Constitution & Bylaws

LCMS Notices listed here are from the Synod’s two official periodicals: “The Lutheran Witness” and “Reporter.”
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Official notice: Office of the Secretary (Feb. 2020)

Balloting to amend the LCMS Constitution has begun, with a deadline of March 16, 2020, for ballots to be received in the Office of the Secretary.

Constitutional Amendment Ballot Results (April 2017)

Three amendments to the LCMS constitution are approved by congregations.

Official Notice: constitutional amendment approval (September 2016)

Here’s the process for ratifying an amendment to the LCMS Constitution.