The 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will convene at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla., on Saturday, July 20, 2019. Open hearings for all floor committees (8:30 a.m.–noon) and an all-delegate orientation session (1:30 p.m.–3 p.m.) and dinner (5:30 p.m.) will precede the Opening Convention Worship Celebration with Holy Communion (7 p.m.). A Sunday morning worship service (8 a.m.) will immediately precede the first business session of the convention.
The 2019 Convention Workbook containing the reports and overtures to be considered by the convention will be posted on the Synod’s website by April 27 and subsequently mailed to all delegates, alternate delegates, officers of the Synod and members of boards, commissions and councils. Comments to floor committees regarding any of the content of the workbook may be submitted to the Office of the Secretary no later than May 18.
In June, the first issue of Today’s Business, containing the proposed resolutions drafted by the floor committees, will be posted on the Synod’s website and mailed to all registered delegates of the convention, all officers of the Synod and members of boards, commissions and councils. Delegates are encouraged to learn the sentiments of those whom they will be representing at the convention by arranging meetings to discuss the proposed resolutions.
Reactions to the resolutions should be addressed in writing directly to the chairmen of the floor committees at least one week prior to the convention for consideration during July 19 committee meetings. Opportunity to address the floor committees personally will be provided during the July 20 (8:30 a.m.–noon) open hearings. Changes made to the proposed resolutions will be reported in subsequent daily issues of Today’s Business, distributed to delegates prior to the morning sessions of the convention.
For more information, visit lcms.org/convention.
John W. Sias, Secretary
Posted May 1, 2019