Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison

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.


Statements & Letters

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Joint letter from LCMS President Harrison and presidents of WELS and ELS to U.S. Attorney General
“The increased violence … against churches, pro-life organizations and pregnancy centers are clearly terrorist attacks: they use...


LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison addresses SCOTUS decision
Today we rejoice that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned ‘Roe v. Wade’ and pray that all would treasure and protect life as a...


Statement from LCMS Life Ministry on the ‘Dobbs v. Jackson’ ruling
Life is precious, and we applaud the action of the U.S. Supreme Court to correct the egregious and mortal error codified in Roe ...


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Reporter Supplements

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‘Reporter’ supplement: ‘Life Together with President Harrison’ – April 2022
This supplement features information about the 175th anniversary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, including a brief histor...


‘Reporter’ supplement: ‘Life Together with President Harrison’ – February 2022
This supplement includes an interview with the Rev. Sawyer Meyers, a church re-planter, and a conversation with Bishop Juhana Po...


‘Reporter’ supplement: ‘Life Together with President Harrison’ – December 2021
This supplement is the first of a series titled “Life Together with President Harrison.” Additional installments are planned for...


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Letters from the President

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Jesus! (A Sermon on Luke 2:21)
This sermon by Friedrich Wyneken on Luke 2:21 provides consolation and encouragement in times of turmoil.


Walther’s 1879 Address
In light of the Synod’s 175th anniversary, President Harrison discusses C.F.W. Walther’s theses to the first Iowa District Conve...


Only Jesus
Who we are — a 175-year-old church body — is important, but it pales in comparison to the history of the church. But what we do ...


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Highlights from Synod

Life Together News Digest

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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Theological Statements

  • Textual Criticism — This document discusses the challenges of textual criticism as well as the limits of its use.

Demographics and Research Studies

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.

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.

Journal of Lutheran Mission, December 2016 — 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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