The Institute of Ministry at Christian Retreat in Bradenton, Florida is a ten week Bible leadership training school committed to developing leaders to their full potential. Set on the west coast of Florida, the Institute of Ministry is designed to maximize your gifts and callings, to maximize your ministry potential in your church, mission field and in the market place. For young people and the young at heart … you will never be the same after this life changing ten weeks. Since 1975 the Institute of Ministry has graduated over 6000 students from around the world.


Located on the banks of the beautiful Manatee River in east Manatee County, Florida, Christian Retreat is a year-round conference center, ministry school, community church, resort and so much more. Since 1968, the Retreat has hosted the nation’s top Christian leaders, bringing believers together from all denominations and cultures, to be refreshed and strengthened in their faith.



1200 Glory Way Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34212

Telephone: (941) 746-2882 Extension 427
Fax: (941) 746-0675
Toll Free 1-800-782-6414