Christian Leaders Institute Advanced Awards

Christian Leaders Institute offers an expanding range of Advanced Awards

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Currently, Christian Leaders Institute offers three areas of with Advanced Awards

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 WebsiteClick here.

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Ministry Track

Advanced Ministry Award (68 credits)

The advanced Ministry Award takes students further in their ability to understand and assess the Bible, the history of the church, and the teachings and doctrine present in the church today. This is the second highest diploma available to students at Christian Leaders Institute.

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

Required: 46 credits
Electives: 20 credits
Total Credits: 68 credits 

Advanced Divinity Award  (94 credits)

The Advanced Divinity Award mirrors a seminary education. Students will study such diverse subjects as Old and New Testament studies, Hermeneutics, Sermon Construction, and Biblical Greek. There are a total of over 22 classes included in this program of study.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • Old 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)
  • Christian Apologetics (3 credits)
  • Christian Ethics (3 credits)
  • Evangelism: Presenting Grace (3 credits)
  • Theology I (4 credits)
  • Theology II (4 credits)
  • Hermeneutics and Exegesis (3 credits)
  • Preaching Methods or Sermon Construction (3 credits)

Required: 46 credits
Electives: 44 credits
Total Credits: 94 credits 

Advanced Minister of the Word Award  (124 credits)

The Advanced Divinity Award mirrors a seminary education. Students will study such diverse subjects as Old and New Testament studies, Hermeneutics, Sermon Construction, and Biblical Greek. There are a total of over 22 classes included in this program of study.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • Old 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)
  • Theology I (4 credits)
  • Theology II (4 credits)
  • Hermeneutics & Exegesis (3 credits)
  • Sermon Construction & Presentation (4 credits)
  • Christian Apologetics (3 credits)
  • Christian Ethics (3 credits)
  • Biblical Interpretation I (4 credits)
  • Biblical Interpretation II (4 credits)
  • Early Church History (3 credits)
  • Evangelism: Presenting Grace (3 credits)
  • Missions and Revivals (4 credits)
  • Leadership (3 credits)
  • Prayer (3 credits)
  • World History (3 credits)
  • Basic Writing (2 credits)
  • Economics 101 (3 credits)
  • Enterprise Marketing (4 credits) or Church Planting – (Marketing) (4 credits)
  • English Composition (4 credits) or Advanced English Writing and Comprehension (4 credits)
  • Communications 101 (3 credits) or U.S./National History (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Literature, History and Theology (3 credits)
  • Ministry Mathematics or College Algebra (3 credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 credits)
  • Philosophy 101 (3 credits)
  • Astronomy or Introduction to Biology (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Sociology (3 credits) or Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

Required: 109 credits
Electives: 15 credits
Total Credits: 124 credits 

Advanced Chaplaincy Award  (130 credits)

The Advanced Divinity Award mirrors a seminary education. Students will study such diverse subjects as Old and New Testament studies, Hermeneutics, Sermon Construction, and Biblical Greek. There are a total of over 22 classes included in this program of study.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • Old 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)
  • Theology I (4 credits)
  • Ministry Care Conversation (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Chaplaincy (3 credits)
  • Thriving Marriages (4 credits)
  • Christian Apologetics (3 credits)
  • Christian Ethics (3 credits)
  • Biblical Wisdom (4 credits)
  • Developing House Churches (3 credits)
  • Evangelism: Presenting Grace (3 credits)
  • Leadership (3 credits)
  • Prayer (3 credits)
  • Youth Ministry or Youth Discipleship Ministry & Movement (3 credits)
  • Christian Philosophy (3 credits)
  • World History (3 credits)
  • Basic Writing (2 credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)
  • Domestic Tranquility (3 credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 credits)
  • Peacesmart Relationships 1o1 or Restoring Relationships – Transforming Justice (3 credits)
  • English Composition (4 credits) or Advanced English Writing and Comprehension (4 credits)
  • Communications 101 (3 credits)
  • Ministry Mathematics or College Algebra (3 credits)
  • Astronomy or Introduction to Biology (3 credits)
  • Philosophy 101 (3 credits)
  • U.S./National History (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • Enterprise Marketing (4 credits)
  • Comparative Religions (3 credits)
  • The Basics of Life Coaching (3 credits)

Required: 122 credits
Electives: 8 credits
Total Credits: 130 credits 

Christian Enterprise Track

Advanced Workplace Ministry Award (65 credits)

The Workplace Ministry Advanced Award takes students further in their ability to understand both the foundation of Christianity and the economy. The Advanced Workplace Ministry Award courses cover the Bible, the history of the church, the teachings and doctrine present in the church today, and the tools necessary to be successful in the economy.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 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)
  • PeaceSmart Relationships 101 (3 credits)
  • Christian Apologetics (3 credits)
  • Christian Ethics (3 credits)
  • Evangelism: Presenting Grace (3 credits)
  • Prayer (3 credits)
  • Church Planting – (Marketing) (4 credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 credits)
  • Ministry Mathematics (3 credits)
  • Communications 101 (3 credits)
  • Chrisitan Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 credits)
  • Christian Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • Economics 101 (3 credits)

Total Credits: 65 credits 

Advanced Enterprise Business Award (66 credits)

The Enterprise Business Advanced Award focuses more on the skills and foundations needed in the business field but also covers the understanding of the Bible and the teachings of the church. This Advanced Award will equip a student with the tools needed to understand individuals, businesses, and industries in the economy.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • PeaceSmart Relationships 101 (3 credits)
  • Christian Ethics (3 credits)
  • College Algebra (3 credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 credits)
  • Ministry Mathematics (3 credits)
  • Communications 101 (3 credits)
  • Chrisitan Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 credits)
  • Online Enterprise Marketing (3 credits)
  • Enterprise Marketing (4 credits)
  • Business Management for Every Enterprise (4 credits)
  • Business Finance for Every Enterprise (4 credits)
  • Christian Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
  • Economics 101 ( 3 credits)
  • Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Sociology (3 credits) OR Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

Total Credits: 66 credits 

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