Welcome to the CLCC

 

Thanks for your interest in Confessional Lutherans for Christ’s Commission. We are a recognized service organization (RSO) of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, chartered as a resource for Lutheran congregations to build a more knowledgeable laity.

We believe that a knowledgeable laity is important

  • to better understand what we profess.
  • to confidently witness to others.
  • to actively grow as a congregation.
  • to prayerfully preserve our confessional heritage.

Confessional

in our name reflects our dependence on the statements of the Lutheran reformers setting forth our understanding of Scriptures that define and shape the teachings of the Lutheran Church.

Commission

in our name reflects our mission to share this message of salvation with others through education.

In this context, our confessions and our mission should not be viewed as in conflict with each other, but rather as interdependent foundations to guide our walk through life.

We invite you to support our efforts by becoming a member or by using us as a resource in the educational efforts of your congregation.

Lord, help us ever to retain
The Catechism’s doctrine plain
As Luther taught the Word of truth
In simple style to tender youth

Lutheran Service Book #865, © CPH 2006

Our Board of Directors

  • Pastor Mark B. Stirdivant (Chairman)
    • Pastor Mark B. Stirdivant (Chairman) is Pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Yucaipa, (Southern) California. He has been with CLCC since 2014. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at Concordia University/ Christ College Irvine and Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He formerly served as pastor for 15 years in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • A.C. Schwark (also Director of Education)
    • A.C. Schwark (also Director of Education) is a retired financial manager having served as Senior Vice President and CFO at Bank One, Cincinnati; Director of Business Planning and Analysis at AT&T Wireless; and CFO of a privately held import company. In addition, he has taught finance and economics on an adjunct basis for the past 20 years. He received a BA in mathematics and economics at Valparaiso University, his MBA in finance at Washington University in St. Louis, and is a graduate of Rutgers’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He currently is a Regent at Concordia University, Portland, and serves on the Board of Education at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Snohomish, WA. He previously served on the Board of Elders, taught the Young Adults Bible class, and was a lay delegate at the 2013 LCMS convention in St. Louis.
  • Rev. Rob Jarvis
    • Rev. Rob Jarvis is the pastor of Hosanna Lutheran Church in Buffalo, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Concordia University, Seward, and Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. In his 20+ years of pastoral ministry, Rev. Jarvis has served congregations in Moorhead, MN; Menomonie, WI; and Morris, MN along with the students of the University of Minnesota, Morris. Rev. Jarvis served on the working group that formed CLCC and is also a survivor of lymphoma.
  • Brad Browne
    • Brad Browne has served various congregations (two in St. Louis and his current congregation in Texas) as Financial Secretary, Treasurer, member of various other boards and committees, Sunday School teacher and currently as Elder at Faith-Plano. He has an Associate Degree in Aviation-Mid Management from Gateway Technical College in Kenosha, Wisconsin and currently is employed as an Analyst at American Airlines in Fort Worth. He, too, agrees there is a need for additional resources "to help congregations and their pastors in teaching the basic doctrines of the Christian faith" and is happy to serve on the CLCC Board.
  • Robert Moeller, Jr.
    • Rev. Robert Moeller, Jr., is the pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Trosky, MN, and serving vacancies at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jasper, MN, and Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church in Pipestone, MN. He previously served at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartford, SD. Pastor Moeller graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with a B.A. in Management/Communications. He earned his Masters of Divinity at Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne in 2001. Pastor Moeller served several committees in the SD District, including two district pastors' conferences planning committees, youth services, circuit convocation, and was committee chairman for 2009 SD District Convention. He also served for 13 years as the pastoral advisor for Lutherans For Life of South Dakota.