Get Free, High-Quality Training for Christians in Areas of Ministry or Enterprise. Complete the Free Getting Started Course and Receive Your Scholarship!

Welcome to Christian Leaders Institute

Christian Leaders Institute offers scholarships for Christian Leaders training at the higher education online Bible School level. Over 180 credit hours of instruction in areas of ministry training and enterprise training are now offered. Our inspiration is the Apostle Paul who served in ministry and provided for himself in the marketplace as a tent maker.

Simply enroll in our free getting started class.  After you finish this class, you will receive a scholarship to take all the education we offer. You do not need a high school degree, but you must complete this scholarship course.

Christian Leaders Institute is a generosity-driven institute that brings free online courses for ministry training or enterprise (business) training globally.  We seek to meet the need of 90% of the world who does not have access to quality Christian leaders training.

Christian Leaders Institute may be right for you if you are seeking free online training for:

  • Online education and credentials for paid or unpaid ministry positions
  • Online Marketplace ministry training that helps you provide for your family as a Christian leader
  • Formal ministry training for Christian leaders who need and want high-quality online Bible school training
  • Local Ecuministry Ordination, which ordains you locally as a minister and includes you in a global directory with the Christian Leaders Alliance
  • Christian growth, which opens up 180 hours of online instruction

Are you a Christian leader who is able to finish what you start? Do you have what it takes to complete college-level training?

Are you worried about college debt? Are you looking for a scholarship to take online courses in ministry or enterprise? Are you looking for a program that you can complete that fits your busy schedule?

Christian Leaders Institute gives you an opportunity for quality formal education. You can earn ministry or enterprise certificates, Online Bible Schooldiplomas, and degrees.

Currently, there are scholarship slots available. Enroll in our free Getting Started Class called Christian Leaders Connection.

Complete this free class to get your tuition* covered. Scholarship slots are still available. Enroll now and finish the getting started class within the next six months. Then you can take any class.

Enroll in over 150 credit hours of recognized instruction in Christian Ministry training subjects or Enterprise topics.

Take these training courses online anytime day or night.

Set up an account and click on our digital campus. You receive your own digital desk. Begin your ministry training right away.

Current students love the classes. CLI received a 4.7 rating out of five on our Facebook Page.

Leading Missiologist Dr. Craig Van Gelder has endorsed Christian Leaders Institute. Click Here to see his one-minute endorsement.

*Tuition includes the opportunity to study, complete and receive grades on all classes. Study materials and basic customer service are also included. Small administration donations apply for verification, certification, and sending of completed awards.

Are You Seeking Formal Bible Training?

Are you a new or experienced Christian seeking an accelerated learning path? Our online Bible school offers over 120 credit hours of high-quality classes. The training is designed to include beginners. Our Online Bible School curriculum is Biblical. See Statement of Faith. You can pick from over 32 college-grade Classes that include Bible Survey, Theology, Apologetics, Evangelism, Pastoral Care, Church and Ministry, Church History, Ethics, Missions and Revival, New Testament Greek and many others. We keep adding more!

Seeking A Debt-Free Degree, Diploma or Certificate?

Are you seeking a debt-free option for high-quality ministry training? Our goal is to offer this free online Bible school college-class atmosphere for you to get all the training you need. All the classes are free. Certified certificates and diplomas have “service” donations required. These donations supply the income needed for verification and certification that you completed the free classes. For Instance, our bachelor program brings you a four-year degree for $2,000 administration donation. This particular donation in not tax deductible in the USA. Why do we have administration donation? Click here. This bachelor degree is accepted at places like Calvin Theological Seminary, Western Theological Seminary, Vision International University and Northern Baptist Seminary.


Get Free Enterprise Training!

Do you need Christian business training? We call it Enterprise Training.

Do you need training that improves your competence and effectiveness in the marketplace? Since the Apostle Paul’s life has inspired our curriculum, Christian Leaders Institute offers enterprise training. This training includes topics you find in a business or trade school.

