This short 1-2 hours admissions class gets you set up to succeed in your formal Christian leader's training. We pray this admissions class will bless you as you begin your ministry training journey. 



The Christian Leaders Connection course gets you going on your ministry training journey. This course connects your ministry calling to your walk with God. This course also introduces you to the culture of Christian Leaders Institute. This important class helps you do well in all your studies at Christian Leaders Institute. This class is required for your first awards and your deacon Ministry ordination.

Attention Students: This course is no longer running. Please enroll in Getting Started Scholar (0) Credits! Completion of this Getting Started Course awards you with free tuition to enroll in and complete all the courses at Christian Leaders Institute. After this course, you can choose which track you would like to study. This course is required to move forward on any track at CLI. If you need or want an official award, you may purchase it. Some awards are available to vision partners. To become enrolled in an Official Degree Program at CLI, students must pay an administrative fee. You may take all the classes for any degree program, however. Once you start a degree program personalized attention is now employed on your behalf, that cost is passed on to those who want or need the official degree award. 

The Christian Leaders Connections Class gives you ministry training launch into ministry training at Christian Leaders Institute. You will connect with the Christian Leaders Ministries, finding out about Christian Leaders Institute, Christian Leaders College and Christian Leaders Alliance. 

You will begin your studies with vital ministry training foundations that will help your soar in all the classes you take at Christian Leaders Institute. 



Only currently enrolled students can continue in this course. New student Enrollment into this course ended December 26, 2018. You can enroll in the new version of this course Here:

Ministry 101


Students who desire to take the School of Divinity Track will finish the Christian Leaders Institute: Getting Started Course (1 Credit) first, then they will take this Ministry 101: Ministry Connections Course. This course will explore your calling to ministry and your walk with God. Some attention will be made to deepening your introduction to Christian Leaders Institute. After you complete this class, you will be awarded your second award, the "Christian Leaders Connection Certificate." 


The Christian Leaders Connection course gets you going on your ministry training journey. This course connects your ministry calling to your walk with God. This course also introduces you to the culture of Christian Leaders Institute. This important class helps you do well in all your studies at Christian Leaders Institute. This class is required for credentials with the Christian Leaders Institute, Alliance or College.

Ministry 101 gives you a great foundation for pursuing basic ministry. This course is foundational for those who want to serve in a voluntary (bi-vocational) or salary position in ministry.  This Ministry 101 class is required for the Basic Ministry Award. 

Basic Ministry Award: 

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 Credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 Credits)
  • Ministry 101 (3 Credits)

Total: 9 Credits



This course is no longer available. In our efforts to bring you a higher standard of study through our programs, and our current accreditation standards, you must first take our Collegiate Credential Course. This course will qualify you for study in our degree program. After you have completed that course, you will then be directed to our new Degree Program Orientation course. To go to the Collegiate Credential Course Click Here

If you have already completed the Collegiate Credential Course and would like to go to our new Degree Program Orientation course, Click Here



If you are called to ministry see the importance of ordination for your credibility, Christian Leaders Alliance could serve you by helping offering you college-level free ministry classes with Christian Leaders Institute. These the mission credentials you receive at Christian Leaders Institute are recognized by the Christian Leaders Alliance to support local ordinations into minister roles. If you join Christian Leaders College, your collegiate credentials are also accepted at Christian Leaders Alliance. 




Completion of this Scholar Orientation class awards you with free tuition to enroll in and complete all the courses at Christian Leaders Institute. After this course, you can choose which track you would like to study. This course is required to move forward on any track at CLI.