Church Planting Ministry
Become a leader in Church Planting Ministry 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 was a lost son of God and found CLI as a tool to rediscover the pathway to Christ:
I was born in Quezon City Philippines and migrated to Simi Valley California on May 1982. I have a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and an MBA concentrating in Project Management. I have been married (Jaylene) for almost 24 years with a 22 years old daughter (Larissa) and an 18 years old son (Ryan). Currently, I am studying Church Planting Ministry at Christian Leaders Insitute.
When I was 3 years old, my parents separated and I grew up mainly with my grandmother. I barely saw my father for he was a merchant marine who was always out of town so I never really about to get to know him. I didn’t know my mom very well either. Although we migrated to the US in May of 1982 both of which a regret – I should have been matured enough to find the time to get to know them and this is something that I wished I could change.
Since I never really had a father figure, I often was finding myself getting in trouble. After I turned 18, I started getting into more trouble. I was in and out of jail for a day or two. One day, there was a rumble within the jail. Even though I was not a part of the disagreement, my sworn enemies pointed fingers at me as part of that rumble and I was sentenced to 6 months of jail time. It was then that I was first introduced to the Bible. I was blessed with one inside my cell. I read the entire bible twice although it was very confusing. I was also introduced to this person who prayed for me in tongue and that really scared me for I have no clue what he was saying. This was in 1990.
While in jail, I had all the time to evaluate my life and it was not looking good. I decided that I need to go to college and make something of myself. I also knew that I needed to leave California in order to get out of trouble. I needed to find a woman from out of town. Once I was released, my sister took me in and I earned my bachelor degree in DeVry University and that is where I met my wife of 24 years. I could see now that Romans 8:28 and Jeremiah 29:11 is so real as this happened to me.
It was not until July 2007 that I accepted the Lord Jesus to be my Lord and Savior and although I have many ups and down, I am so glad that He never gave up on me. I have served many positions in churches – Administrator, Bible teacher, Men’s Ministry President, church deacon. As I continue learning about God, I crave more knowledge. I have the desire to continue on and advance to serve Him more and more.
I searched for a long time to find a school for free and after a year or so of searching, I found CLI and started studying daily since Dec of 2016. CLI courses are well written and very detailed. The quizzes are challenging. I found it a real quality course and really recommend it. Being ordained by CLI will help me with church planting, house churches as well as to be a pastor if God is willing for me to do so. CLI will help me achieve my goal of studying church planting ministry.
I have been praying that God will allow me to plant a church but I was not certain on the location God wanted me to start one. During our house hunting, we made many offers all over the place and none of them went through, except for one. This is where I am currently located in Rahway, NJ. I asked God to allow me to plant a church here. Iin April 2017, my church split up because of the different views of buying a building and now I have no church. This is where I need CLI to help me out.
I do have about 4 or 5 families now to plant a church. We do small group (house church) but not every week as many are on vacation, but I intend to make this to a weekly basis. We need all the prayer we can get. Please pray for us, ask the CLI people to pray for us.
I am deeply thankful that God allowed me to find CLI and able to study church planting ministry and I only have about 3 courses to get my bachelor degree in divinity but I intend to take many more classes outside the requirement to further my knowledge of the Greek and so on.
May the good Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus continue to bless CLI.
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