Brethren Leadership Institute

We are in the process of being an Academy Certified Training System of Bethany Seminary. You may be exploring ministry, answering a call to ministry, and/or seeking further education. We will prayerfully support you on this journey.

The 3-year program consists of 12 courses, 3 Practice of Ministry Days, completion of a portfolio, etc. For more, read our student handbook.

There are no prerequisites to these courses. Anyone may enroll, one course at a time. Contact us for more information:, 260-982-8805.

Program Costs:
$50 application fee
$15 background check
$50 orientation day fee
$75 per course (plus textbooks and materials)
$25 late registration fee
$40 fee to audit
$10 fee for CEU certificate
$150 Practice of Ministry Day fees ($50 each for 3 days)
$50 graduation fee

Upcoming BLI Courses
(each taking place at the Marion Church of the Brethren)

Evangelism/Outreach, taught by Nate Polzin
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9am-4pm
Saturday, October 28, 2017, 9am-4pm
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9am-4pm

Register by emailing or calling 260-982-8805.
($25 late fee after September 16.)

Preaching, taught by Aaron Gross
Saturday, January 20, 2018, 9am-4pm
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9am-4pm
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 9am-4pm
Back-up date in case of a weather cancellation: February 24

Register by emailing or calling 260-982-8805.
($25 late fee after January 3)