Our Mission

Empowered by God’s Spirit through the means of grace, the Commission on Theology and Church Relations serves Christ’s church by providing theological guidance to pastors and congregations for retaining, confessing and proclaiming the Scriptural GOSPEL of Jesus Christ.

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  • Feb. 18-20, 2016   
  • May 12-14, 2016   
  • Sept. 15-17, 2016   
  • Dec. 8-10, 2016

As alternate or additional ways of carrying out its assignments, the commission uses conferences and convocations to bring matters of theology and church relations for discussion to the membership of the Synod.

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There are 36 church bodies worldwide with whom The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is in altar and pulpit fellowship.

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