Nebraska District (LCMS)

Nebraska District (LCMS)
The Nebraska District encompasses the state of Nebraska, with the exception of the eleven counties that comprise its Panhandle. The district office is located in Seward, Nebraska.

The Nebraska District is one of the 35 districts of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS), and comprises the state of Nebraska with the exception of its Panhandle, which is in the Wyoming District; the district also includes one congregation in Kansas. In addition, one congregation near the state's western border is in the Rocky Mountain District, and another in Lincoln is in the non-geographic English District. The Nebraska District includes approximately 243 congregations and missions, subdivided into 22 circuits, as well as 38 preschools, 39 elementary schools, 4 high schools and 1 summer camp. Baptized membership in district congregations is approximately 110,000; with the total population of the district's area (Nebraska, excepting its 11 western counties) standing at 1,674,000 as of 2005, the district's membership represents 6.5% of the local population – the highest of any of the LCMS' 33 geographical districts.

The Nebraska District was formed in September 1970 when the Northern Nebraska and Southern Nebraska Districts merged; a portion of the Northern Nebraska District was simultaneously separated to create the Wyoming District. An earlier Nebraska District had existed from 1882 to 1922, before dividing until the 1970 reorganization. District offices are located in Seward, Nebraska; Rev. Russell Sommerfeld has been the district president since 2003, having been reelected to second and third terms in 2006 and 2009 [1]. Delegates from each congregation meet in convention every three years to elect the district president, vice presidents, circuit counselors, a board of directors, and other officers; the last convention was held June 4-6, 2009, and the next will be held in 2012.

Concordia University, Seward, part of the LCMS' Concordia University System, is located within the district.

Contents

Presidents

  • Rev. Frederick A. Niedner, 1970–78
  • Rev. Eldor W. Meyer, 1978-91
  • Rev. Eugene V. Gierke, 1991-2003
  • Rev. Russell L. Sommerfeld, 2003-present

Oldest congregations

Only congregation in Kansas: First Lutheran Church, Summerfield, Kansas, 1947

Largest congregations

Membership totals include all baptized members and are according to the LCMS website.

See also

  • List of churches in Omaha, Nebraska

External links


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