Each Month Over 900 Students Support Free Ministry Training

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 Will You Join These Students And Make A Non-Student Gift?

Support Free Ministry Training! Here’s why.

Supporting the training of Christian Leaders opens up the possibility of raising up leaders who will reach thousands or millions. Your support will help ordinary leaders to become extraordinary! Maybe they will impact 50-100 people for Christ.

The early church raised up leaders who multiplied Christianity through local leaders who impacted 50-100 lives. Largely through the mobilizing of deacon ministers, both men and women, the church spread like a wildfire. These Christian Leaders were not superstars. They were trained, locally ordained and sent to minister. They ministered to every rank in every place. These tent making ministers multiplied quickly, and with them, Christianity spread quickly

Christian Leaders Institute is working that model today. We offer free ministry training to those called into ministry. They are connected to local mentors. We offer over 180 credits of free training. Each student studies free. Some may want official credentials. They will pay a small fee for that.

Christian Leader Institute Impact Table and Your Role

In 2018,  55,500 students have taken ministry training classes.  The program cost to provide free ministry training for that period of time was $1,050,000. On average, each study status student costs $20 for unlimited assess to online ministry training.

What your support brings to the spread of Christianity:

Give $20 to support the training of one Christian Leader for a year. That Christian Leader may impact 50 lives. This support pays for the classes for both the mission credential students and the standardized credential students.

  • $60 supports 3 study students for a possible impact of 150 lives
  • $100 supports 5 students for a possible impact of 250 lives
  • $200 supports 10 students for a possible impact of 500 lives
  • $500 supports 25 students for a possible impact of 1,250 lives
  • $1000 supports 50 students for a possible impact of 2,500 lives
  • $10,000 support 500 students for a possible impact of 25,000 lives

Any Donation Amount Will Help!
We do the best we can to stretch your dollar and we appreciate your partnership!

Read Our Graduates’ Stories

Ministry Training for Existing Pastor

Ministry Training for Existing Pastor

Ministry Training for Existing Pastor Hello everyone.My name is actually Barend Christian de Wit but I am called Ian (being the last part of Christian) I am 47 yaers old and lived in Kimberley.I have been married to a wonderful wife, Marieta…
Broken and Divorced Now Doing Ministry Training

Broken and Divorced Now Doing Ministry Training

Broken and Divorced Now Doing Ministry Training Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my story. My name is Michael Hucal III and I am from the United States of America. My walk with Christ, much like many people, is one of many ups…
Ministry Training for Volunteer Women Chaplain serving Female Inmates

Ministry Training for Volunteer Women Chaplain serving Female Inmates

Ministry Training for Volunteer Women Chaplain serving Female Inmates My name is Cheri Jordan. I've lived in South Carolina most of my life. The South is the "Bible Belt" so I grew up hearing about Jesus, but not knowing anything about a relationship…
Itinerant Ministry

Itinerant Ministry: The Perfect Class at the Perfect Time

Itinerant Ministry I am Rev. J. Patrick Bowman from the U.S.A. My calling in the Body of Christ has grown into that of an apostolic teacher in itinerant ministry. Over the past ten years, my wife, Janice, and I have been involved in planting…
Ministry Calling Adventure

Ministry Calling Adventure

Ministry Calling Adventure I'm Baffour Appiah - Kubi, known to many as Nana Kwame Appiah. I'm a Ghanaian and currently residing in the Capital town of Ghana, Accra. My life and journey with the Lord Jesus have been an amazing ministry calling…
Minister Training Dream

Minister Training Dream

Minister Training Dream Hello, my name is Nicole Kendrick, and I have a minister training dream. I am 23 years old, a wife, mother of one, and a homemaker. I am from a small town in Arkansas in the United States of America. As a child, I grew…
Free Chaplaincy Training

Free Chaplaincy Training

Free Chaplaincy Training My name is Jamae Sippio, and I am receiving free chaplaincy training at CLI. I am from Newark, New Jersey in the United States of America. I attended church during my childhood and learned some scriptures and how to…
Ministry Education Free

Ministry Education Free

Ministry Education Free at CLI My name is Walter Rudolph "Waldo" Swart, and I'm eighteen years old. I am excited to receive ministry education free at CLI. I was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. When I was eleven, we (my parents,…
minister ministry dreams

Minister In The Making

Minister Ministry Dreams My name is Willie Alexander, and I have minister ministry dreams. I am from the United States. I grew up Southern Baptist. My hunger for God came later in life after I became diabetic in college. I was new to taking…
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Office Hours are from Monday – Friday 900 (9:00 am) – 1500 (3:00 pm) USA Eastern Time

CLI is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

Click Here to See Offical IRS determination letter Each year an audited statement is submitted to our board of trustees by The CPA Firm of Bert Kamp, Orland Park, IL.

