lcms constitution

Here we stand, here we go

We cannot stand on the Gospel without going with the Gospel. 

Two resolutions on Structure and Administration pass, one fails

Delegates amend two Synod Bylaws and reject a resolution to form a task force to study moving to a four-year convention cycle.

Walking away: Concordia University Texas holds to ‘ill-advised course’

On Nov. 8, 2022, the Concordia University Texas Board of Regents voted to separate CTX from Synod governance.

Synod responds to CTX action to self-govern

On Nov. 8, the Board of Regents of Concordia University Texas, Austin, Texas, voted to designate itself the university’s “sole governing body.”

Council of Presidents encourages Harrison to invite congregational vote on convention delay

Due to ongoing effects of the pandemic, the LCMS Council of Presidents voted unanimously to encourage LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison to put before congregations a proposal to delay the 2022 Synod convention.

Official notice: Office of the Secretary (March 2020)

As the amendment of 2019 Res. 9-05 has obtained the required two-thirds majority in the affirmative, it therefore now stands ratified and in effect.

Official notice: Office of the Secretary (Feb. 2020)

Balloting to amend the LCMS Constitution has begun, with a deadline of March 16, 2020, for ballots to be received in the Office of the Secretary.

Official notice: Office of the Secretary, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

A notice about amending the LCMS Constitution to address individual membership and advisory representation.

Constitutional Amendment Ballot Results (April 2017)

Three amendments to the LCMS constitution are approved by congregations.

2016 LCMS ‘Handbook’ available online

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.

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.

Official Notice: constitutional amendment approval (September 2016)

Here’s the process for ratifying an amendment to the LCMS Constitution.

Congregations ratify ‘circuit visitor’ convention action

By a vote of 1,496 to 517, LCMS congregations ratify the 2013 LCMS convention’s approval to amend Article XII of the Synod Constitution.