CLI Christian Leadership & Ministry Classes 2023

 

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 four (4) live non-consecutive sessions of five (5) hours each
    • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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)

After the Early Registration Deadline:

  • Normal Registration is $150 (postmarked between early date & reg date for the class topic on reg form)
  • Late Registration is $175 (postmarked after the reg date for the class topic on reg form)
  • Audit students-only $80 (breaks down to only $20 per Saturday)

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 2023

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

Print Full 2023 Schedule

How to Write & Study is a pre-recorded, at your own pace, workshop required for CLI program students, but registration is open to anyone.

Winter 2023

REGISTRATION FORM – Winter 2023

C205 Personal & Family Care

Spring 2023

REGISTRATION FORM – Spring 2023

C105 Church & ABC History with ABC Polity 

C203 Introduction to Christian Worship

  • Taught by: Karen Hetrick, PhD.
  • Live Class Participation available via Zoom Live Streaming 
  • Class Sessions meeting on: Apr 22, May 6, May 20 & Jun 3, 2023
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: April 3 (Save $25)
  • Registrations due by: April 14
  • FLYER for Christian Worship 2023 (Avail by Mar 1)
  • SYLLABUS for Christian Worship 2023  (Avail by Mar 1)

Summer 2023

REGISTRATION FORM – Summer 2023

C202a Introduction to Biblical Preaching

  • Taught by: Rev. Dr. Mark Hetrick
  • Live Class Participation available via Zoom Live Streaming 
  • Class Sessions meeting on: Jul 8, Jul 29, Aug 12 & Aug 26, 2023
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: June 19 (Save $25)
  • Registrations due by: June 30
  • FLYER for Intro to Biblical Preaching 2023  (Avail by May 15)
  • SYLLABUS for Intro to Biblical Preaching 2023  (Avail by May 15)

Fall 2023

REGISTRATION FORM – Fall 2023

C202b Youth & Young Adult Ministries

  • Taught by: Rev. Josiah Black
  • Live Class Participation available via Zoom Live Streaming 
  • Class Sessions meeting on: Sep 30, Oct 14, Oct 28 & Nov 11, 2023
  • Early Savings Registration Deadline: September 11
  • Registrations due by: September 22
  • FLYER for Youth & Young Adult Ministries 2023 (Avail by Jul 30)
  • SYLLABUS for Youth & Young Adult Ministries 2023 (Avail by Jul 30)

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).