Editor’s Note: A group known as the Association of Confessing Evangelical Lutheran Congregations (ACELC) released a statement to the synod a few weeks ago calling for repentance. The LCMS Council of Presidents (District Presidents, Synod President, and the Vice Presidents) discussed the statement which led to a meeting between three members of the COP and three members of the ACELC steering group. Here are the brief notes they agreed to publish. May this and other efforts continue to bring theological unity to our synod.
Report of the “Group of Six” – (Richard Bolland, Daniel Bremer, Ray Mirly – Missouri DP, Herbert Mueller – 1st VP, Drew Newman, Russ Sommerfeld – Nebraska DP)
1. We met in St. Louis October 1, 2010, and had fraternal discussion.
2. All six agree we have theological issues that need to be discussed under the Word of God.
3. The way we pastors talk and think about one another needs also to be brought under the Word of God.
4. Together we seek and support a process of the whole Synod to come to agreement on and to resolve these issues under the word of God