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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.

Read biographies of President Harrison and the Praesidium, read statements, watch videos and more. These pages also provide access to “Witness, Mercy, Life Together” resources to help understand and explain the new emphasis for the church in your congregation.

District Visitation Booklet

The LCMS stands with Jesus' mandate to love your neighbor in the case of immigrants, providing assistance within the bounds of the law.

To help make the most of district visits, President Harrison called for the production of a substantial, wide-ranging district-visitation guidebook, all of whose contents are available here.

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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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Books & Writings

President Harrison is a prolific writer, and he has compiled, translated and edited other literary works.
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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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