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Pastoral Training-Christian Leaders Institute

Pastoral Training

Join today and receive free training for Pastoral Ministry. Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) offers free high-quality online ministry training. CLI accepts any individual anywhere in their life to learn about Christianity. Read a student’s testimony below who found CLI and is using the free training for pastoral ministry to answer his call from God.

Hi, Fellow Brothers and Sisters. Jesus Loves you and we love you too. I am Carlos Perez from Belize and I currently live in Belize City. Ministry work is very pleasing and can be challenging as there is a great need in this Third World Lesser Developed Country and a lack of resources. I am the Youth Pastor at a local Church Ministry in the little village of Duck Run III of the Spanish Lookout Mennonite Community. We are “Faro A las Naciones” or Lighthouse Ministry.

I had my encounter with our Lord God when I was a grown Man who was taught that I knew everything and needed no one, even God. I was successful in business greatly because I would lie about everything and steal opportunities from fellow businesses. There came the moment when the lies caught up with me and I was on the verge of facing Jail time. When no one came to help me, not even my family members, I felt the cold and harsh reality of the world and realized how cold I was myself. I lost it all, and the one person who came to my rescue was my wife who was a devoted Christian.

She did not help me in any financial way at first or gave me anything at all to comfort me. She left me to struggle through the odds. All she did was lead me to have a relationship with God. I accepted under pretense and things seemed to get a little better for me. My wife was a Physical Therapist and did very well. She prayed for me every day and all the time. But, I was not in it with all my heart. I continued to lie and eventually and slowly started to make adjustments and started reading the Bible. It would make me so sad to see her struggling to take care of the household and everything else.

I loved her so much and through it all, I still treated her bad by not showing my appreciation. Slowly, I found the courage to embrace a relationship with God and changed my life. She would then tell me that everything would be “all right” and that this was just a test. I drew close to God and started to lead the Youth service at the church. Our relationship started to flourish and I reconciled and was anointed as the Youth Pastor by our General Pastor of the Ministry. That made my wife so happy and she even joined me and we became co-youth pastors.

Five weeks after things were looking up in all areas of our lives, even the business was back on track, my wife was in a traffic accident and lost her life. This was the last thing I ever expected!!! I felt my own life was not worth it anymore. In my pain and grief, I had an encounter with our Father God. It was the moment when I felt that I could not continue, but he comforted me in bringing my family together. The entire family felt a deep loss and were all touched by her. God has since blessed by life and at times I am afraid to ask him for anything else.

I thank him for the time he shared Rubi with me and the kids. My dream is to continue to serve as the Youth Pastor and develop a Bible school in Duck Run III. I have learned a lot from this CLI’s pastoral training and classes so far, especially since I have never had any formal pastoral training in ministry before. It has prepared me to see the great need for proper training and mentoring. The class has also given me strength and confidence to take on our youth service with a much more prudent approach.

The word that I associate with more is Pastor because it is the title that is given to those who serve in the ministry as Christian Leaders for the congregation or part of the congregation.

One of the key challenges in our area is dealing with the culture and traditions that all lead and depend on wizardry and witchcraft. The other challenge is the poverty and lack of resources. Since we lost Rubi, we have banded closer together as a youth group and taken on the Title “Rubi’s Squad”. The parents are slowly breaking their traditional phobias and are coming out to support our youths. Once a month we bring all the parents to the youth service and we do dramas and dances. The youths bring the parts of the service and also prepare food and snacks.

Our local church has supported me tremendously by first of all giving me the opportunity to serve and to encourage and support me through a very difficult time in my life. My family enjoys being a part of the ministry and are active members. The kids are the leaders in music, drama and dance and prayer. This year for the first time we are participants in the annual Festival of Hope that takes place on the 20, 21 and 22nd of July 2017.

A scholarship is important to me at CLI because it will allow me to achieve my goal of constructing a bible school via myself receiving the necessary education and pastoral training. Also because I am financially committed to paying college for three of our four children at the moment.

I welcome all the prayers from the CLI ministry for us here at the Lighthouse Ministry Belize. We are trusting in God for the kindness of a building which will become our future Bible School and the first of its kind in Duck Run III. There is a great need for prayers of healing for the citizens here as they have limited access to medical services. The norm is bush medicine as the hospital is far away and two, they can’t afford it. Finally, we have much need for the spiritual shield of all the citizens, and especially for our Spiritual Leaders.

I wish to take this opportunity to thank you for this great privilege and offer of getting an education in Ministry online via CLI. I know that my wife would have been on this journey together with me. She perished this 9th March 2017 and I honor her Life by making good on the journey to certification by your Institution.

Check out more stories about CLI students becoming leaders in pastoral training ministry and much more on the CLI Facebook page

Training for Women’s Ministry

Training for Women’s Ministry

Join today and receive free training for Women’s Ministry. Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) offers free high-quality online ministry training. CLI accepts any individual anywhere in their life to learn about Christianity. Read a student’s testimony below who found CLI and is using the free training for women’s ministry to answer his call from God.

Hello! My name is Eva McCammon. I’m 21 years of age and have been married for almost 3 years. I’m currently a stay at home wife and serve my husband and 3 cats (Yes, they do require serving. If you have a cat you know what I’m talking about.) until The LORD blesses us with children. I reside in the United States.

I personally see ministry in the United States at a blessing and a curse. A blessing because our country has the freedoms and privileges to be able to worship and practice our faith free from government persecution. We can share the Gospel publicly and win souls to Christ because of our rights as Americans. The curse is while the government cannot legally restrict our abilities to minister to others, the consensus within government affiliates leaves Christians unable to live by their moral convictions laid out in Scripture and can discourage Christians in America from sharing the basic Gospel message. Of course, the positive attributes outweigh the negative by a great amount, but the negatives although small have created many quiet Christians within the United States.

