Eden Keefe
2023 LCMS convention — A conversation with LWML President Eden Keefe

Meet Eden Keefe, newly elected president of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, LCMS president, holds up a helmet presented to him by the Rev. Serge Maschewski, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ukraine. The LCMS purchased the helmet that later saved Maschewski’s life. (LCMS/Frank Kohn)
Synod convention welcomes new partners in proclaiming the Gospel

The LCMS acknowledges or declares full fellowship with five international church bodies in Europe, Africa and Asia.

Deaconess Grace Rao, the Rev. Don Hougard, Sheryl Dewitt and the Rev. Joe Glombicki — all Million Dollar Life Match grant recipients — are recognized onstage on July 30 during the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. (LCMS/Frank Kohn)
LCMS convention encourages building a culture of life

On July 30, the Synod in convention passed a resolution supporting efforts to promote a culture of life and made an announcement about the Million Dollar Life Match.

Delegates to the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod laugh during convention business on July 30 in Milwaukee. (LCMS/Frank Kohn)
Convention adopts three wide-ranging omnibus resolutions

The resolutions addressed approximately 60 overtures.

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison’s re-election as Synod president is recognized by the convention on July 30 in Milwaukee. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)
Synod convention recognizes Harrison’s re-election

“Christ sustains you and makes you what you should be,” said LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison.

The Revs. Dr. John C. Wohlrabe Jr., Christopher S. Esget, Nabil S. Nour and Benjamin T. Ball watch as the Synod in convention conducts the balloting for regional vice-presidents. In the final ranking of vice-presidents, Wohlrabe was elected sixth vice-president, Esget fifth vice-president, Nour fourth vice-president and Ball second vice-president. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)
Synod vice-presidents re-elected

Every incumbent vice-president was re-elected; Ball was elected second vice-president.

The Rev. M. Douglas Peters, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Milwaukee, leads the recessional following the opening Divine Service of the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod on July 29 at the Baird Center in downtown Milwaukee. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)
Worship before work: Synod convention convenes in Milwaukee

Following Divine Service on July 29, the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod officially began on July 30 at the Baird Center in Milwaukee.

2023 LCMS convention — Focus on church fellowship

A panel of leaders representing the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations and the LCMS Office of International Mission discusses church fellowship and alliance missionaries.

2023 LCMS convention — A conversation with Rev. Peter Bender

Convention catechist Rev. Peter Bender discusses Luther’s Small Catechism and explains why catechism study is a daily feature of this year’s convention.

2023 LCMS convention — Focus on demystifying the convention

LCMS Secretary Rev. Dr. John W. Sias discusses why we have a convention and how it works.

Learn more about our Concordia universities

In preparation for the upcoming Synod convention, a new webpage provides relevant information in one place.

Follow convention news in Milwaukee or at home

Here are all the ways to keep up with convention proceedings no matter where you are.

‘A sight to behold’: Floor committees meet in St. Louis

Floor Committees gathered at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis June 9–12 to begin their service for the 2023 Synod convention.

The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
Official notice: Election candidate changes (2023)

Corrections and changes for elections at the 2023 LCMS convention, including the final slate of candidates for First Vice-President.

LCMS National Offering: Christ crucified for all people

The goal of the 2023–2026 LCMS National Offering is to produce meaningful Lutheran resources in other languages so that all may read, hear and speak the Good News of Christ crucified.

‘We preach Christ crucified’: Convention Bible study

The free, downloadable study is about the importance of keeping the Gospel front and center in all we do as the church.