About Us
Vision & Mission

Our Organization

CLI is governed by the Board of Directors consisting of 7 members. In addition, CLI has an advisory committee of pastors, teachers and business people who provide educational, operational and spiritual advices.

The executive office consists of President Frank Liu, Vice President William Sun, and Operating Officer James Hwang. The President and Vice President also assume the roles and responsibilities of Academic Dean overseeing Asian andNorth American programs.

CLI has a strong and broad-based faculty team which covers the full spectrum of theological courses in New Testament, Old Testament, Theology, Church History, Mission, and Practical Theology. These teachers are not only well-qualified in their respective area of studies, but also well recognized for their good teaching skills that inspire the students to continue with theological education. The faculty also serves as spiritual mentors to the students as they model the life of a servant leader, with integrity and pastoral heart.

CLI has a small team of partially paid staff and volunteers. The team works tirelessly to support faculty and students, and manage all the administrative work of the Institute.

Although, due to our very limited financial resource, the faculty and staff are paid minimally, yet they are passionate servants who buy into the vision and mission of the school. The school environment is like a big family with close relationship among board members, faculty, staff and students.

Our Education Programs
CLI offers the following degree programs:

  • Doctor of Ministry (North America and Hong Kong)
  • Master of Divinity (North America)
  • Master of Christian Studies (North America and Asia)
  • Diploma of Christian Studies (North America)
  • Bachelor of Theology (Asia)
We strive to offer a rich, balanced and holistic curriculum which not only provides students with a solid foundation in the Christian faith and equip them with the leadership and counseling skills, but also shape them into the vessel suitable for the Kingdom of God.

Our Graduates
As of today, CLI has 49 students graduated in North America and 70 in Asia. All CLI graduates in North America are serving in local ministries, and quite a few have been sent to teach in other CLI branches. In Asia, CLI graduates are serving in the field in both rural areas and urban centers,engaging in various ministries such as shepherding large congregations, training local leaders, counseling factory workers and working in cancer support centers.

Our Publication Ministry
CLI has embarked on developing publication ministry to publish books on biblical-theological-practical topics. CLI already published in 2014 the "Marketplace Ministry: Challenge and Practice" book compiling the lectures given by 5 CLI teachers and students on the topic. A book on counseling, "Christian Counseling that Changes Life" with 12 CLI teachers contributing articles on the topic, was released in September 2015 and available for purchase. This is one of the ways we reach out and serve more people in the Christian community, not just our students.

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest."
It is the vision of Christian Leadership Institute to train and send out workers to bring in the Lord’s harvest.