I was brought up in Christ as a Roman Catholic who became very devout in my ministry work within the Catholic Church around my adolescent years. I trained Altar Servers, taught Catechism and Religious Education to middle school aged children as well as assisted in Confirmation classes years I and II. While I knew modern Catholic doctrine, I wasn’t shown actual biblical doctrine within its context until early adulthood. After attending a non-denominational “verse by verse, chapter by chapter” church for a month or two, I was given a New King James Version of the Bible. It was very difficult for me to read bible passages and understand them, or even find my way through the books of the bible, not knowing if some books were in the Old or New Testaments. I spent most of my young married life (that first year) independently studying the Bible to broaden my knowledge of Biblical Christianity and general biblical knowledge to not only educate myself but to educate the people around me who, like me, did not get the biblical education in their upbringing.

 I hope to acquire the knowledge and the set of skills needed to strengthen my walk with Christ so I can then accomplish my goals of working in Women’s Ministry and understanding more in-depth biblical insight and context from Genesis to Revelation.  I would also like to utilize the Catholic Theology I do have and minister to current or past Catholics who want to learn more biblical knowledge, and even minister to non-Catholics who have questions about the Catholic faith to better understand church teachings, beliefs, and help them develop insight into Catholic doctrine in light of biblical teaching. I hope CLI will provide me with training for Women’s Ministry. 

This class gave me a lot of vital tools I can use within my personal life and walk with Christ to better improve my devotional life and well as strengthening the relationships I have on this earth with my spouse, friends, and the other connections. Now that I have the steps I can take to better strengthen those relationships, it makes the drive to acquire the education that much more achievable.

CLI will allow me to gain the education to become a Small Group Leader within the community of Women. I have always had a drive for Women’s Ministry in helping it get back to the basic Titus 2 principles that are at the core of all Godly women. I also have a passion for educating the people like myself that didn’t get the biblical doctrines taught in their upbringing and may also be struggling with the tough transition of coming out of Catholicism. I am so thankful that CLI offers training for women’s ministry. 

 As I was still trying to gain knowledge and learn more in the ways of biblical doctrine, I met a lot of individuals who were still struggling in trying to read and understand the Bible like myself. This made my heart hurt because although I wanted to be able to educate them and give them that liberated freedom that the Gospel bestows upon you, I was also still trying to wrap my head around simple concepts such as salvation or even still struggling through worship services because it was nothing like I was used to or comfortable with. I spent those first two years saying, “It can’t be this easy!” because I was so accustomed to having to attend Holy Days of Obligation or attending Confession to maintain what Catholics consider to be the State of Grace. Not being in the State of Grace due to mortal sins (missing Mass willingly or committing murder) damns you to hell regardless of your belief in Christ. Growing up Catholic this is what you’re taught regarding salvation, and it’s a hard mindset to break. The small assumption that you know your salvation is assured is a sin.

Currently, I reside on a military base in South Carolina, but like anything military related it’s always subject to change. The biggest struggle, therefore, is the transient tendencies not only within our base but within ourselves in having to move after a duration of time. This can make getting rooted into a church or starting small groups within the Christian community extremely difficult.

Because I never really knew biblical doctrine, to begin with, diving in and connecting with Scripture changed my outlook on every aspect of my life. From as major as the concept of salvation to as minor is how women and wives are supposed to conduct themselves. My local church has been supporting me in encouraging me in my training and praying for whatsoever God’s wish is for me to utilize this training in being fulfilled. I’m forever so thankful that my husband and my Mentor being so supportive of my goals and dreams to complete my training for women’s ministry. I am also thankful for their biblical knowledge that has helped me along this journey.

 The one thing I wanted to be sure of regarding my education is to make certain to lessen the financial burden on my husband. In my search for a biblical education, I never thought I’d find something not only free but will also allow me to get my quality degree for such an affordable price that doesn’t put our family in financial strain. This scholarship allowed me to do just that, and I’m forever grateful. All I ask is to pray that God’s will be done in how He wants to use me in utilizing this ministry training, regardless of my will.

Check out more stories about CLI students becoming leaders in women’s ministry and much more on the CLI Facebook page

Free Ministry Education: Young and In Love with Jesus

Free Ministry Education

Christian Leaders Institute offers free ministry education for any individual desiring to study Christ. Read about a student’s testimony to how she was found to CLI and how Christian Leaders Institute has impacted her life:

My name is Chelsea Roberson and I am 21 years old. I currently live in North Carolina in the United States of America. I am immensely blessed to be able to study God’s word freely and practice my faith in the open. Ministry in this country is relatively easy depending on who you ask. I am beginning to see a shift, however, with the state beginning to turn more towards the world than to Jesus. I am determined to use the free ministry education I receive at Christian Leaders Institute to help reverse this shift. 

For the first 14 years of my life, I did not grow up with Christ in my life. I grew up in an abusive home without God. In fact, the only access to information I had about God was that He was horrible and mean if He was real, but He was most likely not. However, after my father went to jail and become very ill, my mother met an incredible man I now call my step-father. He began taking my brother and I to church against our will (of course) and the Lord began a work in my heart. He began to draw me in until I had a spoken word over my life. I was saved that night and gave in to Jesus the only way I knew how. I am still always in the sanctification process, but I am in love with my Savior who I know is good. Ever since that moment, the Holy Spirit has pursued me in ways I never thought myself worthy of.

