Each Month Over 900 Students Support Free Ministry Training

As a Fellow Student, WIll You Donate As Well?

 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 more likely will help ordinary leaders to become extraordinary! Maybe they will impact 50 or 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 and 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 the period of time was $1,050,000. On average, each study student 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

God Calls

When God Calls, Answer

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"These investigations led to a renewing of faith led by the Holy Spirit for discernment and out of fear that all I knew to be true was disappearing. I felt like God needed all His people to "hide His word in our hearts" just as He ordered. As…
Ministry Call Education

Ministry Call Education

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As Amber-Leah shares her testimony, we see she is not going to let a disability, life's traumas and terrible experiences stop her from realizing her ministry call education dream. Ministry Call Education My name is Amber-Leah Margaret Timmons,…
Journey

My Calling Journey

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David Mutyaba has truly been on a journey, not just in his travels and moves around Uganda and South Africa, but a spiritual journey as well to discover God's call on his life. In his own words "my decision was that if God wants me to minister,…
Leader Journey

My Leader Journey

My Christian Leader Journey My name is Krista Ballard. I am on a Christian leader journey at CLI. I am from Pennsylvania in the USA. To be a Christian leader where I live means a lot of encouragement and boldness and support. Being a Christian…
Grace Saved

Grace Saved

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Grace Saved through Christ My name is Micah Staples. I am grace saved (Ephesians 2:8) as are all of the people who have submitted their lives to Christ. I am not perfect by any measure, however, I have found myself desiring more depth in my…
Making Disciples

Making Disciples

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Mitchel DeYoung has a dream of making disciples of Jesus, One Life At A Time. Making Disciples of Jesus, One Life At A Time My name is Mitchel DeYoung and I am called to making disciples for Jesus. I was born in Central Illinois in 1974. I…

My Ministry Dream to Be a Pastor

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"I identify with the most is Pastor. God has put in my heart to lead the true spiritual Bible Believing Christians that want, and are filled with the Holy Spirit." My Ministry Dream to Be a Pastor Hello Brothers and Sisters my name is Ernesto…
Extraordinary Love

My Journey Back to Ministry Training

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My name is Jared Morris. I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 5, 1986, to a single mother. My childhood was always fairly rocky but I made it through. In 1996, I first gave my life to Christ at Hoosier Hills Baptist Camp and was baptized…
Extraordinary Love

Extraordinary Love

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Extraordinary Love of God My name is Christine Vogt and the extraordinary love of God is calling me to serve. I reside in Georgia, USA. I  grew up in a home where faith was not a high priority. The prevailing Catholic rituals for a young person…
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Phone Number 616-777-0305
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

God Calls

When God Calls, Answer

,
"These investigations led to a renewing of faith led by the Holy Spirit for discernment and out of fear that all I knew to be true was disappearing. I felt like God needed all His people to "hide His word in our hearts" just as He ordered. As…
Ministry Call Education

Ministry Call Education

,
As Amber-Leah shares her testimony, we see she is not going to let a disability, life's traumas and terrible experiences stop her from realizing her ministry call education dream. Ministry Call Education My name is Amber-Leah Margaret Timmons,…
Journey

My Calling Journey

,
David Mutyaba has truly been on a journey, not just in his travels and moves around Uganda and South Africa, but a spiritual journey as well to discover God's call on his life. In his own words "my decision was that if God wants me to minister,…
Leader Journey

My Leader Journey

My Christian Leader Journey My name is Krista Ballard. I am on a Christian leader journey at CLI. I am from Pennsylvania in the USA. To be a Christian leader where I live means a lot of encouragement and boldness and support. Being a Christian…
Grace Saved

Grace Saved

,
Grace Saved through Christ My name is Micah Staples. I am grace saved (Ephesians 2:8) as are all of the people who have submitted their lives to Christ. I am not perfect by any measure, however, I have found myself desiring more depth in my…
Making Disciples

Making Disciples

,
Mitchel DeYoung has a dream of making disciples of Jesus, One Life At A Time. Making Disciples of Jesus, One Life At A Time My name is Mitchel DeYoung and I am called to making disciples for Jesus. I was born in Central Illinois in 1974. I…

My Ministry Dream to Be a Pastor

,
"I identify with the most is Pastor. God has put in my heart to lead the true spiritual Bible Believing Christians that want, and are filled with the Holy Spirit." My Ministry Dream to Be a Pastor Hello Brothers and Sisters my name is Ernesto…
Extraordinary Love

My Journey Back to Ministry Training

,
My name is Jared Morris. I was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on August 5, 1986, to a single mother. My childhood was always fairly rocky but I made it through. In 1996, I first gave my life to Christ at Hoosier Hills Baptist Camp and was baptized…
Extraordinary Love

Extraordinary Love

,
Extraordinary Love of God My name is Christine Vogt and the extraordinary love of God is calling me to serve. I reside in Georgia, USA. I  grew up in a home where faith was not a high priority. The prevailing Catholic rituals for a young person…