My name is Bill Pounders. I am nearing 65 years old, living in Lemont, Illinois, USA. I am excited about the online Biblical education for my next phase at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about free online Bible courses, Click Here).
I grew up in the Christian Reformed faith. As a child, my parents carried me into the church. As I grew, I received training in the faith. Then, as a young man, I made my profession of faith and accepted Jesus as my Savior. I have also attended Assembly of God churches and non-denominational churches over the years.
My first wife was Linda. She also grew up in the Christian Reformed faith, and we had two children, Jeremiah, and Anna. When she was pregnant with Cecilia Joy in 1989, Linda, Jeremiah, and Cecilia died suddenly in an auto accident. Anna survived. As I stood in the Emergency Room, by her and Jeremiah, I heard a still voice, “Your family is with me in heaven, go care for the living.”
Over the years, those words meaning evolved. First, they commissioned me to care for Anna. Later in Ecuador, I shared my story with prisoners in jail, and they became the living. Now, as I reach my golden years, the commission is still evolving. As I seek to find what God’s next plan is for me, I want to hear His next commission.
Biblical Education For Next Phase at CLI
My professional career has been in construction, as a carpenter, supervisor, safety director, and even college professor. I feel God’s hand working out a plan for me. In 2000, I married my wife, Mistie. We started a blended family with our children, two boys, and two girls. Our children are now adults with families. So, we are now empty nesters.
We are preparing for the next phase of our lives, and are trusting God to show us the path. So, the Biblical education for our next phase at the Christian Leaders Institute is a blessing.
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.