Schedule and Activities

LCMS National Convention   •   July 20-25, 2019   •   Tampa, Florida

The 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is scheduled for July 20-25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.


Tentative Schedule

The tentative convention schedule has been released. It is considered tentative because the President shall “at the first session and during the course of succeeding sessions of the convention, announce the order of business for the day and following days” (Bylaw 3.1.9[i][2]).

Tentative Schedule (Color)    Tentative Schedule (Black-and-White)

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Guests and visitors

The convention is open to the public, and guests do not need to register.

All guests are invited to sit in the observation area at the back of the convention hall. Large video screens will be available to monitor convention activities.

Guests are invited to attend the opening worship and many evening events, and they may visit exhibitors in the exhibit hall.

Convention guests are permitted to use electronic devices unobtrusively for internet use, text-messaging and other communication.

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Servant Event — Saturday morning, July 20

Join fellow members of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in “Joy:fully Serving” our neighbors during a servant event from 10 a.m.–noon Eastern time on Saturday, July 20, inside the main entrance of the Tampa Convention Center.

Volunteers will package 275 baskets of mother and baby items for two LCMS Recognized Service Organizations in Florida.

The event is open to the first 100 registrants. A free box lunch will be provided by Thrivent Financial.

Register to volunteer

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Floor Committee Open Hearings — Saturday morning, July 20

Each floor committee will hold hearings open to the public on Saturday morning, July 20, at the Tampa Convention Center.

During the open hearings, each floor committee will receive comments, questions and suggestions from attendees regarding resolutions as they appear in the First Issue of Today’s Business or overtures in the Convention Workbook. Anyone is welcome to attend.

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Delegate Orientation — Saturday afternoon, July 20

Voting and advisory delegates should plan to attend Delegate Orientation on Saturday afternoon, July 20, at the Tampa Convention Center. Details will be announced once the schedule is determined.

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Delegate Dinner — Saturday, July 20

The Convention Delegate Dinner is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 20, in the Tampa Convention Center Ballroom. The dinner is being hosted for voting and advisory delegates. Other Synod representatives who should plan to attend are:

  • District presidents
  • Praesidium
  • Synod officers
  • Commission on Constitutional Matters
  • Commission on Handbook
  • Commission on Doctrinal Review
  • Commission on Theology and Church Relations
  • Synod legal counsel

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Opening Worship — Saturday evening, July 20

The opening worship service for the 2019 LCMS Convention is scheduled for Saturday evening, July 20, at the Tampa Convention Center.

The service is open to the public. More information will be announced as it becomes available.

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