My dream moving forward would be to become a leader in a Celebrate Recovery near me. I have recently fallen in love with this ministry and what it stands for. It is a safe place for broken Christians. It is what church was always meant to be. It is the hospital for the sinner and saint alike. We are all broken and stained, but the blood of Jesus makes us white as snow. I don’t know what that looks like moving forward but I know that I have never been more passionate about anything in my life. I suppose the word that comes to mind in reference to this dream would be an evangelist. I want everyone to know how loved they are and how much they are desired by our Savior. They were/are worth dying for and they were/are worth pursuing.

I remember the very moment I was called to ministry. Our local pastor asked all ministers in the congregation to raise their hands. Only about 2 hands were raised. Then, he quoted Mark 16:15. The Holy Spirit fell on me. I felt burning from head to toe. That was it. Jesus calls ALL believers to go into all of the world and preach the good news! Why had no one ever told me this before? From that moment on, I have been in full pursuit of what that word ministry means to me in my walk. God hasn’t failed me yet. In fact, this program is an answer to my prayers. This is the next step in my studies and in my walk.

Thank you for what you are doing for us and for providing in ways that I couldn’t provide for myself! This scholarship to me means ministry. It means a dream come true. It means an answered prayer. It means salvation. It means education. It means joy.

Check out more stories about students becoming a revival leaders of Christianity through CLI’s free ministry education on the CLI Facebook page

How God Found Me in the Dark

How God Found Me in the Dark

Earn your Bachelor’s Degree in Divinity today. Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) offers free high-quality online ministry training. CLI accepts any individual anywhere in their life to learn about Christianity. Read a student’s testimony below who explains how God found her in the dark. She found CLI as a tool to rediscover the pathway to Christ:

My name is Christine Winn, I was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Now I live in Springfield, Missouri, the USA with my American Pitbull Terrier “Baby Girl”. I am a certified medication technician and I have been working in the nursing field for 10 years. In 2015 my father and I published the first book in a Christian fiction series titled “Rapture Theory Book I: Rise of the Anti-Christ”. At first, my family’s religion was Catholicism until my grandfather converted to Christianity. Therefore my parents, who were both baptized, raised my siblings and me as Christians.

When I did attend church as a child I remember waiting with anticipation for Sunday school to end so I could hear the preacher’s sermon. I also loved listening to my father and my uncle’s debate over each of their own interpretations of the Bible. The first time I asked Jesus into my heart was at church summer camp. Even there my favorite thing to do was go to Chapel. As I got older my family suffered tragedies that caused me to fall away from my faith.

My 18-month-old sister died in a fire when I was six years old. My parents grew angry at themselves and one another over the accident. They eventually lead our family to another accidental tragedy of my mother’s death by struggling over a gun she was trying to use on my father than herself, I was 13 years old. That lead me down a very dark path as a teen and young adult. A life full of sexual and physical abuse, premarital relations, alcohol, and drugs. A life I never thought that I would have.  After a scare with the law, I prayed a promise to God if I got out of it I would give my life over to him. Not long after that prayer I was set free. I decided it was time to clean myself up and finish school, so I did.

I was doing the right things by societal standards but I was still living my life the way I wanted to live it without regard to building a relationship with God. My Earthly relationships were more important to me. I ended up with a failed marriage, a suicidal attempt & cancer before I began a reassessment of my priorities and purpose in life. All this by the ripe old age of 27. I never had children before cancer took that possibility away so I found myself needing to do a soul search of why I am here. During my surgeries, I was helping coauthor the book I wrote with my father. It helped me from falling apart at that time altogether.

Still, I did not have a proper relationship with God. I moved away from my whole family to live alone in a new city over 2 hours away. As I’ve been digging within myself and my heart I have felt the call. I thought about all the terrible times in my life and looking back I can see how God was there and called out to me. I’m ashamed that it all comes down to the same reason why I ignored those calls, fear of what others might say or think about me. More so fear that given my history they would ridicule me for even thinking I could ever walk with God. I know now none of that matters. I’m ready now, after enduring my own personal trials and tribulations, to answer God’s call. I am amazed at how God found me in the dark.

What I hope to complete is the Bachelor’s Degree in Divinity. I will then use my training for many different purposes. I believe God has given me the gift of being a great listener and speaker. I also feel a deep empathy for those in the world who are suffering. Some things I’d like to do would include going on mission trips all over the world, help bring back God into what seems to be a godless society more and more every day, as well as participating in local ministry through non-profits for those suffering alcohol/drug addictions but especially being a child abuse prevention advocate. I know the Bachelor’s Degree in Divinity would help me accomplish my dreams and goals. I’m only just now getting involved in attending a local church since I am new to the area but I know I’ll find the perfect one to help mentor me to accomplish these goals as well.

That all being said I couldn’t accomplish any of this without the Christian Leaders Institute scholarship.  I have to work full time in order to provide for myself. It’s hard to find a quality and affordable program that is flexible with the scheduling demands of healthcare. God has his purpose for me in life and I am ready to pursue that. Without the Christian Leaders Institute scholarship and the Bachelor’s Degree in Divinity, I couldn’t even dream of being able to accept that journey and answer God’s call. I thank CLI for being a tool in how God found me in the dark. It will also greatly enhance my walk with God to build a strong relationship that can be tested time and time again. God bless everyone involved that’s helping make people’s dreams like mine become a reality. For that, thank you and bless you.

