Christian Leaders College Certificates

Getting Collegiate Credentials can change the course of your life. Take the Collegiate Credentials class to enter into Christian Leaders College.

Christian Leaders College Certificate Benefits

  • Converts existing Mission Credentials of Christian Leaders Insitute into Collegiate Credentials. See process.
  • Qualifies you for many bi-vocational or vocational ministry roles. Some churches and ministries require collegiate credentials.
  • Opens up more Ordained Minister Roles with the Christian Leaders Alliance.
  • Your Collegiate Credentials will be recognized by Coach Approach Ministries when our new certification partnership begins in July of 2019. Christian Leaders Ministries is launching a Life Coach Minister ordination program as well.
  • Gives you greater biblical and ministry insights for your own spiritual and ministry growth.
  • Your certificate completions will be included in the Christian Leaders College Directory.

Currently, Christian Leaders College offers three areas of certificate study. We call these areas, Tracks. They are:

  • Ministry Track
  • Christian Enterprise Track
  • Restorative Justice Track: The Restorative Justice Track is found at our Ignite Restoration Website: Click here. The Restorative Justice program exists to give hope to former offenders and others who are doing service in this area. Click here to check out the Restorative Justice Program at Christian Leaders Institute.

Ministry Track

Christian Leaders Institute Getting Started Orientation class (0 credits)

This class gives you a quick orientation to the Christian Leaders Institute where you enroll and take your free classes. You can complete this class in about 2 hours. You will be automatically enrolled in the  Christian Leaders Connection (3 credits) next. From there, you will continue to finish classes in the Christian Leaders Institute Award program until you reach the 30 credit hours milestone. After that point, if you completed the Collegiate Credential class, your credentials will be counted as coming from Christian Leaders College.

Continuing Ministry Certificate (30 credits)

The Continuing Ministry Certificate is the most flexible program of study at Christian Leaders Institute. This is ideal for pastors looking for refresher courses or other Christian leaders seeking personal enrichment.

Christian Leaders Certificate (36 credits)

The Christian Leaders Certificate is perfect for church leaders who have never received formal ministry training. For those seeking ordination, you will find this diploma advantageous.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 credits)
  • Church History (4 credits)
  • Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • Theology I (4 credits)
  • Theology II (4 credits)

Total Credits: 36

Chaplaincy Certificate (37 credits)

Are you called to serve as a ministry chaplain? This certificate will equip you to serve as a ministry chaplain in your community.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 credits)
  • Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 credits)
  • Ministry Care Conversations (3 credits)
  • PeaceSmart Relationships 101 (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Chaplaincy (3 credits)
  • Thriving Marriages (4 credits)

 Total Credits: 37

Commissioned Pastoral Certificate (43 credits)

This certificate will equip you to serve as a church minister in your community.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 credits)
  • Church History (4 credits) 
  • Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 credits)
  • Theology I (4 credits)
  • Theology II (4 credits)
  • Hermeneutics and Exegesis (3 credits)
  • Sermon Construction and Presentation (3 credits)

 Total Credits: 43

Certificate of Ministry (48 credits)

The Certificate of Ministry is a study program that delves deeper into Christian thought and teaching throughout the ages. The courses in this program of study include in-depth looks at ethics and apologetics and feature the writings of such prominent figures as Dr. Francis Schaeffer and Dr. Ravi Zacharias.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 credits)
  • Church History (4 credits)
  • Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • Theology I (4 credits)
  • Theology II (4 credits)
  • Hermeneutics and Exegesis (3 credits)
  • Sermon Construction and Presentation (3 credits)
  • Christian Apologetics (3 credits)
  • Christian Ethics (3 credits)

Total Credits: 48

Christian Enterprise Track

Workplace Ministry Certificate (33 credits)

This Workplace Ministry Certificate will help you bring ministry to your work. You will receive a wide range of ministry and business classes in this beneficial and practical certificate.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 credits)
  • PeaceSmart Relationships 101 (3 credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 credits)
  • Ministry Mathematics (3 credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 credits)

Total Credits: 33

Enterprise Business Certificate (34 credits)

This certificate comes from a Christian and ministry perspective and will help you do better in your ministry and enterprise skills. These classes are similar to the types of classes you get in a business program.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • PeaceSmart Relationships 101 (3 credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 credits)
  • Ministry Mathematics (3 credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 credits)
  • Online Enterprise Marketing (3 credits)
  • Enterprise Marketing (4 credits)
  • Economics 101 (3 credits)

Total Credits: 34

Advanced Workplace Ministry Certificate (47 credits)

The Advanced Workplace Ministry certificate is for those who want to integrate ministry and their work. This advanced study certificate will equip you in areas of enterprise and ministry.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • Old Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • New Testament Survey (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • Church and Ministry (3 credits)
  • Church History (4 credits)
  • Pastoral Care and Marriage (3 credits)
  • PeaceSmart Relationships 101 (3 credits)
  • Church Planting (4 credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 credits)
  • Ministry Mathematics OR College Algebra (3 credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 credits)
  • Economics 101 (3 credits)

Total Credits: 47

Advanced Enterprise Business Certificate (48 credits)

This Advanced Enterprise Business certificate is a great program for someone who wants a business study from a Christian perspective.

  • Christian Leaders Connection (3 credits)
  • Ministry 101: Ministry Connections (3 credits)
  • Christian Basics (3 credits)
  • People Smart for Ministry (3 credits)
  • PeaceSmart Relationships 101 (3 credits)
  • College Algebra (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • Management by the Book (3 credits)
  • Ministry Mathematics (3 credits)
  • Christian Leaders Enterprise 101 (3 credits)
  • Online Enterprise Marketing (3 credits)
  • Enterprise Marketing (4 credits)
  • Enterprise Finance: Part I (4 credits)
  • Business Management for Every Enterprise (4 credits)
  • Economics 101 (3 credits)

Total Credits: 48