CHRISTIAN LEADERS INSTITUTE MISSION AWARDS

Get Mission Credentials to Launch You In Your Calling

Advance your ministry preparation and readiness recognition by completing ministry training classes in your area of calling and giftedness.

Earn Mission Credentials on the CLI digital credential panel recognized in the CLI directory.

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"I don’t know about you but when I see the awards we get for finishing something that I started it makes me want to do more. Plus by studying at CLI it lets me know that I'm still able to grow more in my search for wisdom and knowledge of God, His purpose and my calling."
William Rodriguez
Christian Leaders Institute

What Award Will You achieve?

Christian Leaders Institute awards You can Earn!

Christian Leaders Institute Getting Started Orientation class(0 credit)

This class gives you a quick orientation to the Christian Leaders Institute. You can complete this class in less than 2 hours. You may take the Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits) next.  Christian Leaders Connection Award  (3 Credits) We recommend the Christian Leaders Connection Class next. In this class, you will be introduced to a walk with God as a Christian Leader and explore your calling to ministry. In this full 3 credit class only, you will be able to take your quizzes more than once as you get familiar with study at Christian Leaders Institute. After you take this class, you may decide to continue as a Mission credential student or a Collegiate credential student. This Connections class will also help you launch your ministry profile at Christian Leaders Institute.

Christian Basics Award (6 credits)

Do you know the basics of Christianity? This certificate award covers what we consider to be the essential elements of Christian beliefs and of living out a personal walk with God. This is a great program of study for Christians who are seeking to reaffirm the foundational tenets of Christianity, and those who are new to the faith. This course is also important in laying the foundation that other ministry programs of study will build on.
  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
Total Credits: 6

Basic Ministry Award (6 Credits)

Are you called into ministry? This pivotal course explores your calling as a leader. You will learn what it means to be a revival leader. You will explore ministry leadership and personal assessment for leadership.
  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)

Deacon Minister Award (6 Credits)

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 Credits)

Total 6 Credits

Church Greeter Award (12 Credits)

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 Credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)

Total 12 Credits

Christian Leaders Bible Award (15 credits)

How is your Bible knowledge? This award will give you a comprehensive Biblical survey! In this program of study, students will be taken through the entire canon of scripture on a deeper level than they have studied previously. This course is ideal for anybody who is seeking a deeper understanding of scripture.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)

Total Credits: 15

Basic Youth Ministry Award (15 Credits)

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 Credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Youth Ministry (3 Credits)

Total (15 Credits)

Basic Women’s Ministry Award (15 Credits)

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 Credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Women’s Ministry (3 Credits)

Basic Worship Leader Award (18 Credits)

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 Credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Worship Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Prayer (3 Credits)

Evangelist Award (18 Credits)

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 Credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Evangelism Presenting Grace (3 Credits)
  • Communications 101 (3 Credits)

Basic Marriage Care Award (19 Credits)

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 Credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Thriving Marriages (4 Credits)
  • Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 Credits)

Total 18 Credits

Bible Study Leader Award (21 credits)

The Bible Study Leader Award is granted on completion of the courses that are core to being a bible study leader in the church. It encompasses the basic knowledge of what it means to be a Christian and an in-depth study of the old and new testaments. In addition to these, students will also learn about responsibilities associated with leadership positions in the church, how to form a Bible study, how to teach the bible and create relationships that will bring others to continue to walk with God.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)

Total Credits: 21

Basic Preaching Award (25 Credits)

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 credits)
  • Basic Writing (2 Credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • Communications 101 (3 Credits)
  • Sermon Construction and Presentation (4 credits)
Total 24 Credits

 

Continuing Ministry Award (24 credits)

The Continuing Ministry Track is the most flexible ministry program of study at Christian Leaders Institute. This is ideal for pastors looking for refresher courses or other Christian leaders seeking personal enrichment.

Church Planting Minister Award (28 Credits)

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Leadership (3 Credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Communications 101 (3 Credits)
  • Sermon Construction and Presentation (4 credits)
  • Church Planting (3 Credits)
Total 27 Credits

House Church Minister Award (28 Credits)

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 credits)
  • Leadership (3 Credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • Communications 101 (3 Credits)
  • Sermon Construction and Presentation (4 credits)
  • Developing House Churches (3 Credits)
Total 27 Credits

 

Community Chaplain Award (28 Credits)

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 Credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Evangelism Presenting Grace (3 Credits)
  • Thriving Marriages (4 Credits)
  • Prayer (3 Credits)
  • Ministry Care Conversations (3 Credits)
  • Introduction to Chaplaincy/Chatplaincy (3 Credits)
Total 27 Credits

Christian Leaders Award (28 credits)

The Christian Leaders Award is granted on completion of the courses that are core to being a leader in the church. It encompasses the basic knowledge of what it means to be a Christian and an in-depth study of the old and new testaments. In addition to these, students will take a look at the recorded history of the church from the earliest records to recent years. They will also learn about responsibilities associated with leadership positions in the church.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • Church History (4 credits)
  • Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 credits)

Total Credits: 28

Women’s Ministry Award (30 credits)

Are you called to women’s ministry? This certificate gives you the core essentials for doing local ministry, plus a comprehensive women’s ministry study.
  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 credits)
  • Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 credits)
  • PeaceSmart in Ministry (3 credits)
  • Women’s Ministry (3 credits)
Total Credits: 30

Enterprise Connection Award (9 credits)

Are you looking for enterprise/business training? Completing this course of study will launch your knowledge of business from a Christian and ministry perspective.
  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 credits)
Total Credits: 9

Basic Enterprise Award (18 credits)

If you have never had formal college-level training, this Basic Enterprise program may be right for you. This is perfect for those interested in starting their own business or those who want a broader knowledge of business and ministry.
  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 credits)
  • Economics 101 (3 credits)
Total Credits: 16

Basic Workplace Award (18 credits)

Are you one who seeks to bring Christ to the workplace? This workplace certificate will help you be more effective at both your work and doing ministry at your workplace.
  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 credits)
Total Credits: 18