Scholarships Available – High-Quality Classes. Study At Your Own Pace.

Online Ministry Training Admission Process

This Online Ministry Training Admission is organized around three tracks:

1. Free Ministry Training – Complete the Scholarship Class and classes are free and you can print out unofficial awards.

This Online Ministry Training Admission track is funded by donations. This track makes all the ministry training credit classes free and allows CLI to offer high-quality ministry training everywhere. CLI offers this training the possibility of reaching millions with only small incremental increases to our core budget. Students in this track can see their progress and print out their unofficial award(s).

2. Official Awards Track 

Some students and graduates of CLI indicated that they needed official documentation such as ID cards and awards screen-shot-2016-10-20-at-8-30-47-pmetc. While all the classes are free to scholarship recipients for this track, each unique verification and certification of classes completion including each certificate, diploma, and ordination take specific staff effort. The cost for this specialization and personalization is supported by donations from the students who need this service.

3. Degree Program – For Scholarship Recipients, classes are free to take, but there is a required donation that finalizes your verification, certification, accreditation, and administration.

Christian Leaders Institute is pleased to have the quality classes that allow us to offer a college level degree at a minimal cost for those who want this and need this. This degree is another service CLI provides for students. Since these degrees require staff time and effort for verification, certification, accreditation, and administration, we have a required fee/donation structure to open this door to students.

How Do I Enroll?

1. Enroll free of charge with your name, email address, and country. When you do this you have started the Online Ministry Training Admissions process.

2. Receive an email from Christian Leaders Institute and a password (Check your junk mail if you do not get the email).

3. Log in with your email and password and begin the required Getting Started: Christian Leaders Connection class. Complete this class and you receive your scholarship for track one – the free ministry training.

4. After you receive your scholarship, you are free to take all the CLI classes. You will be automatically enrolled in the Christian Basics class. You will have an opportunity to take a placement test that will grant you credit for the Christian Basics class. When completed, you receive your first certificate, the Christian Basics Certificate. You may print your unofficial certificate out on your computer. Successful completion of this course also opens up all the free ministry training courses at Christian Leaders Institute.

5. After you take the getting started classes, enroll in your next free class to receive more ministry training.

6. The Christian Leaders graduate recognition system will help you progress as far as you need to go. Icons will light up as you pass through higher levels of ministry training. Christian Leaders Institute now offers some exciting ordination options.

Online Ministry Training Admission Policy Disclosures

Withdrawal Policy: Fees/Donations for Awards and Administration are not refundable.

See the Terms and Conditions of enrollment that explains the many CLI policies including such things as cheating, plagiarism, appeals, privacy policy and conflict resolution.

Accreditation Disclosures

Christian Leaders Institute grants religious certificates, diplomas, and degrees. Christian Leaders Institute is not accredited by any federal accrediting agency. However, Christian Leaders Institute’s academic programs are recognized by several organizations, such as the Association of Bible Colleges and Seminaries,  ACEA and a growing list of other schools.

Christian Leaders Institute has graduates in all fifty states and over 160 other countries in the world.

In regards to the Degree Program:  Christian Leaders Institute is an independent Christian Non-profit that provides college-level ministry training worldwide. Christian Leaders Institute is officially Christian Leaders, NFP.  Check out our accrediting partners.

Transfer Policy


A student desiring to transfer from another college may just begin the Getting Started: Christian Leaders Connection class. Transfer credits will be accepted into the Divinity degree program.

Christian Leaders Institute will accept traditional or non-traditional accredited courses if our registrar can verify that the previous college(s) attended are providers of quality higher education. Christian Leaders Institute will also receive college-level examinations such as CLEP.

Request  your transcript in a sealed envelope to:

Christian Leaders Institute
Attn: Brianna Prince, Registrar
17771 West Spring Lake Rd
Spring Lake, Michigan  49456

Or the educational institution can email your transcripts directly to


Christian Leaders Institute will review all credits from acceptable schools and will transfer in as many as are comparable to our programs.  The tuition-free credits official or unofficial earned at Christian Leaders Institute and transferred to another school are done so at the discretion of the receiving school.  There is no guarantee that Christian Leaders Institute will accept transfer credits from other schools, nor is there any guarantee that other schools will accept transfer credits earned at Christian Leaders Institute.  The student should contact each school of interest regarding that school’s policy of transferring credits. Christian Leaders Institute is developing relationships with other colleges and seminaries willing to recognize Christian Leaders Institute graduates and coursework for transfer and admission purposes.

Published Fees/Donations For Track Two Official ID Cards, Certificates, Diplomas, and Ordination

Administration Donations for all Tiers Nations

Official Student ID Card:

Student Discount Amount: $36.50

Official Christian Leaders Connection Certificate

Cost $40 (without case)

Official Embossed Christian Basics Certificate

Cost $40 (without case)

Official Embossed Advanced Certificates:

Cost $55 (Student Discount Includes The Case)

Official Embossed Diplomas:  

Cost: $80  (Student Discount includes the Case)

Official Embossed Ordination Certificates:

Including letter of Good Standing, Clergy Parking Pass with Ordination ID Card:

Student Discount: $99 without Caseimage11

Official Divinity Degree Program Fee/Donation for Associate and Bachelor
Associates Degree:  $1,000
Bachelor Degree: $1,000

Global Mission Fund for Tier 1 Nations Non-Degree Awards (Awards are not sent in Custom Covers)
Global Mission Fund for Tier 1 Divinity Degree Programs 

Associates Degree:  $120
Bachelor Degree: $120

Global Mission Fund for Tier 2 Nations NonDegree Awards (Awards are not sent in Custom Covers)

Global Mission Fund for Tier 2 Divinity Degree Programs 
Associates Degree:  $300
Bachelor Degree: $300

Global Mission Fund for Tier 3 Nations NonDegree Awards (Awards are not sent in Custom Covers)

Global Mission Fund for Tier 3 Divinity Degree Programs 
Associates Degree:  $420
Bachelor Degree: $420

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