Mid-South District re-elects Paavola

The 21st convention of the LCMS Mid-South District was held July 1–3 in Memphis.

Wyoming District re-elects Hill

The Wyoming District convention was the first of the triennium, which was recently extended an extra year.

Congregations vote to delay Synod convention

The measure was approved by over 90%, with more than 60% of the Synod’s congregations participating in the vote.

COP navigates ongoing impact of COVID-19

The LCMS Council of Presidents conducted its fourth meeting of 2020 (its third via Zoom video conference) on Nov. 16–18, with discussion of the pandemic’s impact on the church dominating the meeting.

Official notice: 2022 convention reports and overtures

The deadline for the submission of reports and overtures to the 2022 convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is March 5, 2022.

Official notice: 2023 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 conventions of the Synod.

Council of Presidents encourages Harrison to invite congregational vote on convention delay

Due to ongoing effects of the pandemic, the LCMS Council of Presidents voted unanimously to encourage LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison to put before congregations a proposal to delay the 2022 Synod convention.

Resource provides guidance for triennial emphasis

The resource was developed by the LCMS Boards for National and International Mission, who were charged by the 2019 convention with providing a “joint report … offering ideas and guidance for proposing triennial mission and ministry emphases to the national convention.”

Walking together: Delegates work and worship in Tampa

The 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod was held July 20-25 in Tampa, Fla., under the theme “Joy:fully Lutheran.”

National Witness, Life Together and Retention floor committees conclude convention business

Delegates passed all 15 resolutions presented by the three committees on July 25.

LCMS convention commends and expands mercy work in the Synod

On July 23, Floor Committee 3 passed resolutions commending LCMS Disaster Response and the Synod’s life ministries and encouraging further training to care for those with mental illness.

LCMS convention condemns physician-assisted suicide, remembers the persecuted church

On July 25, the Synod in convention passed resolutions to condemn physician-assisted suicide and to pray for persecuted Christians worldwide.

Ecclesiastical supervision committee leads important discussion

Floor Committee 10 on Ecclesiastical Supervision and Dispute Resolution presented resolutions to clarify bylaws and to thank those who have worked diligently to ensure the consistency and faithfulness of such work.

Delegates tidy up the polity of the Synod

Delegates of the 2019 LCMS convention adopted four final resolutions brought to the delegation by Floor Committee 9 on Structure and Governance.

Delegates adopt resolutions on sending missionaries, short-term mission teams

On July 24, the Synod in convention passed the final five resolutions brought by Floor Committee 2 on International Witness.

Convention celebrates 125 years of mission work in the LCMS

Delegates to the 2019 LCMS convention adopted resolutions giving thanks for the 125th anniversary, as well as mission work — past and present — in the Synod’s four world regions.