Read Our Christian Leaders Institute Executive Summary

Our Mission: Christian Leaders Institute seeks to be the number one provider of generosity-driven scholarships for high-quality ministry education for the 92 percent of the world that currently does not have access to higher education…

Our Method: This mission is accomplished through our Christian Leaders Training Highway, which offers ministry training classes and other Christian Leaders resources. After students are awarded their scholarships everthing is no cost for them.

  • Digital Campus which features easy assess from computer, tablet or smartphone for anyone who wants to Christian-based higher education.
  • Online lectures, free textbooks, and our performance-based grading and monitoring system. View classes as a guest.
  • Comprehensive interactive learning tools
  • Wiki Profile Directory of each student in each country Family Ministry Journey

Our Programs: CLI has 25 levels of performance-based awards including certificates, diplomas, and degrees such as: Bible Study Leader, Women in Ministry, Enterprise, Commissioned Pastor, Church Planter, and Divinity Degree.

Our History: Through the encouragement and support of Rich DeVos and others, Henry Reyenga (current president) started Christian Leaders, NFP, in 2001. The Institute was launched in 2006 with six active students completing 12 classes. Since that time there over 175,00 students have enrolled with over with over 70,000 classes completed, and over 45,000 graduate awards. to see results. Click here to see results

Our Staff: We are a robust specialized staff of 18 headquartered in the newly acquired campus in Spring Lake, Michigan. We have a growing army of over 40 faculty members from all over the world. Click here to see staff.

Board: Brian DeCook, Ron Parr, Henry Reyenga, Rich DeVos Sr (Legacy), David Zillig, Todd Hazelton, Debbie Roesch, and Ed Van Drunen (Legacy) and Don Therasse.

Academic Partners: Church History Institute, Foundation for Economic Education, Calvin Seminary, and Ray VanderLaan Ministries. Plus much more.

Vision Partners Partners:

  • CLI Students and Graduates (1/4 of budgets; over 6,000 gifts 2016),
  • Foundation Samples: Rich and Helen DeVos Foundation, Gaby Foundation, Barnabas Foundation and many others.
  • Individuals and Churches

Our 2018 Goals: Expand our reach in courses, professors, languages (Chinese, Spanish, French, and German), and programs such as the DeVos Enterprise Degree

Our 2017 Budget: $1,232,030.00

Read Our Graduates’ Stories

Ministry Training for Existing Pastor

Ministry Training for Existing Pastor

Ministry Training for Existing Pastor Hello everyone.My name is actually Barend Christian de Wit but I am called Ian (being the last part of Christian) I am 47 yaers old and lived in Kimberley.I have been married to a wonderful wife, Marieta…
Broken and Divorced Now Doing Ministry Training

Broken and Divorced Now Doing Ministry Training

Broken and Divorced Now Doing Ministry Training Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my story. My name is Michael Hucal III and I am from the United States of America. My walk with Christ, much like many people, is one of many ups…
Ministry Training for Volunteer Women Chaplain serving Female Inmates

Ministry Training for Volunteer Women Chaplain serving Female Inmates

Ministry Training for Volunteer Women Chaplain serving Female Inmates My name is Cheri Jordan. I've lived in South Carolina most of my life. The South is the "Bible Belt" so I grew up hearing about Jesus, but not knowing anything about a relationship…
Itinerant Ministry

Itinerant Ministry: The Perfect Class at the Perfect Time

Itinerant Ministry I am Rev. J. Patrick Bowman from the U.S.A. My calling in the Body of Christ has grown into that of an apostolic teacher in itinerant ministry. Over the past ten years, my wife, Janice, and I have been involved in planting…
Ministry Calling Adventure

Ministry Calling Adventure

Ministry Calling Adventure I'm Baffour Appiah - Kubi, known to many as Nana Kwame Appiah. I'm a Ghanaian and currently residing in the Capital town of Ghana, Accra. My life and journey with the Lord Jesus have been an amazing ministry calling…
Minister Training Dream

Minister Training Dream

Minister Training Dream Hello, my name is Nicole Kendrick, and I have a minister training dream. I am 23 years old, a wife, mother of one, and a homemaker. I am from a small town in Arkansas in the United States of America. As a child, I grew…
Free Chaplaincy Training

Free Chaplaincy Training

Free Chaplaincy Training My name is Jamae Sippio, and I am receiving free chaplaincy training at CLI. I am from Newark, New Jersey in the United States of America. I attended church during my childhood and learned some scriptures and how to…
Ministry Education Free

Ministry Education Free

Ministry Education Free at CLI My name is Walter Rudolph "Waldo" Swart, and I'm eighteen years old. I am excited to receive ministry education free at CLI. I was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa. When I was eleven, we (my parents,…
minister ministry dreams

Minister In The Making

Minister Ministry Dreams My name is Willie Alexander, and I have minister ministry dreams. I am from the United States. I grew up Southern Baptist. My hunger for God came later in life after I became diabetic in college. I was new to taking…