Pastor Ministry Training: South Africa

Pastor Ministry Training

Become a leader in Pastor Ministry Training 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 in South Africa below who found CLI a tool to strengthen his relationship wtih God and become a strong leader of Christianity:

I was born 1977 in South Africa and raised in a Christian family and my father was a principled Anglican church leader. I got introduced to Christianity at a young age, through regular evening prayers and Bible readings. Later at age 12, I served as an Alter boy. It is quite fascinating how wearing an alter-boy cloak influenced my inner wish to be a pastor, by then I saw myself leading the congregation as my ultimate goal and later as I grew older, 21, was being mentored in Cathedral leadership.

At that age, I had already started my tertiary studies holding Audio-Visual Communication certificate and wanted to pursue Information Technology, which I accomplished in December 2000.
Relocating from Taung as my hometown to Johannesburg to study, gave me the opportunity to visit other churches including Revival Ministries, Presbyterian, and apostolic. I, therefore, felt something different from what I had for the past years. My understanding of scriptures and Christianity enriched.

At age 25, I realized my calling and switched from Catholic and followed Apostolic faith mission, as I also found Africanising the worship fulfilling and mainly feeling pushed by the holy spirit to be part of the underserved indigenous denomination so that I share with them my walk and knowledge and start building a strong church.

I got married in Easter 2011 to a Jehovah’s witness. My background of being from an indigenous Apostolic faith mission was not well accepted by her family and her church unless I change to be a Jehovah’s witness. Also, the same applied to my family as they wanted her to join my church as traditional dictates. To me that was a total NO, I couldn’t allow a change to please people and told my wife that God will guide us through the holy spirit, and so we go separate ways on Sundays to worship that we both get spiritual fulfillment, and at home we find common grounds to teach our two kids the word of God.
I am currently working as a manager for Emergency Care Service for the Hospital laboratory to fend for my family and at church, I am serving presently as Evangelist.

After joining CLI, I gained more touching sermons and teachings and I just felt it is all propelled by the holy spirit, Philippians 4:13, and today at our church I am mentored to become a pastor next year.

CLI scholarship won’t just be a blessing to me, but the entire congregation that is looking forward to more informed and principled Christian leader. Most of our Pastors and Bishops haven’t got an opportunity to study theology, due to lack of funds and literacy, so my advantage in technology can be an advancement to an effective change in our ministry.the value of education and guidance yet to be received from CLI, shall be an honor to my area of practice and the community at large, and still I stand strong walking with God when I say I am poor, he says: I am with you. when I say,

The value of the education in pastor ministry training and the guidance that I will receive from CLI shall be an honor to my area of practice and the community at large, and still I stand strong walking with God when I say I am poor, he says: I am with you. when I say, say the doors are all closed, says: you will go through… Philippians 4:13 I can do all through the Lord who strengthen me.

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South Africa Bible School – Lavished in perfect grace

South Africa Bible School  – Danielle Landman

South Africa Bible School – South Africa, where it is said we live amongst the lions and the wild wanders our streets, maybe a long time ago, but not so much anymore. The only jungles I am familiar with are the urban jungles. I am living in the City of Port Elizabeth, it is a small City, but I can see Revival coming from this city, our churches are world class and it is amazing to have such a big community to share God’s perfect Grace with people walking on the same journey.

A few years ago (5years) I matriculated from high school, and what to do next was kind of a big issue for me, I needed to please my parent while studying something I loved, the problem was, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. I enrolled in a course I had no interest in and just rolled with it, I liked the socialization part more than the studying part. As the year went on, I partied more than studying and eventually dropped out as I had no interest. As the year went on, I had no clue where my future was heading. My parents started going to church and I thought it was just one of their phases. They kept going to church and their lives changed completely for the better. I went with them a few times and one day I was at a cross road where I had to make the decision. On 24 January 2014, I gave my life to the Lord and haven’t looked back at the world since.

I am studying education and is currently part of the women’s ministry team at our church, I would love to serve people on a more deeply way and grow through serving others.

South Africa Bible School – Evangelist The Goal

Evangelist describes me best as I want to spread the gospel and serve others as I spread the word of God. I felt that something inside me wants to know God more and minister more to those who don’t know God or want to know God or just have conversations with people who are hungry for a Godly conversation.

My local church is so amazing and being part of something so much bigger than me is beyond me, the love for God is over flowing, the love for one another is just something everyone wants to be a part of, not in a click way but as a support, love, encouragement and as family we uplift each other.

My dad is busy doing his degree in ministry with CLI and I would like to follow his footsteps too. It is important because in every aspect of your life without noticing it, you are ministering, at work, school, in public, our presence and God’s grace over us people see God reflecting in and through us and people long for that. When we walk with God, people feel it and draw closer to you and that is when they want more of His presence through us

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Christian Mission Training – From South Africa to the World

Christian Mission Training

Christan Leaders Institute bring Christian Mission Training for free! Danya van Deventer has a calling on her life. Read her power story that has brought her to England, back to South Africa and beyond. She is getting her Christian Mission Training at CLI!

My name is Danya van Deventer.
I am a South African. I was born on December 3rd, 1993 in Rustenburg,
South Africa.I had the amazing privilege to grow up in a Holy Spirit
filled, Jesus-centered home.I remember as a small child I would always
be at all the prayer meetings, church services, and Bible study
groups my parents attended.This way of life inspired me to devote
myself to God from a young age.

I distinctly remember the first time I decided to give my heart to the
Lord.I was eight years old and in a Sunday school class.The Sunday
school teacher told us all about Jesus dying for us.I hung on to her
every word.When we were asked if we wanted to say the
sinner’s prayer, I was the first one with my hand up.I remember
feeling Gods love as I prayed the prayer and although I was a bit
young to understand all that went on, I felt something change inside my heart.

