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Committee NameNoResolution NameStatusForAgainstNotes
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National Witness1-01ATo Encourage God’s People to Engage in Active WitnessAdopted87385with 91.1% voting Yes
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National Witness1-02To Encourage the Planting of ChurchesAdopted9006No discussion and 99.3% voting Yes
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National Witness1-03To Study Shared Ministry among Small CongregationsAdopted90869With 92.9% voting Yes
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National Witness1-04To Support the Continuing Legacy of Dr. Rosa J. Young and Commend All Those Who Are Working to Preserve ItAdopted94624With 97.5% voting Yes
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National Witness1-05ATo Strengthen Multi-Ethnic OutreachAdoptedAdopted with verbal affirmation
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National Witness1-06ATo Support Marriage, Life, and FamilyAdoptedAdopted with verbal affirmation
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National Witness1-07ATo Promote Adoption of Policies that Continue Vigilance in Child ProtectionAdopted91913With 98.6% voting Yes
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National Witness1-08To Give Thanks to God for 100 Years of LCMS Campus MinistryAdopted91452With 94.6% voting Yes
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International Witness2-01To Thank God for 125 Years of International Mission through The Lutheran Church—Missouri SynodAdoptedBy standing & singing the Doxology
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International Witness2-02To Give Thanks to God for the Work of the Office of International Mission in the Asia RegionAdopted81016With 98.1% voting Yes
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International Witness2-03
To Give Thanks to God for the Work of the Office of International Mission in the Latin American and Caribbean Region
Adopted78712With 98.5% voting Yes
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International Witness2-04To Give Thanks to God for the Work of the Office of International Mission in the Eurasia RegionAdopted7441With 99.9% voting Yes
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International Witness2-05To Give Thanks to God for the Work of the Office of International Mission in the Africa RegionAdopted
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International Witness2-06To Encourage Support of Short-Term International Mission ActivitiesAdoptedAdopted with 97.8% voting Yes
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International Witness2-07To Strengthen and Encourage the Partnership of our Congregations in International Mission through the Board for International MissionAdopted69489Adopted with 88.6% voting Yes
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International Witness2-08To Give Thanks for Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Ministry to the Armed ForcesAdoptedAdopted with a hearty "Yes!" of affirmation.
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International Witness2-09To Encourage and Support International Theological Education by the Synod and Our Seminaries in Aid of World Lutheran ChurchesAdoptedAdopted with unanimous verbal affirmation
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International Witness2-10To Commend the Lutheran Heritage Foundation on its 25th AnniversaryAdoptedAdopted with unanimous verbal affirmation
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Mercy3-01To Commend and Give Thanks for the Work of Synod regarding Disaster ResponseAdopted8977With 99.2% voting Yes
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Mercy3-02ATo Commend Lutherans for Life and LCMS Life MinistriesAdopted95119With 98.0% voting Yes
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Mercy3-03To Give Thanks for the Cooperation in Externals with LIRS in Welcoming Refugees and Displaced PersonsNo Action
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Mercy3-04ATo Encourage Training of Our Pastors, Church Workers and Congregations to Recognize and Provide Pastoral Care for Those Suffering from Clinical Depression, Mental Illnesses, and Other Mental DisordersAdopted794150With 84.1% voting Yes
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Mercy3-05To Encourage Worker WellnessNo Action
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Mercy3-06To Respectfully Decline OverturesNo Action
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Life Together4-01To Affirm and Celebrate 60 Years of Director of Christian Education Ministry in the SynodAdopted88757
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Life Together4-02To Commend LCMS Deaconesses and Diaconal WorkAdopted91230With 96.8% voting Yes
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Life Together4-03ATo Commend to Synod Priorities for Mission and Ministry Emphasis for the 2019–2022 TrienniumAdopted84120With 97.7% voting Yes
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Life Together4-04A
To Expand and Strengthen the Input with Which the Synod’s Triennial Mission and Ministry Emphases Are Determined
AdoptedAdopted with majority raising of hands
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Life Together4-05To Commend the Celebration of the 175th Anniversary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in 2022AdoptedAdopted with unanimous verbal affirmation
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Life Together4-06ATo Amend Bylaw Section 6.2 to Revitalize Synod’s Recognized Service Organization ProgramAdopted69961With 92.0% voting Yes
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Life Together4-07
To Commend Actions to Synod Boards and Offices to Revitalize Synod’s Recognized Service Organization Program
Adopted72934With 95.5% voting Yes
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Life Together4-08To Thank and Praise God for Concordia Publishing House’s 150th AnniversaryAdoptedAdopted with unanimous verbal affirmation
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Life Together4-09To Declare April 18, 2021, as “Here I Stand” Sunday and to Encourage Multi-Congregation CelebrationsAdoptedAdopted with unanimous verbal affirmation
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Life Together4-10To Continue the Celebration of the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, including Commemoration of Events from 1519 through 1522AdoptedAdopted with unanimous verbal affirmation
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Life Together4-11ATo Encourage the Study of the Doctrine of Closed Communion and Faithful Practice in All CongregationsAdopted586157with 78.9% voting Yes
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Life Together4-12To Thank and Praise God for the 10th Anniversary of the Publication of The Lutheran Study BibleAdoptedAdopted with unanimous verbal affirmation
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Theology & Church Relations5-01To Recognize Altar and Pulpit Fellowship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in BelgiumAdopted
Adopted with a loud affirmation of "Yea, yea, it shall be so!"
