2013 lcms convention

CTCR releases new report on confession and absolution

At its April 26–28 meeting, the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations adopted a new report that focuses on the spiritual benefits of individual confession and absolution for both laity and pastors.

Task-force report on licensed lay deacons available

The Resolution 4-06A Task Force’s 32-page report and a two-page executive summary of the report are available for download.

Wanted: Feedback on updating Small Catechism Explanation

The update is needed because of “many changes in the understanding of morals, civil law and natural law in church and society,” according to the 2013 Synod convention.

Schave, Wood to lead new national mission initiative

The Revs. Steve Schave and Mark Wood will take on the roles of directors of Church Planting and Revitalization, respectively, in work mandated by the 2013 LCMS convention.

COP meeting spotlights training, mercy, outreach, mission

The Sept. 20-23 meeting of the LCMS Council of Presidents involves a lot more than oversight of administrative issues.

Report updates progress on convention actions

The update focuses mainly on those resolutions adopted by delegates to the 2013 Synod convention that require specific, ongoing action.

New Web page offers updates on task forces

Information and actions of the four convention-mandated task forces are available at lcms.org/convention/taskforceupdates.