Two years later at the age of ten, I was at a church service with my mother.
As we listened to the sermon, The Holy Spirit convicted my heart. I knew that it was time to rededicate my heart to the Lord.On our way home from the service, I asked my mom some questions about a personal relationship with Jesus.

As soon as we got home, my mom and I prayed and talked together about
the love of the father and what Jesus had done for us as sinners.How He gives us the free will to choose Him or not.I loved horseriding at that stage, and my mother used an example of a person trying to ride two horses at the same time with one foot on each horse representing the world with its ways of doing things and compromise and Jesus with a life of obedience and fullness in Christ.

She said you could only ride both horses for so long before you fall off because they will split and you will end up in the dirt.She explained how God would never force us to make the right choice because of its a free choice but once we made that decision to follow Him only, there is no turning back unless we reject Jesus as our savior.I had a true conviction of sin. And confessed every sin I could think off and even broke my worldly cd”s by my choice.

My heart was overwhelmed with joy and as I gave my life over to Jesus
I was filled with the Holy Spirit.The Holy Spirit filled me with a joy that bubbled up inside me, and my life was never the same again.

That night my life was completely changed, inThe Holy Spirit now lived inside of me and I want that moment sure of the fact that I became a
child of God.

From that day on, through I started hearing the Holy Spirit speak to me through His Word, visions, and dreams. I was given many prophetic words from the Lord saying that I will go to the nations and make his name known.

At this time we as a family ( my mom my dad and my younger sister) was in the process of immigration the United Kingdom. My parents moved there as a step of obedience, not knowing what awaits them in a foreign country.All they knew was God spoke and they followed.We came there each with a suitcase and a backpack leaving all we had behind in our pursuit of following where Jesus leads without question.

This was both exciting and scary but we believed that God had sent us there for a purpose.During our time in England, we grew closer together as a family.We took many walks in the beautiful English countryside and traveled most of the UK together. We origanally stayed in London but my dad”s work needed somebody in Manchester.

We lived in a small village in between Manchester and Liverpool.The first few months was very hard without a good church and church family.But after lots of prayer we finally found an amazing church in Liverpool and knew since we walked in, that it was home.

We ended up moving to Liverpool because of our involvement in church and my dad commuted to work.

We were welcomed and loved like part of their own family and because of the amazing love we experienced there we were completely changed.Although we were very much a middleclass family in South Africa we were brought to a place of utter and total reliance on Christ living in a new country where foreigners struggle to make ends meat.All of that taught my parents and I to walk humbly with God and trust Him in ever step you take.

At this church God built a good foundation of the Word into my heart.I am so grateful that I was included(at age ten) in all the bible studies, church activities and even prayer meetings. That was really the foundation of my growth in Christ.We were treated as leaders and just the same as our parents.We were challenged to step out in the areas of calling God placed in our lives.

This season in England was a season of change and
growth and I feel so blessed to have had that opportunity to grow and
be treated like an adult even though I was in my teenage years.I
believe personally, there is no junior Holy Spirit.God is willing
to use us all whether we are young or old. I believe for me personally
that the time I spent in England was to prepare me for future
missions God had in mind.

In 2009 God called us back to South Africa.The Lord spoke very clearly to us through various people and scriptures that it was time to move back to South Africa.Although we didnt understand why we knew, we could not resist the Holy Spirit”s leading.We officially moved back in 2010.

Through the obedience of my parents towards God, I learned how
important it is to put God first and to always act on what he asks us
to do, whether it is difficult or not.My family has always been
supportive of my ministry and missions dreams.They have shown me first hand to follow where God leads me no matter how uncomfortable it may be and have inspired me to trust God with every situation big or

My dad struggled to find a consistant job because his profesion is of such a nature that he doesnt get a monthly income but relies on contract work in IT training.

When he finaly got an huge offer in Swellendam as a IT programmer we all felt relieve but God had other plans.The Lord didnt allow my dad to take that offer because He wanted us to stay in Rustenburg and be involved at a specific church there.I remember how hard it was for my dad to lay it down but the great sence of relieve and peace he felt when he finely gave up his own will.

To this day my dad is still working contract based Microsoft training and we still need to trust God every month to supply enough to pay the bills.We dont have a fixed income so we cant afford fancy cars and has to rent a very basic house.But God is faithful and supplies in all our needs as we put Him first.

I met a friend who introduced me to the Operation mobilisation ship, called Logos Hope. This conversation reminded me of something that God had been speaking to me since I was 10 years old.In that moment I remembered what God had said about me going to the nations.The longing to go for missions grew even more in my heart. I did not know it at that time but God was preparing me through meeting this young man to go for missions on the Logos Hope.

God made a way for me to do the training and join Logos Hope for three years. At this time I was 19 years old without money and my parents had very limited income. The Lord convicted three people to sponsor me to join the Logos Hope without me even asking. That was incredable!

I joined Logos Hope in Cambodia and basicly ended my contract with them at Cambodia. The amasing thing was that I always knew that I will oneday minister in South East Asia.

I believe my time on Logos Hope prepared me for my future ministry and I trust to return there oneday setting up a ministry for the orphaned and abused children.

What is my ministry dream?
My ministry dream is to be an effective pastor/ youth pastor.I have a
passion for the younger generations to be set on fire for God.They are
all the future revival carriers.My ministry dream is to set up teams
and churches that go all out for God.People who are fearless to share
the gospel to pray for the sick and do street ministry and reach out to the lost and broken.I want to be used by God to bring the kingdom of heaven down to earth.I want to see revival leaders raised up and mobilized to change the world one
person at a time.

