Official Documents & Positions
Constitution of the United Lutheran Mission Association
Constitutional Guidelines for Congregations of the United Lutheran Mission Association
The Issue of Fellowship
Statement of Faith – A Basis of Fellowship
The Issue of Virtual Communion
Observations on Selecting Mission Sites From the Book of Acts
By Rev. Jack Cascione
Life Without A Synod
ULMA’s first Forum was held at
Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Decatur, Illinois on Saturday, October 17, 2009. The presentations were recorded and are made available here in MP3 format. Where there are occasional technical difficulties, we have noted them. The audio recording was such that while clear, the audio level is low. You may need to turn up your speakers a bit to hear it.
We have also included PDF copies of papers presented if available.
The Moderator for the Forum was Rev. William Abbott of Pilgrim Lutheran Church.
Agenda for the Forum Our Reasons for Leaving the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the Steps We Took and How We Prepared Our Members.
Alan Ruwe, Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Summary | Slides
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Pastor Brock Abbott, Pilgrim Lutheran Church
Frank Butkovich, Redeemer Lutheran Church, St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Followed by Q & A
The United Lutheran Mission Association (ULMA) – Its Purpose, Its Goals and How It Functions.
Kurt BickesLegal concerns for congregations wishing to leave a Synod and for those wishing to start a congregation.
Concluding Remarks, Prayer, and Blessing
Rev. William Abbott – Pilgrim Lutheran Church
A Mighty Fortress Is Our God, M. Luther
Organist: Dr. Ron Yadeau