Lay Training for the Local Church

The Institute for Church Leadership supports pastors in the training of their leaders through an online certificate program that promotes sound doctrine and a biblical philosophy of ministry.

Program Overview

The curriculum is derived from the biblical qualifications and characteristics of eldership. Choose from courses on Christian character, Bible knowledge, sound doctrine, and shepherding care.
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Earn personalized Institute for Church Leadership certificates as you progress through the program.

Getting Started

Each course costs $70 per person. Before you start your first course, familiarize yourself with the ICL platform by taking the free Student Guide course and, if you’re planning to lead a group, the free Leader Guide course.
Whether you’re learning as an individual or as part of a group, you can progress through the 10 lessons of each course at your own pace and enjoy the content of the course in your ICL library indefinitely.