Free Biblical Training to equip You As a christian leader

Over 90 free online courses ● Official Credentials ● Ordination Options

Over 90 free online courses with Official Credentials and Ordinations

join over 250,000 enrolled Leaders courageously sharing Jesus Christ for Global Impact And Worldwide Ministry

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CLI Students in over 175 countries

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"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 surprised."
Horace Dobson
The classes here at CLI have been phenomenal, quality courses that are designed to “teach all nations”. The instructors are knowledgeable, professional, and passionate about their responsibility to deliver their courses. I have gained a deeper appreciation for those who’ve gone before me and laid the groundwork for spreading the gospel throughout the world
Paquetta Thomas
Bachelor of Divinity Graduate
Hundreds of 5 Star Reviews

Are you a Christian called to Study? 

God has a plan for your life!

Christian Leaders Institute makes free Christian education classes available to you. You get access to over 90 free classes where you can earn credentials that will help you in your personal growth and/or your ministry. 

These free Biblical classes will increase your knowledge of the Bible, discipleship and witness for Jesus Christ. 

Takes Free online ministrry training classes for local ordination.  You are guided through an ordination certification program if you need local license or ordination. 

Maybe you are interested in being a life Coach.  Complete free Life Coaching classes online.  You are connected to a life coach minister program with certification options. 

Most of the free online courses are formal college level. You can earn college certificates, diplomas or degrees using these free Christian Leaders Institute classes online. Christian Leaders Institute is your gateway to Christian Leaders College where you can earn these certificates, diplomas and degrees. Do some free college level online classes first, when you are ready join the Christian Leaders College. There are low administration fees apply for the credentials at Christian Leaders College. The fees are used to assure that the standards of accreditation are followed for college degree seeking students. 

Our goal is to help you courageously share Jesus Christ for global impact and worldwide ministry!

Explore Christianity through these classes and discover what your next step as a Christian Leader.  We have several free Christian Leadership classes that will help you! If you have been recently called to ministry, Christian Leaders Institute can help!

Check Out Some Sample Classes

Study the Bible by taking our Old Testament or New Testament Survey classes. Learn essential teaching in the Christian Basics class.  Learn how to shre a relationship with Christ in the Evangelism class. Enroll in our Pastoral Care or Chaplaincy class. Learn how to plant a house church or a local church. Enjoy improving your own marriage by taking the Thriving Marriage course. Get more perspective on life by diving into the Christian Philosophy course. We also offer enterprise classes. All the courses are free. There are over 90 classes available which include plenty of Award levels at the apprentice, basic, intermediate and advanced tracks that will meet your learning goals. 

All these Online Biblical classes include lectures, course materials, and quizzes. These Christian college classes can be used for personal improvement, ministry readiness or college credit with the Christian Leaders College.

How is this possible?

These Online Christian Leadership classes are free to you. They are made possible through a generosity-driven model where foundations, churches, and individuals as well as students give to keep these classes free! You have no obligation to give, however, to take these free classes or receive recognized digital awards.

Start your Christian Education jouney by enrolling in our admissions class. This class will take you less than two hours to complete. After you complete this admissions class you will be able to take the classes offered at Christian Leaders Institute. You do not need a high school degree, but you must complete the admissions class so that you thrive in your studies. 

Options to Consider

Christian Leaders Institute may be right for you if you are seeking to take your next step in your Christian education journey.  Here are some options you may want to consider:

  • Christian growth for new Christians or maturing Christians. 
  • College Credentials – Your free completed ministry training classes are able to transfer to Christian Leaders College. You can earn a Bachelor of Divinity (120 credits) and many accredited colleges and seminaries will accept you! Institutions like Ohio Christian UniversityCalvin SeminaryWestern Theological Seminary, and Northern Baptist Seminary. 
  • Local Ordination, with global recognition. Christian Leaders Alliance partners with Christian Leaders Institute to guide you through a  legitimate ordination process where your ordination is included on a global directory.
  • Continuing Education for people already in ministry. 
  • Training and credentials for paid, part-time volunteer ministry positions.
  • Enterprises classes that help you provide for your family as a Christian leader in business.
  • Restorative justice classes that help you minister to justice individuals. If you have been in prison, there are classes you can complete to receive the New Life Card
  • Life Coach Minister training and certification. 

