Commission on Theology & Church Relations

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

The Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) provides study documents, opinions and statements on theological issues.

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.

‘Justifying Christmas’

CTCR Bible study: Justifying Christmas.

The LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations developed a four-session Bible study called “Justifying Christmas” to use this December.

This is the first in a series of online Bible studies on justification produced by the CTCR.

 Download Bible study guides

Bible reading guide

CTCR Reading the Word of God

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the Lutheran Church—Canada and the North American Lutheran Church compiled a three-year plan of daily Bible readings and a year-long series of weekly readings on Martin Luther’s approach to the Scriptures.

 View guide and calendars

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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.

Recent Stories & Articles

Commission on Theology and Church Relations – LCMS News & Information
LCMS, LCC, NALC release three-year Bible reading guide
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 1:50:05 PM

CTCR Bible study: ‘Justifying Christmas’
Monday, November 20, 2017 3:04:12 PM

Concordia Publishing House releases updated ‘Small Catechism with Explanation’
Friday, October 13, 2017 10:39:22 AM

Commission on Theology and Church Relations prepares Bible studies on doctrine of justification
Friday, October 13, 2017 10:34:03 AM

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