Central Leadership Institute

the residency program of central christian church


CLI is designed for young adults who are recent or soon to be college graduates, desire to grow in their leadership and ministry skills, and feel called to full-time ministry in the church/marketplace. Our goal is to give you the most saturated ministry preparation year of your life. During an 11-month sprint, we will invest in you and help you sharpen your gifts, build your confidence, and prepare you for the journey of being a thriving, Kingdom-minded leader.

In This Residency Program You Will:

  • Be a full-time paid employee of Central Christian Church
  • Be placed within a Central ministry for hands-on ministry experience
  • Complete local, social justice, and leadership projects
  • Participate in a global peacemaking trip to Northeast Africa/the Middle East
  • Experience classes taught by experienced pastors, business and world leaders
  • Build a network of ministry influence
  • Receive a Leadership Institute certificate upon completion for resume impact 

Are you ready to experience ministry in a whole new way?

The application season for 2020-2021 has closed, but the application season for 2021-2022 will open October 2020.

Thoughts from Past CLI Residents