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Christian Leaders Institute Advanced Awards

Christian Leaders Institute offers an expanding range of Advanced Awards

At CLI, the courses and digital award (formerly, mission) credentials are completely free. If  you want or need your official award credential, earn it and order it from the online store. 

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.

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

Ministry Advanced 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 – MIN 100 (3 Credits)
  • Ministry Foundations – MIN 101 (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics – THE 101 (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey – BIB 112 (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey – BIB 111 (3 credits)
  • Church and Ministry – MIN 220 (3 credits)
  • History of Christianity – HIS 240 (4 credits)
  • Pastoral Care – MIN 210 (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry – MIN 151  (3 credits)
  • Theology I – THE 210 (4 credits)
  • Theology II – THE 310 (4 credits)
  • Hermeneutics and Exegesis – BIB 420 (3 credits)
  • Preaching Methods or Sermon Construction – MIN 480 (3 credits)
  • Christian Apologetics – THE 320 (3 credits)
  • Christian Ethics – PHI 230 (3 credits)

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

Divinity Advanced 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 – MIN 100 (3 Credits)
  • Ministry Foundations – MIN 101 (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics – THE 101 (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey – BIB 112 (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey – BIB 111 (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry – MIN 151 (3 credits)
  • Church and Ministry – MIN 220 (3 credits)
  • History of Christianity – HIS 240 (4 credits)
  • Pastoral Care – MIN 210 (3 credits)
  • PeaceSmart Relationships – MIN 240 (3 credits)
  • Christian Apologetics – THE 320 (3 credits)
  • Christian Ethics – PHI 230 (3 credits)
  • Evangelism: Presenting Grace – MIN 310 (3 credits)
  • Theology I – THE 210 (4 credits)
  • Theology II – THE 310 (4 credits)
  • Hermeneutics and Exegesis – BIB 420 (3 credits)
  • Preaching Methods or Sermon Construction – MIN 480 (3 credits)

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

Minister of the Word Advanced Award  (124 credits)

The Advanced Minister of the Word Award also 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 – MIN 100 (3 Credits)
  • Ministry Foundations – MIN 101 (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics – THE 101 (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey – BIB 112 (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey – BIB 111 (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry – MIN 151 (3 credits)
  • Church and Ministry – MIN 220 (3 credits)
  • History of Christianity – HIS 240 (4 credits)
  • Pastoral Care – MIN 210 (3 credits)
  • Theology I – THE 210 (4 credits)
  • Theology II – THE 310 (4 credits)
  • Hermeneutics & Exegesis – BIB 420 (3 credits)
  • Sermon Construction & Presentation – MIN 380 (4 credits)
  • Christian Apologetics – THE 320 (3 credits)
  • Christian Ethics – PHI 230 (3 credits)
  • Biblical Interpretation I – BIB 311 (4 credits)
  • Biblical Interpretation II – BIB 312 (4 credits)
  • Early Church History – THE 390 (3 credits)
  • Evangelism: Presenting Grace – MIN 310 (3 credits)
  • Missions and Revivals – THE 395 (4 credits)
  • Leadership – MIN 320 (3 credits)
  • Prayer – THE 350 (3 credits)
  • World History – HIS 220 (3 credits)
  • Basic Writing – ENG 101 (2 credits)
  • Introduction to Economics – ECN 201 (3 credits)
  • Enterprise Marketing – BUS 330 (4 credits) or Church Planting – MIN 313 (4 credits)
  • College Writing – ENG 121 (4 credits) or Advanced English Writing and Comprehension (4 credits)
  • Introduction to Communication – COM 101 (3 credits) or U.S./National History – HIS 110 (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Literature, History and Theology – BIB 330 (3 credits)
  • Finite Mathematics – MAT 151 or College Algebra – MAT 201 (3 credits)
  • Management by the Book – BUS 321 (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Philosophy – PHI 211 (3 credits)
  • Astronomy – SCI 201 or Introduction to Biology – SCI 210 (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Sociology – SOC 201 (3 credits) or Introduction to Psychology – PSY 121 (3 credits)

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

Chaplaincy Advanced Award  (130 credits)

The Advanced Chaplaincy 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

Workplace Ministry Advanced Award (65 credits)

The Advanced Workplace Ministry 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 

Enterprise Business Advanced Award (66 credits)

The Advanced Enterprise Business 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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