Every incumbent vice-president was re-elected; Ball was elected second vice-president.
Following Divine Service on July 29, the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod officially began on July 30 at the Baird Center in Milwaukee.
Floor Committees gathered at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis June 9–12 to begin their service for the 2023 Synod convention.
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.
On July 23, Floor Committee 3 passed resolutions commending LCMS Disaster Response and the Synod’s life ministries and encouraging further training to care for those with mental illness.
On July 25, the Synod in convention passed resolutions to condemn physician-assisted suicide and to pray for persecuted Christians worldwide.
Floor Committee 10 on Ecclesiastical Supervision and Dispute Resolution presented resolutions to clarify bylaws and to thank those who have worked diligently to ensure the consistency and faithfulness of such work.
Delegates of the 2019 LCMS convention adopted four final resolutions brought to the delegation by Floor Committee 9 on Structure and Governance.
On July 24, the Synod in convention passed the final five resolutions brought by Floor Committee 2 on International Witness.
Delegates to the 2019 LCMS convention adopted resolutions giving thanks for the 125th anniversary, as well as mission work — past and present — in the Synod’s four world regions.
The Synod in convention recognized fellowship with a South African church body, commended a report on cremation, and requested further study on “the relationship between unity in doctrine and uniformity and variety in practice.”
After some discussion, the Synod in convention adopted Res. 5-09A, which confesses that God created the world in six natural days.