Convention delegates elect ordained, commissioned and lay nominees to LCMS boards and the Commission on Theology and Church Relations.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod recognizes fellowship with six partner churches on four continents.
The LCMS, the Lutheran Church–Canada and the Anglican Church in North America have released an interim report on ecumenical dialogue that began in 2010.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Synod have released a report on informal dialogue between the synods that began in 2012.
MOU with Boy Scouts of America is “no longer tenable;” potential legal concerns exist for chartering LCMS congregations.
The LCMS Council of Presidents September meeting includes nine newly elected district presidents, as the council examines various ongoing efforts across the Synod.
Leaders of the Synod and the North American Lutheran Church meet Sept. 9-10 in St. Louis, continuing discussions that began in late 2011.
The 2015 online survey — about updating the “Explanation” of “Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation,” in keeping with the 2013 Synod convention Resolution 3-13A — is now complete.
The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relation’s report is mailed to all Synod congregations and rostered church workers and is available online.
The update is needed because of “many changes in the understanding of morals, civil law and natural law in church and society,” according to the 2013 Synod convention.
The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations adopts reports on Communion statements and women’s service in the church, and a Bible study on persecution.
Lutheran leaders from five continents will gather in 2015 in Wittenberg, Germany, to focus on celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017.
On the last day of business, delegates pass resolutions on confession and absolution, men and women, creation and the doctrine of the call.