Office of the President
Welcome to the Office of the President’s Web pages! Here you can learn more about the Rev. Dr . Matthew C. Harrison and the Praesidium, read statements, watch videos and more. These pages also provide access to “Witness, Mercy, Life Together” resources to help understand and explain the new emphasis for the church in your congregation.
Boy Scouts of America: What the Policy Change Means - A statement from the LCMS Office of National MissionRead Statement
Boy Scouts of America: Why the Proposed Policy Change MattersRead Statement
The Kermit Gosnell Verdict: Implications for Pro-Life Lutheran Christians - A statement from LCMS Life MinistriesRead Statement
The Church and Civil Religion - Resource Page Read More
A Statement in Response to Media Coverage of LCMS Pastor’s Apology Regarding Newtown Worship ServiceDownload Statement
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These phrases illustrate how the church lives and works together to proclaim the Gospel and to provide for our brothers and sisters in Christ in our congregations, communities and throughout the world. And in all we do, Christ is at the center, leading us, sustaining us, keeping us focused on our mission. This will never change.
Read about this new emphasis for the church and download resources to use at home and in your congregation.
Browse a collection of articles, publications, sermons, speeches, statements and letters from President Harrison.
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Browse a collection of photo, video and audio galleries.
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