Christian Leaders Institute gives you the opportunity to get the training you need to live out your God-given call and purpose.

Graduate Stories

  • Advanced Quality Ministry TrainingAdvanced Quality Ministry TrainingSeptember 25, 2020 - 9:54 am

    Hello, my name is Matthias Ngandu Yemba, and I dream of a teaching ministry to vulnerable people. To accomplish this dream, I need advanced quality ministry training at CLI. I am from the Democratic Republic of the Congo but currently live in Dowa district, Malawi. My wife Irene Asumini and I have been living here […]

  • Free Online Training in MinistryFree Online Training in MinistrySeptember 24, 2020 - 9:45 am

    Christian Leaders Institute is Here for You! Have a dream to go into ministry? At the Christian Leaders Institute, they have a big heart and open arms to everyone wherever you live. Here at CLI, they offer free online training in ministry. My Early Years Hello, my name is Marie Cook. I currently live in […]

  • Ministry Journey to CLIMinistry Journey to CLISeptember 23, 2020 - 8:52 am

    My Ministry Journey Led to CLI I am Stanley Thomas Lawson. I serve at the Ethiopian Evangelical Church of Denver in Aurora, Colorado. Here is my ministry journey to CLI –  Christian Leaders Institute. I was named for both my grandfathers. Stan on my father’s side and Thomas on my mother’s. I was born and […]

  • Called to the MinistryCalled to the MinistrySeptember 22, 2020 - 9:22 am

    My name is Dawn Thornton, and I am called to the ministry to serve. I live in the United States. I grew up in the suburbs of South Texas with my parents and siblings. We were a typical middle-class southern family that attended an Episcopal and Lutheran Church every Sunday and every potluck. Life was […]

  • Trained to be a Christian leaderTrained to Be a Christian LeaderSeptember 21, 2020 - 9:06 am

    My name is Vagner Valentim, and I’m being trained to be a Christian leader at the Christian Leaders Institute. I’m 48 years old, married to my beautiful wife, Helyana Mello. I’m from Galileia, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. I have an incomplete degree in law. Born and raised in an evangelical Christian home, as a […]

  • Online ministry ClassesOnline Ministry Classes at CLISeptember 18, 2020 - 8:56 am

    My Journey to Faith and Ministry Hello, My name is Jennifer Goebel, and I am taking free online ministry classes at the Christian Leaders Institute. I am from Warren, MI. I am 41 years old and looking to further myself in ministry. Married to my wonderful husband, Jeff, I am also a mother of three […]

  • Online Educational TrainingOnline Educational Training at CLISeptember 17, 2020 - 8:50 am

    My name is Donald Gould, and I am excited about CLI’s free online educational training. I live in Seymour, Missouri, which is a small country town in the Ozark mountains. I graduated high school in 1993 and completed a two-year automotive tech school. Since joining the Christian Leaders Institute, things have changed for me and […]

  • Called to Women's MinistryCalled to Women’s MinistrySeptember 16, 2020 - 9:57 am

    Hello, my name is Shelia McClellan, and I am called to women’s ministry. I live in Southwest Georgia in the small community of Boston, just outside of Thomasville. I graduated from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, with my Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work. For 20 years, I have practiced as a therapist and […]

  • Pastoral Call into the MarketplacePastoral Call into the MarketplaceSeptember 15, 2020 - 9:40 am

    I am Jan Boshoff, and I have a pastoral call to the marketplace. Currently, I live in the United States; however, I am originally from South Africa. When I first moved to the USA, I was a newlywed graduate engineering student. My wife and I attended a wonderful church in Delaware, where the pastors did […]

  • Women's Ministry CallingWomen’s Ministry CallingSeptember 14, 2020 - 10:08 am

    “Kia Ora!” (hello in Maori) My name is Deborah Russell, and I am studying at CLI for my women’s ministry calling from God. I live in Christchurch, New Zealand. Christchurch is known as the Garden City in the South Island of my country. We are known for beautiful scenery and friendly people. I was born […]