LCMS Convention

LCMS convention passes resolutions on racism, care for immigrants and gender identity

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.

Convention continues balloting for Synod boards

Delegates elect members to national mission, international mission and other Synod boards at the 2019 Synod convention in Tampa, Fla.

Delegates seek to protect privacy of future convention participants

Convention delegates adopted Res. 9-04A to safeguard the personal information of future delegates and perform some constitutional housecleaning.

Sias re-elected, four BOD members elected

Sias was re-elected as secretary of the Synod, and four members were elected to the LCMS Board of Directors.

Delegates acclaim fellowship with three European church bodies

The delegates of the 67th Regular Convention of the LCMS recognized and endorsed fellowship between the LCMS and three Eurasian church bodies.

Delegates pass resolutions on National Witness, Life Together and Retention

The resolutions affirm deaconess and DCE ministry, encourage active witness, call for continued vigilance in child protection, and encourage lifelong catechesis.

Delegates encourage Concordia universities to speak the truth in love

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.

LCMS convention reaffirms stances on life and marriage

Two resolutions — affirming the LCMS stances on beginning-of-life issues and biblical marriage — passed by wide margins on Sunday.

First vice-president and regional vice-presidents elected and ranked

The LCMS first vice-president and five regional vice-presidents were elected July 21 during the 2019 Synod convention.

‘Lutheran theology is biblical theology,’ says Mueller in 2019 convention essay

LCMS First Vice-President Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr. offers the first convention essay, and delegates honor him with a standing ovation.

LCMS convention passes four National Witness resolutions by wide margins

The resolutions addressed church planting, shared congregational ministry, campus ministry and the legacy of Rosa J. Young.

2019 LCMS convention begins with worship and service

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.”

‘Joy:fully Serving’ our neighbors in Florida

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.

Harrison elected to fourth term as LCMS president

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.

A prayer for our Synod presidential election

Please pray for the LCMS presidential election between June 22–25 and, if necessary, June 29–July 2.

Official notice: 2019 convention information

Information on housing, registration and other aspects of the July 20–25 convention in Tampa, Fla.