Christine’s story of how God found her in the dark is just one of the many stories. Check out more stories about the impact Christian Leader Institute and the Bachelor’s Degree in Divinity is having in student’s lives on the CLI facebook page

CLI 2017 Conference (South Carolina)

CLI 2017 Conference

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North Charleston, SC – Extended Stay America, Charleston Airport, 5045 North Arco Lane, North Charleston, SC 29418 Tuesday March 7th, 2017

President Henry Reyenga will be handing out FREE 2017-2018 ID Cards and you will have the opportunity to participate in the Graduation Ceremony at the CLI 2017 Conference.

To receive your certificate, diploma, ordination or degree at the conference you must order before February 15th! Your order will reserve your spot at the conference. Spouses and children are welcome to attend for FREE.

Early Bird Special – Order Now and get 50% off your Certificate, Diploma, or Ordination (Degree Program is excluded. (Use coupon code MAR2017SC) Coupon Expires March 15th, 2017.

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Remember to use coupon code MAR2017SC


CLI New House Church Launch, New Programs, Graduation Awards, Ordination Prayers, Testimonies, Networking, Photo Ops, Question and Answer Sessions, and more information about programs and accreditation, and much more!


Christian Leaders was founded in the heart of President Henry Reyenga on September 11, 2001. In fifteen years, high-quality Free Ministry Training has spread the globe with over 11,800 graduates in 160 countries. The USA is the largest country with over 7,000 graduates.

Who is invited? Any active or reactivating student or graduate from CLI. You can still be in the Getting Started Class to attend. Brand new students are welcome. Spouses attend free.


Theme Verse: Romans 16:3-5   

Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus.   They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.  Greet also the church that meets at their house.


When: 7:00-9:00 pm meeting: 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm President Reyenga and Professor Elzinga present keynote addresses

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Graduation Award Presentations, Ordination Prayers, and Testimonies (Invite mentors, family and friends to come to this hour)


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North Charleston, SC – Extended Stay America, Charleston Airport, 5045 North Arco Lane, North Charleston, SC 29418 Tuesday March 7th, 2017

President Henry Reyenga will be handing out FREE 2017-2018 ID Cards and you will have the opportunity to participate in the Graduation Ceremony at the CLI 2017 Conference.

To receive your certificate, diploma, ordination or degree at the conference you must order before February 15th! Your order will reserve your spot at the conference. Spouses are welcome and can attend for free.

Early Bird Special – Order Now and get 50% off your Certificate, Diploma, or Ordination (Degree Program is excluded. (Use coupon code MAR2017SC) Coupon Expires March 15th, 2017.

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CLI 2017 Florida Conference (Miami, FL)

CLI 2017 Conference

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Miami, FL – Miami Airport Marriott, 1201 NW Le Jeune Road, Building A, Miami, FL, 33126

President Henry Reyenga will be handing out FREE 2017-2018 ID Cards and you will have the opportunity to participate in the Graduation Ceremony at the CLI 2017 Conference.

To receive your certificate, diploma, ordination or degree at the conference you must order before February 15th! Your order will reserve your spot at the conference. Spouses and children are welcome to attend for FREE.

Early Bird Special – Order Now and get 50% off your Certificate, Diploma, or Ordination (Degree Program is excluded. (Use coupon code FEB2017FL) Coupon Expires February 15th, 2017.

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Remember to use coupon code FEB2017FL


CLI New House Church Launch, New Programs, Graduation Awards, Ordination Prayers, Testimonies, Networking, Photo Ops, Question and Answer Sessions, and more information about programs and accreditation, and much more!


Christian Leaders was founded in the heart of President Henry Reyenga on September 11, 2001. In fifteen years, high-quality Free Ministry Training has spread the globe with over 11,800 graduates in 160 countries. The USA is the largest country with over 7,000 graduates.

Who is invited? Any active or reactivating student or graduate from CLI. You can still be in the Getting Started Class to attend. Brand new students are welcome. Spouses attend free.


Theme Verse: Romans 16:3-5   

Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus.   They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.  Greet also the church that meets at their house.


When: 7:00-9:00 pm meeting: 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm President Reyenga and Professor Elzinga present keynote addresses

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Graduation Award Presentations, Ordination Prayers, and Testimonies (Invite mentors, family and friends to come to this hour)


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Miami, FL – Miami Airport Marriott, 1201 NW Le Jeune Road, Building A, Miami, FL, 33126

President Henry Reyenga will be handing out FREE 2017-2018 ID Cards and you will have the opportunity to participate in the Graduation Ceremony at the CLI 2017 Conference.

To receive your certificate, diploma, ordination or degree at the conference you must order before February 15th! Your order will reserve your spot at the conference. Spouses are welcome and can attend for free.

Early Bird Special – Order Now and get 50% off your Certificate, Diploma, or Ordination (Degree Program is excluded. (Use coupon code FEB2017FL) Coupon Expires February 15th, 2017.

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CLI 2017 Florida Conference (Fort Pierce, FL)

CLI 2017 Conference

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Fort Pierce, FL – Day’s Inn Hotel, 6485 Metal Dr, Fort Pierce, FL, 34945 

President Henry Reyenga will be handing out FREE 2017-2018 ID Cards and you will have the opportunity to participate in the Graduation Ceremony at the CLI 2017 Conference.

To receive your certificate, diploma, ordination or degree at the conference you must order before February 15th! Your order will reserve your spot at the conference. Spouses and children are welcome to attend for FREE.

Early Bird Special – Order Now and get 50% off your Certificate, Diploma, or Ordination (Degree Program is excluded. (Use coupon code FEB2017FL) Coupon Expires February 15th, 2017.

