A Way Forward with Harmony and Koinonia
The 2007 Convention of the Synod mandated a Task Force on Synodical Harmony appointed by the Board of Directors and Council of Presidents. After more than three years of work, this Task Force has issued a final report with a number of possible strategies.
The President’s Office also is moving forward with a “Koinonia Project” (also referenced in the Task Force Report) that will enfold the suggestions recommended by the Task Force. To that end we offer the following four documents:
- A cover letter from President Matthew Harrison;
- A four page introduction to the material entitled, “A Way Forward”;
- The full text of “The Final Report of the Task Force on Synodical Harmony;” followed by
- The present draft (9.0) of a concept paper broadly outlining the goals of our “Koinonia Project.”
Find these documents and more at www.lcms.org/koinoniaproject.
We pray the blessing of God as we bear “with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace” (Ephesians 4:2b-3).
+Herbert C. Mueller
1st Vice President
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