Lutheran Leadership Development Program

The Lutheran Leadership Development Program (LLDP) is a two-year certificate program which aims to provide Lutheran church bodies around the world an opportunity to develop leaders who are competent in both solid confessional Lutheran theology as well as practical skills in leadership and resource management, such as organizational dynamics, task management, budgeting, strategic planning, and accountability.

The program is suitable for those who desire to grow in theological, pastoral, liturgical, missiological, apologetic, and practical leadership in the context of an increasingly hostile environment for the churches of the Lutheran Confessions.

The LLDP is a certificate project of the International Lutheran Council working in cooperation with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), Concordia Publishing House (CPH), and Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana (CTSFW). While the LLDP is a program of the ILC, the program itself is administered by CTSFW, while Concordia Publishing House—as the leading publishing house of world Lutheranism—provides publishing and resource support.

The initial cost of the Lutheran Leadership Development has been covered through a grant from Concordia Publishing House. The home church bodies of participants in the LLDP will also be included as contributors to the program.

Rev. Dr. Naomichi Masaki (CTSFW) is program director of LLDP.


You can support the Lutheran Leadership Development Program and its work in preparing confessional Lutheran leaders for churches around the world through online giving. Simply designate your donation for “The Lutheran Leadership Development Program.” You can make a one-time gift or set-up recurrent giving.

You can also make donations by mail to the following address:

International Lutheran Council
PO Box 10149
Fort Wayne, Indiana  46850
United States of America

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