About Christian Leaders Institute's Leadership Excellence School
Christian Leaders Institute offers tuition-free courses and low-fee credential programs for anyone who has internet access. CLI’s Leadership Excellence School administers Associate & Bachelor Degrees in Chaplaincy, Divinity, and Christian Leadership.
Mission: Launch Leaders
Christian Leaders Institute is an institution of higher education with the mission to launch leaders worldwide with deep biblical knowledge, vibrant godliness, strong and empowered ministry skills, and a passion for making disciples, expanding God’s church, and sparking revival.
Goals: Easily Accessible Higher Education
Available Education – Personal, Ministry, or Professional
Education for persons called by God to grow in their Christian walk and to serve in ministry for the advancement of the gospel, whether personal, volunteer, part-time, or full-time.
Faithful Education – Based on the Bible and Christian Theology
The development of the student’s knowledge of the Bible and spiritual formation to enable building a worldview and way of life rooted in and centered around Jesus Christ.
Diverse – Global Impact
The expansion of students’ skills and understanding of their call and gifts for the advancement of effective ministry in diverse cultural contexts.
Relational – Local Connections of Learning
Understand the meaning and explore the importance of relational ministry utilizing a local mentor who encourages and models holistic improvement for ministry.
Credentialed – Adult Education Program, College Degree Program, and Clergy Recognition Program
Education to achieve the necessary credentials and recognition for ministry opportunities worldwide.
Leadership – Dedicated administrators and staff with integrity
Connect to institutional personnel that model integrity, a culture of improvement, and educational effectiveness.
Accessible learning resources of diverse media for the support of teaching and learning.
Qualified and credentialed practitioners who are trustworthy in teaching and guiding their students in their personal and professional ministry preparation.
17771 West Spring Lake Road
Spring Lake, Michigan 49456
Phone: (616) 777-0305
7600 Bryan Dairy Road,
Suite B, Suncoast Plaza
Largo, Florida 33777
Phone: (616) 777-0305
Hours of Operation
State of Florida: Christian Leaders Institute is exempted from oversight by the Florida Commission for Independent Education to grant religious degrees.
Christian Leaders Institute holds applicant status with the Association for Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation:
5850 T. G. Lee Blvd., Ste. 130, Orlando, FL 32822, 407.207.0808.
Applicant status is a pre-membership status granted to those institutions that meet the ABHE Conditions of Eligibility and that possess such qualities as may provide a basis for achieving candidate status within five years.