The update is needed because of “many changes in the understanding of morals, civil law and natural law in church and society,” according to the 2013 Synod convention.
Information and actions of the four convention-mandated task forces are available at lcms.org/convention/taskforceupdates.
LCMS congregations and households have given more than $484,000 to “Together as Synod,” the triennial LCMS National Offering.
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison discusses chairing his first convention and the joy a Christian has in Christ.
Religious freedom, campus ministry, churchwide multilingual capabilities, alternate route to the pastoral office, the church’s call process and structure were among the matters that came before the delegates to the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod on the fifth and final day of business.
On the last day of business, delegates pass resolutions on confession and absolution, men and women, creation and the doctrine of the call.
The convention is “a gathering of the people of God,” says the Rev. William Weedon, “and the offering up of prayer becomes our primary business.”
On the final day of the convention, delegates adopt resolutions supporting campus ministry and giving thanks for 100 years of work among Chinese peoples, among others.
OK’d: procedures for veep ranking , floor nominations,; urging ‘conversation’ on CCM opinions
The 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod was adjourned by President Matthew C. Harrison following a prayer service for safe travel.
The pastoral calling process, women’s role in church offices and the next LCMS convention are among topics addressed by three resolutions.
Committee 7 on Structure and Ecclesiastical Matters brought three resolutions before the convention this morning.
On the final morning of the 2013 LCMS convention, the Rev. Dr. Charles Gieschen, professor at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., preached on the grace received in Baptism.
LCMS convention delegates adopt the last of 16 resolutions presented by the floor committee on Life Together.
For Immediate Release Contact: Vicki Biggs, 314-996-1236, 314-556-3829 (cell), @theLCMS, @LCMSConvention ST. LOUIS, July 24, 2013—On their fourth full day of business at the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, delegates worked swiftly to address numerous matters including…