Christian Leadership Institute


Concordia University Texas Christian Leadership Institute (CTXCLI)


This special Institute is designed for students who exhibit leadership qualities and who seek opportunities to expand their leadership potential beyond the current academic curriculum at Concordia. Students in the Institute will be given opportunities through lecture, self-study, and project experience in a collaborative and focused learning community to see the heart and skills of a Christian leader and to develop their leadership capacity.

The uniquely Christian nature of the University and its publicly stated intention to honor Christ in word and deed will guide the work of CTXCLI. The Institute is designed to foster within each participant a deeper understanding of Christian leadership principles and to explore creative leadership concepts.


Theme for Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 Sessions

"Believe, Think, and Do: Essentials for Leaders Who Make a Difference"

The Academic Year 2014-15 CTXCLI participants will experience 10 sessions each semester focusing on this main topic.


Institute sessions

Each session will be led by renowned, successful and highly respected leaders, male and female, from our university, community, world and church.

Institute sessions will be held:

  • Each Tuesday between September 9 and November 18 (except for the Tuesday during Fall Break)
  • Each Tuesday between January 13 and March 24 (except for the Tuesday during Spring Break)
  • The first and last sessions of the Academic Year will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The other nine sessions of each semester will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m.

Institute Schedule for Academic Year 2014-15


A new feature of this coming academic year's Institute curriculum is the addition of a participatory project development experience: Institute participants will collaboratively develop and implement a project of their choosing jointly created by all participants. The project will be designed as a laboratory for exploration and practical application of leadership skills.

In addition, a number of junior or senior class students will now have the opportunity to serve as project coordinators for the Institute. Each coordinator will receive specialized training and will work with a small group of Institute participants during the project development portion of each session. Priority for project coordinators will be given to students who have successfully completed the initial Institute semester, but application for these positions will also be open to other juniors and seniors.


Participation requirements

CTX students who will be classified as sophomores, juniors or seniors this coming fall and have a minimum of 3.0 GPA are eligible to participate in the Institute. Applicants must also possess demonstrated or potential leadership traits or characteristics.

New Applicants

New applicants must complete the application form and submit written recommendation from a minimum of two members of the CTX faculty or staff.

Returning Applicants

Applicants who have successfully completed the initial Institute semester need simply to apply and are not required to provide additional written faculty or staff recommendation.

Cost to Attend the Institute

A fee of $200 per participant per semester will be assessed to cover partial Institute costs. The first $100 of this fee each semester will be waived for group coordinators.


Apply now!

The deadline to apply has extended to May 21, 2014.

Institute leaders will notify applicants of acceptance or non-acceptance no later than April 30, 2014.


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