Papa God also gave me a heart for the people of Cambodia.I was there
In 2015 for three months with a team from the Logos Hope.We worked with the orphans and local churches.Our main project was to build a church in one of the rural areas.This was an amazing experience and this brought me closer to the people.God put a burden in my heart for the children.It was heartbreaking to find out about the wrongs done to the children and women sexually.Cambodia is one of the countries in Asia most exposed to child prostitution and human
trafficking.My heart has broken by God for these people and the many
difficult situations they face in this country. My dream is to go back
to Cambodia and set up either an orphanage or a place where women and children can be helped to stay off the streets.

Why is Christian leaders institute so important to me? I have a desire to be in fulltime ministry and to be used by God to full capacity. It could also help me to get a good biblical foundation in the Word and a better knowledge in Theology and to be better equiped for ministry.

It would be a wonderful privilege to be a student of Gods Word and to better myself in knowledge and understanding of His Word.

It is my goal not only to have all the knowledge of the Word but to really know Jesus as the Word and to apply what I learn in my daily life and change people’s lives where I live and work.

At the moment, I am doing a part time job as an Aupair so that I can have some sort of income to cover my needs but its just
enough for basic because its not a sleep in job. I needed a job thats more flexable and gives me free time on weekends so that I can be fully involved at church.But it puts me in need of finances to study.

I believe the Lord led me to Christian Leaders Institute for a reason.I prayed about provision and a way to study to become a pastor and God provided.God is so faithful and I want to make that known to all.

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The Christian Life of Esihle Mboyana

My name is Eisele Mboyana; I was born on the 11th of August 1988 in Umtata and grow up in Cape Town, Khayelitsha. I come from a very spiritual family, particularly my mother who raised me as a single parent, with the help of the Lord. Growing up from a religious upbringing, my path was almost defined for me and it was only a matter of time before I fully devoted myself to the work of the Lord, although it was not cut-and-dried decision for me to serve in the ministry due to influences around me that could have led me totally astray, however on 30 March 2010, when a life-shattering occurrence came into my life, only the Lord could revive and strengthen me during that period, it was on this day that I was encouraged to take the walk of salvation much more seriously and re-accept/re-affirm my stance in Christ once again as my Lord & personal Savior.

In October 2012, with wife and daughter at the time, I relocated to Johannesburg from Cape Town.

In February 2013 I joined the New Covenant of God Ministries family, while there, I served the Lord in every way I could. As my quest to know more about the Lord persisted, I decided to look for online Bible study lessons/courses, after a thorough search at the time, World Bible School (WBS) was my preferred choice. Doing the online bible study through WBS has helped me grow a lot and has opened my physical and spiritual eyes to many things about my God and His will.

I have been married to my beautiful wife, Maria, since 22 September 2011 and together we are blessed with two beautiful and intelligent kids, Hlumelo (a five-year-old daughter) and Junior (a two-year-old son).

I am currently employed as an Account Manager for P&G SA by Print Outsource International. I believe that it is indisputable that I am passionate about teaching the Word of God and sound doctrine of the Gospel of Christ. I am one of the founders and an executive director of Christ’s Righteousness Ministries (CRM) NPC since October 2015, I also play the role of a secretary and public officer of the ministry.

Earning a scholarship at CLI will afford me an opportunity to expand my knowledge and understanding of the biblical principles as God intended. All I wanted is the ability to teach the sound doctrine of the Gospel, no matter how uncomfortable it may be, so that we all come to the knowledge of Christ and are restored back to God’s original plan. Nowadays we see a lot of compromising in our church life, and it is for this reason that the CLI revival leaders course will restore God’s intended plan. I believe that this course will open my eyes to Christ’s righteousness, and it will transform my mind into being Christo-centric.

Ordained for Women’s Ministry

Ordained for Women’s Ministry

Charmaine Coetzee is a woman with a purpose she is focused in and didn’t let anyone or anything stop her from being ordained for women’s ministry in South Africa.

“I was brought up in a Christian home, and my mother was my role model of leading a Christ-like life,” Coetzee said. “However, my personal journey with Jesus truly began when I was a student at the North-West University, where I graduated as a Law Student. I joined and served in one of the student churches, His People (Every Nation Ministries). My eyes were opened for the first time about what it is to walk with God. I began to live for Jesus! I did not think of entering into ministry at that time, nor did I realize my calling to ministry.”

After coming to know Christ, Coetzee was a new woman, but it wasn’t until a couple of years later she started to feel a call to be ordained for women’s ministry in her community.

“After my graduation, I relocated to Pretoria and married my varsity sweetheart shortly after,” Coetzee said. “Unfortunately, after relocating, it took quite a while to get the “right” church again. We finally found our church family, Christ Generation Church Centurion, in 2014 and our whole lives changed. We started walking a path with our Pastor, who trained my husband and I to be the head ushers (deacons and elders) in the church. He laid a firm foundation for us out of the Word and understanding Grace. My hunger for knowing Christ was ignited again. This was the first time I realized my calling into ministry and my passion for it.”

Once Coetzee started to feel the desire to be a minister the Lord used death as a prompter for her to take action.

“The pivotal experience that prompted me to pursue ministry was the bereavement of our pastor,” Coetzee said. “He passed away at a very young age in April 2016, leaving behind his wife and two babies. His wife, our Senior Pastor, asked us to take over the church since she was left in a tough position and not able to proceed in the ministry although she still serves as a guide and supervisor to us.”

With the loss of her pastor, Coetzee and her husband have been made the main leaders in their church, and CLI has significantly help Coetzee with this leadership.

“My ministry dream is, therefore, to officially become a Pastor, alongside my husband,” Coetzee said. “Although I am already serving in this position, CLI assists equip me for ministry and make it official.”

Coetzee is now ordained for women’s ministry, but she still is a lawyer.

“It is probably two of the most contrasting occupations…A lawyer and a Pastor,” Coetzee said. “I would be my dream to enter into ministry full time, but until that is possible, I will use my passion for ministry in my law occupation to help people.”

Coetzee passion for ministry has lead to her starting her own ministry based in her church.

“I have recently started a women’s ministry in our church called Women of G.R.A.C.E. I want to use this forum to minister to women and to support my husband in the church,” Coetzee said. “I am trusting that the women in our church will grow spiritually, not only in themselves but also to lead their husbands and families and even the community to a mature relationship with God.”

CLI’s classes that are targeted for women’s ministry have been a blessing to Coetzee to achieve her dream to be ordained for women’s ministry in her church.

“The CLI Women’s Ministry course and Women’s Ministry Ordination course is truly helpful to reach this goal,” Coetzee said. “I have noted a lot of practical guidance on how to manage the ministry and things to be aware of. The teaching about women’s roles in the Bible also gave great insight.”

Coetzee is ordained for women’s ministry because she often feels women are the one that brings the family to church.

“Unique challenges in my geographic area are that there are a lot of churches and denominations,” Coetzee said. “Getting new members to visit and stay in the church is a challenge. It also appears that women are the forcing drive in bringing their families to church. A women’s ministry is ideal to introduce the women to our church and hopefully to bring her family here as well.”

Coetzee couldn’t be more thankfully that CLI has allowed her to be ordained for women’s ministry and give her the chance to marry couples.

“As an ordained minister, I will be able to assist people in my Women’s ministry to get married,” Coetzee said. “This provides the opportunity to work close with a couple and minister to them about the Godly institution of marriage.”

Due to the poor economic situation Coetzee wants to help more people get CLI training.

“Contrary to popular belief, South Africa is not a place where lions and wild animals roam the street,” Coetzee said. “However, we do face an economic crisis and poverty is a reality here and can prevent a person to obtain tertiary education. Sometimes, it is a challenge for people who do not have a computer or internet to complete CLI online courses. We have therefore decided to set up a space for interested students to use the church facilities to do the courses online on a weekly basis.”

Financially Coetzee couldn’t go to some fancy seminary. Thus, CLI has provided her with the ability to further her ministry education.

“I am a small business owner without a stable income, and furthermore, our church needs a lot of finances to sustain it,” Coetzee said. “Therefore, finances for further studies are not readily available. CLI made it possible to reach this dream.”

Supporting each other is key in Coetzee’s opinion.

“My family’s role in ministry training will be to be supportive,” Coetzee said. “My husband has been a pillar for the church after our Pastor’s passing as well as me. We all need to support each other, learn together and pray together for the ministry. It is also challenging for me to speak publicly in front of a crowd. My team of women have supported me every time I preach to become more confident.”

CLI gave Coetzee the confidence and credibility to be a minister.

“People do not always understand how you can be a Pastor without having any theological training,” Coetzee said. “I also had trouble referring to myself as a Pastor, since I did not have any training. Completing the CLI ministry training and receiving certificates, which is handed out in our church, also gives credibility to our ministry training. I will feel more at ease to call myself a pastor now, after completing this ordination program.”

Coetzee is equipped for the ministry she now only asks for pray.

“Completing the CLI courses assisted me to achieve my ministry goals and provided me with the tools required for ministry,” Coetzee said. “Thank you, CLI for making this possible. You can pray for my journey in ministry to become more confident in preaching and growing our women’s ministry and our church.”

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Hi, my name is Johan du Plessis. I am 24 years old and currently living in South-Africa.

Ministry in South-Africa is challenging in South-Africa. There are a lot of religions, and is free to practice as each person sees fit. I feel that a high percentage of Christians in South-Africa are caught in a “traditional church” system. Witchcraft is also very popular among the local African people, however this serve as an environment where people can see and experience God through fellow Christians.

I have started my relationship with God at the age of 21, a few years after the divorce of my parents. Before this, I was living fully in the world, but was always searching for something more, until I met Jesus one Sunday morning.

My ministry dream is to focus on the youth. To reach teenagers who are going through the same trails I had gone through, and lead them to Christ. This is also the category I identify with most. I feel that I have a great connection with the youth will serve the Lord most sufficient in this area.

The day I fully gave my life to Jesus Christ, my plans fully changed as well. I now live to serve Him. I strongly feel that I am called into ministry to be a tool for the work of God the Father, Jesus and the Holy Ghost.

My local church supports me in my ministry calling, and the Leader of our church is also my mentor.

I am the middle child of three. I have two sisters who love and serve the Lord dearly. During our parents divorce we grew very tightly and were introduced to the Lord in approximately the same time. This is mostly because during this time, my mother kept on pursuing God, despite the difficult time we went through as a family. However today, 7 years later, my father and mother are reunited. With my father being born again, and baptized at the age of 51, this is one of the great miracles that happened in my family, and give the Lord all praise for He is good, always!

As a law student, specializing in Labor Law, I will benefit from the scholarship program from CLI, as post degree studies are quite expensive, and doing two courses without the CLI scholarship at once will not be financially possible.

CLI can pray that the Lord will protect and guide me in all my ways. As serving other people and winning them over for God is the ultimate in life.

