2023 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.

Theme announced for 2023 Synod convention

The 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is set for July 29–Aug. 3, 2023, in Milwaukee.

Buss elected to second term in Northern Illinois

The Rev. Dr. Allan R. Buss was elected to his second three-year term as president of the LCMS Northern Illinois District at the district’s 60th convention, March 11–12.

Southern Illinois elects Scharr to fourth term

The LCMS Southern Illinois District held its 59th convention Feb. 3–5 under the theme “One Foundation.”

Bertsch elected to second term in North Dakota

The LCMS North Dakota District held its convention Jan. 23–26 in Fargo, N.D.

Sailer elected to third term in South Dakota

The LCMS South Dakota District held its 62nd convention Dec. 5–7 in Sioux Falls, S.D.

‘Church in a messy world’: BOD looks back on pandemic year

The LCMS Board of Directors met Aug. 26 in St. Louis.

Mid-South District re-elects Paavola

The 21st convention of the LCMS Mid-South District was held July 1–3 in Memphis.

Texas District re-elects Newman

The LCMS Texas District held its 62nd convention June 10–12 in San Marcos, Texas.

Gewecke elected to first term in New Jersey District

The Rev. Stephen Gewecke was elected to his first term as president of the LCMS New Jersey District at the district’s 19th convention, held May 21 in Clinton, N.J.

Wyoming District re-elects Hill

The Wyoming District convention was the first of the triennium, which was recently extended an extra year.

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.

BOD advances new CUS governance model

The committee appointed by the Synod’s Board of Directors in response to 2019 Convention Res. 7–03 to conceive of a new governance model for the Concordia University System reported on its progress at the Board’s Feb. 19 meeting.

Official notice: 2023 convention nominations

Synod Bylaw provisions require the Secretary of the Synod to solicit on behalf of the Committee for Convention Nominations (CCN) nominees for the various positions for which the committee must provide slates of candidates for convention elections. General solicitation for such names is to begin 18 months prior to conventions of the Synod.