ULMA refers to numerous publications, be they books or papers, in its official documents. For those seeking more information about our organization, we have listed those publications below.
Book of Concord
The ULMA holds to a “quia” (Latin: “because”) subscription to the Book of Concord because it is faithful to the Holy Bible.
Church and Ministry
By C.F.W. Walther. An explanation of the theological reason for the structure of the Christian congregation and how members are involved in the process.
The Proper Distinction between Law and Gospel
A series of lectures by Dr. C.F.W. Walther to explain the difference between the Law (what God demands of man) and Gospel (what God has done for man).
The True Visible Church
By C.F.W. Walther. Explores the definition of the visible church and how the Lutheran Church fits that definition.
The Form of a Christian Congregation
By C.F.W. Walther. A more thorough examination of how a church is structured / governed.
Instructions for the Visitors of Parish Pastors in Electoral Saxony
By Philip Melancthon. May be found in volume 40 of the American Edition of Luther’s Works, Church and Ministry II.
Ministry, Word, and Sacraments: An Enchiridion
By Martin Chemnitz. An excellent handbook by the “Second Martin”.
By Dr. Francis Pieper. This 3 volume set (4 with the index volume), used for training our pastors in systematic theology, is easily read by the layman. Serious students of Scripture and Lutheranism cannot do without this set.
By Dr. John H.C. Fritz. A standby on pastoral theology in the LCMS for much of the 20th century.
The Lutheran Hymnal (TLH)
Authorized by the Evangelical Lutheran Synodical Conference of North America. Published 1941 by Concordia Publishing House.
Lutheran Worship (LW)
Commission on Worship of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Published 1982 by Concordia Publishing House.
Christian Worship – A Lutheran Hymnal (CW)
Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Published 1993 by Northwestern Publishing House.
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary (ELH)
Worship Committee of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. Published 1996 by MorningStar Music Publishers.
Lutheran Service Book (LSB)
Commission on Worship of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Published 2006 by Concordia Publishing House.
Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (RONR)
By General Henry M. Robert, et al. Though not a theological work, this is recognized as America’s foremost guide to parliamentary procedure. It is used by more professional associations, fraternal organizations, and local governments than any other authority.
For the Sake of Christ’s Commission: The Report of the Church Growth Study Committee The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod
The results of an examination by the LCMS of the church growth movement, published in 2001.
Luther’s Small Catechism
This link is to just one of numerous translations / versions available.
Brief Statement of the Doctrinal Position of the Missouri Synod
Adopted by the LCMS in 1932 amidst a time requiring clarification of key doctrines, we, too, accept this statement as an accurate exposition.