The DeVos Digital Enterprise Center began in 2016. Over 6 courses have already been added. More courses will be added in the coming years until a complete Bachelor of Enterprise (Business) degree is offered. Just finish the getting started scholarshiuip course and begin your enterprise training.

Efforts are also being made to develop a “trades” school at Christian Leaders Institute. These certificates and diplomas focus on character and skill development.

Rich DeVos Sr. helped co-found Christian Leaders in 2001. On September 20, 2016, the DeVos Enterprise Center was dedicated on our digital campus. Christian Leaders Institute is committed to helping Christians become leaders in global enterprise.

Seeking Minister Ordination?

Are you seeking a legitimate Online Ordination program? Christian Leaders Institute guides you through a ministry training program grounded at your local level.

Step One: You can become ordained after the first two classes (7 Credits) as an ordained deacon minister. CLI guides you to get three local endorsers that confirm your call and readiness for ministry. After you are locally ordained as a deacon minister, you are internationally registered as an ordained minister with the Christian Leaders Alliance. You can order official documents if you need or want them.

Step Two: You continue your ministry training for a specific ordained minister role that relates directly to your calling. These roles have different requirements depending on your calling to ministry. Here are some samples of ordained minister roles offered at Christian Leaders Institute: Officiant Minister – Small Group Minister (23 Credits) – House Church Pastor (29 Credits) – Women’s Minister (32 Credits) – Associate Chaplain (35 Credits) – Associate Minister (36 Credits) – Evangelist Minister (TBA) – Commissioned Minister (45 Credits) – Chaplain (120 Credits) – Minister of the Word (120 Credits)  More ordination roles to come.

As you progress through the CLI study program, your ministry training directly relates to the ordained ministry role that fits you and your calling.

CLI Ordination Directory

Pastors Seeking Formal Ministry Training?

Are you seeking formal ministry training? Are you a local ordained leader in a church needing clergy-grade training? Are you seeking training with certified certificates, diplomas or degrees that do not put you into financial debt? CLI offers formal training that will deliver certificates or diplomas. We offer a Bachelor Degree that is recognized by top-tier seminaries and if you need a Master’s Degree, our divinity degree is accepted at some major accredited seminaries.  Click here to find out more. This high-quality ministry training with free online Bible school classes will put you on that path.

English Ministry Training in China

Pastors or Denominational Leaders Seeking to Raise Up Local Leaders?

Are you a local ordained pastor looking for a way to train up local leaders for local ministry? At CLI, you can use our online Bible school classes for your local church. Maybe you have been mentoring an existing CLI student. Do you see the possibility of starting a mentor center in your local church where you can raise up teams of well-trained local leaders? Offer local Elder and Deacon training through these classes.

Are you a Bishop, Apostle, or denominational leader? Are you looking for ways to bring formalized training to the leaders you are raising up? Our programs of study may be perfect for you! Maybe you want to use these training or ordinations options to help raise up local church planters?

Home Schooling Family Seeking Online Bible School Classes?

Are you a homeschooling parent looking for Bible training for yourself or your high school age children. Many homeschooling families have received scholarships. Your teen students can start on their college degree. 


What is included in your scholarship and what is not?

After you have received your scholarship, the ministry classes are open to you. When you complete programs of study, you will receive unofficial awards.  The verified awards require an appropriate donation for that personalized service.  We will ask you to make a small donation that is appropriate for the amount of effort it takes for our ministry staff to serve your individual needs.   Click here to find out more.

What are the classes like?

These online Bible School classes provide the reading materials in electronic format in all classes.  Students can do their studies with a computer, smartphone or tablet.  All reading materials are included and viewed online on your device.

Over 28 world-class Bible school professors (with Ph.D., THD, and Masters degrees) led by Dr. David Feddes guide your education. All professors received their degrees from accredited institutions. You get the credits and transcripts without paying anything.

Is Christian Leaders Institute Accredited?

Christian Leaders Institute is a member of ACEA and is accredited by the International Association of Bible Colleges and Seminaries( IABCS).  Read here to find out the difference between national accreditation and state accreditation. Click here to read more about accreditation and CLI.

No Risk. No Money. High Quality Classes. Study At Your Own Pace.

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