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About Christian Leaders Institute

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Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) is a ministry of Christian Leaders, which is a 501 (c) three non-profit ministry.  Christian Leaders Institute trains thousands of Christian Leaders in over 140 countries. Thousands of students are signing up to enroll in the Christian Leaders Getting Started Class to find out if advanced ministry training is right for them.

Christian Leaders Institute seeks called leaders who sense the call into ministry no matter what their financial situation looks like. Christian Leaders Institute offers high-quality ministry training.  Leaders get training right where they live in connection with a local sponsor/mentor of their choosing.

We make this training available free of charge for any called Christian leader.  Every self-enrolled student who agrees to our faith statement and who completes the Getting Started : Christian Basics class gets an opportunity to have advanced training.

Christian Leaders Institute offers over 26 advanced ministry training classes. Most of the classes include the study materials in the electronic syllabus so that students will not need to buy books.

We ask students to make donations of any amount as they study at Christian Leaders Institute. This student donation helps students to realize the value of each course offered, and it supports the dreams of others in their ministry training journeys.

We will NEVER ask you for your credit card number or any other form of payment to take classes through Christian Leaders Institute. We strive to provide FREE ministry training to any and all called leaders.

*Note: The Degree Program DOES require administrative fees (this is a separate program CLI offers)*


History of

Christian Leaders Institute

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 In 1998, Rev. Henry Reyenga had a compelling dream that told him he would raise up thousands of Christian Leaders across the world. This stuck with him until the year 2001, when a Bible League meeting had him traveling through New York on September 11th.

When Henry saw the desperate need of Pastors, Ministers and Reverends among the freightened people of New York, he knew it was time to retire from the Bible League, and fulfill his calling to start Christian Leaders Institute.


Christian Leaders was founded in 2002 by Rev. Henry Reyenga Jr. under the encouragement of Rich DeVos Sr. and Ron Parr, who agreed to be part of the founding board of directors. The founding mission of Christian Leaders was to raise up reproducible Christian Leaders to spread Christianity everywhere.  Henry and his wife Pam committed themselves to this calling and work.


Shortly after starting Christian Leaders, Henry studied the use of the Internet as a tool for reproducing Christian leaders. Finally, his study of cutting-edge Internet technologies brought him to start offering Internet classes in 2006 and Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) was born.


In 2008, Dr. David Feddes became the first provost. Dr. Feddes was the radio minister of the Back to God ministry. Dr. Feddes and his wife Wendy are called to bring high-quality ministry training everywhere.


Christian Leaders Institute brought advanced training to called leaders in the United States and Canada. Starting in 2010, CLI spread to the entire English-speaking world. Christian Leaders has started partnering with Mentor Centers. Mentor Centers are local groups which encourage and support each other in their ministry training. In effect, these mentor centers function in many parts of the world as micro-seminaries.


In 2014, Christian Leaders NP, has begun an ordination program where graduates of the Christian Leaders Diploma are ordained locally and recognized in the public, online Christian Leaders Directory. Also, the translation of the Christian Basics course into Spanish and French began; along with increased staff and budget.


January 1st, 2015 brought an entirely new face to CLI with the launch of the Degree Program, in which students can earn their Associate and/or Bachelor of Divinity. With nearly 300 enrolled students, and one Associate of Divinity graduate in the first five months, the Degree Program is CLI’s most successful program to date.

2015 brings many new opportunities to CLI. More languages, classes, graduates, faculty, engaged countries and programs are underway. With the many new connections and means of accreditation CLI has acquired, the goal of “100,000 Christian Leaders by 2020” is more obtainable than ever, and we are excited to include you in this world-changing ministry.