Matthew Harrison

MDFL holds virtual gathering on wide range of topics

Congregation members, workers and leaders from across the LCMS listened, shared and learned during the Making Disciples for Life gathering held via Zoom the evenings of Jan. 11–14.

A pastoral letter about COVID-19 vaccines

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison provides facts and considerations regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.

Council of Presidents encourages Harrison to invite congregational vote on convention delay

Due to ongoing effects of the pandemic, the LCMS Council of Presidents voted unanimously to encourage LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison to put before congregations a proposal to delay the 2022 Synod convention.

Statement on the death of George Floyd and the ensuing riots

God’s Word rejects racism. All are equally created by God. All are equally accountable to God. The sins of all are atoned for by Christ. Racism is not acceptable.

Encouragement and resources for reopening churches

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison encourages and suggests resources for congregations as they begin or plan for resuming in-person worship.

Religious liberty during reopening

Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, addresses the church regarding the changing situations as states and communities face reopening.

Letter to the U.S. Attorney General in defense of religious liberties

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison wrote a letter to the U.S. Attorney General in defense of religious liberties.

President Harrison encourages support for church workers

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison encourages congregational members to support and thank their church workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video: An Easter devotion with President Harrison

In uncertain times, we have certain promises through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Holy Week pastoral letter from President Harrison

Read encouragement from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison and a statement from the Seminary faculties regarding the Lord’s Supper.

Information about SBA/PPP loans for the church

Lutheran Church Extension Fund and Concordia Plan Services offer information for Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod congregations, workers and Recognized Service Organizations regarding financial help during the coronavirus pandemic.

LCMS President Harrison video: Much cause to rejoice and give thanks

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, brings a message of encouragement and joy to the church during the coronavirus pandemic.

President Harrison comments on government recommendations

In light of government recommendations, we trust our great clergy and laypeople to make appropriate decisions regarding worship.

A message from LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison amid the coronavirus pandemic

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Ps. 46:1).

Harrison elected to fourth term as LCMS president

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison is the president-elect of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for a fourth term of office, 2019–2022, after receiving a majority of votes cast in the June 22–25 election. Harrison has served as LCMS president since 2010.

Give thanks in all circumstances — through the risen Christ

Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod: “I thank God for you, for your partnership in the Gospel, your confession of our Lutheran doctrine, your prayers for the Synod and even your prayers for this sinner. I thank God for your ministry. I thank God for every congregation in your district.”