Who we are:

Confessional Lutherans for Christ’s Commission (CLCC) is based on our belief that:

  • The Scriptures of the Old and the New Testament are the inspired and inerrant Word of God and the only rule and norm for faith and practice; and
  • The Confessions of the Lutheran Church are a true and unadulterated exposition of the Word of God.

What we do:

Our mission is to develop and deliver educational programs and resources that will benefit Lutherans, primarily the laity, throughout the United States.

Our prayerful objective:

Our vision is to contribute to a more knowledgeable laity that translates into more active congregational life and greater member retention.

Our beginnings:

We trace our roots to discussions among Rev. Robert Jarvis, Rev. Andrew Simcak, Rev. Al Jeske, Rev. Steve Brockdorf, Rev. Thomas Queck, Deaconess Betty Mulholland, Ginny Valleau, David Lord and Gene White to develop resources to help Lutheran laity better understand the doctrines and heritage of the Lutheran Church. Gene White took the ideas and gave the organization shape and, with input from the others, named it the CLCC, the Confessional Lutherans for Christ's Commission. It was then founded in Minneapolis in 2008 and registered as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Originally it was not to be affiliated with any particular Lutheran synod, but the leaders found the bulk of the interest was coming from the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

From its start the CLCC was determined to help laity understand our Lutheran heritage and doctrines, and was willing to travel to provide on-site presentations on a variety of topics. Several years after its founding, with an endorsement from the LCMS Wyoming district, it became a Recognized Service Organization of the LCMS, which has given it a lot more opportunity for exposure. With the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the CLCC began to re-orient itself. First, it began to embrace the title "confessional" in its name in a new way. Now the presentations would intentionally focus on the Lutheran Confessions to acquaint the participants with the treasures found in them. And second, it began to emphasize even more on-site circuit presentations, but now to be done by the pastors of the circuit, with the CLCC providing the material and support for successful circuit convocations. Several books that have been written and published by the CLCC provide the structure of the presentations, and we invite you to look into these books and presentations further.

Our programs today:

We provide academically developed, Scripturally-based seminars, conferences and training materials that have reached hundreds of our brothers and sisters in Christ.

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