Pat Ferry shares a video that will help congregational members better understand why he a good choice to lead the LCMS as Synod President.
Category: Essays and Articles
Essays and Articles by the writing staff of Congregations Matter
Veteran Leaders Make the Case for New LCMS Leadership
This week veteran leaders in the LCMS sent an open letter to the LCMS asking for new leadership. Their letter gives solid reasons for change.
Ferry Keynote: “When the Church Is At Its Best”
In Pat Ferry’s keynote address to more than 1,500 pastors and laypeople, he describes the grace he received from God and others in the LCMS.
We Already Decided
The LCMS has already spoken. It’s not up for debate. Racism in all of its forms is sin. Why? Because God already decided it is a sin.
Confront and Bring Calm: A Good Leader Responds to Chaos
Amid chaos and controversy in the LCMS over the Large Catechism, Pat Ferry responds with good leadership, confronts bad actors, and calms the conversation.
How Can the LCMS Recover After Mobbing?
False claims about Luther’s Large Catechism have reached into LCMS pews. They harm our witness to the world about Jesus. How will we recover?
The Mobbing of a President
We are thankful President Harrison heeded the wise counsel of those calling him to uphold our bylaws and finally stood up to mobbing in our Synod.
SP Harrison Cancels Distribution of Large Catechism
A unilateral decision by Harrison abruptly withdraws the newly-published Luther’s Large Catechism and causes conflict in the LCMS.
Guest Essay: Are We a Top-Down Or Bottom-Up Synod?
In the LCMS struggle with the choice governance structure, this essay supports the historical and Scriptural governance: Synod serves congregations.
Ferry: Here I Stand — Here We Go
Pat Ferry’s 2022 Commencement Speech: We can’t accomplish Luther’s “Here I stand” without also following Jesus Christ’s command to “Go”