‘Witness, Mercy, Life Together’ to continue in the LCMS

LCMS convention delegates adopt six resolutions addressing unity in worship and life together in the church.

Convention delegates select emphases for national witness

The LCMS turns its attention toward revitalization, work among Hmong and Hispanic peoples and establishing Rosa J. Young academies.

Delegates adopt measures strengthening Concordias’ confessional identity

On the final day of the convention, delegates approve three more resolutions from Floor Committee 7, Concordia University System.

Worker wellness merits its own committee

Delegates easily pass six resolutions relating to worker wellness.

Convention endorses ‘mustache’ funding resolution

Convention delegates approve lighthearted resolution to raise funds for Concordia college and seminary scholarships.

Convention formally recognizes, gives thanks for retiring Secretary Hartwig

The Rev. Dr. Raymond L. Hartwig is retiring after 18 years of faithful service as secretary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Delegates adopt 14 administration resolutions so processes ‘function smoothly’

Of the 15 resolutions presented by Floor Committee 11 to the Synod in convention, 14 were adopted while one — granting a “Lay Vote/Voice to Every Congregation” — failed by a narrow margin on July 13.

Regular sermon evaluation proves to be hot topic for delegates

Convention delegates approve all four resolutions regarding continuing education and preaching.

2016 LCMS Convention Photos: Wednesday, July 13

Photos from Wednesday, July 13, at The 66th Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in Milwaukee.

LCMS board elections continued, completed

Convention delegates complete elections of remaining ordained, commissioned and lay nominees to LCMS boards.

Resolutions encourage Lutheran ethos of schools, address decreasing enrollment

The resolutions also call for training more administrators and preparing for infringements on religious liberty.

Convention remembers, honors 664 church workers called to glory in triennium

The LCMS convention pauses July 13 to honor and remember those church workers called to glory in this past triennium (2013-16).

Convention examines ways to fund mission

Faithful stewardship and tithing are emphasized as means of funding local and synodwide missions.

Convention adopts substitute resolution on ecclesiastical supervision, hears Linnemann

The substitute resolution — which concerns appeals in cases that involve the possible expulsion of an LCMS member — gives district presidents a voice in the process.

Delegates approve creating Pastoral Formation Committee

The Rev. Dr. Berhanu Ofgaa, general secretary of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, joins the LCMS convention in thanking God for and encouraging the two LCMS seminaries.

Ofgaa encourages delegates to have ‘joy in the Lord and Him alone’

The Rev. Berhanu Ofgaa, who experienced persecution at the hands of the Communist government in Ethiopia, encourages delegates to “rejoice in the cross of Jesus,” even in the midst of suffering.