LCMS Convention

How to follow LCMS convention

With a variety of options, staying abreast of what’s happening at the July 9-14 convention will be easy.

Harrison announces slate for LCMS first vice-president

LCMS President/President-elect Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison announces the five nominees who will stand for election at this summer’s Synod convention.

National mission board extends third SPM call

The LCMS Board for National Mission extends a third “specialized pastoral ministry” call to the Rev. Thomas Waynick of Fort Benning, Ga.

18 committees offer 135 LCMS convention resolutions

The number of floor committees for the 2016 LCMS convention is up from seven in 2013 and there are 19 more proposed resolutions than three years ago.

Harrison shares thoughts on election, Synod priorities

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison shares in a video his thoughts about the recent election that returned him to office, and what the Synod will be focusing on in the years ahead.

Harrison re-elected to third term as LCMS president

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison is re-elected to serve a third term as Synod president with 3,507 votes, or 56.96 percent.

Official Notice: 2016 LCMS convention (June 2016)

Information on housing, registration, orientation, open hearings and other aspects of the July 9-14 convention in Milwaukee.

Official Notice: LCMS presidential election (June 2016)

Important information about the June 11-14 election of the LCMS president is on its way to voters.

Nominees for president answer Facebook followers’ questions

The nine questions and answers from the three nominees for Synod president are now available online.

National Offering to support ‘Witness, Mercy, Life Together’

Funds from the offering will go toward planting churches, supporting pro-life efforts, preparing church workers and more.

New video explains Licensed Lay Deacon Recommendations

The 15-minute video features task force Chairman Rev. Larry Vogel, representatives of the LCMS Mid-South District and Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison.

2016 LCMS Convention Workbook available online

The “Convention Workbook” and an accompanying biographical booklet contain material in preparation for the 66th Regular LCMS convention, July 9-14 in Milwaukee.

‘#thisisMYchurch’ gains traction, fosters online discussion

One of the campaign’s goals is “to foster a healthy sense of belonging to something bigger than ourselves.”

Planners provide more details on convention

Updates for the Synod’s 66th Regular Convention include a basic, tentative schedule and special event details.

Hartwig announces regionally-nominated candidates for boards

A list of the candidates nominated by congregations from their regions for the LCMS Board of Directors and the Boards for National and International Mission.

Nominees announced for LCMS president, VPs

The election for president will take place before the Synod’s July 9-14 convention in Milwaukee and the vice-presidents will be elected at the convention.