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The mission of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League is to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.


But everything should be done in a fitting and orderly way.
1 Corinthians 14:40 NIV


The summer days are growing shorter, and there are “Back-to-School” sales advertised in the papers.  Those are sure signs that fall activities are going to be in full swing soon.  Is your society ready to start meeting again?  Now would be a good time to take a look at your bylaws and see if they reflect how your group is operating.  Changes will keep your society on task and ready to “Serve the Lord with Gladness.”

Remember, if you need sample bylaws, go to the “Links” section below, and you can download the sample bylaws.

(For past articles on this page, see here.)

High-Level Process for Proposed Amendments to Bylaws

The following is a summary of the process.  See the detailed process which includes how many copies need to be sent, etc. by clicking here for a .pdf file.

Once you have your proposed amendments to your bylaws, submit the changes to the District Structure Committee Chairman for review and approval.

The District Structure Committee will review your bylaws within a two-month timeframe. If all is well, then approval is given.

After the proposed amendments to your bylaws have been approved, you can present them to your society or zone to vote for adoption.

After adoption, send the amended bylaws to the District Structure Committee Chairman.

It is highly recommended that you e-mail your proposed amendments to your bylaws to save paper and postage.


  • For district or LWML bylaws, sample zone or society bylaws, proposed bylaw amendment process, and standing rules definitions, go to the "Downloads" page here.


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