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.

Register for a Study Account

Register for a free study account that automatically enrolls 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. Minister Awards, Certificates, and Diplomas with the Christian Leaders Institute.
  2. College Degrees with the Christian Leaders College.
  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.  

Learn more about ordination at the Christian Leaders Alliance. Interested in a low-cost college degree? Check out the Christian Leaders College.