We believe that Christian Leadership University offers
the most unique and powerful Christian counseling distance learning
desire is to train up biblically-based, Spirit-anointed compassionate
counselors who can discern the needs of the heart and usher in the
grace of God to meet those needs; to train up people to counsel using
the techniques and skills which Jesus Christ used.
The program of Christian Leadership University:
- Uses guided self-discovery.
- Focuses on real-life skills.
- Is life-transforming.
- Is story-centered (Matt. 13:34).
- Is inexpensive.
- Provides mentoring.
- Trains you how to radiate the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
- Trains you to sense your heart.
- Trains you to sense God within your heart.
- Guides you into revelation knowledge regularly.
- Trains you to hear and record God's voice daily.
- Trains you to to see God's vision daily.
- Trains you to release God's creativity.
- Trains you to be naturally supernatural.
- Trains you to hear God through your dreams.
- Trains you to flow in the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
- Provides for the experience of the truths taught in the classroom.
- Trains you to be a leader in your area of gifting.
Real Life, Biblically-grounded,
Real Life – Birthed
from real life issues and taught from real life experiences.
Biblically-grounded – You see your
life's experiences in the light of Scripture.
Revelation-based – God speaks to you
in each and every learning experience.
“I enrolled in CLU in October. The classes
have been beyond anything I had hoped for. This has been more like
— Vanessa Tinsley-Stone
“Even the first class changed
my life. I felt that not only was my mind being expanded
by the truths
of God's Word, but my heart and spirit were also growing. This
was a school of the Spirit and was changing me with every
— Nicholas Kusmich
“Becoming a part of CLU has changed
my life. Something that is so fascinating to me in studying
with the courses of CLU is how each time I study, the presence
of the Holy Spirit is right there and is sooo strong. It grows
more intense at times. I am amazed at His presence, the wisdom
and what He reveals while studying.”
— Stacie Horne
Below, and on our testimonies
page, there are many more amazing stories of what God
is doing in the lives of people just like you! The next story
could be yours.
All of the courses
listed below are available by correspondence, and you can choose
to submit your coursework online. Your course materials
will arrive by mail, and you will then able to contact your
any assignments to them. The courses may be purchased individually
or as a total package. If purchased as a pre-paid package, the cost
is reduced by 20%. Two to five courses are
sent at a time, as the student requests. Prices are subject to change
without notice. Payment may be made by credit card.
These courses may
be taken as a Christian
Counseling Certificate or applied as a major
concentration toward any of the following Christian
counseling degrees: Associate
of Christian Counseling, Bachelor
of Christian Counseling, Master
of Christian Counseling, or Doctor
Additional work is required when an undergraduate-level course is
taken on the graduate level. Course substitutions
and combining major concentrations are possible when working toward
counseling degree. Discuss these options with the Dean. The key
is to follow God's passion within your heart. Students in the Master's
programs earn approximately 30 credits for each degree from specific
courses, and the remaining 10 credits by doing practical ministry
work and earning "practica" credits.
To receive a Christian
Counseling Certificate a student must complete a minimum of 10
of the courses below. One of them must be Communion
REN103 Communion With God
Communion With God (Graduate Level) 4 credits $445.78
course teaches you how to clearly hear God's voice, see divine vision
and journal (write out what God is speaking to you). The Holy Spirit
is the Wonderful Counselor, and when you can hear His voice on a
regular basis, He provides wonderful counsel to your heart. Eighty
percent of the counseling needs of a church will disappear once they
are taught the course Communion With God.
“I'm taking Communion With God. I am
so blessed so far. My life is already completely transformed. I
from hearing God speak to me once in a while to hearing Him not just
in my journaling times but even throughout the rest of the day. What
a difference this has made.”
— Andrew Steck
“We have been using Communion With God for
some months now in all our home groups and one after another
prayer lives were dry difficult affairs have blossomed as they
have heard the Heavenly Father commune with them, His children.”
— Rev. Bill A. VanZutphen,
Baptist Church, Wollongong, Australia
“Oh my, I am speechless...I have completed
only the first several lessons in Communion With God and my life
has been totally, totally transformed. He is such a wonderful,
wonderful God. A few months ago I told Him I was desperate for
more of Him...I had no idea His answer to my prayer would be so
exceedingly abundantly above anything I could ever have imagined.