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Remember to use coupon code FEB2017FL


CLI New House Church Launch, New Programs, Graduation Awards, Ordination Prayers, Testimonies, Networking, Photo Ops, Question and Answer Sessions, and more information about programs and accreditation, and much more!


Christian Leaders was founded in the heart of President Henry Reyenga on September 11, 2001. In fifteen years, high-quality Free Ministry Training has spread the globe with over 11,800 graduates in 160 countries. The USA is the largest country with over 7,000 graduates.

Who is invited? Any active or reactivating student or graduate from CLI. You can still be in the Getting Started Class to attend. Brand new students are welcome. Spouses attend free.


Theme Verse: Romans 16:3-5   

Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus.   They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.  Greet also the church that meets at their house.


When: 7:00-9:00 pm meeting: 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm President Reyenga and Professor Elzinga present keynote addresses

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Graduation Award Presentations, Ordination Prayers, and Testimonies (Invite mentors, family and friends to come to this hour)


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Fort Pierce, FL – Day’s Inn Hotel, 6485 Metal Dr, Fort Pierce, FL, 34945 

President Henry Reyenga will be handing out FREE 2017-2018 ID Cards and you will have the opportunity to participate in the Graduation Ceremony at the CLI 2017 Conference.

To receive your certificate, diploma, ordination or degree at the conference you must order before February 15th! Your order will reserve your spot at the conference. Spouses are welcome and can attend for free.

Early Bird Special – Order Now and get 50% off your Certificate, Diploma, or Ordination (Degree Program is excluded. (Use coupon code FEB2017FL) Coupon Expires February 15th, 2017.

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CLI 2017 Florida Conference (Titusville Area)

CLI 2017 Conference

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Titusville Area Thursday, February 23rd, – Location yet to be determined

President Henry Reyenga will be handing out FREE 2017-2018 ID Cards and you will have the opportunity to participate in the Graduation Ceremony at the CLI 2017 Conference.

To receive your certificate, diploma, ordination or degree at the conference you must order before February 15th! Your order will reserve your spot at the conference. Spouses and children are welcome to attend for FREE.

Early Bird Special – Order Now and get 50% off your Certificate, Diploma, or Ordination (Degree Program is excluded. (Use coupon code FEB2017FL) Coupon Expires February 15th, 2017.

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Remember to use coupon code FEB2017FL


CLI New House Church Launch, New Programs, Graduation Awards, Ordination Prayers, Testimonies, Networking, Photo Ops, Question and Answer Sessions, and more information about programs and accreditation, and much more!


Christian Leaders was founded in the heart of President Henry Reyenga on September 11, 2001. In fifteen years, high-quality Free Ministry Training has spread the globe with over 11,800 graduates in 160 countries. The USA is the largest country with over 7,000 graduates.

Who is invited? Any active or reactivating student or graduate from CLI. You can still be in the Getting Started Class to attend. Brand new students are welcome. Spouses attend free.


Theme Verse: Romans 16:3-5   

Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus.   They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.  Greet also the church that meets at their house.


When: 7:00-9:00 pm meeting: 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm President Reyenga and Professor Elzinga present keynote addresses

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Graduation Award Presentations, Ordination Prayers, and Testimonies (Invite mentors, family and friends to come to this hour)


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Titusville Area Thursday, February 23rd, – Location yet to be determined

President Henry Reyenga will be handing out FREE 2017-2018 ID Cards and you will have the opportunity to participate in the Graduation Ceremony at the CLI 2017 Conference.

To receive your certificate, diploma, ordination or degree at the conference you must order before February 15th! Your order will reserve your spot at the conference. Spouses are welcome and can attend for free.

Early Bird Special – Order Now and get 50% off your Certificate, Diploma, or Ordination (Degree Program is excluded. (Use coupon code FEB2017FL) Coupon Expires February 15th, 2017.

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CLI 2017 Conference (Plant City, FL)

CLI 2017 Conference

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Plant City, Florida Area Monday, February 20th, – Covenant Bible Church – 3116 N Frontage Rd, Plant City, FL 33565 

President Henry Reyenga will be handing out FREE 2017-2018 ID Cards and you will have the opportunity to participate in the Graduation Ceremony at the CLI 2017 Conference.

To receive your certificate, diploma, ordination or degree at the conference you must order before February 15th! Your order will reserve your spot at the conference. Spouses and children are welcome to attend for FREE.

Early Bird Special – Order Now and get 50% off your Certificate, Diploma, or Ordination (Degree Program is excluded. (Use coupon code FEB2017FL) Coupon Expires February 15th, 2017.

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Remember to use coupon code FEB2017FL


CLI New House Church Launch, New Programs, Graduation Awards, Ordination Prayers, Testimonies, Networking, Photo Ops, Question and Answer Sessions, and more information about programs and accreditation, and much more!


Christian Leaders was founded in the heart of President Henry Reyenga on September 11, 2001. In fifteen years, high-quality Free Ministry Training has spread the globe with over 11,800 graduates in 160 countries. The USA is the largest country with over 7,000 graduates.

Who is invited? Any active or reactivating student or graduate from CLI. You can still be in the Getting Started Class to attend. Brand new students are welcome. Spouses attend free.


Theme Verse: Romans 16:3-5   

Greet Priscilla and Aquila, my fellow workers in Christ Jesus.   They risked their lives for me. Not only I but all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them.  Greet also the church that meets at their house.


