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74th LCMS Kansas District Convention

June 10–11, 2021 | Capitol Plaza Hotel, Topeka

 

 

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people of His own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

1 Peter 2:9-10

Convention Updates

September 2020: Circuit visitor nomination forms need to be returned to your circuit visitor in preparation for upcoming circuit forums, typically held in the fall. Check with your CV about the date of your forum. 

May 2020: The public phase of the 2021 District Convention is now underway. A nominations packet has been sent to all Kansas District congregations and rostered workers; we’ve also posted those documents here on the convention page. Steps to take now: 1) Save the dates of the convention, 2) think about delegates and potential nominees for elected offices, and 3) plan for convention-related meetings in the fall. It’s not too early to start thinking about potential overtures, too. If you have convention questions, please send them to KSDconvention@gmail.com or contact District Secretary Robert Grimm at secretary@kslcms.org.

Convention Timeline

2020

Fall
Submit Circuit Visitor Nomination Form prior to circuit forums; conduct forums and select circuit visitor.

October
Elect Pastor Advisory Delegate for 2022 Synod Convention at Church Worker Conference (Oct. 4–6, Junction City).
Elect Commissioned Advisory Delegate for 2022 Synod Convention at Church Worker Conference (Oct. 12–13, Junction City).

Nov. 30
Nomination forms due to the District Office.
From congregations: District President, Vice-President, and Regional Lay Board of Directors Member
From congregations or individuals: Kansas District Secretary, Kansas District Board of Directors (Commissioned and At-large Lay Member), Kansas District Convention Nominating Committee
Delegate reporting forms due to Rev. Robert Grimm, Kansas District Secretary.

December
Forms sent to nominees for elected office.


2021

Jan. 15
Deadline to submit nomination acceptance form, conflict of interest form.

Feb. 1
Reports for convention workbook due to District Office: President, vice-presidents, circuit visitors, Kansas District boards, Kansas District committees.

Feb. 19
Deadline for submission of overtures to District Office. Submit electronically to ksdconvention@gmail.com (preferably as a Word document). A signed copy of the overture should then be mailed to the District Office.

March (early)
District President finalizes floor committee appointments; nominations slate announced.

April 7
Convention workbook completed and available online.

April 9-10
Floor committee chairs meet Friday evening for orientation; committees meet from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Saturday to prepare resolutions for convention.

May 7
Deadline for resolutions from floor committees.

May 25
Convention resolutions posted to the website in a workbook update.

June 10-11
District Convention

July
Convention proceedings completed; Board of Directors approves proceedings.

CONVENTION EMAIL

KSDconvention@gmail.com

DOCUMENTS

 

Nominations

General Information Letter

Call for Nominations

Nomination Form 1
DP, VPs, and Regional BOD

Nomination Form 2
Secretary, Commissioned and At-large BOD, Nominating Committee

Delegate Form

Incumbents List

 

Reference 

District Organization and Structure

Kansas District Bylaws (2018)

 

2018 Convention

2018 Proceedings

2018 Resolutions