Church Relations

Mission Summit explores changing face of Christianity

The collapse of Christianity in the West and the ramifications of America’s changing demographics are among topics presented during the LCMS Mission Summit.

Delegates pass resolutions on study of licensed lay deacons, Lord’s Supper oversight

In their second appearance at the convention, the Theology and Church Relations Floor Committee presents three resolutions, all of which are adopted.

Convention recognizes Lutheran Church of Togo as partner church

Begun by mission efforts of the LCMS in 1980, the Eglise Luthérienne du Togo (the Lutheran Church of Togo) has more than 30 congregations and preaching stations and 5,221 baptized members.

‘Stay firm in Baptism,’ urges Streltsov

The Rev. Alexey Streltsov, rector of Lutheran Theological Seminary in the Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church, preaches to convention attendees.

Harrison leaves chair to address resolution

“Luther bases the entire structure of Lutheran church government on the word ‘visitation,’” the Synod president said from the convention floor.

Delegates debate church-fellowship procedures, theology-related resolutions

In their first convention appearance, the Theology and Church Relations floor committee presents six resolutions — five of which are adopted.

Convention affirms altar, pulpit fellowship with Siberian Church

Delegates sing the Doxology to celebrate a new partnership between the LCMS and the SELC.

Convention affirms fellowship with Liberian church

Delegates sing the Doxology to celebrate a new partnership between the LCMS and the ELCL.

Bolay declares convention delegates are ‘all called to witness’

Despite the difficult circumstances in which the Liberian church leader found himself years ago, he said “Evil will never triumph over good. I am a witness to the goodness of God.”

Communication Efforts Get the Word Out to the World

God’s call to His church to preach the Word, to be prepared in season and out, to teach the Word to all ages and in all places, is what drives the efforts of LCMS Communications.