Mission & Vision

What is CLC Ministries?

CLC International (formerly Christian Literature Crusade) is an evangelical, interdenominational world mission. In the United States we are registered as a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit organization. This organization was founded in England in 1941 and still today has its international headquarters in England.

The Purpose of CLC is to make evangelical Christian literature available to all nations so that people may come to faith and maturity in the Lord Jesus Christ.

CLC is an evangelical world missions organization with several unique differences. CLC plants literature works (bookstores, bookmobiles, translation work, publishing/printing) rather than churches. CLC works to serve the entire evangelical community and therefore has workers and materials that are from various denominational perspectives.

Initially, CLC will send cross-cultural missionaries to start a work in a new area. The goal is to establish a sustainable work that can be operated by a national staff in a reasonably short period of time. This means that our missionaries may work themselves out of jobs around the world as these fields mature and become self-sustaining.

Our national workers receive sacrificial salaries, but are considered full partners. Today, over 90% of the CLC fields are run by national workers and several are sending workers cross-culturally to start works in other countries.