Welcome to The Resolution Database for the 2016 LCMS Convention

List of resolutions acted on:

13-06   Jul 20   Passed
13-06   Jul 20   Read from the podium
3-06   Jul 15   Passed 782 - 4
3-03   Jul 15   Passed 782 - 1
1-07   Jul 15   Passed
1-06   Jul 15   Passed 764 - 9
1-05   Jul 15   Passed
1-04   Jul 15   Passed 765 - 14
1-03   Jul 15   Passed 756 - 24
18-03   Jul 15   Passed 887 - 14
18-02   Jul 15   Passed 898 - 14
18-01   Jul 15   Passed 887 - 24
14-07   Jul 15   Passed 802 - 11
14-08   Jul 15   Passed 854 - 12
14-09   Jul 15   Passed 838 - 16
14-10   Jul 15   Passed 893 - 9
14-11   Jul 15   Passed 717 - 5
14-04   Jul 15   Passed 830 - 33
7-03   Jul 15   Passed 768 - 38
7-02   Jul 15   Passed 731 - 48
5-06   Jul 15   Passed
7-06   Jul 14   Passed 660 - 171
4-06   Jul 14   Passed 830 - 51 and TLH 283 sung
4-05   Jul 14   Passed 879 - 40
4-04   Jul 14   Passed as Amended 795 - 146
4-03   Jul 14   Passed 742 - 57
4-02   Jul 14   Passed 859 - 21
4-01   Jul 14   Passed, Doxology sung
18-06   Jul 14   Passed 884 - 23
18-05   Jul 14   Passed 883 - 22
18-04   Jul 14   Passed 871 - 39
17-04   Jul 14   Passed 705 - 228
17-03   Jul 14   Passed 854 - 55
17-02   Jul 14   Passed 802 - 123
17-01   Jul 14   Passed as Amended 802 - 123
13-05   Jul 14   Withdrawn by Committee
13-04   Jul 14   Passed
12-14   Jul 14   Passed as Amended 996 - 67
12-07   Jul 14   Passed 684 - 244
12-05   Jul 14   Passed 977 - 40
11-20   Jul 14   Passed 923 - 32
11-19   Jul 14   Passed 903 - 66
11-18   Jul 14   Passed
11-17   Jul 14   Passed 923 - 32
11-15   Jul 14   Passed 923 - 32
11-14   Jul 14   Passed 915 - 22
11-13   Jul 14   Passed 923 - 32
11-12   Jul 14   Passed 923 - 32
11-11   Jul 14   Passed 923 - 32
11-10   Jul 14   Passed 922 - 46
11-09   Jul 14   Passed 921 - 58
11-08   Jul 14   Passed 923 - 32
11-07   Jul 14   Declined 635 - 321
11-05   Jul 14   Passed 731 - 208
11-04   Jul 14   Passed 923 - 32
8-04   Jul 14   Passed
8-03   Jul 14   Passed
8-02   Jul 14   Passed
8-01   Jul 14   Passed as Amended
3-04   Jul 14   Passed 924-41
7-06   Jul 14   Replaced with version B TB4
7-02   Jul 14   Replaced with version B TB4
2-04   Jul 13   Passed as Amended 1020 - 7
2-03   Jul 13   Passed as Amended 1031 - 12
16-06   Jul 13   Passed 746 - 35
16-05   Jul 13   Passed
16-04   Jul 13   Passed
16-03   Jul 13   Passed 937 - 21
16-02   Jul 13   Passed 892 - 47
16-01   Jul 13   Passed 889 - 36
14-03   Jul 13   Passed as Amended 1004 - 25
14-02   Jul 13   Passed as Amended 1030 - 15
13-03   Jul 13   Passed as Amended 874 - 147
12-11   Jul 13   Passed 928 - 146
12-09   Jul 13   Passed 1011 - 27
12-08   Jul 13   Passed as Amended
12-06   Jul 13   Passed 1046 - 4
12-04   Jul 13   Passed 648 - 386
12-03   Jul 13   Passed 990 - 35
10-06   Jul 13   Passed
10-05   Jul 13   Passed
10-04   Jul 13   Passed
10-03   Jul 13   Passed
10-02   Jul 13   Passed
10-01   Jul 13   Passed
9-05   Jul 13   Passed
9-04   Jul 13   Passed
9-03   Jul 13   Passed 936 - 35
9-02   Jul 13   Passed 910 - 24
9-01   Jul 13   Passed 908 - 39
6-06   Jul 13   Passed
6-05   Jul 13   Passed
6-04   Jul 13   Passed
6-03   Jul 13   Passed
6-01   Jul 13   Passed
5-15   Jul 13   Passed 821 - 168
5-14   Jul 13   Passed as Amended 683 - 329
12-02   Jul 13   Passed 1033 - 14
12-14   Jul 13   Passed 996 - 67
12-14   Jul 13   Replaced with version 1 TB4
12-14   Jul 13   Renamed 12-01B to 12-14
12-01   Jul 13   Postpone Indefinitely, renamed to 12-14
18-03   Jul 13   Replaced with version A TB4
18-02   Jul 13   Replaced with version A TB4
13-04   Jul 13   Replaced with version B TB4
12-01   Jul 13   Replaced with version B TB4
5-13   Jul 12   Passed 867 - 86
5-12   Jul 12   Passed 928 - 33
5-11   Jul 12   Passed 946 - 89
5-10   Jul 12   Passed 933 - 25
5-18   Jul 12   Passed 917 - 37
5-09   Jul 12   Passed 901 - 26
5-08   Jul 12   Passed 848 - 17
14-06   Jul 12   Passed 945 - 61
13-02   Jul 12   Passed 809 - 277
12-01   Jul 12   Tabled until Tuesday
7-08   Jul 12   Passed
7-05   Jul 12   Passed 912 - 39
7-07   Jul 12   Withdrawn by Committee
7-01   Jul 12   Passed 927-43
