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Earn Generosity Driven College Credentials

Introducing CLI's Leadership Excellence School

Free Online College Classes

We offer a unique Generosity-Driven model. What this means for you is that not only are the classes that you take for your college credentials here 100% free but so are all the materials needed to complete your classes! Rather than obtaining our funding through tuition, we get our funding through optional donations made by students and Christian donors. This is how we can offer such low-cost college credentials for a large variety of ministry roles.

Our Accreditation

We are an accredited college through the International Association of Bible Schools and Seminaries (IABCS) which provides us with quality religious education accreditation. We also have received applicant status for USDE-recognized accreditation through the Association for Biblical Higher Education (ABHE).

What Ministry Credentials Are Offered?

- Awards
- Ordinations
- Certificates
- Diplomas
- Degrees

Join Over 250,000 Enrolled CLI Students

"I believe in Christian Leaders Institute for many reasons. I have attended Moody Bible College and I was surprised to find the curriculum at CLI to be just as challenging if not more so...for those who are not believers in free ministry training I challenge you to take a course or two and compare that with a regular university, and you will be surprised."
CLI Student
Horace Dobson
CLI Graduate

Already Have A Degree?

If you have a degree we have fantastic transfer options. All you need to do after enrolling in the CLI's Leadership Excellence School is send an official copy of your transcript over to our headquarters located at 17771 West Spring Lake Rd Spring Lake, Michigan 49456

After reviewal of your transcripts, our registrar will transfer over any applicable college credits over to your student account.

Contact Us



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