My days and nights are now filled with His presence. Thank you
for your service to Him, Mr. Virkler. I will be in touch as I progress
through the course....”
COU202 Counseled by God
will let God speak to our hearts and counsel us about the basic emotional
pressures of life. These include anger, doubt, depression, condemnation
and inferiority. We will learn to let God replace these with His
opposites, as His voice releases His grace within our hearts. Those
whom the Son sets free are free indeed.
This practical course not only changed
my life and gave me freedom in many parts of my life, but the tools
I have been given through this course are having a lasting impact
on the lives of many young people all around me who in turn will
pass it on to others, leading many more young people into emotional
— Student taking Counseled
REN204 Naturally Supernatural
the working of Almighty God, He has joined His Spirit to our spirits.
We will study and experience the glory of Christ living within us,
as well as ways of approaching Him and releasing His indwelling presence.
We abide in Christ to the extent that we know that Christ abides
in us. We will also learn how to allow the gifts and fruit of the
Holy Spirit within us to flow out through us. Prerequisite: REN103
Communion With God.
This course radically changed my life
in every way possible. When once the Christian life was somewhat
a duty and chore, it is now a lifestyle of rest. What was once my
trying to be good for the Lord is now having Him be good out through
me. What was striving to serve Him in every aspect of my life is
now simply loving Him and yielding to His Spirit to live out of me.
By understanding, experiencing, and living out the seven revelation
truths of abiding, my life in every way and dimension has been radically
— Student taking Naturally
Prayers That Heal the Heart
course teaches a series of seven specific prayers that will break
bondages within your heart caused by spiritual forces. These prayers
include breaking generational sins and curses; severing ungodly soul
ties; removing negative beliefs and inner vows; healing traumatic
scenes; and casting out demonic energy that has connected itself
to these inner wounds of the heart and soul. The entire healing process
is sealed by doing an intensive meditation on biblical passages that
bear on the issues being healed so God can grant you illumined insights
from His Word.
Who needs prayers that
heal the heart? Just about everyone! God has really done a
work in me through the studying and revelation of this ministry.
He has given me a burden and a heart to see all people set free
from all kinds of oppression. After all, He did command us to do
so and minister to people's needs. Prayers That Heal the Heart
is going to be a major part of what I do vocationally for the rest
of my life. I have a burden and a desire to see people walk in
the liberty purchased for them on Calvary, and for them to experience
the ZOE life God has come to give us. Thank You, Lord, for Your
anointing to do what You did and see people come into all that
You have for them.
— Student taking Prayers
That Heal the Heart
Wisdom Through Dream Interpretation
3 credits $311.88
REN510 Wisdom Through Dream Interpretation
(Graduate) 4 credits $393.87
Psalms declares that God counsels
us at night through our dreams (Ps. 16:7). The dreams in the Bible
illustrate this principle, and all of us can learn to hear from God
during the two hours of dream life we have each night. In this course,
we will examine all 50 dreams of the Bible seeing how God interprets
the symbolism and speaks to His children through their dreams (Num.
12:6; Acts 2:17). Prerequisite: REN103 Communion With God.
This course has truly made a significant
impact on my life and laid the foundation for ongoing change and
revelation. It is as if a whole new door has been opened in my life
leading to a whole new world of never-before-found treasures and
truths. I feel as though I am walking towards a new journey that
will impact my life in a great way. I feel that more tools have been
added to my spiritual toolbox to help myself and help others. When
I fully grasp this practice of interpreting dreams, I will be walking
in a greater dimension of wholeness, authority, counsel, wisdom and
so much more. If it’s true that we spend one third of our lives sleeping
and part of that dreaming, then it feels as though I have resurrected
one third of my life and I can live more fully. The revelation of
the importance of dreams and what God wants to do with us through
dreams has been resounding in my spirit ever since I started this
— Student taking Wisdom Through
Cornerstones of Communication
3 credits $335.94
Communication is the center of all
relationships, yet most of us are untrained in the dynamics of great
communication skills. With practice, every relationship you have
can be more effective and fulfilling.
I think I can safely say that effective
communication skills are one of the most, if not the most, important
set of skills one can have in day-to-day living. Without the ability
to properly communicate, we cannot get through life properly, as
relationships are a central aspect of our lives.
As a result of this course, I have learned skills that I will be using
every day of my life. I have always been faced with situations that have required
excellent communication and negotiation skills. Many situations were changed
because I was able to implement some of the things I had learned about negotiation
from this course. This stuff works!
