Praesidium

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.



LCMS President Harrison signs letter defending faith-based student groups

Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison joined with other religious leaders in asking the U.S. Secretary of Education to preserve protections for faith-based student organizations on public college campuses.

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Personal remarks from President Harrison about COVID and vaccines
“We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). I aim to resist this increasing encroachment wherever and whenever I can.


Update from LCMS President Harrison about vaccine mandate
Please study this collection of resources, which provides a summary of what we know about the COVID-19 vaccines, their relation ...


Life Together with President Harrison – June 2021
In this Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, reflects on the...


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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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Preach the Word

Preach the Word

The Preach the Word program helps pastors improve their preaching through video modules and by interacting with seminary professors and fellow preachers.

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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.


 

Theological Statements

  • Textual Criticism — This document discusses the challenges of textual criticism as well as the limits of its use.

 

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