Hello, my name is Harry Bailey, and I am enrolled at the Christian Leaders Institute for online Chaplain ministry training (Learn more about free online Bible courses, Click Here). I am from the United States in southeastern New Mexico. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 27 years. We have three children and six grandchildren. I work in Law Enforcement and have since October 2001 held several positions to include a police officer.
I never had a church background until my adult years, when I started going to church after my father’s death. I knew of God and Jesus Christ but didn’t know anything about Christianity. When my dad passed, it left me wide open with many questions. My wife, a believer and follower of Christ, mentioned going to church. So, one Sunday morning, we loaded the kids up and went looking for a church to attend. I was checking the parking lot for the most cars so I could slip in and out without being bothered. That wasn’t the case. It was like everyone in the building knew I was hurting and looking for answers. I have never felt such sincere love from a stranger or group of strangers like I did that day. That day was September 14, 1997. The day my life changed forever.
Challenges and Healing
I started to feel better in so many ways and wanted to share that healing with anyone I could. So, I went into law enforcement. I thought it was the best place to be. We protect the innocent and help the lost even when they don’t want it. However, I made a big mistake. I jumped in with both feet and forgot to take God with me. As a result, I was lost even more than before. I lost my empathy and hope for people. Worst of all, I withdrew and grew a cold heart due to the things I was seeing and dealing with.
One night, I realized that I needed to get back to God and start over from scratch. Through this journey, there has been a lot of self-reflection. I work on one problem at a time with the Holy Spirit’s help. I thank God every day for the good and bad times in my life. It amazes me how He can change a person and give them a purpose for His glory.
Chaplain Ministry Training at CLI
I feel these experiences have defined my calling in ministry. Our first responders don’t have a dedicated Chaplain in their ranks in my community. I am so grateful that God is allowing me the responsibility to begin to be that visual example. So many see me as a responder they can talk to without holding back the details. I get to be the one that points them to God so they can be healed and find peace and love with the one living God.
I am currently enrolled with Christian Leaders Institute for Chaplain ministry training. Then, I am working toward the degree program to become an ordained chaplain through Christian Leaders College. God blessed me with a mentor who has seen many of the same types of situations in his life, just in a different setting. Together, we are called to start a chaplain program to care for those souls that lay it all on the line.
Steps to Sign Up At Christian Leaders Institute
Step 1 – Register for a free study account that automatically enrolls you in the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2.
After you register, you will automatically be enrolled in the “getting started” course. You will locate the course at your “home” button when you are logged in. Scroll down to find the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2 Link. Click the link and open the course.
Step 2 – Complete Part 1 of this course, and then you are allowed to enroll in mini-courses or regular courses.
The Christian Leaders Getting Started Class Part 1 shows you how to enroll in courses and mini-courses. Part 2 of the course connects your calling into ministry with programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute. Part 2 will offer some ministry training and introduce you to the other programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute.
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