Pastors, lay delegates and their families enjoyed sweet treats served with a smile at the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) sundae bar at the 23rd Convention of the Minnesota North District – Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).
Following their evening meal, LCEF President and CEO Bart Day and Minnesota North District staff helped serve ice cream and toppings at Arrowhead Resort in Alexandria, Minnesota, on April 10, 2018. The 2018 convention theme is “Here We Stand on Christ Alone… Our Cornerstone.”
Also in attendance was Synod Executive-Third Vice-President Rev. Nabil Nour. Nour represents the church’s Great Plains Region. He also serves as pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Hartford, S.D.
Born in Nazareth, Israel, Nour moved with his family to Haifa when he was three and lived on the very slopes of Mount Carmel where Elijah once hid from Jezebel. Nour immigrated to the United States when he was 16 and eventually became a naturalized citizen. He also underwent adult instruction in the Lutheran faith. Find his biography here.
The LCMS has district conventions every three years; the schedule includes time for conducting business, electing officers and sharing information. The conventions also offer opportunities for worship, nurture, inspiration and fellowship.
The LCMS includes 35 districts with more than 6,000 congregations and two million members.
There are 33 geographical districts representing all 50 United States. Two districts — English District and SELC District — are non-geographical, and they have member congregations in the U.S. plus the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
View upcoming district conventions around the Synod here.