Since 2008, confessional Lutheran pastors from the United States have been teaching exegesis, the Lutheran confessions, pastoral theology and homiletics (preaching) to pastors and seminary students of Lutheran church bodies in Central and South America, Africa and Asia, under the direction of the Confessional Lutheran Education Foundation (CLEF).
Classes are taught at seminaries, Lutheran churches and conference locations for one to three weeks – all at the invitation of the respective church body officials. The classes help participants upgrade their Biblical knowledge, gain a deeper understanding of the confessions and assist them in the office of the holy ministry.
Pastors from the United States raise the funds needed for their expenses, however, the CLEF makes all the arrangements. Several pastors have returned a second and third time.
- Rev. Dr. Paul Anderson, Pastor of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Lutheran Church Lanka, Sri Lanka
- Rev. Edward “Ted” Andrada, Pastor, St. James Lutheran, Shawano, Wisconsin: The Evangelical Lutheran Church Ghana
- Rev. James Anthony, Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church; Deer River and Centennial Lutheran Church, Squaw Lake, Minnesota: Lutheran Church Philippines
- Rev. Dean Bell, serving St. John and Zion Lutheran Churches, Ada, Minnesota: Lutheran Church Philippines
- Rev. Dr. Daniel Brege, Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Decatur, Indiana: Lutheran Church Philippines, Lutheran Church Lanka, Sri Lanka
- Rev. William “Bill” Brege, Pastor, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Ossian, Indiana. Evangelical Lutheran Church Ghana
- Rev. Dr. Karl Fabruzius, Pastor of Our Father Evangelical Lutheran Church, Greenfield, Wisconsin: Evangelical Lutheran Church Ghana
- Rev. Gerold Goetz, Retired Pastor, Long Prairie, Minnesota: Evangelical Lutheran Church Ghana
- Rev. Klemet Preus, Pastor of Glory of Christ Lutheran Church, Plymouth, Minnesota: Lutheran Church Philippines
- Rev. Eric Stefanski, Pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Harrison, Arkansas: Lutheran Church Lanka, Sri Lanka
- Rev. Paul Strawn, Pastor, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Spring Lake Park, Minnesota: Lutheran Church of Nigeria; Evangelical Lutheran Church Ghana
- Rev. John Fehrmann, Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, President and Chairman of CLEF, has taught and lectured in over twenty countries to Lutheran Pastors, Seminary Students and Lay Leaders.