Who We Are 

Established in 1956

100% of Donations Go to The Cause

Over $12 Million Sent to Christian Causes

Christian Life Missions

Christian Life Missions (CLM) is the non-profit partner of Charisma Media, which was established in 1956 by Stephen Strang, Founder/CEO of Charisma Media. As President of CLM, Steve has made it possible to raise funds and help organizations for specific projects and causes through the outreach of Charisma Media’s resources and readers. Christian Life Missions is an organization with integrity and has remained a Charter Member of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA) and the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE), for many years.

Give with confidence knowing that 100% of your donation to Christian Life Missions goes directly to the cause which you designate.

CLM Chalkboard 2

Mission Statement

Christian Life Missions (CLM) is the non-profit partner of Charisma Media, which was founded in 1956 by the late Robert Walker. Today the ministry is continued by Stephen Strang, founder of Charisma Media and chairman of the CLM board of directors. Through the outreach of Charisma Media’s resources and readers it helps organizations raise needed funds for specific projects and causes.

CLM’s purpose and mission is to help organizations reach their goals and meet the challenges and existing needs of people throughout the world. Its vision is to impact strategic areas while helping other organizations to share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Christian Life Missions is fully funded by donations that are allocated for operational funds so we can continue helping other causes and organizations grow.

Established in 1956, Christian Life Missions has been raising money for ministries and organizations for over 60 years.

Give with confidence knowing that 100% of your donation goes directly to the designated cause.

CLM Original Photo History

Our History

The ministry began with Christian Writers’ Institute, which included correspondence courses, and an annual conference begun by Robert Walker (Editor Emeritus of Charisma). Christian Writers’ Institute was designed to train writers for Christian Life magazine, a precursor of Charisma & Christian Life.

The missionary thrust of Christian Life began in the fall of 1952 during the Korean War, when a missionary journalist stumbled into a tiny hamlet he had been attempting to locate for weeks. Rumors had reached Seoul that somewhere near the battlefront nearly an entire village had become Christianized. Determined to confirm the report, Christian Life magazine’s reporter had traversed rough mountain roads in his ramshackle jeep in search of the remote village.

The report from his visit evoked such a generous response from readers that the magazine formed a not-for-profit organization to distribute financial aid to the zealous villagers for food, clothing, and Korean language Bibles for them to use in their evangelistic activity. Today this organization, now called Christian Life Missions, continues to provide for those needs as well as other needs throughout the world.



CLM began in 1956 and has been serving the body of Christ ever since. Over the years, CLM has consistently sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to support ministries and missionaries worldwide. As members in good standing of both ECFA and NAE, CLM maintains a high level of financial integrity where every dollar donated goes directly toward the mission for which it is designated, with no administrative costs being deducted.

CLM is fully funded through donations which are periodically solicited through various means. As a 501 public charity, CLM relies upon the support of generous donors to help the needs of the many ministries and causes we support.

Faith Statement Pic


We believe the Bible to be the inspired and only infallible authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; of they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and of they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ
Faith Statement Pic


The global Board of Directors serves to define and protect the vision of Christian Life Missions. They also help guide the adoption of new policy and ensure that all corporate activities are aligned with CLM’s strategic ministry objectives. As part of the Board’s role, they review and approve items such as annual budget proposals, new country ministry opportunities, and building projects.