— Student taking Cornerstones
Jesus has poured out His Spirit upon us, we can be ministers of His
salvation - healing for the spirit, soul, and body - by the anointing
that rests upon us. This practical course will give you keys to flowing
in that anointing of God.
Increasing the Anointing
is only as we minister in the anointing of the Holy Spirit that we
can effectively touch the hearts of others. This practical course
trains you how to sense the Holy Spirit Who lives within you, how
to get to know Him as a Person, and how to release His power to heal
a hurting people.
Throughout the duration of this course,
I have been provoked to go after God like never before: to receive
a greater measure of His anointing to bring liberty to captives,
and God’s presence to all I encounter. I am challenged to fast and
pray more on a regular basis, learn more about the anointing and
start living out, through simple daily obedience, what God has called
me to. I am also learning not to rely on my strength to get the job
done, but to solely rely on the power of the Holy Spirit, and this
too will increase the anointing on my life, which in tern will affect
everything I do.
— Student taking Increasing
Fulfill Your Financial Destiny
3 credits $327.80
BUS502 Fulfill Your Financial Destiny
(Graduate Level) 4 credits $416.80
This course will give you Scriptural
support for the belief that God delights in the prosperity of His
children (Ps. 35:27). It is His desire that we lend and not borrow.
We are to be the head and not the tail, above and not underneath
(Deut. 28:12,13). God Himself teaches us to profit (Is. 48:17) and
has given us the power to make wealth (Deut. 8:18). Several hundred
verses on silver and gold will be examined, showing that we are to
create and release wealth into the kingdom of God.
Take Charge of Your Health
body, soul and spirit are intrinsically connected. Sickness in any
one of these three areas contributes to sickness in the other areas.
In this course you will learn many natural, biblical approaches to
caring for the health of your body, soul and spirit.
Gifted to Succeed
each of us grace has been given according to the measure of Christ's
gift...And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some
as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers for the equipping
of the saints." Do you know which of these heart motivations
God has given to you? Is God asking you to express this heart motivation
within or outside the structured church, or both? Which ministry
or vocation is He asking you to express yourself through? What kinds
of people do you need next to you to make you most effective? These
questions and many others will be answered.
These last 12 weeks have been like looking
into a mirror and seeing things in me that I have never seen before.
Then taking those things, learning more about them and pruning them
to work most effectively for and in myself, my life
and my ministry.
— Student taking Gifted to
Father Heart of God
highly experiential course is designed to draw you into a closer
relationship with your heavenly Father, in which you have not only
a theological understanding of His deep love and affection for you,
but you also know it because you have personally felt it. You will
also learn how to help others overcome any hindrances in their lives
that prevent them from experiencing the love of the Father for themselves.
Prerequisite: REN103 Communion With God.
I not only realized that the love of Father
is so widely needed and missed in the Church, but it is needed in
the entire world. The message of Father’s love is not only for the
saved, but the unsaved as well. It is what will get them saved. It
the world needs to hear; your heavenly Father loves you. He loves
you so much that He sent His only Son to die for you that you might
— Student taking
Father Heart of God
Enrich Your Marriage (under
Parenting for Success (under
preference is that the Christian counselor opt out of state licensing,
for I am not sure that the state knows enough about counseling to
license and thus have authority over the Christian counselor. Because
the U.S. Constitution forbids state interference in the practice
of one's religion, the Christian counselor can operate without state
My suggestion is to begin taking and then teaching
counseling courses offered by CLU. These courses are
practical, biblical, spiritual and life-changing. Once you have taken
any of these courses,
you can then teach them in a small group, home group, or Sunday school
class as often as you like.
believe that as people are drawn to these classes, they will become
aware that you also offer one-on-one counseling for individuals,
couples and parent-child relationships. They can be encouraged to
book appointments with you. You can charge a flat rate (perhaps $35
per hour), have a suggested donation, or charge on a sliding scale.
As you meet with people and they are helped, they will tell their
friends and your clientele will grow. I personally know counselors
who are doing this very successfully, and who even charge for their
courses sometimes. The testimonies they receive back from their clients
are that they are being helped much more than when they were going
to a state-licensed counselor. Isn’t that the way it should be?
suggestion, of course, would be to work on staff at a local church.