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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.

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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  • A note from President Harrison A note from President Harrison
  • Dear friends in Christ,

    Recently, I sent out handwritten notes to some pastors of the Synod, encouraging them to participate in the nominations and election process for Synod president and vice-presidents.

    A pastor contacted me indicating that my action gave the appearance of bias, may have confused some, and thus caused offense. St. Paul wrote, “Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God“ (1 Cor. 10:32).

    I apologize for the offense and/or confusion this may have caused.

    On all details regarding the nominations and election process, please refer to the clear and official documents provided by the secretary of the Synod:

    Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison

    February 8, 2019


 

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Lutherans Engage the World

Lutheran Engage the WorldEngaging the Church in the work of witness and mercy across the globe in our life together.

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The Lutheran WitnessInterpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective

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