Our Congregations — Our Synod thanks President Harrison for making a strong statement denouncing racist, “alt-right” agitators in the LCMS.
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?
Christianity Today Reports on LCMS Controversy
Christianity Today reports on the controversy that’s arisen regarding the publication of Luther’s Large Catechism.
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.
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.
A View from a Frontline Leader
Pastor Tim Klinkenberg shares the best practices of frontline leadership as a pastor from the front lines of ministry.
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.
Synod President Publicly Admits Wrong-Doing
On late Friday afternoon, February 8, 2019, Matthew C. Harrison publicly admitted interfering in Synod’s Presidential nomination process. What did Harrison do wrong? He tainted Synod’s nomination process by giving wrong advice to pastors about who could nominate him, and he did so at Synod expense.
Did Harrison’s Postcards Taint His Nominations?
President Harrison sent handwritten postcards on January 3rd and 4th from the President’s Office at Synod expense to the pastors of select congregations. Because he advised them to circumvent their Voter’s Assemblies if they could, are his nominations valid?
A Broken Relationship = LCMS Loses
The Constitution and By-laws of the Synod describe a very important working relationship between the Synod President and District Presidents. Sadly, during the past eight years, President Harrison broke that relationship. It’s time for a change in Synodical leadership.