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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A joint statement from LCMS President Harrison and the Chairman of the LCMS Board of Directors about Concordia University Texas
Our Bylaws make clear: All are to carry out responsibilities “in a manner reflecting the highest degree of integrity and honesty...


Million Dollar Life Match grants awarded
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is pleased to announce that 37 congregations received grants during Phase 1 of the 1 J...


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...


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Reporter Supplements

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‘Reporter’ supplement: ‘Life Together with President Harrison’ – July 2022
This supplement includes an article from LCMS President Harrison about the dangers facing young people today plus research from ...


‘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...


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Letters from the President

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Dead Men Don’t Decide for Jesus
My faith in Christ, my eternal life, my Christian life from beginning to end is His doing. Dead men don’t decide. It’s all gift.


The Promised Comfort of Heaven
The Scriptures have a lot to say about heaven.


Common Questions; Essential Answers
How can confessional Lutherans claim that we have the correct teaching of Christ over against so many others?


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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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