The Synod’s Board of Directors met via Zoom on Nov. 19.
More than 1,200 congregations responded to the survey, which was sent to every congregation with a valid email address — 4,787 in total — in June.
Synod Secretary Rev. Dr. John W. Sias provides more insight about Synodwide statistics for 2015, compared with previous years’ stories about numbers reported by LCMS congregations and districts.
With the highest percentage of congregations reporting in at least 15 years, their membership statistics are especially helpful for determining delegate representation at next year’s Synod convention.