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Study the Bible Online

Christian Leaders Institute features online college-level bible school courses for individualized learning and award credentials

We connect to you to college credentials at the CLI's Leadership Excellence School.

We connect you to license or ordination credentials through the Christian Leaders Alliance.

Study the Bible online with over 100+ free online training courses that cover a variety of topics involving ministry skills, the Bible, Christianity, and more!

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Mission Impact

Since 2001 Christian Leaders Institute has reached over 305,000 enrolled students around the globe.

We currently have over 30,000 CLI graduates in over 180 countries.

Our mission is help Christians study the Bible online with offering free and formal Christian Leadership and ministry training to raise up leaders for Christ worldwide and make it accessible to everyone everywhere.

What do We offer?

“I believe in Christian Leader 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.”
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Horace Dobson
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Step 1: Click the blue "Get Started Today" button below these steps.

Step 2: Create your free student account at our Christian Leaders Learning center. This learning site is made available by Christian Leaders Ministries. Fill out the application form which serves Christian Leaders Institute, CLI's Leadership Excellence School and Christian Leaders Alliance. You will have many learning options!

Step 3: Begin your first class which is usually completed quickly. This class is called the "Entrance Class" which will cover all the basics about our program and ministries. This class will answer many important questions you have.

After you complete these 3 steps, you will gain access to 100+ free online college courses and you can start earning credentials. Study the Bible Online and see what God has in store for you!

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Featured Ministry Training Topic:

Bible School

Written By President Henry Reyenga

When the Christian Leaders Institute started in 2006, the goal was to launch an online Bible school that took the Bible seriously in launching ministers and those seeking ministry training. What is a Bible school anyway? The CLI's Leadership Excellence School and Institute board of trustees and our professors led by Dr. David Feddes believe the Bible is the WORD of God. The Apostle Paul put it this way:

But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,

What does bible school mean? what role does the bible play at Christian Leaders Institute?

The Bible’s Role – Your Connection to Home

African Theologian Augustine of Hippo said, “The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home.”

The Bible connects us to God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. When Christian Leaders Institute offers courses, they connect you to your real home, your eternal future, and your only hope in this life and the life to come. It is from this spot you minister to others! In one of the getting started courses, called Christian Leaders Connections, you will learn how to connect to God through Bible reading and prayer. This foundational connection is your connection to home.

The Bible’s Role – The Book of Salvation You Share

If you are called to minister to others, you have a passion for sharing the gospel. You want to learn how to get to heaven yourself and to help others get there too. John Wesley, the Methodist church founder, saw the Bible as the book that showed the way to heaven. He wrote,

“I want to know one thing, the way to heaven: how to land safe on that happy shore. God himself has condescended to teach the way; for this very end he came from heaven. He has written it down in a book! Oh, give me that book! At any price, give me the book of God! I have it: here is knowledge enough for me. Let me be: “A man of one book.”

As Christian leaders, you are saved through the Biblical witness and empowered to help others. The Holy Spirit works in the hearts of people who read the Bible’s words, and those very words transform their hearts, souls, and minds.

The Bible’s Role – A Connection to the Truth

The Bible is taught as truth at this Bible School – Christian Leaders Institute! Today “truth” is taught as relative and situational. Post-modern philosophy is that truth is whatever is true for you. You construct your own life with your own truth. Christians believe that we need to be guided by something infallible, a word from God. A truth that transcends our experience. Something stable and firm declared from the mind of God. The Christian Leaders Institute statement of faith reflects a dedication to the truth of scriptures.

The Bible is the inevitable outcome of God’s continuous speech. It is the infallible declaration of His mind.

The Bible brings the true promises of God to us. We see God as creator and redeemer. God reveals his power so we might live in his reality and goodness.

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises

Christian leaders who sign up for free ministry courses learn based on the Bible. So what about the second-word school.

The “school” of bible school​

Christian Leaders Institute is a Bible School online! What is meant by a “school?” This institute is for everyone who wants to study the Bible free online. You do not need to go through the extra effort of enrolling in a college program. If you are called to ministry and seek training to serve more effectively in your local church, the Christian Leaders Institute is all you need for free ministry training.

Some of you may want to be enrolled at a Bible school that is also a college. That is where CLI's Leadership Excellence School comes in. At CLI's Leadership Excellence School, you can earn degrees that will be accepted at places like Ohio Christian University for Master’s level study. There are low administration fees for the degree program.

Features of your Bible School education here at both CLI and CLI

Whether you want some ministry training in one of the programs at Christian Leaders Institute or you are interested in college degrees through the CLI's Leadership Excellence School, here are come features held in common:

Why is a “School” so important for those called to ministry?

Many pastors do not have formal training because they could not afford the high cost of higher education. Many volunteer ministers do not have the money to enroll in a Bible school or a seminary. Christian Leaders Institue has solved this problem. The fact is a Bible School education is needed for those called to ministry. You are serving people and leading them in ministry. You want to make sure you know what the Bible says.

“Reading and understanding the Bible involves lots and lots of interpretation. Not just in light of the world and culture around us, but in reference to other parts of the Bible.”

You need ministry training to give you confidence and competency as ministers of the gospel! Bible school are two words that describe both Christian Leaders Institute and Christian CLI's Leadership Excellence School. Our heart is to connect the words of life and to help you share those words with others.