The Synod in convention recognized fellowship with a South African church body, commended a report on cremation, and requested further study on “the relationship between unity in doctrine and uniformity and variety in practice.”
After some discussion, the Synod in convention adopted Res. 5-09A, which confesses that God created the world in six natural days.
Convention delegates opted to increase the slate of candidates for presidential elections from three to five and adjust bylaws to provide for a timely election process.
Floor Committee 5 on Theology and Church Relations brought resolutions to the 2019 LCMS convention regarding the fellowship of partner churches with the Lutheran World Federation, while also commending the International Lutheran Council.
The boards of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and of the Concordia universities and colleges were filled by elections on July 24.
Resolutions regarding support for the seminaries, the “1.1.1” offering model and financial transparency were adopted on July 24 at the 2019 LCMS convention.
Committee 6 on Pastoral Ministry and Seminaries presents future-looking resolutions at the 2019 Synod convention in Tampa, Fla.
On July 23, the Synod in convention passed resolutions to condemn the sin of racism, encourage care for immigrant neighbors, and create resources on gender identity.
Delegates elect members to national mission, international mission and other Synod boards at the 2019 Synod convention in Tampa, Fla.
Convention delegates adopted Res. 9-04A to safeguard the personal information of future delegates and perform some constitutional housecleaning.
Sias was re-elected as secretary of the Synod, and four members were elected to the LCMS Board of Directors.
The delegates of the 67th Regular Convention of the LCMS recognized and endorsed fellowship between the LCMS and three Eurasian church bodies.
The resolutions affirm deaconess and DCE ministry, encourage active witness, call for continued vigilance in child protection, and encourage lifelong catechesis.
Convention delegates vote to support Concordia University System (CUS) schools in faithfully confessing God’s Word, while also streamlining the process of calling CUS presidents.
Two resolutions — affirming the LCMS stances on beginning-of-life issues and biblical marriage — passed by wide margins on Sunday.
The LCMS first vice-president and five regional vice-presidents were elected July 21 during the 2019 Synod convention.