Class on Synoptic Gospel   |  DATE: December 5,6 ; TIME - 9:00 -11:00 PM [IST], 7:30 - 9:30 PM [UAE].       

Pursue your Purpose at Your Pace

About us

Zoe Leadership Institute offers traditional seminary classes through video conferencing, allowing students to earn a Certificate of Theology, Diploma of Theology, a Bachelor of Theology and Master of Divinity without leaving their context. ZLI online programs can be stated in 3A’s.

Our Approach - The 3h

The Virtual theological education program at ZLI is to help students on assisting to acquire 3H’s.

Head approach

Educate in Sound Biblical theological foundation

heart approach

Enlighten for Strong Personal and Spiritual Character

hand approach

Empower for Servant Leadership


A legal agreement was confirmed between the board of Governors of Zoe Leadership Institute [ ZLI] and Gilgal Biblical Seminary [GBS], UAE, enabling ZLI to continue providing access to theology degrees at a distance. GBS will be the degree conferring body, providing regulation and scholarly support for Bachelor of Theology and Master of Divinity. Asia Theological Association accredits GBS.



Zoe Leadership Institute has also partnered with Discipulo 21, KY USA, and the Certificate and Diplomas are conferred in partnership.


Welcome to Zoe Leadership Institute – it is a pleasure to greet you electronically. I am delighted that you are visiting our website, and I hope you will enjoy and benefit from your time exploring ZLI.

Zoe leadership Institute model for theological education breaks all the barriers to high-quality theological education and prepares the students from all walks of life to serve in Christian ministry. The non-residential model has a national and global appeal that helps a new population of students to respond to God’s call to ministry. Currently, ZLI offer certificate, Diploma, Bachelor and Master courses in theology. These courses can be completed while the Christian student actively serves in their context without the student ever having to leave the field to participate in on-campus courses or seminars.

Not only the curriculum of ZLI is designed to allow graduates to pursue a life of the mind and a life of the spirit in individual ways, but ZLI has offered all its program at the most affordable tuition rate. This means that ZLI has chosen to provide scholarships for all students from India, keeping the Christian focus that none should be denied access to quality theological education due to the cost involved.

We are honored to journey with our students as they commit their life to take up their place within God’s story. Whether you are a lay believer who wants to deepen your knowledge of God’s Word, a college graduate who wants to receive ministerial training, or an ordained pastor who wants advanced learning opportunities, ZLI stands to help you live more fully into the calling in your life

We look forward to welcoming you to our faith-praxis community and to helping prepare you to pursue your purpose at your pace.


Dr. Joel Mathai T.

Message From principal

We welcome you to our website and we are glad that you are here!

We are living in unique period in the history of humanity and significant changes are taking place in various aspects of the life. Many methods and models are paving way for the emergence new normal in lives. Undoubtedly we are in a cutting edge period of transition. As we are moving away from the brink of one horizon and marching towards the threshold of a new horizon, digitalization is taking root and becoming an unavoidable development in the human life.

From the view point of theological education, this transition has brought substantial opportunity to train men and women for the service of God and humanity through the virtual platform. In Zoe Leadership Institute, we respond to this provision with the understanding of the times and has developed an incredible opportunity by bringing traditional pattern of theological education into your timeliness through virtual classes. Our programs are affordable, accessible and accredited.


At ZLI we are committed for the academic excellence and holistic development that everyone who join us will be prepared to fulfill their calling in their life. 

I encourage you to go through the website prayerfully and if you can’t find what you are looking for please contact us. 


Dr. Jaison George

Our story

Zoe Leadership Institute [ ZLI] is evolved after many consultations among the church leaders working in the Northern part of India. Even though there are many theological institutions in India, for Christian ministers and laypersons, quality theological education is inaccessible due to the cost involved and residency demand. Moreover, English is the predominant language of communication in many of these theological institutions. In such a context, ZLI is formed to provide cost-effective, quality education in Hindi without leaving the workplace or ministerial context. ZLI is functioning under Zoe trust, registered under the provision of the Indian Trusts Act, 1882.

mission statement

Zoe Leadership Institute seeks to provide quality academic programs in indigenous language prioritizing biblical authority and contextual church discipleship, by training men and women.

Vision statement

The vision of Zoe Leadership Institute is to become a leading virtual theological institution in indigenous languages from grassroot to post graduate level, and thus accomplish its mission for the glory of God.

core values

Zoe Leadership Institute promotes the following core values in order to attain its mission.

  • Study the Word of God with diligence
  • Love the Lord wholeheartedly
  • Relationship with God
  • Worship and prayer as an integral part of life
  • Mission constrained by the love of God
  • Sacrificial commitment towards the ministry
  • Leadership at all levels in Christian ministry
  • Integrity, accountability, transparency, and servanthood
  • Love, compassion, and respect for all
  • Unity and co-operation in ministry
  • Mentoring, coaching, and guiding

Why zli?

Interactive community: Contribute, grow and engage with professors and classmates through video conferencing and online discussion that allow everyone to participate.

Virtual courses: Enjoy the option of a more traditional class structure with live lectures and discussion.

Affordability: ZLI serves the students who seeks a quality education in religious studies at affordable price. The institute welcomes the believers and non- believers by laying aside denominational trappings and historical interpretation. Studies focus on biblical scripture.

Flexibility: ZLI employs a rolling application procedure.. Virtual classrooms are open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, allowing students to customize  their learning plan to fit their schedule.

Discover Quality: ZLI exists to make a college-level education in religious and theological studies available to highly motivated students who want to prepare for church leadership but cannot find that education due to financial or other practical reasons. We have provided quality independent study courses at minimal cost to the students by not having a physical campus, by recruiting university professors and other professionals.

Statement of faith

  • The Bible is the inspired Word of God, the infallible rule of faith and conduct for all people.
  • There is one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
  • In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal future return to earth to rule for a thousand years.
  • All humans have sinned, and the consequence of that sin is death.
  • The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the cleansing power of the blood of Christ.
  • Regeneration is absolutely essential for personal salvation.
  • By Christ’s atoning death on the cross, healing for the human body is available in answer to faith and prayer.
  • The indwelling sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit enables the Christian to live a holy life.
  • The Holy Spirit bestows the fruit (Gal 5:22) and the gifts (I Cor 12:8-10) on believers.
  • All believers may receive baptism in the Holy Spirit for practical life and service.
  • The guidance, comfort and strength from the Holy Spirit is available to all believers.
  • In the Christ’s return, which is the blessed and living hope of all believers.

There’s no enrollment open at the moment for this program

Contact us

For Fees and Scholarship contact us on: