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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.


Congregations vote to delay Synod convention until 2023

LCMS CrossThe delay extends the timeline for districts that also wish to postpone holding their conventions and moves the triennium cycle forward one year. Read an official notice with voting results from LCMS Secretary Rev. Dr. John W. Sias.

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A Lutheran perspective on COVID-19 vaccines

LCMS CrossTo address questions regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison provides the following facts and considerations. Please review the documents below to learn more.

Pastoral letter     Fact sheet

Recent News & Articles

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Life Together News Digest – February 2021
November edition features information on 2021 life marches, closed Communion, worship resources for Advent/Christmas, and other resources.
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Congregations vote to delay Synod convention
The measure was approved by over 90%, with more than 60% of the Synod's congregations participating in the vote.
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March for Life ‘Moving the Movement Tour’ stops in Fort Wayne
The Jan. 16 event, sponsored by LCMS Life Ministry, was one stop on the March for Life Chicago’s “Moving the Movement Tour,” which connected participants across five Midwestern states in a series of pro-life car rallies and caravans.
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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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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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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.


 

Theological Statements

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

 

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