When: 7:00-9:00 pm meeting: 

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm President Reyenga and Professor Elzinga present keynote addresses

8:00 pm – 9:00 pm – Graduation Award Presentations, Ordination Prayers, and Testimonies (Invite mentors, family and friends to come to this hour)


12492030_1235876943105531_3957167715096882335_oPlant City, Florida Area Monday, February 20th, – Covenant Bible Church – 3116 N Frontage Rd, Plant City, FL 33565

President Henry Reyenga will be handing out FREE 2017-2018 ID Cards and you will have the opportunity to participate in the Graduation Ceremony at the CLI 2017 Conference.

To receive your certificate, diploma, ordination or degree at the conference you must order before February 15th! Your order will reserve your spot at the conference. Spouses are welcome and can attend for free.

Early Bird Special – Order Now and get 50% off your Certificate, Diploma, or Ordination (Degree Program is excluded. (Use coupon code FEB2017FL) Coupon Expires February 15th, 2017.

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A Woman Ordained for Ministry

A Woman Ordained for Ministry

My name is Robin Hood, and I live in the United States of America. In the United States, often, ministry is not done anywhere, in schools, some buildings, and offices, God isn’t allowed. There is a lot of debate, arguments, and hatred towards Christians. To me, ministry should be done everywhere. Everywhere, can consist of at work, at home, in your school, or even where there are no four walls. Being a Christian isn’t the most popular choice here in the United States, though there is freedom of speech, some are still persecuted, and bullied even for being a Christian. Some are willing to be a Christian when they hear of the love of God found in His Son Jesus who died for our sins, while others aren’t.

I came to know the Lord as my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ when I was 14 years old. It was a moment in my life I will never forget. This took place within the four walls of Cherith Baptist Church in Carson, Ms.

My ministry dream is to carry the gospel, and the love of Christ to all that are broken, hurting or lost. To live as Christ outside of these four walls, so that others will see Him, and want to know Him. I have a passion to help others, to see their lives changed, and for them to experience this wonderful life Jesus gives us, without fear or loneliness plaguing them, or causing them to hurt themselves or others. I long to be everything He wants me to be for someone else. I am truly just a servant for Christ, I want to be His hands and feet, and whatever that looks like, that is what my dream looks like.

I currently help at the Life-House here in Winfield, Alabama, founded by Bro. Jeff Norris. My husband, Dale is the Men’s house director, and side by side with him, I help in whatever I can. Sometimes this just looks like me standing in agreement with one of our brothers or sisters in Christ, or being an ear to listen to them, or even to pray with them, especially to pray for and with them.
I don’t know exactly when the moment I wanted to pursue ministry. I do know that all my life I have longed to be something. I didn’t think it would ever be a public speaker or a women’s leader. I never thought it would involve other people. I believe when I was younger it was to be either a teacher or a veterinarian. I believe all of us have a calling to ministry, it all depends on whether we are attentive to the voice of God or not.

In 2013, I messed my life up a good bit, and I had felt for once in my life like I would never be able to go back to the person I once was. It seemed as if everyone hated me, and I was all alone. But, I knew Jesus was there, and I knew that He would help me. He sent me new friends, a new church family, another chance, and a new life. I remember talking to these broken women, who had spent so much of their lives in drug addictions, and no my testimony wasn’t the same as theirs, but I realized they needed the same love that set me free.

I remember working one day, and talking to my boss about this dream God had placed in my heart for women, broken, and abused, to help them. I didn’t realize that God had just given me a dream, and I was living it. No, I’m not the “director”, but I get to partner with her, and all these other amazing people and help the ones that God so graciously puts in our lives. So, I believe in a way, all of this was God’s dream for me. I want Him to dream for me. God knew my heart from the beginning, and He knew how quiet and closed in I am, and He knew that if He directly spoke this to me, that I probably would run for the hills!

The unique challenges of this area that come to mind are the church experiences. These church experiences that many of us hear about aren’t good experiences. Some have felt judged when they enter a church, maybe not by people that know them, but just by their appearance they don’t feel like they fit in. Also, there are a lot of addictions here, and I know this isn’t just here but everywhere, and a lot of the ones that come here find it hard to stay on the right path. This leads into what they would call “so-called church members” turn their backs on them, instead of reaching out and helping them. I understand that most don’t want the help, but Jesus wouldn’t give up so how can we?

My local church is amazing. I am surrounded by a group of men and women that have been in this so long, but still, they are forever learning something new. They long to see me succeed and to grow in the Lord more and more. There are times when they won’t let me stay in my shell. They have truly been my backbone through all of this. They are constantly reminding me to rely on the Holy Spirit for guidance and not to lean on my understanding.

My family has been another backbone for me. They are very supportive and believe in me. My husband is constantly telling me not to give up to keep pushing forward to be a woman ordained for ministry in our community. He believes in the calling and in the dream that God has placed in my heart. On November 30, 2016, my father went to be with the Lord. In so many ways he and my mom have played a crucial part in my walk. I can always remember my mother, who is still living, reading the Bible and praying to God. My daddy went to college and received an Associate’s Degree in Ministry, and when I asked him why he did it, his response was because he wanted to help people. It was told at his funeral, that even in the condition he was in, when in the nursing home, that he would always have a smile on his face. The ones he left behind, were so touched by his friendship and life, they mourned him so when he was gone. But there’s one thing they could all say, and that was that he lived each day trusting in the Lord.
This mantle has fallen to me, and I have picked it up. I want to help people. Often, God does things in mysterious and unpredictable ways.

