Convention 2016: The United List, a helpful guide for elections (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Last month, congregational electors re-elected Synod President Matt Harrison to another term. In a few days, convention delegates will begin electing a host of vice-presidents, officers, board members, and the like, to serve with him. Hopefully, those elected will want … Continue reading

Convention 2016: It’s Time … for 2016 Convention Deadlines (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Convention 2016: It’s Time … for 2016 Convention Deadlines About a week ago, Secretary Hartwig’s office sent out this convention postcard mailing: Mailing No. 12: Jan. 15, 2016 It’s Time … for 2016 Convention Deadlines With the arrival of the … Continue reading

Convention 2016: February deadlines approaching for nominations and overtures (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Convention 2016: February deadlines approaching for nominations and overtures The deadlines are approaching for submitting nominations and overtures for this summer’s LCMS national convention (July 9-14 in Milwaukee). February 9 is the deadline for submitting congregational nominations for Synod President, … Continue reading

Overture to Condemn the Conscription of Women

As you undoubtedly have heard in the news, the Department of Defense announced on Dec. 3rd that they will indeed be opening up all combat positions in our nation’s armed forces to women. As exclusion from combat was the legal … Continue reading

The Silence of Adam: Sending Women into Combat

Men have a long history of silently, passively, allowing women to fight and be attacked in their stead. It began with Adam in the Garden. Adam, the head of Eve, was her husband, pastor, and lord. Yet he stood by … Continue reading

Convention 2016: Submitting official nominating ballots, by February 9 (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Convention 2016: Submitting official nominating ballots by February 9 By now your congregation should have received your official nominating ballots for the 2016 Convention. Your congregation should meet to discuss and determine nominations, and the official nominating ballots need to … Continue reading

Convention 2016: Nominating for various positions, by October 9 (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Convention 2016: Nominating for various positions, by October 9 The time is growing short to submit nominations for various positions to be elected at next summer’s LCMS convention. The nomination forms are due by October 9. Ordained ministers, commissioned ministers, … Continue reading

Convention 2016: Electing delegates, by October 9 (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

Convention 2016: Electing delegates, by October 9 It’s time to prepare for the National LCMS Convention. The convention will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 9-14, 2016, and there are a number of things that need to happen to prepare … Continue reading

Please Support the Overture Project

We are requesting the support of LCMS members for a KickStarter project to raise a modest $3,000 to build a build an online, open-access database to process all overtures submitted to the 2015 District Conventions. Subsequently, overtures submitted to the national … Continue reading