Academic Options to
Fit Your Calling

Our Academic Paths

“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

Christian Leaders Institute is passionate about providing opportunities that help Christians around the globe to live out 2 Timothy 2:15. In addition, we are focused on developing individuals as a whole through our student life program, no matter what academic path they choose. 

We have created our academic options to support called Christians, whether they simply want to strengthen their faith as believers or are looking to serve as volunteers, part-time, or full-time ministry leaders. Our courses and credentials connect together to allow a student to keep working up through multiple paths if they choose.

We offer 165+ free online Christian courses covering a variety of topics, including ministry, theology, Bible studies, practical life skills, philosophy, business, general education, and more. Learn more about them at our courses page.

Awards are the initial credentials that can be earned and require a lesser number of completed courses in a particular subject. Certificates are more advanced than awards, as they necessitate the completion of a greater number of courses in a specific subject or field. Diplomas are the most advanced credentials, demanding the completion of even more courses in a particular area of study.

Christian Leaders Alliance provides lay, licensed, and ordained ministerial credentials for individuals serving as volunteer, part-time, or full-time ministers. The credentials offer characteristics, such as the free minister training courses, local recommendations to enhance credibility, an ecumenical approach allowing you to be credentialed as a minister in Christian Leaders Alliance while retaining your local church membership or local minister credentials, and access to our Global Minister Directory.

We offer associates and bachelors degrees in Divinity, Chaplaincy, and Christian Leadership. Our degree programs are designed to give you the freedom and flexibility to complete a college degree anytime, anywhere, 100% at your own pace. In the US, our entire bachelor’s degree only costs $3,125 for administrative costs due to the donation driven-model. Additionally, our degree programs have grants and full scholarship options to ensure that everyone can attain a college degree.

Options That Align With Your Interests

“We are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” – Ephesians 4:15-16

We all have each been given different spiritual gifts and unique callings to grow the body of Christ. Christian Leaders Institute has courses and credentials that can be used to equip Christians with many different callings. 

Whether you are interested in serving in ministry online, at your church, or in your community, we have courses and credentials for various types of ministry. We equip Christians to serve in youth, men’s, women’s, prayer, worship, outreach, teaching, pastoral care, homeless, marriage, family, recovery and addiction help, mentorship, Bible study, crisis care, special needs care, evangelism and more.

Many of our students have come seeking training as pastors, whether they are already serving as pastors or aspiring to become one. A minister ordination, diploma, or degree path can equip them to serve effectively in their pastoral role.

Chaplaincy is another topic that we see a huge need for our students to receive training in. We offer multiple paths for students, including an award, certificate, diploma, license, and associate or bachelor’s degree in chaplaincy.

Coaching is an area of ministry that we have seen more and more students being called to pursue. Coaching helps people achieve their goals. We provide certification and ordination for those called to be Christian coaches.

Many of our called Christians want to be equipped to serve in business endeavors. We recognize that business is another way we can be an example for Jesus and it is its own type of ministry. We offer a business award, certificate, diploma and our Christian Leadership degree allows for student to triple major in Bible, Theology and Business. 

We offer courses that cover the different chapters of the Bible and help expand the understanding of biblical themes. We also many have courses on apologetics and theology. 

We offer courses and credentials to equip someone called to start a church. Our divinity degree is also a great option for someone seeking to start a new church.

Take the next step in your calling with our academic offerings!