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Online Library

Magazines and Services

The CLC Bookhouse — Order books and other products online.

The Lutheran Spokesman –The CLC’s monthly family magazine. (archive)

The Journal of Theology — A quarterly theological magazine.

God’s Hand in Our Lives — The CLC Sunday School Series.

Learn From Me — An adult instruction class.

Online Sermons & Hymns

CLC “Intranet” — CLC Member Sponsored Events, Links, Documents and Publications.

CLC Worship Committee – The standing worship committee of the Church of the Lutheran Confession (CLC) was established in 2010. The Committee is currently using this site to distribute information and material.

Historical Documents

Introduction to the CLC — A short and concise introduction to our Church Body.

A History of the CLC — also shows the differences between the CLC and other Lutherans.

WELS and CLC – Yes, there is still a Difference! Explains why the CLC and the Wisconsin Synod are not in fellowship.

Video Interview with Pastor L.W. Schierenbeck.

CLC Constitution

Doctrinal Platform

CLC Statement of Faith and Purpose — A small pamphlet that briefly and simply explains some of our doctrinal positions.

The Brief Statement of 1932 — A short summary of our beliefs, originally created and adopted by the LCMS in 1932, and still adhered to by the CLC.

Concerning Church Fellowship (CCF) — Our statement on the important Scriptural principle of Church Fellowship.

Concerning Church and Fellowship - Popular Version – A more recent document discussing the question of church fellowship.

CCF - A Short Summary – A shorter version of Concerning Church Fellowship

Concerning Church and Ministry (CCM) — Our statement on the Relation of Synod and Local Congregation to the Holy Christian Church.

Same-sex Marriage PolicyPDF — Our statement in response to the June 26, 2015, Supreme Court declaration that the United States Constitution requires states to license and recognize marriages between two people of the same sex.

CLC Theses And Antitheses On The Role Of Admonition In The Termination Of Fellowship With Church BodiesPDFpamphlet PDF — Romans 16:17-18 has always been considered a sedes doctrinae among us. We affirm that this passage is a word of God which teaches clearly the separation principle. We herewith set forth that which we affirm and believe, as well as that which we reject, with regard to the role of admonition in the termination of fellowship with church bodies.

Devotional Articles

The Lord’s Prayer – A concise devotional using the Lord’s Prayer.

The Seven Words from the Cross (and an eighth Word from the empty tomb).

Means of Grace – A tract which shows from Scripture the importance of the Means of Grace.

Praise God the Holy Ghost – A tract that shows how the Holy Ghost is one of the three Persons of God. It also clarifies what great blessings the Holy Ghost bestows upon believers.

The Problem of the Isolated Believer – A booklet which is aided to instruct and comfort those who are isolated in the sense that they are a great distance away from a confessional church.

The Shepherd Kindly Calls – A tract that brings the Gospel message in very brief and simple sentences.

Daily Devotions by CLC Pastors

Thought- Provoking Materials

An Ongoing Need: Educating Our Children For The Real World — A booklet which shows the importance of Christian education.

A Closer Look For Those Who Are Concerned – A trace of the historical background behind the spread of unionism within American Lutheranism and how this led to the formation of the CLC (See also “The Leprosy of Unionism”).

The Leprosy of Unionism – A tract written in 1918 regarding the practice of unionism (updated 2014)

The Problem of the Isolated Believer – A booklet which is aided to instruct and comfort those who are isolated in the sense that they are a great distance away from a confessional church.

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