CLI Central Leadership Institute

Discover your purpose

Hands-on ministry experience

Grow in faith

Program Overview

One on One Mentoring

Each resident is assigned a mentor that is invested in your success. A mentor will provide perspective, help develop your skillset, and provide wisdom to the resident.

Ministry Area Focused

As a resident, you will spend a majority of your time working in your ministry area. We believe this gives you the best opportunity to develop practical skills that will serve as a launchpad for your future.

Class Time

Residents will spend time in a class-like setting. This time is largely focused on leadership development and ministry training from our church staff & Leadership.

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Ministry Tracks

Youth Ministry

Young Adult Ministry

Worship Ministry

Children's Ministry



Campus Team

Global Outreach

Common Questions

Each CLI Resident is placed within a ministry area to gain hands-on ministry experience for a 2-semester term, September 4, 2024 - May 19, 2025. There is an optional summer term for Resident's to complete that is based upon approval from your ministry supervisor and CLI Director

Residents are expected to be on-site 20 hours a week.

Yes! Central is a multi-site church that may require driving to other campuses.

This is not a paid residency program.