14-11   Jul 12   New Resolution TB4
14-10   Jul 12   Replaced with version A TB4
14-08   Jul 12   Replaced with version A TB4
14-07   Jul 12   Replaced with version A TB4
14-06   Jul 12   Replaced with version A TB4
14-03   Jul 12   Replaced with version A TB4
14-02   Jul 12   Replaced with version A TB4
11-04   Jul 12   Replaced with version B TB4
4-03   Jul 12   Replaced with version B TB4
14-07   Jul 11   Replaced
14-06   Jul 11   Replaced
14-01   Jul 11   Passed 976 - 95
13-01   Jul 11   Passed 911 - 159
11-01   Jul 11   Declined 470 - 597
11-03   Jul 11   Passed 724 - 334
5-07   Jul 11   Passed
5-05   Jul 11   Passed
5-04   Jul 11   Passed
5-03   Jul 11   Passed
5-02   Jul 11   Passed
5-01   Jul 11   Passed
6-02   Jul 11   Passed 875 - 177
14-05   Jul 11   Passed 982 - 54
14-03   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
14-02   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
12-05   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
11-15   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
9-04   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
9-03   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
9-02   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
9-01   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
7-06   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
7-05   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
7-04   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
7-03   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
7-02   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
7-01   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
5-11   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
4-07   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
4-05   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
4-04   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
4-03   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
11-20   Jul 11   New Resolution TB3
11-19   Jul 11   New Resolution TB3
11-18   Jul 11   New Resolution TB3
7-08   Jul 11   New Resolution TB3
5-18   Jul 11   New Resolution TB3
4-02   Jul 11   Replaced with version A TB3
15-03   Jul 10   Passed 988 - 20
15-01   Jul 10   Passed 973 - 37
15-06   Jul 10   Passed 989 - 32
15-04   Jul 10   Passed 996 - 33
15-02   Jul 10   Passed 997 - 23
11-04   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
3-02   Jul 10   Passed
3-01   Jul 10   Passed
3-05   Jul 10   Passed 748 - 227
16-06   Jul 10   New resolution TB2-2
15-06   Jul 10   New resolution TB2-2
12-13   Jul 10   New resolution TB2-2
12-12   Jul 10   New resolution TB2-2
12-11   Jul 10   New resolution TB2-2
11-17   Jul 10   New resolution TB2-2
1-07   Jul 10   New resolution TB2-2
16-02   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
15-04   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
15-02   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
13-04   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
13-02   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
13-01   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
12-10   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
12-07   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
12-04   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
12-02   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
12-01   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
11-16   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
11-08   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
11-07   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
11-03   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
8-03   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
8-01   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
3-05   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2
2-02   Jul 10   Passed 949 - 66
2-01   Jul 10   Passed 928 - 96
1-02   Jul 10   Passed 767 - 261
1-01   Jul 10   Passed 778 - 247
2-06   Jul 10   Replaced with version A TB2-2


