CLI student Jason Corbeil
Canada Ministry Training Free
Hello! My name is Jason Corbeil. I live in Ontario, Canada. I am excited to receive this Canada ministry training free of charge.
Canada is a fantastic country, full of beautiful lands and people of multicultural descent. Those involved in Ministry in Canada face many challenges as in other parts of the world today, but also enjoy the freedom to express themselves without fear of persecution.
I grew up in a Christian home and went to church as I grew up. My family fell away from the church when I was around 12 years old. Upon turning the age of 18, I felt the urge of God return to church and have felt a strong call on my life ever since. I have often questioned this “call” I have felt and have put things off and focussed on other things for many years.
However, this feeling of being called still exists and seems to be growing stronger as I get older.
I am now forty years old and do not believe I can let the opportunity to obtain the training from Christian Leaders Institute pass me by. The Lord has been more than gracious to me. My life verse is Jeremiah 29: 11 “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope”.
My ministry dream has been something I have had since I was abut 18 years old. The thought of standing at a pulpit and teaching others about Jesus Christ has long been something I have felt called to do. Unfortunately, life has thrown a few curveballs, and I have not had the opportunity to pursue this dream for many years until CLI made its way into my life.
I have helped with many different church programs over the years. My wife and I have been Youth Group Leaders and Sunday School Superintendents. We have taught at Daily Vacation Bible School for many years.
I believe that I identify the most with the word “Pastor”, as I feel that one needs to be ordained as a Pastor to be viewed as worthy to teach others about Christ. It is not an absolute necessity but does give one more credibility amongst unbelievers.
If I had to choose one key experience in my life that prompted me to pursue ministry, it would have to be when I was still in youth group. A group of men from our church attended the Promise Keepers “Stand in the Gap” march in Washington D.C. back in the mid-1990’s. It was an awesome experience hearing thousands upon thousands of men singing praises to God outdoors acapella. It was a very moving time for me!
Living in rural Ontario, poses some unique challenges. There are many local churches nearby, and most have Pastoral staff already entrusted to lead their congregations. Our town, is a small one, and there is a lot of poverty here as well. Yes, even in Canada, there are many of those who do not have many resources to maintain even basic needs.
A scholarship at CLI is tremendously important to me because, as a family man, I would otherwise not be financially able to pursue the studies that CLI has to offer anywhere else. I have looked into various schools over some years and have not been able to begin studies. Thanks for this Canada ministry training free of change.
I would appreciate prayers for my ability to keep up my studies while at the same time, working fulltime to support my family.
The Lord has blessed me greatly over the years. I pray that He will use me as an instrument to bless others.