Pat Ferry’s 2022 Commencement Speech: We can’t accomplish Luther’s “Here I stand” without also following Jesus Christ’s command to “Go”
The deadline for submitting nominations for Synod President and all the Vice Presidents is February 28. Your action now will bless the LCMS.
Nebraska DP Richard Snow reports on the results of regional unity meetings. His leadership will help us be a “People of Hope for This Time.”
Our Congregations — Our Synod applauds the COP’s open session conversation about CTX. Synod’s BOD could learn from this. Executive sessions don’t build understanding, support of Synod members, and trust. Transparency does.
Nebraska DP Snow collected leaders from all “sides” of the LCMS to build worker healthy relationships and healthy churches. Good leaders lead.
Newman reports the CTX leaders are committed to the confession of the LCMS. Their recent vote is about governance, not leaving.
Can Synod have national control of Concordias when times are good and local control when Concordias struggle to avoid “ascending liability?” You can’t have it both ways.
In the Nov. 11 statement, Synod leaders questioned the “standing” of CTX BOR to vote for improved local governance. The truth is we all have standing.
Earlier this year, Concordia Texas asked LCMS to discuss a change to a local governance model. After months of delay, they implemented their plan.
COP elects Lee Hagan and Richard Snow as leaders, providing a renewed emphasis on utilizing the God-given diversity of gifts to His Church, a focus on Word-directed decision-making, and collegiality. Their leadership vision reflects it.