Get a Certificate – Change your life

I am a stay at home mom and our family budget is very limited. The free education that I am able to receive through CLI is an answer to prayer. I am now able to receive the credentials needed to progress in church ministry. ~ Melissa Capron

Awards and Certificates

Getting credentials is the quickest way to change the course of your life. Completing some courses in a focus area brings you a new level of expertise that will bring you new options for your life, volunteer work or professional vocation. Do not underestimate the difference accomplishing some classes will do for you.

Personally, you will know that if you can accomplish some classes, you are capable of reaching for higher goals. In your community, a credential changes the way others see you. From a Christian perspective, an award at CLI signifies that you identify with the mission to bring revival and renewal to our world!

Christian Leaders Institute offers an expanding range of credentials. At CLI, the courses and unofficial credentials are completely free. If you need an official credential, we do have fees to cover the additional cost and administrative work needed to verify, prepare, and send the official credential. We must have this verification process as part of our accreditation standards.

If you cannot afford an official award, certificate, or diploma, you have the option of downloading an unofficial credential from your Guidance and Credential panel This award is not verified and not always recognized.

It is best that you share with or get your credential presented to you at your local connections, including your family, your church, or your offices. This is an important role for your mentor as well.

Currently, Christian Leaders Institute offers three areas of award certificate 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.

Ministry Track

Christian Leaders Institute Scholar (1 Credit)

Are you capable of doing study at Christian Leaders Institute? The Christian Insitute Scholar class introduces you to study at Christian Leaders Institute. You will also find out if your technology skills and your tools will be sufficient for study. This is also valuable Christian content featured in this classes that will get you started at CLI. In this class, you will be encouraged to select your mentor(s)

  • Christian Leaders Institute Scholar (1 Credit)

Ministry 101 – Christian Leaders Connection (4 Credits)

Are you called into ministry? This pivotal course explores your calling, walk with God, and essential leadership questions that lay a foundation for pursuing ministry.

  • Ministry 101 (4 Credits)

Christian Basics Award (7 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.

  • Ministry 101 (4 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)

Total Credits: 7

Christian Leaders Bible Award (13 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.

  • Ministry 101 (4 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 Credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 Credits)

Total Credits: 13

Bible Study Leader Award (19 Credits)

The Bible Study Leader Certificate is awarded 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 continue to walk with God.

  • Ministry 101 (4 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 Credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 Credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)

Total Credits: 19

Christian Leaders Award (26 Credits)

The Christian Leaders Certificate is awarded 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.

  • Ministry 101 (4 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 Credits)
  • Old 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: 26

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.

Continuing Ministry Certificate (30 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.

Women’s Ministry Certificate (28 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.

  • Ministry 101 (4 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: 28

Christian Leaders Certificate (33 Credits)

The Christian Leaders Certificate is perfect for church leaders who have never received formal ministry training. For those seeking ordination, you will find this diploma as very advantageous.

  • Ministry 101 (4 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 Credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 Credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 credits)
  • Church History (4 Credits)
  • Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 Credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • Theology I (4 credits)
  • Theology II (4 credits)

Total Credits: 33

Chaplaincy Certificate (35 Credits)

Are you called to serve as a ministry chaplain? This certificate will equip you to serve as a ministry chaplain in your community.

  • Ministry 101 (4 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)
  • Ministry Care Conversations (3 Credits)
  • PeaceSmart Relationships 101 (3 Credits)
  • Introduction to Chaplaincy (3 Credits)
  • Thriving Marriages (4 Credits)

 Total Credits: 35

Certificate of Ministry (46 Credits)

The Certificate of Ministry is a study program that delves deeper into Christian thought and teaching throughout the ages. The courses in this program of study include in-depth looks at ethics and apologetics and feature the writings of such prominent figures as Dr. Francis Schaeffer and Dr. Ravi Zacharias.

  • Ministry 101 (4 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 Credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 Credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Church History (4 Credits)
  • Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 Credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Theology I (4 Credits)
  • Theology II (4 Credits)
  • Hermeneutics and Exegesis (3 Credits)
  • Preaching Methods or Sermon Construction (3 Credits)
  • Christian Apologetics (3 Credits)
  • Christian Ethics (3 Credits)

Total Credits: 46

Christian Enterprise Track

Enterprise Connection Award (7 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.

  • Ministry 101 (4 Credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 Credits)

Total Credits: 7

Basic Enterprise Award (16 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.

  • Ministry 101 (4 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 (16 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.

  • Ministry 101 (4 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 Credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 Credits)

Total Credits: 16

Workplace Ministry Certificate (31 Credits)

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

  • Ministry 101 (4 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)
  • PeaceSmart Relationships 101 (3 Credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 Credits)
  • Ministry Mathematics (3 Credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 Credits)

Total Credits: 31

Enterprise Business Certificate (32 Credits)

This certificate comes from a Christian and ministry perspective and will help you do better in your ministry and enterprise skills. These classes are similar to the types of classes you get in a business program.

  • Ministry 101 (4 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  • PeaceSmart Relationships 101 (3 Credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 Credits)
  • Ministry Mathematics (3 Credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 Credits)
  • Online Enterprise Marketing (3 Credits)
  • Enterprise Marketing (4 Credits)
  • Economics 101 (3 Credits)

Total Credits: 32

Workplace Ministry Certificate (45 Credits)

The Workplace Ministry certificate is for those who want to integrate ministry and their work. This advanced study certificate will equip you in areas of enterprise and ministry.

  • Ministry 101 (4 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)
  • Church History (4 Credits)
  • Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 Credits)
  • PeaceSmart Relationships 101 (3 Credits)
  • Church Planting – (Marketing) (4 Credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 Credits)
  • Ministry Mathematics or Algebra (3 Credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 Credits)
  • Economics 101 (3 Credits)

Total Credits: 45

Enterprise Business Certificate (46 Credits)

This Enterprise Business certificate is a great program for someone who wants a business study from a Christian perspective.

  • Ministry 101 (4 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 Credits)
  • PeaceSmart Relationships 101 (3 Credits)
  • College Algebra (3 Credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 Credits)
  • Ministry Mathematics or Algebra (3 Credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 Credits)
  • Online Enterprise Marketing (3 Credits)
  • Enterprise Marketing (4 Credits)
  • Enterprise Finance Part One (4 Credits)
  • Business Management for Every Enterprise (4 Credits)
  • Economics 101 (3 Credits)

Total Credits: 46

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