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Advancing Christ's Light in Prisons

Volunteer for CLI at Home

CLI volunteer Diane reviewing inmate Bible study lessons

Right now, we have an outstanding volunteer opportunity!

Due to the popularity of the CLI Leadership Bible study in the prisons, we are seeking additional volunteers to review the lessons.

Over 6,000 inmates have enrolled. About 1,000 are currently active, plus we are receiving about 50 NEW applications per week. We need your help!

Here are several options:
     1. Work on lessons at the CLI office in Raleigh
     2. Review 2-5 lessons per week at home
     3. Volunteer as a group, working together. This is ideal for a Bible study group.

CLI has the correct answers listed on our website, although many answers are personal or subjective. You will be inspired as you meet new Christians on fire for the Lord!

To volunteer, please fill out the CLI Volunteer Application and email it to Jeremy at He will schedule a time for your training.

Remember, this is a virtual opportunity. We currently have volunteers scattered all over the US. Many volunteer right in their own homes.

CLI is Seeking
A Building in the Carolinas!

Do you have a building for CLI?

With all the empty buildings right now it would seem easy but we are praying for the building to be donated. We need about 10,000 square feet for our offices and warehouse.

Flex space would be ideal for receiving pallets of books. We pray that God will bring us just the right space and the ownership deed also.

Please join us in this big prayer!

CLI Has Two Key Ministries

1. Distribute Christian Books and Bibles to US Prisons

The mission of CLI is to advance Christ's light in prisons. Since its founding in 1996, CLI has helped thousands of incarcerated men and women find new hope in the healing powers of Christ. We do this by collecting and distributing used Christian books and Bibles to over 1,000 prisons in all 50 states.

2. Disciple Inmates in US Prisons

Since we stamp every book with our address, CLI receives thousands of letters and enrollments in the CLI Leadership Bible Study. This 15 lesson study is designed to lead inmates to Christ and enrich their prayer life and Christian walk.

Our success depends on the prayers and the partnership and generosity of individual donors as well as local churches, foundations and Christian publishers. To learn more about how you or your church can help CLI to reach more prisoners for Christ, Click Here.

Confidence That You Will Be
With God in Heaven

Do you have confidence that you will be with God in heaven? Wouldn't you like to be sure? Please look over this document about assurance of your salvation. Click Here

Inmate Testimonies from June 2014

“I pray that the Lord’s will would be done in and through all of you there. Thank you so much for your love and showing it. I know that the Lord has been showing Himself strong in and through you all there and I am truly blessed. Keep the faith and seek God’s face in all that you do.” Inmate Jeremiah, USP-Leavenworth, Leavenworth, KS

“I want to thank you guys for making these studies available to me and other inmates in our prison system. For me it has taught me how to help others and at the same time help myself. Equally important, it has helped me grow spiritually. Speaking from my heart and everyone else’s God touches through me, thank you for the experience and knowledge your ministry has provided.” Inmate Ryan, Blackwater River C.F., Milton, FL

“How has this Bible helped yours truly today? I have learned a lot!!! Our Father has sent us a Savior, King Jesus! Please make me a part of your ministry.” Inmate Abdul, Enfield C.I., Enfield, CT

“I would like to sign up for the CLI Bible study. The pamphlet helped me a lot by giving me a better understanding of what Jesus did for me on the cross.” Inmate Stephen, Cumberland County Prison, Carlisle, PA




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