Biblical Training for Ministry

Journey to Know the Way, the Truth, and the Life

I am Donald Contreras of the United States of America. I am receiving Biblical training for ministry at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about online free Bible courses, Click Here).

My Beginnings

I was the firstborn of four boys in 1968. Our mom was a single parent who worked most of the time. As with similar life stories, we struggled through making lots of mistakes and trying to get by. Early on, the realization of having to stand alone became a constant norm for me. Many times, we felt the shame brought on by others. Our earliest experience of God was through a neighbor who took us, kids, to church. Later on, a genuine desire to know the maker of the rain and controller of the universe began to burn within me.

Like fool’s gold, the world seemed alluring and appealing. However, in the end, it was all of no value. The reward of living for God was greater. So, after learning to love and forgive myself and others, I began playing piano and preaching for the youth services. The calling and ministry moved to the front of my life as I sought after the Lord and studied His Word. So, I worked with a few different ministers, building, starting, and leading several churches.

Biblical Training for Ministry at CLI

Over the years, I took part in teaching, preaching, singing, outreaching, and playing music. It’s been a privilege and honor to take part in these ministry opportunities. However, the call to go out into the highways and byways to call them into the house of the Lord is very real in my heart and soul. Therefore, I am pursuing the training through CLI to help deepen and reinforce my understanding of God and His Word, the Bible. This training will allow me to be a minister and lead the body of Christ. I’ve been on a journey to know the way, the truth, and the life! Christ is life to me! As he says in the Bible, it is life more abundantly.

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.

Learn more about ordination at the Christian Leaders Alliance. Interested in a low-cost college degree? Check out the CLI’s Leadership Excellence School.