Praesidium

Office of the President

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod


The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison is the 13th man to serve as president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) since its founding in 1847.

In addition to President Harrison, six vice-presidents make up the LCMS Praesidium.

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Life Together News Digest – November 2020
November edition features information on 2021 life marches, closed Communion, worship resources for Advent/Christmas, and other resources.
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Life Together with President Harrison – October 2020
In this month's Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, reflects on the Reformation and discusses the certainty found in Christ and His forgiveness.
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Life Together with President Harrison – September 2020
Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, encourages the Synod’s teachers and asks the church to pray for them, care for them and continue to support Lutheran education.
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Hong Kong Properties Sale

LCMS Council of Presidents unanimously affirms that Board of Directors and President’s office acted honorably and with integrity in the sale of Synod-owned properties in Hong Kong.

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Demographics Study

Licensed Lay Deacons Update

Christians make up a much smaller percentage of the population than they did a generation or two ago. Learn the key factor behind the decline in LCMS membership.

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Preach the Word

Preach the Word

The Preach the Word program helps pastors improve their preaching through video modules and by interacting with seminary professors and fellow preachers.

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Message to the Church

A portion of this “white paper” takes up the demographic issues of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. As we face challenges with the Word of God, we will continue to grow together in unity.

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2017 Millennial Research

2017 Millennial Research

LCMS Youth Ministry partnered with LCMS Research to conduct an unprecedented study of young adult retention in the LCMS and in the larger Christian Church.

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Highlights from Synod

Life Together News Digest from President Harrison

Life Together, a monthly email news digest from LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison, features highlights from Synod publications and multimedia outlets.

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