LCMS convention delegates adopt six resolutions addressing unity in worship and life together in the church.
The LCMS turns its attention toward revitalization, work among Hmong and Hispanic peoples and establishing Rosa J. Young academies.
On the final day of the convention, delegates approve three more resolutions from Floor Committee 7, Concordia University System.
Convention delegates approve lighthearted resolution to raise funds for Concordia college and seminary scholarships.
The Rev. Dr. Raymond L. Hartwig is retiring after 18 years of faithful service as secretary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
Of the 15 resolutions presented by Floor Committee 11 to the Synod in convention, 14 were adopted while one — granting a “Lay Vote/Voice to Every Congregation” — failed by a narrow margin on July 13.
Convention delegates approve all four resolutions regarding continuing education and preaching.
Photos from Wednesday, July 13, at The 66th Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in Milwaukee.
Convention delegates complete elections of remaining ordained, commissioned and lay nominees to LCMS boards.
The resolutions also call for training more administrators and preparing for infringements on religious liberty.
The LCMS convention pauses July 13 to honor and remember those church workers called to glory in this past triennium (2013-16).
Faithful stewardship and tithing are emphasized as means of funding local and synodwide missions.
The substitute resolution — which concerns appeals in cases that involve the possible expulsion of an LCMS member — gives district presidents a voice in the process.
The Rev. Dr. Berhanu Ofgaa, general secretary of the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus, joins the LCMS convention in thanking God for and encouraging the two LCMS seminaries.
The Rev. Berhanu Ofgaa, who experienced persecution at the hands of the Communist government in Ethiopia, encourages delegates to “rejoice in the cross of Jesus,” even in the midst of suffering.