Confessional Lutheran Education Foundation

A nonprofit organization

14 donors

Providing Confessional Lutheran materials and instruction world-wide "for the sake of the Gospel".

The Confessional Lutheran Education Foundation (CLEF) was officially established on March 18th, 1993 with the purpose of building an endowment fund to provide scholarships to Lutherans enrolled in accredited advanced academic degree programs. The CLEF has since expanded her program offerings while remaining focused on her founding principles.

While the costs of higher education continue to increase dramatically, CLEF also recognizes that the need for a Scriptural and Confessional Lutheran education at all levels is a world-wide need. The financial burden experienced by Confessional Lutheran students studying for the Office of the Ministry and seeking advanced theological and related degrees, is often overwhelming. The mounting cost of graduate school programs necessitates that the people of God actively help defray these costs through their gifts to the CLEF.

Additionally, countless millions in less blessed countries around the world face the same problems in funding Confessional Lutheran education programs ranging from seminaries in Africa to orphanages in South Asia to medical and dental schools in developing countries.

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Confessional Lutheran Education Foundation

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PO BOX 43844
MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55443-0844


(612) 940-1927

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