Christian Life Resources counsels clergy, teachers, doctors, lawyers, moms, and dads 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, annual national convention, presentations, and articles, we seek to answer the question, “What would God have me to do?” based on the direction found in God’s Word.
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 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. In 1983 these centers united to form the national organization with the name, WELS Lutherans for Life.
As the issues expanded we felt the need to change our name. In 1999 we dropped the name WELS Lutherans for Life, and changed to our new name: Christian Life Resources, Incorporated. Any subsequent references to a national organization as “WELS Lutherans for Life” is not us. We are Christian Life Resources (CLR).
Christian Life Resources subjects itself to the doctrine and practice of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod. We are not, however, directly supervised or funded by the WELS budget or its administrators.
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. We opened the doors to New Beginnings in October of 1993 to help single mothers and their newborns with spiritual, academic, and vocational assistance in a residential setting. New Beginnings also networks with single mothers in the community to provide assistance where possible.