Christian Leaders Institute is 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to launch leaders worldwide with deep biblical knowledge, vibrant godliness, strong and empowered ministry skills, and a passion for making disciples, expanding God’s church, and sparking a revival.
Read our missional goals here.
Christian Leaders Institute history began on September 11, 2001, after Henry experienced the September 11, 2001, tragedy in person. Shortly after that, Rev. Henry Reyenga Jr. started Christian Leaders NFP 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, NFP, (DBA Christian Leaders Institute) was to raise up reproducible Christian leaders to spread Christianity everywhere. Henry and his wife Pam committed themselves to this calling and work.
For the extended history read more here.
Approximately 45 million Americans are currently in college debt. Tuition is skyrocketing making higher education less and less accessible. Despite this, more than 60% of jobs in the US require a college degree.
Balancing work and family life with education can be difficult for many Christians on top of the cost of traditional higher education. In addition, access to education can be an issue especially globally.
Our solution is simply following the model of Jesus’ ministry. Jesus spent the core of his ministry educating his disciples. He taught them to become multipliers of the Gospel throughout the world. This model of education is just as important today, but is often neglected, especially at the college-level. Christian Leaders Institute believes that those who are called to be gospel-multipliers should be highly educated, but with a barrier-free education.
Donation Supported Education
CLI operates on the principle of generosity and the spirit of “giving it forward”. We are tithe and offering funded, relying on the kindness of students and Christians worldwide who donate to make this opportunity universally available.
It’s a beautiful, self-perpetuating cycle: Those who benefit from our offerings feel moved to contribute so that others may share in the experience. Their donations then enable us to continue offering our range of over 150 free Biblical courses, to inspire personal soul growth, ministry training, and ultimately, the creation of Christian leaders around the globe. In fact, over 50% of Christian Leaders budget is funded by students and alumni.
Through their contributions, donors are investing in more than a program—they are investing in lives, in futures, and in the propagation of the Word of God.
Breaking Down Barriers to Education
Christian Leaders offers over 165 college level courses and mini-courses that are 100% free and online.
Furthermore, students can study at their own pace our correspondent style courses on any device that has access to the internet.
Christian Leaders also provides affordable programs for awards, certificates, diplomas, degrees, and an ordination path.
- A bachelor degree program costs ONLY $3,125 with Christian Leaders
- Official ordinations can be for as low as $125
- Diplomas cost $100
- Certificates cost $75
- Awards cost $50
- Also, students in lower economic countries receive adjusted prices for any of our credentials through grants and full ride scholarships.
A sample of 700 of our students were surveyed to see what had been their barrier to education that Christian Leaders solved for them:
Christian Leaders has equipped grassroots local leaders in over 200 countries across the global.