CLI Christian Leadership & Ministry Classes 2021

 

A ministry of American Baptist Churches of Indiana & Kentucky in cooperation with ABC-Greater Indianapolis along with sponsoring American Baptist Churches & Associations growing, equipping and enriching Christians for ministry in their home churches, communities and associations.

GENERAL CLASS INFORMATION:

Participants are not required to commit to a leadership program!

Those seeking topics for personal enrichment or continuing education are welcome! CEUs available upon request!

Other Christian Denominations are welcome to participate as well!

Each class title consists of:

  • 20 hours of instruction, enrichment & interaction divided two ways Winter 2021
    • four (4) live non-consecutive sessions of three (3) each
    • sixteen (16) pre-recorded sessions of approximately thirty (30) minutes each to be viewed at student’s convenience during a designated time period.
  • outside reading along with assignments and/or projects which enrich class discussion and each student’s learning experience

Class sizes are small and instructors meet each student where they are in their faith journey and educational capabilities.

It is strongly recommended students attend all class sessions, but those students committed to earning credit have the opportunity to earn one (1) excused absence per class topic.

Students are expected to arrive (or log-in remotely) each scheduled live class session fifteen (15) minutes early.

Students may choose one of a variety of ways to participate in this experience:

  • Type of Registration and Commitment
    • Audit the class for a lesser fee – no credit to be earn; preparation & attendance at student’s discretion (Spouses of students with paid registrations may audit class sessions for free, if space is available in the classroom).
    • Earn Credit for the class as Enrichment Student – commitment to a full program isn’t required to pick and choose class topics of interest.
    • Earn Credit for the class as a Program Student – application needs to be on file & a higher level of communication is expected; Currently, a Leadership Program (8 class topics & 2 workshops) and a Ministry Program (13-14 class topics & 2 workshops) exists.

Please RSVP as soon as possible to help us determine if a class can be held.  We need 5 or more students for each class topic.

If you are not officially registered by the Monday before the first class session is scheduled to meet (and you know you plan to participate), it is very important to verbally RSVP by that date, so we can plan and prepare for your participation. Thank you for your courtesy and cooperation.

CLI BROCHURE

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

REGISTER EARLY & SAVE!! CHURCH GROUP RATES AVAILABLE!!

If registered by the EARLY registration deadline for a class title:

  • $125 for individual registrations
  • $99 per person for groups of 3 or more from your church
  • Audit students-only $60 (breaks down to only $15 per class session)
  • No Technology Fee

After the Early Registration Deadline:

  • Normal Registration is $135 (postmarked between early date & reg date for the class topic on reg form)
  • Late Registration is $150 (postmarked after the reg date for the class topic on reg form)
  • Audit students-only $80 (breaks down to only $20 per Saturday)
  • If participating via Zoom Live Streaming, add $15 for the technology fee to your registration fee.

What a BLESSING for 20 hours of classroom instruction & interaction!  Most one-day conferences cost that much!

We are able to provide 4 days in the classroom at the average cost for a one-day conference experience, because of  mission giving  to support…

  • CLI directly
  • Region Offering (State Work under specifics)
  • America for Christ
  • United Missions

THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!  THANK YOU!

SAVE THE DATES FOR 2021

Classes will only be available via Zoom Live Streaming until further notice.   

Print Full 2021 Schedule (should be available by March 15, 2021)

Winter 2021

REGISTRATION FORM – Winter 2021

C205 Personal & Family Care

  • Taught by: Rev. Homer Ford
  • Live Class Participation only available via Zoom Live Streaming
  • Class Sessions meeting on: Feb 6, Feb 20, Mar 6 & Mar 20, 2021 
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: January 22
  • Registrations Due By: January 30
  • FLYER for Personal & Family Care 2021
  • SYLLABUS for Personal & Family Care 2021
  • Books to order as soon as possible:
    • Margaret J. Marcuson, Leaders Who Last: Sustaining Yourself and Your Ministry; New York, NY, Seabury Books, 2009.
    • Dennis W. Bickers, The Healthy Pastor: Easing the Pressures of Ministry, Kansas City, MO: Beacon Hill Press, 2010.
    • Dennis Bickers, The Bivocational Pastor, Kansas City, MO: Beacon Hill Press, 2004.
  • Textbooks are available through Amazon.com or Amazon marketplace or Judson Press in both print and electronic versions. Approximate cost: $10 – 20 each.
  • Assignments to be completed before the first class session scheduled for February 6:
    • Reading
      • The Healthy Pastor, the Introduction plus Chapters 11 and 12
      • The Bivocational Pastor, Chapter 11
      • Leaders Who Last, Chapters 1, 2 and 3

Spring 2021

REGISTRATION FORM – Spring 2021

C106 American Baptist Mission, Evangelism & Stewardship 

 

C203 Introduction to Christian Worship

  • Taught by: Dr. Karen Hetrick
  • Live Class Participation only available via Zoom Live Streaming
  • Class Sessions meeting on: Apr 24, May 8, Jun 5 & Jun 19, 2021 
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: March 29
  • Registrations Due By: April 16
  • FLYER for Intro to Christian Worship 2021
  • SYLLABUS for Intro to Christian Worship 2021 (available by Apr 5)
  • Book to order as soon as possible:
    • Constance M. Cherry, Worship Like Jesus: A Guide for Every Follower; Abingdon Press, 2019.
      • Available @ Amazon.com – Kindle $9.99; New $17.99; Used-for less
      • Available @ christianbooks.com – $13.49
  • Assignments to be completed before the first class session scheduled for Apr 24:
    • Reading & Preparation Notes for Discussion
      • Read “The Call to Worship” in the introductory portion of the book. Question: What is the two-word term Cherry uses to summarize the subject of this book? Notice the four-part pattern Cherry lays out of “describe…, discover…, deliberate…, determine…” (Let’s call it “the 4Ds”).  This pattern will be a key method for our exploration.
      • Read and reflect on Cherry’s definition of “worship,” also in the front of the book.  What words or phrases capture your attention? Think about, or make some notes on, how you might express in your own words a brief answer to the question: “What is worship?”
      • Read/skim Chapter 1: “Our Role Model for Worship”.  Notice the first application of the “4Ds” that helps us to begin to practice some critical thinking about how and why we worship.

Information available for Summer & Fall 2021 coming soon!

Exciting News…

CLI Collaborating With Baptist Seminary of Kentucky’s Flourish Program

LEARN MORE

Don’t Forget To…

  • Download the syllabus for the class you plan to participate in
  • Order any books needed to enrich your class experience

Available Upon Request!

  • Bulletin Inserts and/or posters for any course
  • Bulletin Inserts and/or posters with general CLI Information
  • Brochures about CLI

Additional Information:

For information on the CLI Programs: https://abc-indiana.org/region-ministries/cli/

If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Jennifer Greene (317-635-3552 x 221).