Ministry Training at Christian Leaders Institute for the third semester 2013 includes many classes for those accepted into our program. This ministry training begins with taking the Getting Started Class. This class lays a great foundation for your ministry training online. After you complete this class, you are invited to pursue your program of study in your ministry training.
Getting Started Class: Reproducible Walk With God and Christian Basics CLI Professors (7 credits)
This ministry training course gets you started. This course is the core orientation to Christian Leaders Institute (CLI), where you meet some of the leaders of CLI and get your computer ready for study. You will also learn about discipleship, evangelism and basic biblical doctrine. This course secures your scholarship. You will study how to get a reproducible walk with God! After you complete this class you will have full standing at Christian Leaders Institute and you will receive your first certificate, the “Christian Basics Certificate.”
Old Testament Survey Dr. David Graves and Dr. David Feddes (3 credits)
This ministry training class explores God’s Word in the Old Testament, paying particular attention to literary, historical, and theological dimensions. Your ministry will benefit from Old Testament Survey.
New Testament Survey Rev. Pedro Aviles, Dr. Jeff Weima, Dr. David Feddes
Supervisor: Dr. David Feddes (3 credits)
This ministry training course explores God’s Word in the New Testament, paying particular attention to literary, historical, and theological dimensions. Your ministry will benefit from New Testament Survey.
Church History Dr. David Feddes (4 credits)
The church is almost 2000 years old. A significant ministry training emphasis is church history. This course looks at major events and key persons in the history of the Christian church. Such study helps you to see God’s faithfulness in the past and to better understand the church’s present challenges and opportunities.
Pastoral Care and Marriage Rev. Henry Reyenga Jr., Mr. Brian DeCook, Esq. and Dr. Drew Brown (3 credits)
This ministry training course is essential for being an effective pastor. This course will cover listening skills, important relationship boundaries, conflict resolution, marriage issues including preparing couples for marriage. This important ministry training course can be taken with your spouse if you have one.
Church and Ministry Rev. Henry Reyenga Jr. (3 credits)
This ministry training course explores some key aspects of pastoring a church: praying, setting priorities, training other leaders, delegating, visiting, handling pressure, and more. It also offers guidance for dealing with important transitional events, such as baptisms, weddings, and funerals.
Hermeneutics and Exegesis Dr. David Feddes, Dr. Jeff Weima, and Dr. David Graves (3 credits)
How to interpret the Bible is an advance part of your ministry training. This course deals with key issues in how to interpret the Bible. Students learn steps for studying a passage and practice using various study tools, including computer software, to become more skilled in understanding biblical passages and preparing sermons.
Sermon Construction and Presentation Rev. Henry Reyenga ( 4 Credits)
This preaching class will strengthen your preaching as you learn basics of communication, study how to prepare and preach sermons, and watch a variety of preachers and teachers in action. You will access teaching from preachers and communicators from all over the world. You will do two messages in this course. The course is will also meet preaching core requirements.
Missions and Revivals Dr. Bruce Ballast and Dr. David Feddes (4 credits)
In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power. (Acts 19:20) This class looks at mighty things the Holy Spirit has done at various times and places, causing the church to grow in holiness, power, and numbers. By examining major mission advances and revivals, we gain insights for mission and revival in our own time and place.