LCMS Convention

Wanted: Feedback on updating Small Catechism Explanation

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.

New Web page offers updates on task forces

Information and actions of the four convention-mandated task forces are available at

National Offering tops $484,000

LCMS congregations and households have given more than $484,000 to “Together as Synod,” the triennial LCMS National Offering.

Harrison addresses joys, challenges for Synod

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison discusses chairing his first convention and the joy a Christian has in Christ.

Church in community, higher education highlight final day of Synod convention

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.

Final four resolutions pass for Theology, Church Relations Committee

On the last day of business, delegates pass resolutions on confession and absolution, men and women, creation and the doctrine of the call.

Convention’s ‘Life Together’ is in worship

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.”

Convention adopts 11 more resolutions on witness

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.

Three adopted Administration, Finance resolutions end convention business

OK’d: procedures for veep ranking , floor nominations,; urging ‘conversation’ on CCM opinions

Convention continues, strengthens SMP distance-education program

Delegates adopt two resolutions related to the Specific Ministry Pastor program.

Harrison adjourns 2013 LCMS convention

The 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod was adjourned by President Matthew C. Harrison following a prayer service for safe travel.

Omnibus resolutions cover wide-ranging issues

The pastoral calling process, women’s role in church offices and the next LCMS convention are among topics addressed by three resolutions.

Committee 7 wraps up convention business

Committee 7 on Structure and Ecclesiastical Matters brought three resolutions before the convention this morning.

Gieschen says ‘the unbaptized are all around’

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.

Adopted: resolutions to study call process, encourage daily family devotions

LCMS convention delegates adopt the last of 16 resolutions presented by the floor committee on Life Together.

Worldwide witness, support for national mission, church relations among key actions on day four of business at LCMS convention

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…