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Church of the Lutheran Confession


The CLC is a confessional Lutheran church body

which is dedicated to proclaiming the Good News of Christ crucified for sinners. It is represented by congregations throughout the United States and Canada, as well as throughout the continent of Africa, India, and neighboring nations.  Our teachings and practices are as narrow and broad as the Scriptures themselves, since we bow only to the authority of our Lord’s inerrant Word.  The salvation won for us through the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ is the driving force behind our efforts as a confessional Lutheran church.

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All of the CLC member churches confess that the Bible is the inspired and unerring Word of God.  They confess the creeds of the Lutheran Church without qualification, as they are found in the Book of Concord of 1580. Scripture itself is the source and foundation of Christian teaching and faith — The Lutheran confessions are a faithful setting forth of what Scripture teaches.  The name of our church body is a witness to what we believe; it is a continual reminder of our responsibility to be truly Lutheran, and therefore Scriptural in our teaching and in our practice.  This principle holds true among us: “If it is not Scripture; it is not Lutheran!”

Please feel free to contact the congregation nearest you for more information about the CLC! (See listing of congregations)

CLC Missions

We believe that Christ’s death on the cross paid for each and every sin of each and every person on earth. We believe that therefore whoever has trust in this promise of God receives the benefits of that act,cross of Jesus over the world namely eternal salvation. We believe that the Bible is the pure and perfect word of God given to men for the purpose of telling us this wonderful news and that whatever it says is absolute truth. With joy and thankfulness we promote and spread this same message to every corner of the globe, in order that all men might hear, believe, and receive salvation.

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“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,  24 being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus,” (Romans 3:23-24)

Christian Education

We believe that the Lutheran school is a proper response to God’s concern for the Christian education of children. God leaves no doubt about His expectations in Christian education. Both in commands and in promises He expresses His earnest concern for the Christian upbringing of children.

Many of our congregations provide a Christian elementary education for their students. Teachers and volunteers are committed to providing a quality education, integrating our Christian beliefs into all aspects of their education.

We are blessed to see these students continue on to high school, college, and careers living the faith they have been taught — and becoming productive citizens of their congregations and communities. (more…)

Immanuel Lutheran High School, College & Seminary, Eau Claire, WI