The Commission on Theology and Doctrine is a group of theologians with representation from across the North American Lutheran Church. The Bishop appoints the members, with the consent of the Executive Council, and is an ex officio member of the commission. The commission is established pursuant to Article 12 of the NALC Constitution.
The Commission on Theology and Doctrine considers topics of a theological nature, implements theological conferences as may be appropriate, drafts statements of a theological nature, and may recommend the adoption of statements by the NALC.
Additionally, the Commission on Theology and Doctrine provides guidance to the NALC on ecumenical matters and provides educational and other resources that will interpret the ministries of the NALC.
From 2010 to 2015 it was a joint commission with representation from the NALC and Lutheran CORE. In early 2015 Lutheran CORE withdrew from the commission.
Statements from the Commission on Theology and Doctrine and other sources may be found here. Statements from the joint commission are marked “JCTD” on the list and statements from 2015 and beyond are marked “CTD.”