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.

Demographics Study

Learn the key factor behind the decline in LCMS membership.

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Licensed Lay Deacons

Licensed Lay Deacons Update

A February 2018 progress report on the Colloquy of Licensed Lay Deacons is available from LCMS First Vice-President Rev. Dr. Herb C. Mueller.

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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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District Visitation Booklet

District Visitation Booklet.

President Harrison called for a wide-ranging guidebook to maximize visitations between the Office of the President and district leadership each triennium.

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Updates from the president

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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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 Witness

The Lutheran WitnessSubscribe to the digital edition of The Lutheran Witness

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Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Publishing House