Christian Leaders Institute will help you advance with your ministry training. As you complete free ministry training classes, your study takes you beyond apprentice awards of under 20 credit hours to enter our Basic Award program. These mission credentials include study from 20-29 credit hours.

Basic Award Benefits

  • Qualifies you for many bi-vocational or vocational ministry roles.
  • Opens up more Ordained Minister Roles with the Christian Leaders Alliance.
  • Your Mission Credentials can be converted to Collegiate Credentials through completing our Collegiate Credential Class that admits you into Christian Leaders College.
  • Your Mission Credentials will be recognized by Coach Approach Ministries when our new certification partnership begins in July of 2019. Christian Leaders Ministries is launching a Life Coach Minister ordination program as well.
  • Gives you greater biblical and ministry insights for your own spiritual and ministry growth.

Christian Leaders Institute Basic Awards

Getting Christian Leaders Institute Mission credentials can change the course of your life. Completing some courses in a focus area brings you a new level of expertise. That expertise will bring you new options for your life, volunteer work or professional vocation. Do not underestimate the difference accomplishing Mission credentials can have on your ministry calling.

Currently, Christian Leaders Institute offers three areas of Basic Award study. We call these areas, Tracks. They are:

  • Ministry Track
  • Christian Enterprise Track
  • Restorative Justice Track: The Restorative Justice Track is found at our Ignite Restoration Website: Click here. The Restorative Justice program exists to give hope for former offenders and others who are doing service in this area. Click here to check out the Restorative Justice Program at Christian Leaders Institute.

Christian Leaders Institute Basic Awards

Ministry Track

Basic Continuing Ministry Award (24 credits)

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

Basic Youth Ministry Award (21 credits)

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • Leadership (3 credits)
  • Youth Ministry or Youth Discipleship Ministry & Movement (3 credits)

Total Credits: 21

Basic Worship Leader Award (21 credits)

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

Total Credits: 21

Basic Marriage Care Award (22 credits)

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • Peace Smart Relationships (3 credits)
  • Pastoral Care & Marriage (3 credits)
  • Thriving Marriages (4 credits)

Total Credits: 22

Basic Women’s Ministry Award (22 credits)

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • Thriving Marriages (4 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • Peace Smart Relationships (3 credits)
  • Leadership (3 credits)

Total Credits: 22

Bible Study Leader Award (24 credits)

  • 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)
  • Leadership (3 credits)

Total Credits: 24

Basic Evangelist Award (24 credits)

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • Leadership (3 credits)
  • Communication 101 (3 credits)
  • Apologetics (3 credits)
  • Missions & Revivals (3 credits)

Total Credits: 24

Basic Christian Leaders Award (27 credits)

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

Total Credits: 27

Basic Church Planting Ministry Award (28 credits)

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

Total Credits: 28

Basic House Church Ministry Award (28 credits)

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

Total Credits: 28

Basic Chaplaincy Award (28 credits)

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

Total Credits: 28

Christian Enterprise Track

Basic Enterprise Business Award (27 credits)

This Enterprise Business Intermediate Award comes from a Christian and ministry perspective. It will help you do better in your ministry and enterprise skills.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • PeaceSmart Relationships 101 (3 credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 credits)
  • Online Enterprise Marketing (3 credits)
  • Economics 101 (3 credits)

Total Credits: 27

Basic Workplace Ministry Award (28 credits)

This Workplace Ministry Intermediate Award will help you bring ministry to your work. You will receive a wide range of ministry and business classes in this beneficial and practical certificate.

  • 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)
  • PeaceSmart Relationships 101 (3 credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 credits)

Total Credits: 28

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