Brethren Leadership Institute

BLI is an Academy Certified Training System of the Brethren Academy of Ministerial Leadership. 

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: [email protected], 260-274-0396.

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

Next BLI Course:

Introduction to Pastoral Care

Instructor: Tim Waits
Organizational Meeting Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
7:00 PM, via Zoom

see flyer here for more details


Practice of Ministry Day

Pastoral Care at the End of Life
Date: TBD


Denise Schwaberow 
Chaplain, Heart to Heart Hospice

Laura Stone
Chaplain, Timbercrest Retirement Community

see flyer here for more details

For more information 
or to register for either, call or email:

[email protected]