Bachelor of Chaplaincy

Bachelor of Chaplaincy Journey

My name is Felicia Miller, a 45-year-old single mother of two beautiful girls. I have been attending Christian Leaders Institute since 2017, currently working towards a Bachelor of Chaplaincy Degree. I have worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer for the past eight years. In 2016, I completed my Master’s Program at Liberty University, obtaining a Master of Art in Human Service Counseling: Cognate Addiction and Recovery. I have also completed a Graduate Certificate from Liberty University in Criminal Justice (2018) and Christian Ministry (2019). Furthermore, I am a CASA volunteer as well as a Hospice Volunteer.

Early Life and Conversion

I started attending church at 10 and accepted Christ in my life at 12. Being active in church kept me away from a lot of the temptations of the world at a young age. In my young adult years, I gave in to the temptations of the world. Angry at God after my divorce, I thought I didn’t want to have anything else to do with Him due to the pain my divorce caused me. Then, I began to drink, go out all the time and engage in all sorts of bad things.

Calling to Ministry

I never could find my place in the world when I was doing what I wanted. God continued to tug on my heart until I went back to the church and repented. Seeking God for what my exact calling is, as of right now, I continue to work in the church until God leads me to that. I desire to work as a Chaplain in a prison or hospital setting.

Personal Life Journey

After years of trying to fit into a world I did not belong in, I realized that I could not do this life without God. I found my way back to God and the church. Everything was going great, I even found love again. The man God sent me made me forget about all the pain and hurt that ever happened to me. Then BOOM, he got stomach cancer. My world was turned upside down, but I know God is a healer. He completed chemo in August 2019, we rang the bell, and no more cancer.

Fast forward to May 2021, cancer is back but this time more aggressively. I watched him go through radiation and chemo treatments, lose his hair, lose weight, etc. Daily, I saw his faith waiver. However, my faith remained strong. I knew God was not about to take him from me. He healed him once, so I knew He was going to do it again.

On February 5, 2022, my heart was shattered into a million pieces. God decided He wanted him more than I needed him. Feeling lost, confused, and angry at God, I continued to go to church, but honestly, I could not tell you why. I was just there going through the motions. Sunday after Sunday, I left the same way I came, broken and bitter. God broke my heart, and I had no idea how it could be repaired.

My Breakthrough

I smiled and laughed with my friends so that they would think I was okay. However, what they didn’t know was I was spending every spare moment at the cemetery. I would sit there for hours crying and asking God why. There were many days I would go to the store. I would turn down an aisle, and a memory would hit me. Then, I would break down crying, having to run out of the store.

The very moment you think God has forgotten about you, He shows up to let you know He is there! It was during prayer time at church, I was sitting in my seat. Suddenly, this woman visiting our church came up to me and asked if she could pray for me. She began to minister to me, telling me things that no one knew, things about how I had been feeling. She said that God wanted me to know that He had not forgotten about me. He was still there and ready to take the pain away. I just needed to give it to Him. I broke down and the tears would not stop flowing. Thank God, I did not leave the church the same way I entered. I left a lot lighter that day!

Ministry Journey and Training: Bachelor of Chaplaincy

I have been attending church for the majority of my life. My foundation is the Church of God in Christ. However, I have served under Baptist leadership and am currently serving at the True Gospel Pentecostal Church. I have always been active in the church. I have served as a Sunday School Teacher, Church Secretary, Sunday School Secretary, Vacation Bible School Teacher/Administrator, Usher, and Kitchen Ministry.

In 2019, I obtained a Graduate Certificate in Christian Ministry through Liberty University. I have earned a Continuing Ministry (2021) and Christian Marriage (2022) diploma from Christian Leaders Institute. Further, I have several Certificates: Continuing Ministry (2017), Christian Leaders (2018), Chaplaincy (2022), and Women’s Ministry (2022). I have also earned several Awards. The Bachelor of Chaplaincy degree is my current endeavor.

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