christian life programs
a dba of the Teaching & Sharing Centers, a Michigan non-profit (IRS approved 501c3)corporation
 
Mission Statement:

To help Christians live what they say they believe.

 

     
 

The christian life programs branch is yet to fully come into its own, even though it permeates almost everything that we do. By the very nature of its mission statement, it is an outreach, take it to the streets, kind of teaching and sharing center. It operates out of the Sharing in Christ building at 417 South Bridge Street in Grand Ledge. It also has an outdoor meeting area available on the grounds behind the building. If you feel called to such an outreach, you should contact someone on the board to discuss possibilities. The In His Steps program, developed in the william's works branch, is waiting only for an adequate number of volunteers to become an outreach of the christian life programs branch. You may click on the icon on this page below the general menu for details about the In His Steps program. 

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The corporation's name might just as easily have been "christian life programs." Indeed, clp is simply a DBA (doing business as), or assumed name of the Teaching & Sharing Centers, filed with the State of Michigan, and could truly be used interchangeably in many circumstances. While the name clearly indicates our religious perspective, we are non-denominational and do not teach a particular dogma or doctrine.  We are not a theological institute.  We are simply servants of the Kingdom trying to help each other follow the ways Christ asks us to live. 

What Would Jesus Have Me Do?

Guidance for the Individual, Groups, and Cultures

The T&SC organization is based on the examples set by and the teachings of Jesus, but without all of the dogmas and doctrines of the various denominations in Christianity. We are willing to work with any, and all, who deem themselves Christian, or desire to know more about Jesus. Our suggestion is to start by reading about the life of Jesus in the four Gospels in the Bible, while asking the question what would Jesus have me do when facing your choices in life. Our presumption is that God will help you work out the details with any such endeavor so honestly entered into. We also are here to help as best we can. 

Internally, we use the christian life programs name to identify materials and other dynamics stemming from, or connected to, traditional mainline Christian sources. Our focus is both practical and spiritual as we try, whether one on one or in groups, to help those who are followers of Christ, and anyone else who is interested, grow closer to God in their everyday lives. While we do occasionally develop an in-house program of our own (the lending library at the Center has more Christian resources available for checkout than the much larger public library), primarily we try to keep ourselves apprised of both national and local ministries and the resources and help they offer. 

For us, Christianity is a way of life, not just a Sunday (or Saturday) religion. The Christian ethic permeates everything we do. Whatever or wherever our involvement might be, it is our endeavor to reflect a manner which would have Jesus approve of us calling ourselves His followers. 



Early photos from the a touch of william
and christian life programs library.

 

 

   

 

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Primary Pages

T&SC Home Page

christian life programs

Michigan Living History
Encounters

the poet's circle &
membership options

Corporation Pages

Communications
& Documents

What We Do

Who We Are

clp Pages

clp History

In His Steps

many general
christian life links can
 be found on the
 william's works
wsharing.org website

 

  What would Jesus have me do?

 

 

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