I remember reading the story of Elijah and Elisha and crying my eyes out because this was the story of my dad and I. God doesn’t look at the outer appearance or gender of a person, but He focuses on the heart of a person. I have a brother, who yes, he could get into ministry and I pray someday he will, but believing in Jesus and standing for truth is what God has been working on him with for a long time now. God chose me for such a time as this…. And He is constantly using my dad’s life to remind me that I have to continue. Daddy had a sweet entrance into heaven, and he fought such a hard fight, but if you asked him right now if he was alone, he would tell you, no. He has finally entered Beulah Land, the land in which he has longed for as long as I have known him.
God has used the distance between my family and me for such good things (1) showing me how faithful He is and how He keeps His promise (2) helping me to depend on Him through everything as a family that we have faced.

I have accomplished so much during my seeking ordination through CLI, and though there have been so many trials and struggles, God has just been so much bigger.

Pray for more of God, and continuing lessening of self. I long for more, and I know there must be so much more that we have yet to see in our lives, as well as our ministry. Wherever this ordination takes me, and to whomever I meet, pray for this journey to be everything God wants it to be. I know this is truly one of the greatest accomplishments of my life. I am so appreciative to CLI, for all the professors, and teachers, and for everything this college has put forth to help those like me to pursue the dream God has for them. Whatever this becomes, to God alone be the glory.

-Robin Hood

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Online Ordination Training – Worship Leader

Online Ordination Training

My name is Tony Wetmore. I’m a believer and follower of Jesus Christ. I live in a small resort town in the mountains of Southern California, in the United States of America. Yet, within a two-hour commute from this small community by car is a harvest field of about 22.68 million people!

I came to the Lord at YMCA camp when I was 12, and participated in youth groups during my high school years. I fell away from the Lord shortly after graduation, and spent a decade in the “world,” before returning to Him and becoming born again.

I’m married to a wonderful wife. We’ve been happily married nearly 30 years and have three children. My youngest, Joshua, is a youth leader and worship team leader at our church.

For the past 25 years, I’ve served as a ministry leader in programs ranging from youth and men’s ministry to those aimed at serving the homeless and those in prison. Throughout it all, music and worship leading have been an integral part of my service. I currently serve as the worship leader for my church, Selah Christian Fellowship, in Crestline, Calif. I’m also blessed to preach the message periodically at Selah as well as preaching and sharing the gospel on the street and in a local prison.

I work as a first responder/emergency medical technician for a 9-1-1 emergency ambulance service in Riverside County, where I am able to pray over, and with, my patients in times of crisis and need.

Here in the United States, in every city, in every small town, I have to ask the question: Are we becoming a post-Christian nation like much of Europe? Will my church one day be turned into a museum, where tours of people come through to see how the 21st century Christians in my town used to worship the Lord? Will there be dusty sheet music on rusty music stands with Chris Tomlin and Michael Tait music on it, with song titles such as “God’s Not Dead, He’s Truly Alive” yellowing and decaying?

We are in a spiritual decline here in America. Many Christian denominations are diluting the true Word of God, and making changes to the very Word itself. I am praying that there will be a Great Awakening in the early 21st century to revive the awakenings and enlightenment of the past, here in America, and around the world. But what will that look like? How will it come about? Who or what will be the catalyst? I pray that Christian Leaders Institute will have a great hand in God’s will and work for the future, and help to fulfill the Great Commission written in Matthew 28:18-20: “And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’”

My ministry dreams have begun to be realized, as our nonprofit, Domestic Missionaries, Inc., is now officially a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. I am the pastor and executive director, and my wife is assistant director. Under Domestic Missionaries, we are able to minister to the homeless, needy, and low-income people on the streets of San Bernardino. We set up “church service” on the street, and play worship music, read scripture, take prayer requests, pray for, and with people, give them a relevant message of hope, and distribute food cards, hygiene kits, first aid kits, clothes, jackets, shoes, socks, blankets and Gideon Bibles. We also share with them the love of Jesus Christ and His gift of salvation. We remind them that the material gifts we give—water, food cards, hygiene kits, etc.—are only temporary. That the real food—the eternal Bread of Life, the very Word of God—is what lasts forever.

At Pilot Rock Prison Camp, we do the same: worship, Word, prayer, fellowship, message, and love, plus the gift of bibles, devotionals and snacks.

Christian Leaders Institute has given me not only the knowledge, and a deeper understanding, of what it means to be a follower of Christ in the modern world, but also has taught me to become a true pastor and shepherd to people in need of salvation, in need of Jesus. Matthew 25:31-40 tells us to tell ALL people—those who are lost, hurting, abused, hungry, imprisoned and even those who think they don’t need Him —about the love and saving grace that can only come through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We need to help them turn from the earthly bread, water and empty promises of this world to the Bread of Life, Living Water and eternal promises of the One who loves them so much that He died to save them.

People ask me: Is revival coming? I say, “Hold on to your bootstraps. His kingdom will come, His will shall be done, on earth as it is in heaven!” (Matthew 6:10)

Christian Leaders Institute has given me the depth and education to move forward in ministry. It has been a blessing to me and many others around the world. I would never have had the time or money to complete seminary if it had not been for CLI! I can trust that my monthly donations will go forward to help train others seeking a higher Godly education, accredited and recognized locally and around the world.

My ordination ceremony was on Saturday, October 15, 2016, with my mentors, pastors and peers, at my side. As reverent and joyous as my wedding vows taken years before, it represented my deepening commitment to our Savior and a conscious step into a new level of service and ministry as I humbly take on the duties and title of “pastor.” My life will never be the same. Praise the Lord!

Seeking Ordination For Ministry

Seeking Ordination For Ministry

Brent is seeking ordination for ministry at Christian Institutestititue. Seeking ordination at CLI means that you get your training at CLI and your local leaders sign off on your local ordination.

