Delegates amend two Synod Bylaws and reject a resolution to form a task force to study moving to a four-year convention cycle.
On Nov. 8, the Board of Regents of Concordia University Texas, Austin, Texas, voted to designate itself the university’s “sole governing body.”
This past fall and winter, teams composed of one member each from the Boards for National and International Mission met in person or via Zoom with every district of the Synod.
Convention delegates opted to increase the slate of candidates for presidential elections from three to five and adjust bylaws to provide for a timely election process.
Receipt of presidential election voter registration forms began on Oct. 25 and will continue until March 24, 2019.
Convention delegates in 2016 adopted resolutions regarding district convention attendance and geographical region requirements for board members.
The changes were mandated by Resolution 12–14, adopted by the 2016 LCMS convention and endorsed in May by the Synod’s Board of Directors.
The updated “Handbook” includes the Constitution and Bylaws of the Synod and features a revised and expanded index and a first-time separate red-lined edition.