The Word Within.

Advancing Christ's Light in Prisons

 CLI Advance the Light
Dinner in Charlotte

The CLI Charlotte Advance the Light dinner will be our 3rd annual dinner in Charlotte and promises to be an exciting evening! Our speaker will share how prison affects an inmate's life and how he was discipled by the CLI Bible study.

The CLI Advance the Light dinner Charlotte will be held at the Byrons South End ballroom on Tuesday, October 28th at 6:30 PM.

To attend, please call CLI at 919-212-8122 or email Jeremy at We are also looking for volunteers to sponsor tables and invite their friends.

CLI Has Volunteer Opportunities

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.

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 September 2014

“I would like to thank you for providing these study aids to help in our walk in Christ and coming to know him better. May God continue to bless your ministry with staff, volunteers, and family members. Those who take the time to grade and answer our studies are very appreciated as they continue to do God’s work.” Inmate Joe, Lynaugh Unit, Fort Stockton, TX

“Thank you for the love you have been showing me. I love your Bible studies. Thank you for your prayers to God for me. I will be praying for you, too.” Inmate Ira, Wakulla C.I., FL




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