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Theology & Church Relations5-02To Endorse Altar and Pulpit Fellowship with the Portuguese Evangelical Lutheran ChurchAdopted
Adopted with a loud affirmation of "Yea, yea, it shall be so!"
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Theology & Church Relations5-03To Recognize Altar and Pulpit Fellowship with the Confessional Lutheran Church of South AfricaAdopted741161With 82.2% voting Yes
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Theology & Church Relations5-04To Recognize Altar and Pulpit Fellowship with the Evangelical Lutheran Free Church in DenmarkAdopted
Adopted with a loud affirmation of "Yea, yea, it shall be so!"
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Theology & Church Relations5-05To Clarify Status of LCMS Relationships in Sri LankaAdopted8248With 99.0% voting Yes
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Theology & Church Relations5-06
To Amend Bylaw 3.9.5.2.2 regarding Altar and Pulpit Fellowship with New Church Bodies Formed by Partner Churches
Adopted85246With 94.9% voting Yes
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Theology & Church Relations5-07To Clarify the Relationship between LCMS Partner Churches and the Lutheran World FederationAdoptedAdopted with unanimous verbal affirmation
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Theology & Church Relations5-08To Commend and Support the International Lutheran CouncilNo ActionAdopted with unanimous verbal affirmation
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Theology & Church Relations5-09ATo Confess the Biblical Six-Day Creation, to Encourage Pastoral Conferences to Study Our Synod’s Statements on Creation, and to Help Congregations Concertedly Address Issues Related to the Intersections of Faith and ScienceAdoptedAdopted unamended by majority raising of hands
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Theology & Church Relations5-10To Commend the Lutheran Church—Canada CTCR Report Cremation and the ChristianAdopted82884
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Theology & Church Relations5-11To Address Questions about Unity in Doctrine and Uniformity and Variety in PracticeAdoptedAdopted with verbal affirmation
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Theology & Church Relations5-12To Reaffirm Scriptural Teaching on the Royal Priesthood and the Office of the Public MinistryNo Action
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Theology & Church Relations5-13To Reaffirm and Clarify Biblical Teaching on Man and Woman in the ChurchNo Action
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Pastoral Ministry & Seminaries6-01To Support and Participate in the Comprehensive Church Worker Recruitment InitiativeAdopted86856With 93.9% voting Yes
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Pastoral Ministry & Seminaries6-02
To Promote Residential Seminary Education as the Preferred Option for the Preparation of Men for Pastoral Ministry
Adopted675275With 71.1% voting Yes
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Pastoral Ministry & Seminaries6-03ATo Enhance the Specific Ministry Pastor (SMP) ProgramAdopted643272With 70.3% voting Yes
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Pastoral Ministry & Seminaries6-04To Support, Encourage, and Expect Continuing Education for all Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod PastorsAdoptedAdopted with majority verbal affirmation
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Pastoral Ministry & Seminaries6-05To Thank Those Involved in Rostering Licensed Lay DeaconsAdopted83445With 94.9% voting Yes
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Pastoral Ministry & Seminaries6-06To Give God Praise and Glory for Concordia Theological Seminary Fort Wayne’s 175th AnniversaryAdoptedAdopted with a rousing "Yea, yea, it shall be so!"
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Pastoral Ministry & Seminaries6-07To Support and Utilize Preach the WordAdopted91134With 96.4% voting Yes
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Pastoral Ministry & Seminaries6-08To Respectfully Decline OverturesNo Action
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University Education7-01ATo Amend Bylaws Related to Structure and Governance of the Concordia University SystemAdopted680149With 82.0% voting Yes
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University Education7-02To Nurture Our Lutheran System of Higher EducationAdopted83548With 94.6% voting Yes
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University Education7-03To Direct a Collaborative Process to Propose a New Governance PlanAdopted856115With 88.2% voting Yes
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University Education7-04ATo Advance the Prior Review Process for CUS Institution Presidential CandidatesAdopted576378With 60.4% voting Yes
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University Education7-05ATo Recognize and Give Thanks for Work at SelmaAdoptedAdopted with majority verbal affirmation
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University Education7-06To Celebrate and Give Thanks to God for the 125th Anniversary of Concordia University, NebraskaAdopted
Adopted with a standing, unanimous shout of "AMEN!"
