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President Harrison denounces disturbing ideologies

LCMS leaders and congregations reject racist views and instead stand firm on the biblical belief that every human is a precious child of God.

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Update from President Harrison on Large Catechism

President Harrison asks CPH to resume distribution of the annotated Large Catechism.

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More Million Dollar Life Match grants awarded during Phase 2

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has awarded 48 grants during Phase 2 of the 1 John 3 Initiative Million Dollar Life Match. The program, which offers a total of $1 million in matching grants, seeks to support LCMS congregations involved in providing beginning-of-life care in their local communities.

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Announcement of Presidential Visitation of Concordia University Texas (CTX)

LCMS President Harrison will conduct an in-person visitation of CTX April 20–22, 2022.

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Announcement of Presidential Visitation of Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor (CUWAA)

LCMS President Harrison will conduct an in-person visitation of CUWAA March 23–25, 2022.

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Harrison issues letter regarding recent events at CUW

As events at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), Mequon, Wis., cause concern in the church, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison asks for patience and prayers.

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LCMS statement regarding the announced closure of Concordia University, Portland

The Board of Regents of Concordia University, Portland, Ore., has announced the closure of the school effective at the end of the current academic semester on April 30, 2020.

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A statement from the Concordia University System presidents on the closing of Concordia, Portland

The institutions of the Concordia University System, the national higher education network of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, extend together our collective support for the students, faculty, staff, and administration of our sister campus in Portland, Oregon, which announced its intention to cease operations at the close of this spring semester.

Boy Scouts of America Update

MOU with Boy Scouts of America is “no longer tenable;” potential legal concerns exist for chartering LCMS congregations.

Rev. Esget appointed as sixth vice-president of LCMS

The Rev. Dr. Robert Kuhn, sixth vice-president of the LCMS, has for health reasons resigned this office, and President Harrison appointed the Rev. Christopher Esget of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alexandria, Va., for that position.

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Free to be Faithful Essay Contest now open to pastors and church workers

Now, we want to hear from LCMS pastors and church workers through our summer Free to be Faithful Essay Contest.

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Gray to lead Missouri Synod’s Black Ministry unit

ST. LOUIS, November 13, 2013—The Rev. Roosevelt Gray Jr. has accepted a call to serve as director of LCMS Black Ministry, the long-established Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) ministry serving predominantly black communities and ministering to African immigrants. His call was effective Nov. 1.

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Missouri Synod pledges $100K plus $50K matching gift for Typhoon Haiyan relief

The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) has pledged up to $100,000 for immediate Typhoon Haiyan relief, plus a $50,000 challenge matching grant to International Lutheran Council member churches.

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Missouri Synod joins ‘Giving Tuesday’ effort

ST. LOUIS, November 5, 2013—With the launch of its “Give Graciously, Give Globally” campaign, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is joining “Giving Tuesday” and asking people around the world to make a difference through charitable giving on a single day.

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Missouri Synod president, officers to be installed

Public welcome to attend Divine Service of Installation, festivities

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Johnson named director of Missouri Synod’s Disaster Response ministry

ST. LOUIS, September 5, 2013—The Rev. Ross E. Johnson has accepted a call to serve as director of LCMS Disaster Response, the disaster response and human care ministry of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), effective Sept. 3.