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Spirtual Bondage to Evangelism – Training For Church Leaders

A person can be in bondage to many different things, only God can totally set a person free from bondage. Nandi Fekisi has experienced going from bondage to evangelism through God’s saving grace. “My name is Nandi Fekisi from South Africa. I grew up in a home of occasional church goers that also did ancestral worship. This practice is like a custom or culture to most of the people in the country.”

Nandi didn’t see ancestral worshipping as a bondage until she saw the effects that bondage had in her life. “I then met my husband who later became a born-again Christian. He taught me about the effects of ancestral worshiping in people’s lives. Through tough experiences in my life, I realized the bondage I was in, and three years ago I gave my life to Jesus.”

Nandi has been freed from bondage and now is a Christian leader who has started a local ministry. “We now have a small ministry of evangelism. We go to the schools, hospitals, and remote areas to preach the word of God. We also help poor people in our area with food, clothes and school uniforms.”

Nandi is thankful to the opportunity CLI is giving to her. “The scholarship from CLI is going to help me to further my knowledge and understanding of God. Thank you, and God bless you!” CLI hopes to continue to raise up more ministry leaders like Nandi, who have gone from bondage to an evangelist.

Christian Guidance in South Africa – Rochelle’s Story

Rochelle Pedersen strayed from Christianity along her journey in the Western Cape. She later on experienced God’s calling to her to return to Christianity and searched for a solution in seminary without financial or geographical obligations. She found Christian Leaders Institute and enrolled for Christian Guidance in South Africa. Here is her story…

Christian Guidance in South Africa – Rochelle’s Story

My name is Rochelle Pedersen and I live in the Western Cape, South Africa.I grew up in a Christian home and even though I strayed somewhat, I always had God watch out for me.Now,that I’m truly saved,I look back and can see how God’s hand has guided me and protected from so much in the past, going through many troubles as a teenager and young adult.I thank God for coming and saving me at just the right time.
Now living for Jesus I want to tell the world about our Savoir.I want to be a disciple and help make disciples for Jesus.I want to be able to pick up my cross daily and follow my Lord, wherever He leads me. God drew me to discover more about Him.To be able to go anywhere and spread the gospel.This is how my journey started; this is why I was led to wanting to study.I feel that God wants to use me in a wonderful way for His glory.
I want to be able to minister to young and old.I want to be able to explain things and answer questions that could turn unbelievers into believers.I want to live and love like Christ.I want to share scripture and encourage people.I want to show people how Alive The Word truly is, see how Christ speaks through His word to us.I want people to Experience God’s grace and love.
This Institute is giving me an opportunity to accomplish what I feel I’m being led to do.I’m a stay at home mom so I can’t really attend a college, etc.,so this is really God sent.What felt like the impossible is seeming to become a reality.Just this basic course has awakened such a passion inside for our Lord and I’ve learned so much.Sc riptures,principles,the basic things I’ve wanted to know for so many years,it has really been an amazing journey thus far.
I would appreciate it if you could pray for obedience,for guidance and that as I grow and want to learn more,that I stay focused on Christ and why He led me here.Then also just for courage to follow through if it’s God’s will.
Thank you for this opportunity .I hope that I can do many more courses through your institute.
God Bless

Free Africa Ministry Training – Simon’s Story

Christian Leaders Institute’s student Simon Twine enrolled at CLI to utilize Free Africa Ministry Training to start a ministry in his small African village. Here is his story…

Free Africa Ministry Training – Simon’s Story

My names are Simon Twine, age 33 and I am a married man. A pastor of a church called Jesus Christ Is Lord Worship Centre, in a village called Butaleja which is found in Eastern Uganda that is East Africa. I am a Ugandan by nationality. Jesus Christ is the Lord of my life and I have known the Holy Spirit for about 15 years I got to know him when i was still in secondary school. It’s such a great feeling to know what you are created for. Life starts to have a lot of meaning.

1. To God be the Glory. I am a Ugandan by Nationality, Which is known as the pearl of Africa. I am living in Uganda in the capital city called Kampala. Uganda has had different level of transformation in leadership from the 60s which affected born again Christian because they were being persecuted because of their faith. Now there is freedom of worship and we have seen grate Evangelists, servant of God visiting the nation. Although much is still required to do the work of God.

2. Since my childhood there has been this Grace of God upon my life of having that fact or awareness that God is real. So one time, I was taken to church by my aunt and I felt that sense of belonging in the house of God. Ever since than I have loved being taught the word of God and now I understanding that Jesus Christ the Anointed one is my Saver.

3. I may have to be specific; the Lord has called me to be a light that shines out for others to see for His only Glory. (Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shines before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.)

4. I should be identified as a Pastor at the moment, because I have sheep to take care of, which were given to me by the Lord. And it’s in my divine calling to oversee some Christian believes, helping them grow into strong spiritual man and woman of God.

5. The key experience in my life for ministry lies in my individual life with God. Whereby I have gone through silent moments inspired by God to a point of understanding His divine calling upon my life that’s to say that I am a vessel of honor, and the responsibility that is a head me to influence His children in and out of the world to know who He Is to them.

6. The church I pastor I located in eastern Ugandan, in a place called Butaleja which is well known for strong traditional beliefs which include a lot of witchcraft practice and populated with Muslims. To add to that challenges here also include; people being primitive of the Word of God even to some Christians, They follow Christ and believe in witchcraft as well plus it being a village which is 5 hours’ drive from the capital city with bad road network.

7. They stand with me in prayer and encouraging the believers to continue standing with me so that the work of God goes on. Some of them have provide me with study materials that’s to good Christian books to help me learn more about ministry.

8. My family stands with me through the challenges of ministering since my church is a long way from my home. They also prayer for the ministry for God to use it to reach many people in the community.