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University Education7-07To Respectfully Decline OverturesNo Action
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University Education7-08To Aid Our CUS Schools in Clear ConfessionAdopted728244With 74.9% voting Yes
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Finances8-01To Encourage Congregations to Support Pastoral FormationAdopted78647With 94.4% voting Yes
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Finances8-02To Encourage a Synodwide 1.1.1 Funding Model for Defined Mission OutcomesAdopted705118With 85.7% voting Yes
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Finances8-03To Ensure Timely and Transparent Financial Reporting in the SynodAdopted79421With 97.4% voting Yes
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Finances8-04To Respectfully Decline OverturesNo Action
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Structure & Administration9-01To Amend Various Bylaws for Purposes of ClarificationAdopted86952With 94.4% voting Yes
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Structure & Administration9-02To Amend Various Bylaws to Address Practical ConsiderationsAdopted93725With 97.4% voting Yes
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Structure & Administration9-03To Amend Bylaw 3.7.1 to Clarify the Commencement Date for Members of the Board of Trustees—Concordia Plans/Board of Directors—Concordia Plan Services and Eliminate Obsolete ProvisionsAdopted94012With 98.7% voting Yes
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Structure & Administration9-04ATo Amend Bylaw 3.1.8 to No Longer Require Publication of Delegate Mailing AddressesAdopted847120With 87.6% voting Yes
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Structure & Administration9-05To Amend the Constitution to Address Individual Membership and Advisory RepresentationAdopted87377With 91.9% voting Yes
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Structure & Administration9-06To Add Bylaw 3.3.4.10 to Clarify Access by the Board of Directors to Information of Synod AgenciesAdopted800147With 84.5% voting Yes
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Structure & Administration9-07To Amend Synod Bylaws 3.12.2.1 and 3.12.2.2Adopted677281With 70.7% voting Yes
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Structure & Administration9-08To Amend Bylaws to Clarify Multi-congregation Parish Representation at the Circuit ForumAdopted815128With 86.4% voting Yes
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Structure & Administration9-09To Amend Bylaws to Change the Board of Directors’ Means of Representation on Synodwide Corporate Entities Boards of DirectorsAdopted93731With 96.8% voting Yes
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Structure & Administration9-10To Create a Task Force to Study a Four-Year Convention CycleNo Action
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Structure & Administration9-11To Address Residency Requirements for District Regional PositionsAdopted9289With 99.0% voting Yes
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Structure & Administration9-12To Clarify the Meaning of Parish as it Relates to Congregational Representation at District Conventions and Election of the Synod President, and to Distinguish Assisting Capacity Pastoral CallsAdopted83132With 96.3% voting Yes
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Structure & Administration9-13To Amend Bylaw 3.12.2.7 (d) to Permit Floor Nominations by the Region in Election of Regional Vice-PresidentsNo Action
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Structure & Administration9-14To Amend Bylaw 3.1.3.1 Regarding the Election of Nonvoting and Advisory DelegatesAdopted92628With 97.1% voting Yes
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Structure & Administration9-15To Respectfully Decline OverturesNo Action
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Structure & Administration9-16To Amend Bylaw 3.12.2.3 to Allow District Presidents Access to Congregational Registration Status in the Presidential Vote.Adopted534410With 56.6% voting Yes
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Structure & Administration9-17To Study Voting Privilege in the LCMSAdopted669251With 72.7% voting Yes
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Structure & Administration9-18To Recognize That the Holy Spirit Has Free Course in Synod ElectionsNo Action
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Structure & Administration9-19
To Bring Bylaw 3.12.2.4 into Alignment with Bylaw 3.12.2.2, and to Adjust the Election Time Schedule.
Adopted80586With 90.3% voting Yes
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Ecclesiastical Supervision & Dispute Resolution10-01To Amend Bylaws to Clarify Dispute Resolution ProcessesAdopted87952With 94.4% voting Yes
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Ecclesiastical Supervision & Dispute Resolution10-02ATo Amend Bylaws to Clarify Call and Roster MattersAdopted875110Adopted 88.8% voting Yes
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Ecclesiastical Supervision & Dispute Resolution10-03ATo Give Thanks to All who Worked to Complete the Process Outlined by 2016 Resolution 12-14, “Regarding the Right of an Accuser to Appeal When a District President or President Fails to Act or Declines to Suspend”PostponedPostponed indefinitely 60.1%
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Ecclesiastical Supervision & Dispute Resolution10-04
To Encourage Proper Pastoral Oversight in Administration of Lord’s Supper through Visitation of Ecclesiastical Supervisors
No Action
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Ecclesiastical Supervision & Dispute Resolution10-05To Affirm the Advisory Role of District Presidents in Their Service of Calling Congregations of the LCMSNo Action
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Ecclesiastical Supervision & Dispute Resolution10-06To Respectfully Decline OverturesNo Action
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Church & Culture11-01ATo Give Guidance and Encourage Action on Beginning-of-Life IssuesAdopted91422With 97.7% voting Yes
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Church & Culture11-02ATo Encourage Faithfulness Regarding MarriageAdopted89834With 96.4% voting Yes
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Church & Culture11-03ATo Encourage Synod to Develop Resources to Aid Congregations and Schools regarding Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity IssuesAdopted91630With 96.8% voting Yes
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Church & Culture11-04ATo Affirm the Common Humanity of All People and EthnicitiesAdoptedAdopted by a hearty "Yea, yea, it shall be so!"
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Church & Culture11-05ATo Encourage Responsible Citizenship and Compassion Toward Neighbors Who Are Immigrants Among UsAdopted891106With 89.4% voting Yes