In 2019, the Synod in convention adopted Resolution 9-17, “To Study Voting Privilege in the LCMS.” The committee formed jointly by the Commission on Constitutional Matters and the LCMS Council of Presidents to carry out the study has concluded its work and issued its final report.
This report, treating historical practices of voting and non-voting advisory representation at the conventions of the Synod and its districts, was directed by Res. 9-17 to be “made available to the Synod at least 18 months prior to the 2022 convention.” Though the convention has been deferred to 2023, the committee desires to present its work in time for consideration by even the earliest district conventions, which are scheduled to occur yet in 2021.
As a report requested by a previous convention of the Synod, the Res. 9-17 report will be included in the 2023 Convention Workbook. Comment on the report may be submitted to the Office of the Secretary via:
- Email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or
- U.S. mail at The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Office of the Secretary, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7295.
Comments received will be shared with the committee and with the 2023 convention floor committee to which the report will be assigned.
Rev. Dr. John W. Sias
Secretary, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
Posted March 15, 2021