9. Having a ministry in an African village, in a 3rd world country, is very challenging. Most people are not educated to the basic level, but yet I am called to do the work of God in them. As an individual, I don’t have that Christian leadership knowledge besides that divine call upon my life and I couldn’t even support myself through any bible school. Yet I passionately desire to learn more. For that cause, when I got to know about CLI, i joined immediately.

So training me, means training a village to impact the nation.

10. What an opportunity of having brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus standing with in from thousands of miles away. It’s my kind request to officially ask of you to join us in praying for the work God that He has trusted us with to accomplish in the village of Butaleja. Asking the Lord to facilitate and establish us fully as vessels of honor for His own Glory.

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Free Online Ministry Courses – Student Achieves His Calling

Hendrik Nel could not afford a traditional seminary education, but with Christian Leaders Institute he can now take free online ministry courses, and fulfill his calling in ministry!

Free Online Ministry Courses Help CLI Student Achieve His Calling

You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free. (John 8:32)
My name is Hendrik Nel and I live near Johannesburg, South Africa. We are a country steeped in spirituality. Although this includes all kinds of beliefs it most sincerely also include Faith in Christ. For over 300 years Christ has been preached in the streets and in all kinds of houses. He has set all kinds of people free and His message still remains the biggest in the country.

At the age of 8 I was in a Sunday school meeting and accepted what the lady teaching us, said. She spoke about Jesus in a way that I completely understood and accepted. There was power in her words as, I now believe, the Holy Spirit gave her ability. I remember the moment I received Jesus as my Saviour well. For days afterward I wanted only to draw pictures of Him as I felt my heart completely filled with His love.

My dream for the future is to take this Truth, this Love, this Reality I found in Jesus to whoever is out there, but especially to those who know about Him. Those who are caught up in places that give God lip-service only, but never really open their heart to Him. Kind of like the old song says: “I love to tell the Story to those who know it best, seem hungering and thrusting to hear it like the rest…”

I have been an assistant pastor for 8 years up until recently when I had to quit for various reasons. I definitely would like to be a Pastor again as this is where, I believe, God has given me anointing. In order to reach and teach those who “know” about Him, I need to be a recognised pastor to minister effectively into their lives. This is where I want to thank CLI for what they are doing in qualifying workers for the Kingdom!

On the 10th of October 1986 I was filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. This single event placed God’s desires in my heart. Over the years following, up to now, God has been busy fulfilling each of these desires, one by one. The next step, I believe, is for me to stand in the position of pastor in the area God has already prepared for me.

There are some unique challenges in my geographic area that will need to be addressed. The area is huge and has a lot of farms. The towns are well populated with mainly middle and low income groups. Out on the farms the population is obviously less concentrated, but still reachable. Luckily people living around here are used to travelling, so where-ever God stations us will be accessible to most living in the area.

I am thankful to the church I was associated with for the teaching they gave into my life. There I also learned how to do church administration, help people, run church services and all aspects of ministry. The church we currently visit, as members only, is also teaching me great aspects of the love of God. This, I believe, is the greatest teaching I need to reproduce in people outside the church.

My grandfather, on my mother’s side, was a pastor. My mother and father were saved as well as my siblings. I grew up in a Christian home where we loved God. I am immensely thankful to God for the blessings of these, my forefathers, that He has graciously also granted me.

As I stated above, I need to study to be approved by the people God is sending me to. Without a formal education, which I cannot afford, people will not hear me and the message of Love and Grace God has given me. I have noted how people will not regard our words today, even if they are God-ordered, if we do not have an education behind our name. A study bursary of CLI will take away this problem!

May I ask you as the leadership at CLI to please pray for me so that God’s will shall be done. May He open the doors He planned to be opened and may all other doors remain closed. Also ask that He will be glorified with all I endeavour to do.

I thank you and bless you in the Name above all names – Jesus, the Saviour.

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By the Grace of God

I am Sharin Dorothea Titus, I am living in a small town named Okiep in the Northern Province of South Africa, I am originally from Worcester in the Western Cape of South Africa, I am a married women and we have Three children whereby my oldest daughter was blessed with a son and make us then grandparents. I am a born again Christian and believe in The Bible and Jesus Christ as the son, the Holy Spirit and in God the Farther. I grew up as a young daughter in the Sunday school and later in the Full Gospel Church of God in Worcester`s Youth Ministry. I became the chairperson of the youth as God gave me the opportunity to meet my husband in the Youth Ministry. My husband was the band master of the church then. I believe that God had a purpose with us being together.
As I mentioned, Okiep is a small town with approximately 3000 people, the town use to be a coper minefield where lots of investors use to invest in the town`s copper mines, I was born in Worcester and is the fourth eldest of five children, both my parents already passed away. Both my parents raised me up in the presence of the Lord, Jesus Christ our saviour. I will learn how to deal with any situation within the community and also in the church. Christian Leaders Institute will also learn me how to act as a wife of a Pastor in the church and the community.
My husband introduces me to Christian Leaders Institute`s online learning program where he achieved his Ministry Diploma, I could see that Christian Leaders Institute make the afford to train the Leaders of different churches and from different countries. I had the dream to be involved in the Learning program and to learn more about the Bible and the Ministry. For me as the wife of a Minister of our church, it gave me pleasure in getting myself updated in the newest information regarding the Bible and God. I can see that Christian Leaders Institute will teach me how to act according to the Bible as a leader in the Church.
A scholarship at Christian Leaders Institute will help me grow in my Christianity and I will put the name high and to introduce it to friends, members of the community, all churches and show them how it can be possible to obtain a Certificate free through the Institute.
God bless

Sharin Dorithea Titus

Free Internet Biblical Training For A Single Mom’s Struggle

Free Internet Biblical Training for a Single Mom’s Struggle

Hello everyone. I am so amazingly happy to be doing this course with a free internet biblical training through CLI and finished my first level.

