biblical teachings and principles

A Journey of Redemption, Healing, and Ministry

Hello everyone, my name is Mark Gootee, and I am from Carmel, Indiana, in the United States of America. I am completing my college degree in Organizational Leadership Supervision at Purdue University and enrolled in Christian Leaders Institute. It is a true blessing to be a student at Christian Leaders Institute with its biblical teachings and principles. The online platform is comparable to any local or traditional college in my area. It seamlessly integrates into my college curriculum.

From Doubt to Faith

My spiritual journey began at an early age when I was born into one religion, only to have my parents switch to a different one when I was seven. Throughout my teenage years, I attended seminary and later served on a two-year church mission in Korea. However, after my mission, I joined the military and gradually distanced myself from the church.

During my military service, I experienced multiple wars that left me questioning the existence of God. I battled my demons and endured physical pain, mental trauma, and what felt like a spiritual death.

Rediscovering Faith and Purpose

In my recovery process, the Lord showed me that even though I turned away from Him, He never left me. Slowly, seeds were planted that led me back to the Lord. There, I repented and began a new journey of faith. My spiritual dream is cultivating a deep, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Then, I will know God on a profound level and share His love while actively contributing to the expansion of His kingdom.

Curiosity, Humility, and Divine Love

I was genuinely curious about other religions and their beliefs throughout my early years. However, my parents’ prohibition stifled this curiosity. I yearned to explore various denominations that claim exclusivity, each asserting to be the one true church.

The humbling events in my life revealed my need for Christ. They showed me that regardless of my past sins, Christ welcomes me back with open arms. During the healing process, I understood God’s unwavering love and presence.

A Reawakening and a Call to Ministry

I accepted Jesus as my Savior and Lord at an early age. However, it wasn’t until I returned from my period of straying that His significance truly resonated with me. Thus began my journey of embracing faith, restoring hope, and building God’s Kingdom.

I aspire to use my Christian Leaders Training to minister to others who have gone through similar struggles and experiences. I want to proclaim the message of the gospel. Jesus Christ paid for our sins, conquered death on the cross, and paved the way for our redemption and reunion with God through His resurrection. Hallelujah!

A Debt-Free Biblical Teachings and Principles

The opportunity to receive free training through Christian Leaders was instrumental for me. Having used my military benefits for education, I am grateful to pursue my calling to ministry without incurring any debt. A scholarship for training is a tremendous support, allowing me to focus wholeheartedly on serving God and His people.

By God’s grace, I am committed to embracing faith, restoring hope, and building His kingdom through ministry. I am excited to embark on this transformative journey, guided by the biblical teachings and principles I get through Christian Leaders Institute.

Register a Study Account

Register for a free study account, automatically enrolling you in the Getting Started Class at the Christian Leaders Learning Platform. The Getting Started class will take you less than an hour to complete.

When you log in to the Learning Platform, you will notice that the Getting Started Class automatically appears on your dashboard.    

The Getting Started Class will orientate you to the Christian Leaders Learning Platform and the Programs offered, including:

  1. Ministry Awards, Certificates, and Diplomas with the Christian Leaders Institute.
  2. College Degrees with the CLI’s Leadership Excellence School.
  3. Minister Credentialling (Ordination) with the Christian Leaders Alliance, including local Soul Center registration possibilities. 

Note: You can enroll in tuition-free courses or mini-courses immediately without finishing the getting started class.  

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