Over the last year, LCMS Research Services has carried out a series of surveys to study how the Synod’s churches, schools and workers are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
rosters and statistics
Congregations vote to delay Synod convention
The measure was approved by over 90%, with more than 60% of the Synod’s congregations participating in the vote.
BOD covers much ground in wide-ranging meeting
The Synod’s Board of Directors met via Zoom on Nov. 19.
Survey reveals impact of COVID-19 on congregations
More than 1,200 congregations responded to the survey, which was sent to every congregation with a valid email address — 4,787 in total — in June.
LCMS statistics for 2016: membership down, contributions up
But only about 70 percent of the Synod’s 6,100 congregations reported.
(Commentary) Annual statistical reporting: beyond the numbers
Synod Secretary Rev. Dr. John W. Sias provides more insight about Synodwide statistics for 2015, compared with previous years’ stories about numbers reported by LCMS congregations and districts.
LCMS congregations report statistics for 2014
With the highest percentage of congregations reporting in at least 15 years, their membership statistics are especially helpful for determining delegate representation at next year’s Synod convention.
Lower response clouds 2013 statistics for congregations
Only 3,591 congregations — 59 percent of all those in the Synod — report their financial and statistical information for 2013.