On July 23, the Synod in convention passed resolutions to condemn the sin of racism, encourage care for immigrant neighbors, and create resources on gender identity.
Delegates elect members to national mission, international mission and other Synod boards at the 2019 Synod convention in Tampa, Fla.
Convention delegates adopted Res. 9-04A to safeguard the personal information of future delegates and perform some constitutional housecleaning.
Sias was re-elected as secretary of the Synod, and four members were elected to the LCMS Board of Directors.
The delegates of the 67th Regular Convention of the LCMS recognized and endorsed fellowship between the LCMS and three Eurasian church bodies.
The resolutions affirm deaconess and DCE ministry, encourage active witness, call for continued vigilance in child protection, and encourage lifelong catechesis.
Convention delegates vote to support Concordia University System (CUS) schools in faithfully confessing God’s Word, while also streamlining the process of calling CUS presidents.
Two resolutions — affirming the LCMS stances on beginning-of-life issues and biblical marriage — passed by wide margins on Sunday.
The LCMS first vice-president and five regional vice-presidents were elected July 21 during the 2019 Synod convention.
LCMS First Vice-President Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr. offers the first convention essay, and delegates honor him with a standing ovation.
The resolutions addressed church planting, shared congregational ministry, campus ministry and the legacy of Rosa J. Young.
Follow the proceedings of the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, which is meeting July 20–25 under the theme “Joy:fully Lutheran.”
On the first day of the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, volunteers packaged 275 baskets of items for mothers and babies in need.
The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison is the president-elect of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for a fourth term of office, 2019–2022, after receiving a majority of votes cast in the June 22–25 election. Harrison has served as LCMS president since 2010.
Please pray for the LCMS presidential election between June 22–25 and, if necessary, June 29–July 2.