Christian Leaders Institute offers mini-courses that can be completed within 1 to 5 hours. These mini-courses will cover a wide variety of topics.  

Are you looking for a ministering credential program that includes specific ministry training and minister credentials? A program that may take you less than two months of part-time study to complete or even less depending on how much time you have available? 

Do you want to declutter your life? Can you be more effective in your walk with God and ministry if your life was more decluttered?  This mini-course may change your home and ministry.

Many Christians have questions about sex. This course opens up many ministry-related topics that Christian leaders will find interesting. 

Forgiveness is a powerful topic. From receiving God's forgiveness to giving and receiving forgiveness from others, it is life-changing. This mini-course can be impactful in every area of ministry. How will this course strengthen your knowledge and practice of forgiveness?



Are you considering planting a church? Are you part of a church that is launching a new church? Do you have a passion for your neighborhood or community in which you want to plant a church? How can an understanding of church planting strengthen your ministry? This mini-course will guide you through the basics of church planting. 



How do you answer people when they confront your faith with questions? Are you able to give an answer? Take this mini-course for insights into practical apologetics. 



What are the essential Christian teachings? What does it mean to believe the truth of Scripture? Dr. David Feddes teaches this extensive mini-course that dives into the foundation of Biblical revelation. 

Are you interested in learning how to lead Bible studies? Learning to lead Bible studies is crucial for ministry leaders. 

So you have been asked to speak at a ministry event? Maybe you are asked to give a sermon because your pastor is on vacation. Maybe you are a marriage minister and you asked to lead devotions at the marriage conference. Maybe you are planting a new church in your neighborhood and you are going to need the basics of a ministry presentation. This class will get you going on giving a ministry presentation. 

Sex. Marriage Sex. Find out God's Design for Sex. This mini-course will change your life and your ministry! 

Fear. Fear seems to be everywhere! This course looks at the common fears in our world and points to Jesus Christ and his work for victory over fear! This mini-course could be used to inspire a Bible study in your church or community of influence.

The Prayer of Serenity has been used in Alcoholic Anonymous for years. In addition to this community, how can it benefit others? Learn more with Professor Steve Elzinga about each phrase of the prayer and how they can benefit your faith walk. 

The Bible often speaks into the concepts of money, finances, and giving. What is your relationship like with money? Do you want to take control of your finances? How can studying this topic help you in your walk with God? How can it help you in your ministry?

Fellowship and Hospitality are two the pillars of church growth and discipleship! This course is lead by Henry and Pam Reyenga who have been involved with ministry for over 4 decades. Gain valuable insights into this important ministry area. 

Golf is a game that allows you to have fun and gives you the opportunity to form new relationships.  Learn how Professors Henry Reyenga and Steve Elzinga minister to others on a Golf course and learn how Long time Golf instructor Paul Wilson teaches Golf. 

Serving the Lord with a great attitude brings blessing to yourself and others. If you are looking to thrive in friendship, courtship, marriage, ministry, business, and about everything else a great or positive attitude goes a long way. 

Finding the love of your life is challenging. Dating again after failure and divorce are challenging. Active Christians and Ministers are called to discern dating issues whether for themselves or to encourage and coach others. This course will address many of the issues that connect to dating discernment. 

Finding the love of your life is challenging. Dating again after failure and divorce are challenging. Active Christians and Ministers are called to discern dating issues whether for themselves or to encourage and coach others. This course will address many of the issues that connect to dating discernment. 

Just as Jesus was an ambassador of Christ, we are ambassadors of Jesus. Just as Jesus was sent, we are sent. With this special calling, there are important priorities, forms of communication, and tasks. Join Professor Brian DeCook in the exploration of these topics! 



Critical theories are spreading throughout the world.  This mini-course evaluates these theories from the perspective of Grace.  Critical Grace Theory sees grace through faith in Jesus Christ as the only way out of these struggles. 

If you never took a philosophy course but wanted to have some working knowledge, this Mini-Course might be a perfect fit. This course features Templeton Award winner Dr. Roy Clouser. 

Do you want more discernment skills? This mini-course teaches you the essential skill needed to be a more discerning person.

Learn the common logical fallacies and how to spot them. Become a more effective leader and communicator.  

What is the storyline of the Bible from Genesis to Revelations? This mini-course gives your a 30,000-foot view of the complete Bible narrative in less than 5 hours of study. 

This mini-course explores how to build people up. This course will help you love your neighbor, whether that neighbor is in your family, friendship pool, work, church, or community. 

These are also important skills for those seeking a marriage match. If you want more confidence in all your human connections, this mini-course could be helpful.

Serving the Lord with a great attitude brings blessing to yourself and others. If you are looking to thrive in friendship, courtship, marriage, ministry, business, and about everything else a great or positive attitude goes a long way. 

Would you like to grow a more indestructible marriage? Are you interested in being a more effective marriage minister?  This course links to videos by Dr. Jim and Karen Evans of XO Marriage. 

We have seen a new definition of gender emerging and sometimes it gets confusing as we try to love others; but, feel as if we are being bombarded with this revised world system. Narcistic, self-promoting, vulgar, and rude…these are some of the qualities of the role models we see offered to this iGeneration. But, despite all of the efforts to alter our perception of gender, what will not change is the definition of a virtuous woman of God.

After you become a Christian man, you seek to grow as a Man of God. This mini-course explores becoming a more vibrant man of God. 

What is the storyline of the Bible from Genesis to Revelations? This mini-course gives your a 30,000-foot view of the complete Bible narrative in less than 5 hours of study. 

Have you ever studied the Song of Songs(Song of Solomon)? Maybe people are not aware of this marriage sex-positive book? Dr. Lloyd Carr brings us through this Biblical mini-course that will give encourage and surprise you. 

What is the storyline of the Bible from Genesis to Revelations? This mini-course gives your a 30,000-foot view of the complete Bible narrative in less than 5 hours of study. 

Be Inspired in your ministry calling by traveling to Turkey and Greece. These selected YouTube videos are filled with rich content about the context of early Christianity. 

What is the storyline of the Bible from Genesis to Revelations? This mini-course gives your a 30,000-foot view of the complete Bible narrative in less than 5 hours of study. 

What are the essential things to know about healthy living? This mini-course explores selected topics presented by Christian cardiologist Dr. James Markum

Develop the life skill of cleaning which will bring blessing to your life or your ministry calling. This course will also give you valuable information and skills concerning starting a Ministrybiz or cleaning ministry.