Commission on Theology and Church Relations

Resource provides history of Lutheran World Federation

The booklet is available as a free download.

A look back: The ‘Walkout’

In observance of the 50th anniversary of Reporter, this column will include short snippets of Reporter history.

CTCR releases end-of-life update, begins work of new triennium

The new report follows and expands on the CTCR’s previous work on end-of-life issues.

District presidents hold first meeting of triennium

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Council of Presidents met in St. Louis Sept. 16–19.

Synod officers, board members installed in St. Louis

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison was re-elected to a fifth term as LCMS president during the 2023 convention in Milwaukee.

Convention encourages in-person worship, recognizes 50th anniversary of ‘Walkout’

Life Together resolutions address in-person worship, the 50th anniversary of the Concordia Seminary ‘Walkout,’ the ‘Koinonia program, ‘Himnario Luterano’ and the Synod’s mission priorities.

Delegates adopt multiple resolutions on church and culture

The resolutions covered issues of racism, abortion, vaccines and more.

Convention affirms closed Communion and biblical sexuality

Floor Committee 5 finished its business at the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, presenting resolutions on Communion practice, Lutheran education, and marriage and sexuality.

LCMS convention adopts eight resolutions on structure and administration

The resolutions clarify multi-parish representation at conventions, fix various glitches in the convention Handbook and clarify Synod Bylaws.

Delegates elect 21 members to five Synod boards

The ordained, commissioned and lay members will serve on boards of the LCMS and its entities.

Convention affirms in-person Communion

Delegates to 2023 convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) passed Resolution 5-08A, “To Affirm In-Person Communion,” by a vote of 842 to 140 (or 85.74%).

LCMS recognizes broken fellowship with Japan Lutheran Church

For only the second time in its history, the LCMS recognized that it is no longer in fellowship with another church body.

LCMS convention adopts eight National Witness resolutions

The resolutions address church planting, mission to U.S. immigrant communities, multi-congregation parish support, church worker wellness and more.

Convention adopts three wide-ranging omnibus resolutions

The resolutions addressed approximately 60 overtures.

CTCR appoints Lehenbauer to fourth term

The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations met April 13–14 in St. Louis.

COP approves placements, discusses church work trends

The LCMS Council of Presidents met April 22–27.