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Synod Snapshot: Boards and Business

News from the February meetings of the LCMS Council of Presidents and Board of Directors.

Positions (December 2016)

Positions are available with Lutheran Church Extension Fund, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Concordia University System, Concordia Plan Services and the Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots.

COP deals with many topics at first post-convention meeting

The Sept. 9-13 LCMS Council of Presidents meeting features an agenda with numerous guest speakers and topics.

Worker wellness merits its own committee

Delegates easily pass six resolutions relating to worker wellness.

Soldiers of the Cross: caring for caregivers

The LCMS mercy program works in cooperation with districts to provide emergency grants to church workers in crisis.

Positions (March 2016)

Positions are available with Concordia Plan Services and Concordia University System schools.

Nine new district presidents fit ‘seamlessly’ into COP

The LCMS Council of Presidents September meeting includes nine newly elected district presidents, as the council examines various ongoing efforts across the Synod.

Board OKs forming CPS ‘ancillary program agency’

At its Aug. 21-22 meeting, the LCMS Board of Directors also establishes regular meetings between top Synod leaders and leaders of Synodwide corporate entities.

Concordia Plan Services launches redesigned website

The updated website allows workers to find a provider, file a claim, designate beneficiaries and even initiate their retirement.

Ministry excellence, domestic violence among COP topics

At their latest meeting, LCMS Council of Presidents members hear “recommended requirements” for pastors.

CPS dubbed ‘healthiest employer’ for third year

The St. Louis Business Journal once again recognizes Concordia Plan Services for the distinction.

Commentary: Should Lutherans take ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’?

What should Christians watch out for when donating money to this ALS cause?

LCMS ministries eligible for payroll-services discount

Concordia Plan Services negotiates discount arrangements with Paychex, a national company experienced in clergy payroll and taxes.

CPS launches Pastoral Support Network

Concordia Plan Services’ new support system offers resources for full-time LCMS pastors and their families.

Simon named VP at LCMS Foundation

Ralph Simon — formerly with Concordia Plan Services — is the Foundation’s new vice-president of Investment Services.

COP applies ‘Koinonia Project’ to church issues

The LCMS Council of Presidents divides into groups to work through such issues each time it meets, until April 2015.