UPDATE: THESE CHANGES WERE APPROVED BY THE CONGREGATION AT THE JUNE 4 ANNUAL MEETING. THE LUTHERAN CHURCH MISSOURI SYNOD WILL NOW REVIEW AND APPROVE THE CHANGES BEFORE THEY GO INTO EFFECT.
As a result of continued Church growth, the Board of Lay Ministry (BOLM) has drafted revisions to the Constitution and Bylaws to enable more effective and efficient management of a large congregation and school.
The suggested changes were presented at a leadership meeting on May 17, 2016 and a congregational meeting on June 26, 2016. Feedback and questions about the revisions were taken at those times. The questions, the corresponding answers and the rationale for the changes were compiled in a summary and are provided here.
To continue the process of Congregational informing, revising and eventual Constitutional vote, the BOLM is presenting four documents: the current Constitution, the draft Constitution, the Changes and Rationale and the BOLM Governance Policies that now create standard operating procedures regarding tactical and procedural items.
We will vote on the changes at the Congregational Meeting on Sunday, June 4 following the 11:00 service.
Please direct questions to BOLM members Scott Stein and Rachel Wilhelm.