Emerging Church Leadership Institute

Theological Training for the Ministry Leader

ECLI is a classroom-based environment to equip emerging leaders with the theological, philosophical, and practical tools necessary to sustain healthy faith communities. Church staff, ministry partners, and small group leaders are all benefiting from this leadership development initiative. Read about the course options below.

Sarah, a ministry leader in Columbia, shares about her experience taking an ECLI class.

ECLI Classes


How to use proper techniques for interpreting the Bible.

Bible Survey

A survey of the Bible in order to build confidence in its message and application to everyday life.


A solid foundation in the basic doctrines of the faith.


The reason why we need a Christ, along with the development of key thoughts and definitions throughout church history.

Evangelical Heritage

A look at our history in light of sociological realities that brings the pragmatics of church life into sharper focus.


Answering the questions of skeptics and attacks against the core beliefs of Christianity.