1. The LMS-USA is a Lutheran church body. It is a 'forum by subscription' in which there is an ongoing discussion of theological issues and concerns among clergy and lay alike. In addition to an Annual Synodical Convention, in which matters involving the ongoing concerns of the Synod are dealt with, the LMS-USA also holds an annual Theological Conference in which clergy and lay meet to hear papers and discuss matters pertaining to the theology of the Church.

2. As a Church body we are...

3. Our Communion Practice:
Congregations have their own practice, and will continue to have their own practice (congregations are autonomous). We commune those who accept the Lutheran understanding of the "Real Presence" and who, in light of I Corinthians 11:28, have "examined themselves".

4. Our Subscriptional Documents: