The 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is set for July 29–Aug. 3, 2023, in Milwaukee.
The Rev. Dr. Allan R. Buss was elected to his second three-year term as president of the LCMS Northern Illinois District at the district’s 60th convention, March 11–12.
The LCMS Southern Illinois District held its 59th convention Feb. 3–5 under the theme “One Foundation.”
The LCMS North Dakota District held its convention Jan. 23–26 in Fargo, N.D.
The LCMS South Dakota District held its 62nd convention Dec. 5–7 in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The 21st convention of the LCMS Mid-South District was held July 1–3 in Memphis.
The Wyoming District convention was the first of the triennium, which was recently extended an extra year.
The measure was approved by over 90%, with more than 60% of the Synod’s congregations participating in the vote.
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.
The deadline for the submission of reports and overtures to the 2022 convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is March 5, 2022.
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.
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.
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.”
The 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod was held July 20-25 in Tampa, Fla., under the theme “Joy:fully Lutheran.”
Delegates passed all 15 resolutions presented by the three committees on July 25.
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.