Trying to figure out what the various resolutions are? This database lists all resolutions, and identifies the key action of each. We've also pulled out the overtures that made up the resolution. All are clickable so you can go directly to the page in the Convention Workbook or Today's Business that has that information in it.

We also include a score for each of the resolutions (see the information below), and include a method for you to add scoring or comments to them.

You may login and express your opinions on any of the resolutions. The login option is pretty basic but will be expanded in the next few weeks.

For each resolution we have included the text of the resolution, as well as any overtures or other supporting documentation that the floor committee used while developing the resolution. We've also provided a way to click through to the latest issues of Today's Business to read the actual resolution.

Note that not all overtures and other material are linked yet; we are working to fill out the database.

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The first issue of Today's Business is now out, and you can find links to it here or download it here.

Select the Floor Committees tab above to look through the resolutions organized by Floor Committee.



List of resolutions with opinions expressed by site visitors:

1-04   To Encourage Immigrant and Refugee Outreach
11-03   To Change Bylaws re District Convention Attendance as Prerequisite for Voting for Synod President
11-07   To Amend Constitution to Grant Lay Vote to Every Congregation
11-09   To Allow Voting Privilege for Assistant Pastors
12-01   To Restore Right of Accuser to Appeal When a District President Declines or Fails to Act
12-02   To Encourage Calling Church Workers on Candidate Status
12-03   To Amend the Bylaws on Candidate Status
12-10   To Respectfully Decline Overtures
13-02   To Regularize Status of Licensed Lay Deacons Involved in Word and Sacrament Ministry
13-05   To Respectfully Decline Overture
14-02   To Confess Sanctity of Marriage
14-05   To Commend "In Christ All Things Hold Together: The Intersection of Science and Christian Theology"
2-06   To Maintain Proper Balance in Foreign Missions between Congregations' Right of Self-Governance, the Role of Districts, and Our Commitment to Walk Together
3-03   To Encourage Synod to Educate and Advocate for Persecuted Christians
3-05   To Give Thanks to God and Encourage Support for the Ministries of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, Lutheran Services in America, and Lutheran World Relief
4-01   To Celebrate 175 Years of Combined Ministry and Service of LWML and ILLL
4-02   To Reaffirm Witness, Mercy, Life Together as the Mission and Ministry Emphasis for the 2016-2019 Triennium
4-03   To Convene Task Force to Review Recognized Service Organization Program and Bylaws
4-04   To Appeal to LCMS Congregations, Workers, and Institutions by the Mercies of God to Retain a Common Order of Service for the Lord's Supper
4-05   To Continue and Expand Koinonia Project
4-06   To Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of The Lutheran Hymnal
4-07   To Respectfully Decline Overtures
5-01   To Endorse Altar and Pulpit Fellowship with Lutheran Church in Norway
5-09   To Commend and Encourage Interchurch Conversations with Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and North American Lutheran Church (NALC)
5-11   To Protect Christian Consciences and Address Conscription of Women
5-13   To Reaffirm Scriptural Teaching re Royal Priesthood and Office of Public Ministry
5-17   To Commend the Lutheran Church
7-07   To Encourage Concordia University System Institutions to Request Religious Exemptions


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