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Advancing Christ's Light in Prisons

Volunteer at CLI

CLI volunteers from Triangle Community Church

CLI has multiple volunteer opportunities. At the top of the list are group opportunities at CLI and at our warehouse in Fuquay Varina.  This is a chance to bring your youth group or Sunday school class and help stamp and pack books for the prisons. Volunteer your group by calling our office, 919-212-8122 and speaking with Jeremy.

For individuals, we have another 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. Review 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.

Text a Donation to CLI!

You can make a text donation right now! CLI is testing a new text to donater service! Simply text the amount, in this case 25, to the phone number above. You will get a return text confirming and asking for the credit card you will use.

It's quick, simple and easy! Try it!

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.

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Inmate Testimonies from July 2014

“I am moved by the Spirit of God to send all of you an encouraging Word to give a living testimony of what your Christian Leadership course has helped me to move into positions to receive from God. Your Christian Leadership course is so inspiring to me and helped me to move into a position at a Christian Men’s Home where the Lord is preparing me to become a true Christian leader in a 12-month discipleship program. Even though it was unknown to me at first, God was using you to prepare me to be used for His service in ministry. All of this has been made possible to me through your loving guidance and your love for God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.” Former Inmate Thomas, Dallas, TX (Note: Thomas began our Christian Leadership study while he was incarcerated.)

“Wisdom Hunter is by far one of the best books I’ve ever read. I’m in county jail waiting on trial for trafficking meth. Reading this book has touched my life. I remember from the book that Barnes thought God had truly forgotten him. I, too, thought that God didn’t love me and that this wouldn’t have been my life. Psalm 13 stood out to me, too. I’m learning now what it means to be a true servant. I’ve accepted the fact that my past is my past. God is my future, and I am learning to live for and love others, too. I’m truly learning that Jesus is the living God, with ears that hears me, eyes that see me, a heart that loves me, and hands that help me.”
Cheryl, Spartanburg, SC

“I just got a book from you called Written in Stone by Philip Graham Ryken. It has really helped me to obey God’s laws, and this book has changed my life.”
Inmate William, Wasco State Prison, Wasco, CA

“Thank you so much for your Good News Bible. It is really helping me grow in my faith in Jesus Christ. Not only can I see it, but my wife and her mom and dad and my mom can see it each day that goes by. I read a little booklet today titled 3:16 The Numbers of Hope by Max Lucado. It opened my eyes and my way of thinking.”
Inmate Michael, Joe F. Gurney Unit, Palestine, TX




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