The Mission of CLC-USA is to enable and foster the widespread sharing and authentic living of CLC's vision within the Church and culture of the United States. Local communities share this responsibility for sharing and living our CLC vision. We seek to provide interested and affiliated communities with resources that flow out of our vision. These aim to help with the formation of community members in responding to God's call to serve individual persons and society.
The Vision of the National Christian Life Community (NCLC) of the United States of America is the shared vision of the entire World Christian Life Community, as articulated in our General Principles.
We are a worldwide movement of Christians "who want to follow Jesus Christ more closely and work with Him" to build God's reign. We seek to bear witness "to those human and Gospel values ... which affect the dignity of the person, the welfare of the family and the integrity of creation ... especially aware of the pressing need to work for justice through a preferential option for the poor and a simple life style." (GP-4)
As a "particular vocation with the church" and "to prepare ourselves more effectively for apostolic witness and service in our daily environment, we assemble in community those who feel a more urgent need to unite their human life in all its dimensions with the fullness of their Christian faith" (GP-4).
"We hold the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius as the specific source and the characteristic instrument of our spirituality ... which opens and disposes us to whatever God wishes in each concrete situation of our daily life."
In short, we envision ourselves as missioned, discerning communities. "The field of CLC mission knows no limits; it extends both to the church and the world, in order to bring the Gospel of salvation to all people .. by opening hearts to conversion and struggling to change oppressive structures."