Christian Copyright Licensing International (CCLI) was established in 1988 to provide churches with simple, affordable solutions to complex copyright issues. CCLI helps churches maintain their integrity and avoid costly lawsuits, while also giving churches the freedom to worship expressively and spontaneously.

It is CCLI’s aim to provide a simple, legal and affordable solution  to copyright issues faced by the Christian community, whether they are reproducing song words, copying from authorised publications, showing films, or accessing song lyrics online.

CCLI provides resources to over 240,000 licence-holders worldwide.

CCLI licences are available in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Eire, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Luxemburg, New Zealand, The Netherlands, Norway, South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sweden, the United Kingdom and The United States of America.

Today’s licence holders not only enjoy the freedom of using copyright materials in many aspects of their church ministry but they also have access to a variety of services, resources and information which enhance their ministry.


CCLI’s Vision: To establish a strong communication network serving the Christian Community, providing resources that inform, inspire, equip and add value.

CCLI’s Mission: To encourage the spirit of worship to churches, organisations, and Christians individually, so that they may enhance their corporate worship expression spontaneously, conveniently, affordably and legally.