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.

Women & Military Service

Report on Women and Military Service

Do Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions provide guidance on women serving in combat and (if U.S. laws change) the conscription of women into military service? A CTCR report, requested by the Synod in convention, addresses these matters.

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‘Immigrants Among Us’

Immigrants Among Us: A Lutheran Framework for Addressing Immigration Issues

The CTCR report “Immigrants Among Us: A Lutheran Framework for Addressing Immigration Issues” seeks to provide a helpful resource for Christians — particularly Lutherans — to consider the challenging issue of immigration.

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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).

 

 

What is the CTCR?

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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.

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