It is that time of year again when our inactive rostered members of the LCMS “look forward” to filling out their Annual Reporting Form as a requirement of synodical bylaws. This year, however, things are a little different. Though our EMERITUS commissioned and ordained ministers should already have their annual reports in their hands in preparation for the January 31 due date, our CANDIDATES may be feeling a little left out. Never fear, you haven’t been forgotten!
This past summer’s synodical convention passed a resolution that moved the annual reporting due date for CANDIDATE MEMBERS ONLY to July 31. This means that folks who are currently rostered but not active or retired should look for their Annual Reporting Form in the mail some time in June. The requirements that were previously in place are still there, meaning that this form, along with needing to be a member in good standing of a Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod congregation, are still required pieces of remaining on the LCMS roster.
If you have any questions about changes, or if you are an emeritus but have not yet received your form (due JANUARY 31), please let us know. Commissioned ministers should contact Shannon at email@example.com or by phone at 260.423.1511, ext. 2212. Ordained ministers, please contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 260.423.1511, ext. 2204.
We give thanks for the ministry, past, present, and future, of our rostered workers!