Matthew Harrison

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.

Life Together with President Harrison – May 2019

LCMS President Matthew Harrison encourages us to thank God for 172 years as The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, 60 years of blessings through the Director of Christian Education program, 100 years of deaconesses serving the Synod and 125 years of LCMS international mission work.

Peace on a mission

Jesus’ peace is “peace on a mission.” “As the Father has sent me,” He told His apostles, “even so I am sending you.”

Life Together with President Harrison – April 2019

In the April 2019 edition of Life Together, LCMS President Matthew Harrison highlights a new initiative in the LCMS Office of National Mission called “Making Disciples for Life.”

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

During Lent, we stare the awful truth of death directly in the face and contemplate anew the depth of our sin and the magnitude of Christ’s salvation.

Life Together with President Harrison – March 2019

President Harrison reminds us we have a treasure in the church called The Litany, a beautiful prayer that helps us to pray for that which we might not otherwise remember.

Praying to the Lord of the harvest

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Matt. 9:36).

Life Together with President Harrison – February 2019

Who do you know that might make a great pastor, deaconess, teacher, parish musician or director of Christian education? In the February 2019 “Life Together News Digest,” LCMS President Matthew Harrison talks with a fellow pastor in Florida who regularly prays for and encourages young people to serve as church workers.

Life Together with President Harrison – January 2019

In the January 2019 “Life Together News Digest,” LCMS President Matthew Harrison discusses how we — the Body of Christ — can walk together with vitality at the local gym, in our churches, throughout the Synod and among the people of this world.