The LCMS Board for National Mission convened June 16–17 in St. Louis.
2019 LCMS Convention
Mission boards seek to connect with districts on Synod priorities
This past fall and winter, teams composed of one member each from the Boards for National and International Mission met in person or via Zoom with every district of the Synod.
‘Set Apart to Serve’: Church Worker Recruitment Initiative gets new name
Resolution 6-01, “To Support and Participate in the Comprehensive Church Worker Recruitment Initiative,” was adopted by the LCMS convention in 2019.
Official notice: Report on 2019 Resolution 9-17
The report treats historical practices of voting and non-voting advisory representation at the conventions of the Synod and its districts.
CUW offers new church ministries degree program
The director of church ministries (DCM) position was added to the LCMS Minister of Religion—Commissioned roster by the 2019 Synod convention.
Resource provides guidance for triennial emphasis
The resource was developed by the LCMS Boards for National and International Mission, who were charged by the 2019 convention with providing a “joint report … offering ideas and guidance for proposing triennial mission and ministry emphases to the national convention.”
Official notice: Office of the Secretary (March 2020)
As the amendment of 2019 Res. 9-05 has obtained the required two-thirds majority in the affirmative, it therefore now stands ratified and in effect.
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.
BNM, BIM, COP hold first meetings of new triennium
Among other business, the boards discussed the triennial mission emphasis established at the convention, “Making Disciples for Life.”
National Offering tops $400,000 to bring ‘Joy to the World’
Gifts made throughout the 2019–22 National Offering cycle will bolster efforts to proclaim Christ in word and deed in challenging urban areas, to new immigrants, among college-age students, alongside partner-church missionaries, and in church-planting efforts both at home and abroad.
Observe ‘Concordia University, Nebraska Sunday’ on Nov. 17
Founded in 1894, Concordia celebrates its 125th anniversary this year.
Synod leaders meet to discuss church worker wellness
The Ministerial Care Coalition, a project of Concordia Plan Services, began in 2014 with the goal of fostering wide-ranging discussion and advocacy of worker wellness in the LCMS.
Mueller retires, Lange is installed: Synod vice-presidents share thoughts on serving
The Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr. retired on Aug. 31, and the Rev. Peter K. Lange took over the position on Sept. 1.
September ‘Witness’: CPH turns 150
The issue also includes a wrap-up of the 67th Regular Convention of the LCMS.
Official notice: Office of the Secretary, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
A notice about amending the LCMS Constitution to address individual membership and advisory representation.
‘Joy:fully Serving’: Convention volunteers pack gift baskets for families in need
More than 50 volunteers prepared 275 baskets in four categories: mom care, baby care, spiritual care and household.