2013 Convention Resolution Update

Found on lcms.org

The 2013 Convention Resolution Update outlines the work that’s been done to complete the 95 resolutions passed at last year’s convention.

To download the report, click here.


About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord, LCMSsermons.com, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

Norm has been involved behind the scenes in many of the "go-to" websites for Lutherans going back many years.


2013 Convention Resolution Update — 1 Comment

  1. From the document: “The task force is chaired by the Rev. Terry Cripe, LCMS Ohio District president, and includes representatives of the seminaries, the Council of Presidents, the Concordia University System and military chaplains.”

    Response: Note who is not included in that list: parish pastors and the “other rostered Church workers without a Call.” Call me cynical, but the Concordia University System reps should instead have been Candidates and Non-Candidates or former Candidates and Non-Candidates. Seems like those who have been voiceless in this matter will continue to be so.

    From the document: “The [3-10a] task force is currently receiving information from the district presidents so that we have an accurate accounting of the number of professional church workers on candidate and non-candidate status and the reasons for their status. When we have that information tallied, we will begin discussing ways to help congregations evaluate those whose gifts and talents may be appropriate for them to consider.” — Rev. Terry Cripe, LCMS Ohio District President

    Response: That sounds like a business model, not Church. And it also sounds like exactly what’s already happening.

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