Task Force Updates

Updates on task force efforts stemming from approved 2013 Synod Convention resolutions are now available. This Web resource includes sub-links with key information on the following task forces:

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Resolution 3-10A

This resolution identified the needs of rostered church workers (both candidate and noncandidate status) who are without a call. The purpose of this task force is to recommend a solution that upholds the doctrine of the call; study the need for a placement process for returning missionaries and military chaplains; and study the candidate status and noncandidate status of all church workers to aid and encourage all congregations and other entities in calling qualified candidates in a timely manner.


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Resolution 5-01A

The purpose of this task force is to study/report on issues of confessional Lutheran identity in all CUS institutions; strengthen all CUS institutions’ connection to the Synod; review the composition, size and selection of boards of regents; review Bylaw; and review the governance structures of CUS institutions.


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Resolution 4-06A

The goal of this task force is to develop a plan anchored in the Word, in consultation with licensed lay deacons and those who supervise and are served by them, to resolve questions about the service of licensed lay deacons serving congregations of the LCMS with the Word and Sacraments of Christ.


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Resolution 5-14A

The purpose of this task force is to study non-Master of Divinity routes to the Pastoral office, including the alternate route certification program; Specific Ministry Pastor distance-learning program; the Ethnic Immigrant Institute of Theology (EIIT) online education program; the Center for Hispanic Studies; the Deaf Institute of Theology; the Ethnic/Multi-Cultural Pastor Certification Program; and approval by Synod’s Colloquy Committee of licensed lay ministers having more than 10 years’ experience in preaching and sacrament ministry.


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