Complaint Policy

Christian Leaders Institute seeks to do everything within its power to assure that the student’s experience with the programs is fruitful and satisfying. However, if there is a complaint or grievance, the following policy applies. Questions or complaints should be submitted to the The issue is examined and an explanation of the point in question is communicated to the student.

Questions involving enrollments or grades are referred to the Registrar’s office. Most issues are resolved with an email by the Registrar. In more complex situations, the President becomes involved, who, in consultation with staff members, resolves the issue and communicates with the aggrieved persons.


Withdrawal Policy

If a student did not receive a grade in at least one course, their account will not be saved in the database.

If a student has an account and wishes to be removed from the database, they will need to request removal from the Christian Leaders Ministries database by emailing Help Desk at or calling the office at (616) 777-0305.


Expulsion Policy

We reserve the right to expel a student for the following reasons: evidence of a violation of the terms and conditions or violation of the cheating, plagiarism, or course failure policy. The administration will investigate the allegation and interview the student. If the accusations are proven to be true, the student will be expelled from CLI/CLI. The student will be notified of his/her expulsion.


Code of Conduct and Student Expectations

All students are expected to adhere to high standards of integrity at all times. CLI’s primary program focus is to develop competent and credible Christian revival leaders. Therefore, some types of behavior are not allowed, such as cheating, plagiarizing, falsifying information, etc. Any student found to be in violation of this policy would be subject to discipline, which may range from lowering a grade to expulsion, depending on the circumstances of the case.


Cheating, Plagiarism, and Failure Policy

Cheating Policy:

What is cheating?

Cheating is finding out the content of quizzes before taking the quiz. Cheating is prohibited at Christian Leaders Institute. DO NOT discuss quiz questions and answers with other students. DO NOT use a different CLI account to see quiz questions or answers in advance. That is cheating.

May family members or study groups learn together?

Yes, students may discuss videos and articles together, but a student should not take quizzes together or share any information about quizzes with one another. Each student must earn his or her own grade on a quiz, not get quiz help from someone else.

How is cheating detected?

CLI computer servers track student activity. This information is analyzed for evidence of cheating. Any suspicious patterns are reported to the Registrar and the necessary action(s) are taken.

What is the penalty for cheating on quizzes?

Any student found guilty of cheating will fail the class and will be expelled from Christian Leaders Institute. All certificates, awards, and diplomas will be revoked. Someone who cheats is not honest or trustworthy enough to be a leader in the church of Jesus Christ.

Can I appeal a decision to expel me?

If a student believes the charges of cheating are not accurate, they may appeal to the Registrar. After consideration of the case and any further information the student provides, the Registrar will make a final decision on whether he/she will remain a student at CLI or be expelled.


What is plagiarism?

Plagiarism is using someone else’s words or ideas without identifying the source, leaving the impression that the words or ideas are your own.

What are some examples of plagiarism?

  1. Submitting a paper written by someone else, but identifying yourself as the author.
  2. Copying and pasting material from the Internet into your paper, presenting it as your own wording and not saying where the material came from.
  3. Copying sentences or paragraphs from a book or article without quotation marks and without giving credit to the author.
  4. Summarizing or paraphrasing blocks of material from a source but not crediting the source in your paper.

What’s wrong with plagiarism?

Plagiarism is a form of stealing and lying. It violates Christian moral standards, is contrary to accepted academic guidelines, and is illegal under government law.

How does Christian Leaders Institute respond to plagiarism?

  1. Any assignment found to involve plagiarism will automatically receive a failing grade.
  2. If the student wishes to appeal the failed grade, the student may contact the Registrar. If the Registrar determines that the plagiarism is unintentional and on a small scale, the student may be allowed to redo the assignment for a grade.
  3. However, if the Registrar determines that the plagiarism is intentional and involves a substantial amount of material, the student will fail the course as well as the particular assignment that involved plagiarism. At the Registrar’s discretion, the student’s scholarship may be revoked.
  4. If a student commits a second offense of serious plagiarism, the usual penalty will be loss of all scholarships and removal from Christian Leaders Institute. In exceptional circumstances, the Registrar may lessen this penalty. However, plagiarism is such a serious breach of Christian conduct and academic integrity that those found guilty of it repeatedly are not mature, trustworthy Christians who qualify to be trained for leadership in God’s church.
  5. If a student completes a class or earns a certificate, diploma, and/or degree from Christian Leaders Institute but is later found to have committed plagiarism, course credit may be withdrawn and the credentials may be revoked.

Copyright and Usage of Christian Leaders Ministries Materials

Christian Leaders Ministries (CLM) owns or has permission to use all of its class materials. They may not be duplicated without the expressed consent. CLM does not require the purchase of any additional text material. All required readings for the courses are available online.

Student Transcripts

All graduates may request a transcript be sent with their certificate or diploma or may download an unofficial one from their online Dashboard.

 Graduation Requirements

To receive a certificate, diploma, ordination, or degree from CLI, the student must receive a passing grade in all required courses (see Grading Scale). In order to receive an official degree from Christian Leaders Institute, the student must receive a passing grade in all courses (see Grading Scale) and pay all fees. Certificates, diplomas, and degrees are granted throughout the year as students complete their credentials. All graduates are listed on the Christian Leaders Institute website.