Christian Leadership Institute

About the Program

Beyond a basic Bible study, this 18-month program will prepare and restore you to teach, reach, lead, and minister to others out of your identity in Christ through relational, hands-on training for life and leadership on the home front, in the church, in the marketplace, and across the globe.

The Christian Leadership Institute (CLI) consists of five modules:

Module 1: The Believer’s Identity in Christ
Goal: Participants will articulate the fullness of their personal identity in Christ.
Essential Question(s): Who is God? Who am I in Christ?

Module 2: Personal Spiritual formation
Goal: Participants will demonstrate the routine practices essential to living life in Christ.
Essential Question(s): How do I walk the walk of tangible, abiding faith?

Module 3: Freedom Fighters
Goal: Participants will demonstrate the ability to co-labor with God in making all things new in Christ.
Essential Question(s): How do I co-labor with the Lord to redeem the broken places in myself and in others? How do I fill the empty places with Christ alone? How do I thrive abundantly in Christ and help others do the same?

Module 4: Kingdom Leaders
Goal: Participants will effectively fulfill their role as Kingdom ambassadors in their every-day lives.
Essential Questions: How do I effectively release Kingdom into my God-given circle of influence? How do I fulfill my role as a Kingdom ambassador in my family, my workplace and my community?

Module 5: Truth Talkers
Goal: Participants will demonstrate the ability to lovingly confront contemporary culture with an accurate biblical worldview.
Essential Questions: How do I confront darkness with light and lovingkindness? How do I effectively communicate black and white Truth with compassion and grace?

After successfully completing the Institute, you will:

  • have deepened your personal walk of faith;
  • be well equipped to lead and serve out of the fullness of your identity in Christ;
  • confidently promote Christ and His Kingdom in your personal sphere of influence; and
  • lead effectively in various lay ministry roles and in the marketplace.

Program Structure

  • You will meet in person one full Saturday at the beginning of each of the five modules, and one final Saturday for graduation ceremony.
  • Virtual class meetings will take place the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 PM.
  • Small groups will meet virtually for 1 hour the 2nd week of each month.
  • There will be monthly course readings.
  • Projects, reflections, and journal entries are due the last day of each month.
  • New cohorts begin every January and July. Each CLI cohort is limited to a maximum of 20 participants.

Program Dates for July 2021 CLI: July 2021- December 2022
Registration deadline: July 12, 2021
Cost: $1800 (Payment plans and ministry partner discounts available).
Dates for in-person classes 7/17,21, 11/13/21, 3/19/22,7/2/22, 9/10/22,12/13/22
Register here for July 2021
Questions: Contact Paula Riobo,