Called to Disciple women

Servant of Jesus

My name is Shannon Gossar. Born and raised in Indiana, I currently reside there with my husband of almost 27 years. We have a 26-year-old son, an 18-year-old daughter, and a grandson that will be two in a few months. Called by God to disciple women, I am a student at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about studying the Bible online, Click Here).

My Journey

I did not grow up in a Christian home. My parents divorced when I was under the age of two. However, my father’s parents were very active in their church. They always desired their grandchildren to attend with them. I did go with them a few times. Unfortunately, I was not interested in church at that age plus my home life was not influencing me to go. I thought of Jesus and God often.

Fast forward to when I met my husband. We met on a cruising strip. Many young people would drive up and down the same road over and over just to meet new people. I met Seth. He was in the Marine Corps during that time, and I was smitten. We dated on and off for six short months. Then, we married. We lived in North Carolina for a time.

I wasn’t saved when we married. My husband did have a church background. About 6-8 months into our marriage, his cousin lived with us for a few months. She was a strong Christian. I noticed something different about her. Then, I found a gospel tract with the Romans’ road plan of salvation on it. I prayed and asked God to save me. Since I did not have anyone to disciple me, I didn’t really grow.

Rededicated to Jesus and Called to Disciple Women

When we moved back to Indiana, after a time we found a church. I reflected on that time I prayed and asked God to save me. Then, I felt convicted because I knew I was not living for the Lord as I should. So, I rededicated my life to Him.

As a rededicated Christian, I continue to learn what it means to be a Christian. Further, I desire to grow in God’s Word and am called to disciple women. The Christian Leaders Institute can help me achieve my goal. I appreciate that I can work at my own pace.

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 Parts 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. Then you can 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.

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