My name is Chantel Meyer and I live in South Africa. I am a single mom of 2 boys now aged 18 and 16. I have raised them on my own for the last 15 years. During this time, I have been through so many tough and lonely times. Times when I didn’t know whether or not I was doing the right thing or making the right choices without having a partner to bounce ideas and decisions off of. There were so many times that my faith was tested, and many of those times I failed miserably in my quest to do the right thing and follow God’s word.

I first found my precious Heavenly Father 14 years ago, at a time of my life when I was at my lowest. I was going through my divorce and my husband was still living with us. It was a time of great frustration and upheaval for all of us, especially the kids. Neither of us could afford to move out so we ended up still living in the same house during the year of our divorce. Every Sunday when I went to church, he would ridicule me and ask me where my God had gotten me. I stood on my faith but it was still a very difficult time for me.

As the years went on, there were many easier and some even more difficult times but during them all, I knew that I wasn’t alone and that God wouldn’t let me down. No matter how hard a situation, I knew that He would be there with me, standing right next to me. Still today I feel this even though I know that times ahead will not always be easy. Most of all I know that the glorious love that I feel from God’s grace is abounding and I cannot live without it.

I want to continue with this course with CLI’s free internet biblical training and get my Diploma in Ministry and spread the amazing word of God to everyone who will listen, and even to some of those who won’t. I won’t give up because I know that everyone needs His word and His love. I know what it’s like to feel the need to have that void filled and no matter what you try, only God’s love and grace can fill it. I have always felt that I have a calling and now thanks to Christian Leaders Institute’s free internet biblical training, I have a way to fulfill my calling.

God Bless to you all and may you be filled with the love and grace of our Heavenly Father forever!!

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Brian Govender – South Africa Ordination

South Africa Ordination News

Christian Leaders Institute works with mentors and churches all over the world in bringing seminary grade ministry training. Once a student graduates with a Christian Leaders Diploma they are invited to join the ordination class. This gives Christian leaders in South Africa ordination options that many leaders need and want. This South Africa ordination is free of charge. Here is a story of a South Africa ordination which took place.

Brian Govender – South Africa Ordination –  I am a South African citizen living in a beautiful world renowned city called “Durban”. South Africa boasts of a culturally rich and diverse ethical atmosphere, and is better known as the “Rainbow Nation”. Peoples of every nation and tongue connect here on our home soil. Religious practices of every kindred is respected and encouraged to flourish within their homes and communities. Christianity like all other religious movements is respected and tolerated equally well here. I hail from a community steeped in idol worship. My small village “Illovo” which is situated in the lower South Coast of Durban has three idol filled temples and two small churches. Everyone is happy and peaceful here. There is rarely or hardly any evangelism done here. On the bigger scale, Christianity is well rooted in South Africa. Both foreign and local ministries (Multi – Denominations) flourish here on South African soil.

The scholarship offered by Christian Leaders Institute has paved the way for me to receive a sound world class biblical education. The presentation of the study and course material by professional teachers is highly commendable. I have experienced much positive life changing moments as I pursued my studies here at CLI. Both the study material and the CLI faculty have challenged me in my thinking and in the way I do things. My mind has been greatly renewed; my understanding of scripture has taken on a new dimension. I would strongly recommend any sincere individual, who is serious about God and the Holy Scriptures, to come and study here at Christian Leaders Institute. I am greatly indebted to CLI. Christian Leaders Institute as made it possible for me to be successfully ordained as a pastor.

The local church congregations within South Africa are extremely particular and sensitive about their pastor’s credentials. This ordination establishes and sets me apart for ministry, for it is publicly recognized within my local context. As an ordained pastor, my desire is to equip the saints of God to be engaged in the great commission “To Make Disciples”, and to be active participating soldiers of the Cross.
I am extremely grateful to my local church and its leadership for awarding me and other future leaders an opportunity to exercise our faith, and preaching and teaching skills within the church. My local church has also been instrumental in developing my evangelizing and outreach skills, and including hospital ministry.
My desire is to see a generation of believers rising up from the mist of confusion and insecurity within the church and taking their rightful place in their own community, and in turn impacting it for Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.
My entire Christian life was filled with the desire to preach the “Living Word of God”. I have studied through the Full Gospel Church of Southern Africa for a year, but due to unforeseen circumstances (Retrenchment), I was forced to discontinue. CLI is nothing short of a miracle, for when one door closed another had opened. Free ministry training at CLI has set the foundation for me to launch from…into the harvest field. Without this great opportunity of free ministry training I would be at a great loss, and would still be yearning for a sound biblical education, and would not have reached this point in my life… “THANK YOU CLI”.
Placed upon my heart is a specific need, and much prayer is required in this regard. The area for me to engage in ministry is open and very challenging. Please pray for smooth transition during the initial scouting and networking period, and for God to guide and direct me throughout this phase. Please pray for God to help establish me in this specific area, as I seek to win souls for Jesus Christ and to set up a church here. Please pray for a core team to be established and blessed to see this plan through. Pray for other local church leaders to come alongside, and to be supportive in this vision and initiative for the Glory of God.

South Africa Ordination is available for Christian Leaders who are called into ministry and who are desiring seminary grade education.

