Hello, my name is Kelley Carson. I live in rural New York State (United States) with a wonderful husband of 35 years, two grown children, and two wonderful grandchildren. I am getting affordable Biblical training online at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about online free Bible courses, Click Here).
My Spiritual Journey
But my life didn’t start out so wonderful. When I was a young teen, growing up as the child of an alcoholic mother, I came to believe that the world would be a better place without me. While planning my suicide, God brought a woman into my life who introduced me to Christ. After accepting Christ as my Lord and Savior, my life changed completely.
God has used every means possible to grow me in my faith over the past 40 years. I have learned much through church attendance and good preaching. Also, personal Bible study, daily devotions, and prayer time added greatly to my relationship with Jesus and God the Father. Preparation for teaching Bible studies has frequently caused me to dive deeper into the Word of God than I ever would have for just my knowledge. I truly believe though, that it is daily living through trials and triumphs with God in my life that enables me to say, “it is well with my soul.”
Most of my adult life was involved teaching and corporate training. The Lord has provided me with the gift of teaching. So, I want to use it more for His kingdom than just to make a living. When my children were young, I taught school, so I was blessed to have breaks and summers off to be with them. I was able to teach children’s Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and led an occasional adult Bible Study. I enjoyed nothing more than teaching people about Jesus.
In 1990, I lost my dear sister to cancer. Although she had gone home to be with the Lord, I was angry to be without her. God was patient with me. Eventually, He used this loss to plant a ministry in my heart to make quilts for cancer patients around the world. I found myself teaching women of all ages how to quilt and holding devotions at every workshop. Ultimately, I worked with dozens of volunteers which grew into establishing several independent church quilt groups. I love being part of this ministry.
However, I longed to get back to teaching the Word of God. Then a friend asked if I would consider leading a virtual Bible Study. I said yes. I have had the pure joy of leading a weekly Bible Study ever since. So, I know the Lord is calling me to use my teaching gift to bring others closer to Him.
Affordable Biblical Training Online at CLI
My spiritual dream is to spend the rest of my life ministering to others who need to know Jesus and learn from the Word of God how to live walking in a daily relationship with Him.
One day, my daughter-in-law told me about Christian Leaders Institute (CLI). As I consider early retirement to follow God’s calling, finances are tight. So, I was thrilled to hear I could find affordable Biblical training online. I can also work around my current work schedule. CLI is an answer to prayer for myself and my daughter-in-law!
Currently, I am pursuing studies to be a better Bible teacher and to learn how to provide ministry to others. I want to learn how to be the minister that God has always called me to be. I can’t wait to see what God has for the next grand adventure in my life!
Steps to Sign Up At Christian Leaders Institute
Step 1 – Register for a free study account that automatically enrolls you in the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2.
After you register, you will automatically be enrolled in the “getting started” course. You will locate the course at your “home” button when logged in. Scroll down to find the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2 Link. Click the link and open the course.
Step 2 – Complete Part 1 of this course, and then you are allowed to enroll in mini-courses or regular courses.
The Christian Leaders Getting Started Class Part 1 shows you how to enroll in courses and mini-courses. Part 2 of the course connects your calling into ministry with programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute. Part 2 will offer some ministry training and introduce you to the other programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute.