see Bylaws 4.2.1(b) and 22.214.171.124). I'd encourage anyone interested to consider the following resolution for adoption in your circuit and district convention, which promotes the continuation of this three-fold emphasis of Witness, Mercy, and Life Together. This resolution was first published on the Brothers of John the Steadfast website. The WMLT logo is used with permission.
A Resolution Suggesting a Triennial Mission and Ministry Emphasis for the Synod
WHEREAS at the 2010 Synodical Convention the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod adopted a process whereby the triennial emphasis is established by suggestions forwarded through the adoption of resolutions at the congregational level, then by circuit forums, then district conventions, and finally the synodical convention, and
WHEREAS no triennial emphasis could be adopted at the 2010 Synodical Convention because this process had been newly established, and
WHEREAS the Synodical President and his staff developed an emphasis for this first triennium based on the ancient description of the Church, and
WHEREAS congregations, circuits and districts of the Synod are asked in Bylaw 4.2.1 to submit mission and ministry emphases for consideration by the synodical convention, and
WHEREAS the current mission and ministry emphasis of Witness, Mercy, Life Together holds much potential for further growth and implementation throughout the Synod,
therefore be it
RESOLVED that we, __________ Congregation of __________ submit the mission and ministry emphasis of Witness, Mercy, Life Together for consideration as the continued mission and ministry emphasis for the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod for the 2013-2016 Triennium, and be it further
RESOLVED that we memorialize the _________ District to adopt the above resolution, and be it finally
RESOLVED that we memorialize the _________ Circuit Forum to adopt the above resolution.