CTCR

Commission on Theology & Church Relations

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod


The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) provides study documents, opinions and statements on theological issues. Established by the Synod in 1962, the commission provides guidance and leadership in the areas of theology and church relations.

The following CTCR document library includes reports, resources and evaluations concerning religious organizations and movements.



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CTCR Document Library

The Commission on Theology and Church Relations document library includes the following:

  Reports: The CTCR brings matters of theology to the membership of the Synod through special studies and documents.

  Evaluations: The CTCR provides evaluations on a broad range of religious organizations and movements from a Lutheran theological perspective.

  Theological Opinions: Documents are prepared in response to a request for an opinion on a specific theological issue (e.g., from the president of the Synod, a district, board, commission or dispute resolution panel).

 

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What is the CTCR?

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod established the Commission on Theology and Church Relations in 1962.

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Our Mission

Empowered by God’s Spirit through the means of grace, the Commission on Theology and Church Relations serves Christ’s church by providing theological guidance to pastors and congregations for retaining, confessing and proclaiming the Scriptural GOSPEL of Jesus Christ.


Reporter Articles

Commission on Theology and Church Relations – Reporter
The sin of racism: A Gospel response
Monday, August 29, 2022 2:57:11 PM

Obituary: Rev. Dr. Osmar Otto Lehenbauer, former president of the LCMS New England District
Friday, July 8, 2022 10:56:13 AM

Shaw, Hemmer, Rabe installed at International Center
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 3:24:19 PM

CTCR report addresses marriage and the state
Thursday, November 4, 2021 3:25:22 PM

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