The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison was re-elected to a fifth term as LCMS president during the 2023 convention in Milwaukee.
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.
The resolutions clarify multi-parish representation at conventions, fix various glitches in the convention Handbook and clarify Synod Bylaws.
The ordained, commissioned and lay members will serve on boards of the LCMS and its entities.
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%).
For only the second time in its history, the LCMS recognized that it is no longer in fellowship with another church body.
The update is a direct response to resolutions adopted by the Synod in convention in 2016 and 2019.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Commission on Theology and Church Relations convened in St. Louis Feb. 16–18.
In September, representatives from the LCMS gathered in Kisumu, Kenya, with representatives from 34 of the Synod’s partner churches to discuss the work of the confessional Lutheran church around the world.