Christian Life Center partners with several international, national, and local Christian organizations that are expanding the kingdom of God, equipping believers, and serving the underserved.


International & National Missions

Christ Followers for Change

Back in 2006, at the Willow Creek Leadership Summit, several Kalamazoo area pastors were moved by the overwhelming need associated with global poverty and AIDS.  They heard the words  that stirred in their spirit that the church is being called to action in the greatest pandemic in human history.

From here, a group of these pastors started to meet regularly to discern how they could have an exponential impact both locally and globally in response to these issues.

Out of this group....CFC formed. Click here for More Info!

Christian Men’s Network

For over 30 years the Christian Men’s Network has been a highly effective global movement of pastors and leaders dedicated to training men toward their roles as servant-leaders in their families, church and culture.

The foundational truth of this international movement is that “Manhood and Christlikeness are Synonymous”.

“Manhood and Christlikeness are Synonymous”

Based on the direction of the Apostle Paul when he taught his young charge in 2 Timothy 2:2 to

“Commit these truths to faithful men, who will teach others also.”  The CMN ministry has trained over 86,000 leaders in 138 nations, and the multiplication of that thrust continues strong today.

Founded by Dr. Edwin Louis Cole when he wrote “Maximized Manhood”, the most widely read book for men in the world – this movement continues today under the leadership of Paul Cole, Bishop Dale C. Bronner in Atlanta, Dr. Robert Barriger in Peru, Eddy Leo in Indonesia and other key men around the world…from Uganda to Ukraine, from Manila to Miami. Read more click here!

French Speaking Countries Outreach

Rev. Jean-Paul Engler has been ministering internationally for over 20 years. He is the founder and President of French Speaking Countries Outreach and founder of TRANSFORMATION Bible Training Centers. He is an ordained minister of Mark Barclay Ministries and is the S.M.T.I. Representative for French-speaking countries. He also holds credentials with World Ministries Fellowship.

Rev. Engler travels extensively teaching, encouraging and edifying the Church internationally. French-speaking countries have been his primary target for many years, but he also ministers in many other countries around the world including Islamic nations and China as the Lord leads.
Jean-Paul and Josette Engler were born and raised in France and came to the U.S. in 1970, where they met the Lord just shortly thereafter. They received the call to full-time ministry in 1984, but it wasn't until 1989 that they were ordained by Dr. Mark T. Barclay. They graduated from SMTI Bible Institute in 1988 and were sent out by Mark Barclay Ministries and Living Word International Church in 1989. Read more Here!

Reconciliation Ministries International

Reconciliation! Ministries International, Inc., exists to reconcile all people to God and one another according to the words of the Apostle Paul.

All this from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to HImself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ's ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on behalf: Be reconciled to God. (2 Corinthians 5:18-2- NIV)

As ambassadors of Christ, Reconciliation! seeks to build bridges and to heal the divisions between people, genders, races, denominations, and nations through preaching, teaching, church planting, missions, publications, and conferences.

Local Missions

New Genesis Education Center

Seeking to reach families, children and reshape our community, New Genesis Inc., founded by Pastor Joel Brooks Jr, takes the approach that in order to affect the community, you first must affect neighborhoods and before you can affect neighborhoods, you need to reach the individual family units.

To facilitate and implement this vision which is shared by staff, volunteers and the Executive Director Ervin Armstrong, Project IMPACT was created. Project IMPACT gives New Genesis Inc. the tools necessary to build people, change lives and transform communities through programs, services and partnerships. To learn how we are Impacting our community and how you can help increase the reach of Project IMPACT, please visit

Kalamazoo Deacon’s Conference

The vision of the Kalamazoo Deacons conference is to glorify God by building a caring and compassionate community. The mission of the Kalamazoo Deacons Conference is to share the love and Jesus Christ by meeting the physical and spiritual needs of people in crisis.

The Kalamazoo Deacons Conference shares Christ’s love with people in need tangibly through clothing, furniture, household items, personal care items and emergency financial assistance.

The Kalamazoo Deacons Conference (KDC) began in 1968 as a local ministry of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC). In the late 1960s, a group of church members from local Christian Reformed churches met monthly to examine the responsibility of CRC Christians in light of racial tension. An effort was made to recruit one couple or individual from each CRC church in Kalamazoo with the hope that they could be a liaison to their home church. To read more click here!

Kalamazoo Gospel Mission

"Changing lives through the power of Christ"


Our vision is to establish and maintain the highest standards of spiritual and program excellence.


Our values are to view each person as an individual creation in the image of God, to treat each person with dignity and respect and to respond to human need with compassion and Christian love.

Kalamazoo Youth for Christ

YFC reaches young people everywhere, working together with the local church and other like-minded partners to raise up lifelong followers of Jesus who lead by their godliness in lifestyle, devotion to prayer and the Word of God, passion for sharing the love of Christ and commitment to social involvement.

In Kalamazoo, we accomplish this by: REACHING out to every young person with the life-changing love of Jesus, WALKING alongside them in discipleship, and SENDING them out to do the same. Read more here!