Online Bible School Learning at CLI
Hello, my name is Kim Thompson, and I am receiving Bible School learning at the Christian Leaders Institute. I live in Yucaipa, California. I’m the youngest of two daughters. My parents both lived through the Great Depression and World War II, modeling a strong work ethic. After high school, I attended the cosmetology trade academy. Hairdressing was my occupation. I met my husband, married, and we have two grown children.
As a child, my family and I went to a Methodist church a few times. But, the most intriguing thing to me spiritually were the bells tolling from the Catholic church next door. I remember thinking I wanted to be a nun feeling the Holy Spirit’s presence.
I came to my salvation at age 31 when Jesus Christ came to me at my lowest point in life. He came to my apartment in a vision.
We went for a short jaunt next door from my home to Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California. As we floated along, He showed me I would sleep on this particular park bench, eat from a certain trash can while using newspapers from it to warm myself on cold nights if I continued living my sinful lifestyle.
Falling asleep that Friday night, I awoke Sunday afternoon. A Calvary church was across the street. Desperate to get in, I had to wait until the evening service. Finally, when the music started and the pastor spoke the Word, I realized Jesus saved my soul. I had asked Him for help, and I was radically saved!
Finding My Faith in Jesus
Starving for the truth, I devoured the Bible and spent hours a day in prayer. I would have lived at church if they would have let me. Not a person I came in contact with went without hearing about how Jesus loves them. He’s amazing.
Two big obstacles stood in my path to my young Christian growth: The grievance of having a sinful nature and addictions. Celebrate Recovery, Christian counseling and the Book of Romans were my healing tools. I’m so grateful to God for healing and delivering me. Christian education is an ongoing process. I still attend Celebrate Recovery sponsoring others, teaching Sunday school, singing on the praise team, and helping the homeless.
My spiritual dream has been to help people know God loves them, exemplified by sending His Son as our Savior and Great Physician, plus being reproducible to them while holding on to my joy! I’m pursuing ministry courses for my spiritual growth in working with people and deepening my relationship with the Lord. I love Him.
Finding Christian Leaders Institute
Christian Leaders Institute is a blessing. To attend Bible school, be entrenched in His Word, and learn from those who have gone before was my desire. I’ve learned so much from the videos already. They are encouraging and I can always get help from the support team when needed.
Currently, I’m saving for retirement and education was not in the budget. The generosity of the Christian Leaders Institute is unmatchable. I wouldn’t have been able to attend a college or even purchase an online school curriculum. It is God’s will for me to receive an education. Thank you, Father God and Christian Leaders Institute for giving me this wonderful opportunity. I look forward to giving back and learning and serving through CLI!
Steps to Sign 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 you are 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.