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.”
Category: Synod News
News from and about our Synod
Open and Public Conversation Will Help the LCMS
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.
SNOW: Healthy Worker Relationships Build Healthy Congregations
Nebraska DP Snow collected leaders from all “sides” of the LCMS to build worker healthy relationships and healthy churches. Good leaders lead.
Newman: CTX Leaders are Committed to the Confession of the LCMS
Newman reports the CTX leaders are committed to the confession of the LCMS. Their recent vote is about governance, not leaving.
Synod, Universities, and Ascending Liability
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.
We Are A Synod Together And We All Have Standing
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.
Concordia Texas Regents Vote for Improved Local Governance
Earlier this year, Concordia Texas asked LCMS to discuss a change to a local governance model. After months of delay, they implemented their plan.
A Leadership Vision for the LCMS
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.
Texas Shows the Way Forward
Texas District acts to foster fraternal dialogue on important matters of doctrine and practice and responds to the 7-03 proposal.
Mueller Writes Open Letter to Fellow Delegates
In his July 11th letter, Delegate Chuck Mueller, Jr., identifies a “drift” away from Synod’s constitutional Article III and Article VII work as the as the culprit bringing anger, apathy and a loss of support for our “covenant of love” in the LCMS. He calls for change and engagement of all voices of Synod as an answer. Read the entire letter and download Congregation’s Matter recommended list of Tampa candidates.