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Tampa Delegate Mueller Calls for Unity When Considering Candidates

Mueller Writes Open Letter to Fellow Delegates

In his July 11th letter, Delegate Chuck Mueller, Jr., identifies a “drift” away from Synod’s constitutional Article III and Article VII work as the as the culprit bringing anger, apathy and a loss of support for our “covenant of love” in the LCMS. He calls for change and engagement of all voices of Synod as an answer. Read the entire letter and download Congregation’s Matter recommended list of Tampa candidates.

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President Harrison Won the Election. Now He Must Work for Unity

Congratulations President Harrison

Congregations Matter extends its congratulations to President Harrison on his victory in last week’s Synod presidential election.  We join the church in praying for God’s richest blessings upon him as he carries out his important responsibilities over the next three years. He must work to collaborate with the WHOLE Synod to provide more transparent, fiscally responsible, and trustworthy leadership.

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President Harrison and the LCMS United Listers chose Debt Retirement over Mission when they sold Hong Kong to cover booming deficits.

Debt Retirement and Deficits: The Pieces Don’t Fit

On the eve of a presidential election, President Harrison reported good financial news regarding the retirement of some LCMS debt.  While some see this as a boon. Others have grave concerns about these reports. President Harrison has reported “zero debt” to the LCMS before. And these new reports fail to mention the ongoing red ink that necessitated the “secret sale” of Hong Kong mission properties.

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Is the LCMS Better Off Now Than Nine Years Ago? Sadly, no.

Is the Synod Better Now?

Prior to the 2010 LCMS Convention, when Matthew Harrison was elected Synod President, his supporters published statistical membership data for the incumbent president, Dr. Gerald Kieschnick’s years in office.  How do those 2000-2010 statistics for Kieschnick’s compare to the 2010-2017 statistics for Harrison’s administration?

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