Saint Louis University

Christian Life Community


What is a Christian Life Community?

• "Praying with the tools of Ignatian Spirituality, Christian Life Communities are small groups that meet weekly to seek and understand God's activity in their lives."

• CLCs are based in Ignatian spirituality.

• CLCs are groups of 6-10 students or faculty and staff that meet weekly for about one hour.

• CLCs are led by a trained facilitator.

• CLCs pray with scripture, seek to understand God's work in their lives, and grow in friendship and community.

• CLCs begin with a 6 week discernment period, after which the group decides whether or not to continue together.

• CLC is a way for lay people to integrate Ignatian Spirituality into their daily lives.

• CLCs are present around the world and are a fixture at many Jesuit universities.

• There are nearly 40 active CLCs at Saint Louis University, and this number grows each year.

• There are over 250 people currently involved in CLCs at SLU with nearly 600 involved since the program began at SLU in 2005.


What is the History of Christian Life Communities?

The Three Pillars of CLC

CLC Leadership Structure

Sample CLC Outline

CLC Glossary of Terms

CLC Online Resources

CLC Registration Form