LCMS leaders and congregations reject racist views and instead stand firm on the biblical belief that every human is a precious child of God.
Update from President Harrison on Large Catechism
President Harrison asks CPH to resume distribution of the annotated Large Catechism.
LCMS and LCC Joint Statement on Mission and Ministry in Canada
On November 21–22, 2022, representatives from The Lutheran Church—Canada (LCC) and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) met in Windsor, Ontario, Canada to discuss the work and scope of the LCMS English and SELC Districts in Canada.
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.
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 consistent with the Scriptures, the Lutheran Confessions, the Constitution, Bylaws, and resolutions of the Synod.”
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 John 3 Initiative Million Dollar Life Match.
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 violence designed to intimidate in order to achieve political ends.”
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison addresses SCOTUS decision
Today we rejoice that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned ‘Roe v. Wade’ and pray that all would treasure and protect life as a gift from God.
Statement from LCMS Life Ministry on the ‘Dobbs v. Jackson’ ruling
Life is precious, and we applaud the action of the U.S. Supreme Court to correct the egregious and mortal error codified in Roe v. Wade.
A Word in the Wake of the Buffalo Tragedy
As we are shocked by another act of violence, we pray for those who have been impacted and persevere in showing Christ’s love to others.
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.
LCMS President Harrison: Finnish Parliament member faithfully confesses amid opposition
Hear from Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a Lutheran member of the Finnish Parliament who is facing prosecution for writing on the Christian view of marriage.
International Lutheran Council issues statement on persecution of Finnish church
Two Finnish leaders are being prosecuted for articulating the historic Christian teaching on human sexuality.
Harrison calls JLC to repentance
The Japanese Lutheran Church (JLC) recently made two decisions about the Office of the Holy Ministry that are contrary to Scripture.
LCMS President Harrison signs letter defending faith-based student groups
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison joined a diverse group of U.S. religious and legal leaders in writing to the U.S. Secretary of Education to provide protections for faith-based student organizations and their contributions to religious diversity on public college campuses.
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 to the issue of abortion, and what we can (and cannot) say about these matters from the Synod’s perspective.