About CLR

Our national office educates others on the perspective of God’s Word as it relates to life and family issues.

Our Mission:

Use Life & Family Issues As Bridges To Convey The Love of God & To Share The Message Of Salvation Through Christ.

This organization educates people on what God’s Word has to say about the value and sanctity of human life. The intent is to mobilize Christians to make God-pleasing decisions about life and family issues. We focus attention on many issues such as: abortion, infertility, birth control, post-abortion syndrome, assisted suicide, and euthanasia.

Our Purpose:

The national office provides counsel to clergy, teachers, and lay people on a wide range of life- and family-related topics. It is a resource center of materials and services on these issues. Most importantly, the national office educates others on the perspective of God’s Word as it relates to these issues. Through its official publication, Clearly Caring, email services, presentations, and articles, the national office seeks to answer the question, “What would God have me to do?” based on the direction found in God’s Word.

Our Beginning:

When the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion nationally on January 22, 1973, members of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Libertyville, Illinois, saw the need to do something. Working with their pastor and with members from area Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) congregations, they opened the first WELS Lutherans for Life pregnancy counseling center. As time passed, more and more independent centers sprouted up around the country until 1983 when they united to form the national organization that existed as WELS Lutherans for Life. In 1999, the name was changed to Christian Life Resources, Incorporated.

Our Affiliation With the WELS:

Christian Life Resources subjects itself to the doctrine and practice of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, but it is not supervised or funded by the WELS budget or its administrators.

Our Growth:

Today, our organization consists of pregnancy care centers across the United States. These centers are visited by approximately 11,000 clients each year. Our network of pregnancy care affiliates offer a warm heart, listening ear, and helping hand along with a wealth of information to guide those involved in an unexpected life choice.

Christian Life Resources founded and supports New Beginnings – A Home for Mothers, located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This program began in 1993 in response to the needs of single mothers and their newborns by providing residence and assistance in spiritual, academic, and vocational concerns.

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