“The Lord shall make you the head and not the tail. You shall be above only, and you shall not be underneath.”
CLU’s Mission Statement
It is the mission of Christian Leadership University to raise up Spirit-anointed leaders who disciple nations.
CLU Affirms the Apostles' Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven and is seated in the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic [universal] Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
CLU’s View on the Bible, the Spirit and the Place of Diversity
Our View of the Holy Scriptures and the Holy Spirit
We believe the Bible is the inerrant, authoritative, divinely-inspired Word of God (2 Tim. 3:16). Even as Jesus “opened the Scriptures” to the disciples on the Emmaus road (Lk. 24:32), so today, we need the Holy Spirit to assist us by opening the Scriptures to our understanding.
Unity and Diversity
We ask for unity in the above essentials and encourage diversity in the non-essentials, which we believe includes the rest of our growing, developing theology. We honor those who disagree without becoming disagreeable.
CLU’s Statement of Purpose
The purpose of Christian Leadership University is to raise up Spirit-anointed leaders who can hear the voice of God, understand the principles of the Bible, and allow the Holy Spirit to apply these principles to the various disciplines of life.
We will guide our students in building a broad-based paradigm for discovering truth. They will discern their God-given motivations and giftedness, and how to allow the voice, vision, and anointing of God to flow through these motivations and gifts to disciple the areas in which they work and minister. Students will become skilled at integrating the heart and the mind.
This will contribute to fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus, to “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…” (Matt. 28:19).
If Christians do not embrace the vision of becoming godly leaders and stretching to become such, unrighteous men and women will rule in many areas of society. Society is then hurt because the wisdom, revelation, anointing, and power of God are not sought by our leaders to solve society’s dilemmas. Everyone in society suffers as a consequence. However, when the righteous rule, greater opportunity is given for a godly social order.
Ultimately, each person in society must make his or her own personal decision to follow Jesus. Spiritual servant-leadership does not and cannot force Christian commitment upon individual lives, but it can nurture an environment in which godliness is enhanced. The alternative is an ungodly environment in which wickedness flourishes. We ask you to join us in choosing righteous leadership, and in becoming one of these righteous leaders.
Becoming a leader will stretch you far beyond your wildest imagination, and make you a much larger person inwardly than you ever dreamed you could become. It is often a painful, yet exhilarating, process. It involves death and resurrection in area after area of your life, as you die to your own strength and the anointing of Jesus becomes alive in you. It is a road which must be walked over an extended period of your life. Those who do not quit achieve the reward of becoming Spirit-anointed leaders who help in discipling a sphere of influence. Our commitment at CLU is to guide you along a path to such a destination.
I find it very comfortable to embrace the fundamental concepts of Christian Leadership University. We Christians need to be current with the educational needs of our adherents. Formal classroom training is unavailable to many of them. Let’s use the most modern teaching tools available to this generation.
Christian Leadership University offers Bible-based education for those who have a call into full-time ministry and for those who do not. The truth is, God has a call for each life. The highest worship we can offer God is to fulfill that call in a Christ honoring manner whether that be as a laborer, professional, business man or woman, or homemaker. Quality training needs to be Bible-centered, for ‘The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments’(Psalm 111:10).Judson Cornwall