Minister of the Gospel Serving South Africa

Jesus…the Ultimate Minister of the Gospel

We can learn a lot from observing Jesus and how he was a minister of the gospel. He spread the Good News of God’s salvation to many. Some regarded him as the true Messiah while others laughed and scorned him. With many examples given in the New Testament on how to be a minister of the gospel, we are enlightened to how we should respond in a Christian way to others who accept Jesus and those who do not. The Lord has been a great encouragement in strength knowing we are never alone, He is our faithful witness. Spread the gospel! Become a minister of the gospel to share Truth with the world!

Called to be a Minister of the Gospel

My name is Vernit S. Holder living in Boland, South Africa. I am a 49 year old Cartoonist & Sign-maker by trade (which is my income job) and a Minister of the Gospel at every opportunity. I am a Spirit filled, Messianic Believer of the Scriptures.

In South Africa it is quite a daunting task to share the simple Good News of the Salvation of God through Yeshua the Messiah (Jesus Christ).
We have many traditional churches and smaller non-denominational churches and groups that have a different agenda than just the Gospel. Some want to make money out of very poor people, some want lots of congregants to give them better status. The religious authorities are very opposed to gospel workers, as they think we are going to take their people away from them. It is not true. Yet, we have religious freedom and can be minister of the gospel to people without fear of government persecution.

Divorced and married again since November 2008. I have two grown-up children and my wife has three. My life change started in June of 1985 and my relationship with my Creator started in August of 1985 when I was a young blaspheming, cursing sailor in the S.A. Navy. I used to follow my own multi-religious philosophy (everybody serves the same god). I tried Buddism, TM and traditional Churchianity. I was hitch-hiking to a friend and a man stopped and picked me up. He introduced himself in a very friendly manner. I thought he was gay and wanted to molest me. At that stage I had just finished reading Hal Lindsay’s Book, “The Late Great Planet Earth.” It scared me. I was unsure of my salvation. I was fearful of death and many such worries went through my mind …and then the “gay-guy” …

Well, he was not gay and immediately asked me, “Do you know Jesus?” I got such a shock. I was stammering and couldn’t answer. I tried to explain that I used to go to church and so on, but it was not a satisfying answer for him. His next question shocked me even more, but it was straight to the point, “Do you want to know Jesus?” I thought of jumping out a moving car, but the question grabbed me; it held my mind. With all my being I longed to know Him. I answered, “YES!” and we stopped and prayed the sinner’s prayer. He then continued to visit me for a few weeks, but I asked him to not come anymore as I started to doubt. Yet, I bought four Bibles shortly after that. A KJV, NIV, 1933/53 Afrikaans and a “Nuwe Vertaling” to help me understand. As I read and started understanding the Wrath of God and the Judgment that is coming, I just started becoming more and more depressed and fearful to the point that I did not even want to cross the road!

One night in August 1985, I was woken by a dark cloud that jumped on me and started choking me. I could not breathe; it was shaking me and slamming my head against the wall. I tried to scream, but not a sound. I realized that I had to pray. I opened my mouth and only the faintest whisper escaped my lips, “J…e…s…u…s!” It was like lightning and the cloud fled the room. I got up out of bed and fell to my knees and prayed, “Dear God, I am so sorry for my sins. I am so sorry that I did not believe in your Holy Spirit, yet I believed in spirits. I am so sorry that I disregarded Your Son and what He has done for a lost world. I accept Jesus as my Owner and Saviour….but please give me deliverance from my blasphemy and my cursing and place new words on my tongue, place Your Word in my mouth. The deliverance will be a sign that You truly saved me. Amen!”

Well, by the end of that day I realized I had a brand new vocabulary and I could remember Scriptures from my younger years in Sunday School.
Since then the desire to bring the GOOD NEWS has burned in my being and I have preached, taught, evangelized, led Home Cells, played in Church Bands, created gospel tracts, written hundreds of letters, prayed for the sick, counselled drunks, drug-addicts and sex-workers, encouraged people to go into ministry, ministered to those in ministry, and for four years (2008-2012) been pastoring a home based church of about 30-40 people. Since 2013 I have been translating Scripture from Aramaic to Afrikaans and scaled down to leading a Home Cell of about 5-8 people.  Our Home Fellowship had to break up due to everybody and us moving all over the world to different towns and countries!

We have seen a need amongst the rural people of the area we live in at present. A need for proper Scripture based teaching. Truth. Powerful deliverance is needed for the poverty stricken, drug-abusive, alcohol-enslaved people of South Africa. There is a tendency amongst our local preachers to want to use their church as a money-making scheme…we disagree aggressively. There is great poverty due to unemployment. So, we even try to help people by employing some and paying them a weekly small income to be able to put food on their tables for their families. Some families have only one person working to feed six to eight people.

We are going to start a larger fellowship for believers and those wanting deliverance from their addictions. We already council people weekly.
Here I am at this stage of life, doing some sort of “official” study.  I identify with calling of Pastor, Teacher, Small Group Leader and Fellowship Planter. To many people credentials are important and I have been advised to get some of those credentials. It may sound disrespectful, but it is not meant that way. I do have the earnest desire to study and be an example to the people we are busy ministering to and those we will be ministering to in the future. It is the decent thing to do; the right thing to do and the Godly order to do things.

Becoming a minister of the gospel would be a great blessing to me. Since we do not earn a high income to be able to afford ministry and living and studying in Africa, CLI’s free internet courses are a big blessing. Perhaps if I were a young man again, someone would consider sponsorship…therefore CLI is truly a Godsend. Please pray that we can press-through in planting a Scripture Teaching fellowship amongst the rural people of South Africa. A fellowship with a Mentor Centre where these poor people who also are called to be a minister of the Gospel can receive this training from CLI. Please pray that we can uphold the employment that we provide for a very few people to help them live and feed their families. Shalom in Yeshua, the Messiah (Jesus Christ).

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