The Lutheran Center for Theological Studies (Centre Luthérien d’Études Théologiques) in Dapaong, Togo serves as a regional seminary for the French-speaking countries of West and Central Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Republic of Congo and Togo.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has supported work in Togo since 1980. The Lutheran Church of Togo is a partner church of the LCMS. The LCMS currently supports the Lutheran Center for Theological Studies (CLET) located in Dapaong. The CLET trains pastoral candidates from the French-speaking countries of Togo, Ivory Coast, Guinea, Benin, Burkina Faso, Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The LCMS is also supporting the development of a Lutheran Day School in Dapaong.