

Three amendments to the LCMS constitution are approved by congregations.

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

Harrison reflects on convention: ‘I’ve never seen anything like it’

Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison also offers thoughts on the importance of confessing Christ in a shifting society.

Official Notice: constitutional amendment approval (September 2016)

Here’s the process for ratifying an amendment to the LCMS Constitution.

New legal guide helps ministries prepare for lawsuits

The Synod and Alliance Defending Freedom collaborate on a manual, “Protecting Your Ministry (From Sexual Orientation Gender Identity Lawsuits).”

How to follow LCMS convention

With a variety of options, staying abreast of what’s happening at the July 9-14 convention will be easy.

Harrison announces slate for LCMS first vice-president

LCMS President/President-elect Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison announces the five nominees who will stand for election at this summer’s Synod convention.

National mission board extends third SPM call

The LCMS Board for National Mission extends a third “specialized pastoral ministry” call to the Rev. Thomas Waynick of Fort Benning, Ga.

18 committees offer 135 LCMS convention resolutions

The number of floor committees for the 2016 LCMS convention is up from seven in 2013 and there are 19 more proposed resolutions than three years ago.