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The 61st Convention of the Northern Illinois District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

March 7 and 8, 2025

The Committee on Convention Nominations for the Northern Illinois District is preparing for its work on the nominations for the elections to be held at the 61st Convention of the Northern Illinois District of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod on Friday and Saturday, March 7-8, 2025.

The District Secretary and the Committee on Convention Nominations are responsible for:

  1. Soliciting and compiling nominations for the offices of District President and Regional Vice Presidents.
  2. Requesting recommendations and, consequently, nominating candidates for the other offices and positions to be elected at the Convention.
  3. Gathering the consent of, and background information from, these candidates.
  4. Presenting the slates and the collected information to the delegates at the Convention.


Delegate Information

  • Cover letter from Rev. David Totsky, NID Secretary
  • Checklist for Congregations
  • Voting Delegate form for Pastoral, Lay, and Alternate Form A (Print and sign)
  • Advisory Delegate Form B – All commissioned and non-voting ordained (Print and sign)
  • Characterization of Voting Delegate Form C
  • Payment link for Advisory Delegates who attend
  • Combined Delegate Forms (Print and sign)

Nominations and Overtures

  • Nomination form for President, Vice President
  • Nomination form for Circuit Visitor
  • Online recommendation form for NID Secretary, Board of Directors, and Committee on Convention Nominations
  • Online recommendation form for Concordia University Chicago Board of Regents
  • Elected position descriptions
  • Circuits and Regions – Use these circuits/regions to nominate for Board of Directors, Vice Presidents, and Circuit Visitors
  • Overture form

Convention Offering





Convention Workbook

Below you will find your Convention Workbook for the 61st Convention of the Northern Illinois District of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Convention information:

  • Cover Letter
  • Standing Rules
  • Parliamentary Procedure Basics
  • Floor Nominations Form (Word format)
  • Tentative Schedule
  • Directions
  • Map of Campus

Workbook Sections:

  1. Convention Information
  2. Worship (this will be sent out with Today’s Business)
  3. Elections
  4. Nominations
  5. Overtures
  6. Reports
  7. Rosters of changes and anniversaries
  8. Delegates



Convention Bible Verse – Colossians 3:7-17

In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.