Matthew Harrison

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).

And the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness

Jesus fasted for all of us as part of His obedience to the Law. But no doubt, He also fasted to keep His body, mind and spirit focused upon His Father and His mission.

Life Together with President Harrison – February 2020

In this month’s Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, invites you to attend two upcoming events.

How shall they hear without a preacher?

Belief can’t happen where the message has not been heard. And there can be no hearing of the message without a preacher.

Life Together with President Harrison – January 2020

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison discusses the recent “Making Disciples for Life” Initial Gathering, which brought together church workers and laity from around the country to listen, learn and exchange ideas.

It all rests on Christ

My salvation is as certain as Christ, because everything Christ did is mine! You see, it’s blasphemous to say, “Yes, I believe in Christ, but I don’t know if I’m really going to heaven.”

Life Together with President Harrison – December 2019

In the Life Together News Digest for December 2019, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison shares a message from the Gospel of John and encourages us all to take care of our pastors, teachers and other church workers during this busy season.

Visiting friends and partners in the Gospel

Visitation is the sacred duty of every pastor. To be sure, the ministry of Jesus, the apostles and St. Paul was not tied to any one place.

For the sake of the Gospel

The heart of our confession of Christ and the sacred Scriptures is summarized in the Augsburg Confession.

Singing the gospel

Hymns do more than effect emotion or even devotion. They bear the rich, deep words of Holy Scripture — the very Gospel itself — sung right into our hearts and minds.

The best thing going

“I do not recall any delegate denying any biblical teaching of our Lutheran church. In this day and age, that is, frankly, amazing.”

Pray without ceasing

The Psalms are God’s prayer book especially for us.

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.

Life Together with President Harrison – June 2019

In the Life Together News Digest for June 2019, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison points to 1 John 4 as a reminder that God’s perfect love casts out fear.

Thanks, Herb!

First Vice-President Herb Mueller has been a standout among many excellent and gifted servants of Christ throughout his years of service to the LCMS.