Who are the Leaders that are seeking ordination for ministry  at CLI?

My name is Brent Wilmarth, I am 39, a husband and father of 3 and 1 stepson. I live in the Denver/Aurora area of Colorado and currently studying both Divinity and Animal Sciences, with a hope to support my church and help the local community with the knowledge I am gaining through Christian Leaders Institute and working on Ordination.

I grew up in two households both physically and spiritually, during a time when divorce was seen as “taboo” and hardly talked about. In my Mother’s household, we were raised with the freedom to view religion on our own and develop our own desire to seek out the Lord. We attended a Methodist Church in New Hampshire that was more traditional and non-denominational than anything, very relaxed for a community of less than a thousand residents and a congregation of about 100 in a small town New England church. In my Dad’s house it was slightly different, he was more of a non-believer and my stepmother was a Catholic. So Sunday’s were interesting in that household, as well as Wednesday Mass.

I lost my faith through the years along the path of life, mostly after I had joined the military in 1999. It just felt easier to lead my life as I saw fit, instead of allowing the good Lord to lead me as He is meant to. I had seen faith as a luxury that I had no time for, and that God would not listen to a sinner such as myself. My life spiraled out of control quickly, and mostly without me even noticing. It wasn’t until I was reconnected with an old friend I had known growing up many year before that my faith began to be rekindled, and it happened in the most obscure of locations and timelines in my life.

I was deployed overseas, in a country I was certain God had forgotten. One day I was tasked with supervising a detail to clean out an old tent and to take it down, another in a long line of thankless jobs I saw that was meant to just keep me out of the way. During this detail one Soldier approached me with a chain asking if it was mine, not paying attention to it I said no and asked the others if it belonged to any of them, again no one claimed it. I took a closer look at the chain and noticed it to be a a thick-chained rosary, an item not widely seen in that part of the country, and no one remotely close to us claiming it. So I stuck it in my pocket and continued with the task at hand. Late that afternoon (morning here in the U.S.) I had received a random email from an old acquaintance, someone I had not spoken with in almost 10 years. It was the girl I had loved as a young teenager, but was far too shy to ever talk to. I spent the next few months conversing with her about life and looking forward to coming home, I even told her of the rosary that was found on the same day that we started talking again (it now hangs in our house from a cross).

We wasted very little time in reconnecting, we saw life as too precious and time too short as we had already wasted most of our younger years being apart. We were engaged within months of my return, and were recently married. Through our trials and tribulations of life together, we have grown together emotionally as well as spiritually. Our faith in each other is eclipsed only by our love for God, and that is a love we hope to share with our community. I truly believe in the words “I once was lost, but now I am found”, and the Lord was the one who lit the way. I have given my life to Him to do as He wills, and hope that I can help others to see His love.

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Officiant

Greetings. My name is Ray Perkins.

Since giving my life to the Lord at the young age of 15, I have served in a number of entities. From working in our church’s transportation and youth ministries, to later, serving as a ministerial assistant, I have experienced the spiritual fulfillment that comes with having and maintaining a faithful servant’s heart.

God’s awesome call upon my life, is the foundation on which I build my desire to motivate, encourage and assist others. I am compelled to seek a greater understanding of God’s word.

I have been married to my wonderful wife, Barbara, for 38 wonderful years. We have 3 daughters and 4 grandchildren. I am thankful for the many years that God has bestowed his grace upon us and in our lives. Thank the Lord for Christian Leaders Institute.

Power of Forgiveness

Power of Forgiveness

Ruth Veltkamp visited the CLI headquarters this week. Shared about her ministry and the power of forgiveness.

Ruth taught English in West Africa during her 20s, but most importantly, she shared the gospel with many lost souls.
She brought some Muslims to the LORD and they in turn brought in many more.  This work contributed to the planting of churches with the Muslim converts.
Ruth studied the Qur’an and discovered the many similarities to the Bible but also found the key differences. A huge difference is that the Qur’an states God staged a crucifixion, but it was not Jesus who died. Jesus was too righteous to die as a criminal. This completely missed the point of Jesus dying to take the punishment for our sins so that we could be forgiven.
Ruth took her insight to show Muslim school children the love of God and the power of forgiveness!
Ruth personally experienced the power of forgiveness.
As Ruth was leading Muslims to the Lord, she came under spiritual attack. A fellow worker started to gossip about her. This worker wrote a letter slandering her character. Ruth wrote down what was true in the letter and what was false, but she kept the letter as a reminder of how she’d been wronged by this person.
Ruth continued to bring people to Christ. Some individuals who didn’t like this could communicate with evil spirits and started to curse Ruth. Ruth got sick with five different illnesses.
One reason the curses could affect her was because she had bitterness toward the worker who had written the letter. Ruth had every right to be upset with that worker; she had been wronged! But Ruth was holding her fellow worker’s sin against her; sure, Ruth didn’t do anything mean to that worker, but she became embittered toward her. She wasn’t forgiving her debtors as God forgives us. It wasn’t enough for Ruth to just “forgive” her. She needed to bless that worker with joy.
Ruth, first of all, burned the letter against her because keeping it represented her bitterness. Then she asked God for his power to bless the one who had wronged her.  She then prayed for as many blessings as you could think of about that worker. Immediately, Ruth was healed from her chest pain and other diseases, but most importantly healed from bitterness.
Forgiveness is a powerful and important aspect of following Christ. We must forgive others, just as our Father has forgiven us.

Luke 6:27-36 (NIV):
 
“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn
to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to
others as you would have them do to you. “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and
you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
Be a trained leader to minister to the world like Ruth at CLI