lcms membership

Letters to the Editor (May 2017)

A letter-writer addresses what he calls “the coming train wreck.”

Reversing the LCMS membership decline: not just by having more children

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison comments on two major demographic studies about the Synod.

(Commentary) Annual statistical reporting: beyond the numbers

Synod Secretary Rev. Dr. John W. Sias provides more insight about Synodwide statistics for 2015, compared with previous years’ stories about numbers reported by LCMS congregations and districts.

Lower response clouds 2013 statistics for congregations

Only 3,591 congregations — 59 percent of all those in the Synod — report their financial and statistical information for 2013.