Sacred music educator and missionary Phillip Magness recently returned from three weeks in the Republic of Congo, where he led a hymnody and liturgy workshop at Wittenberg Parish in Pointe-Noire, consulted with church leaders on future projects, and worked with the musicians at St. Augustine Lutheran Church in Brazzaville.
The Rev. Mandla John Khumalo, bishop of the Confessional Lutheran Church in South Africa who fought the apartheid system as a young man, died on March 1.
Set for May 4–5, this year’s event is titled “The Rest and the West: What the West Can Learn From Global South Christianity.”
Roger Allen Drinnon, former director of Editorial Services for the LCMS, died on April 3 in Mascoutah, Ill.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod announces an opening for the position of mission advocate, KFUO, housed at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.
The report treats historical practices of voting and non-voting advisory representation at the conventions of the Synod and its districts.
At its Feb. 19 meeting, the LCMS Board of Directors approved dissemination of the initial Concordia University System governance model proposal developed by the 2019 Res. 7-03 committee.
The extension of the 2019–2022 triennium by a year, allowing district conventions to take place in either 2021 or 2022 and deferring the national Synod convention from 2022 to 2023, has been adopted.