Competence in ministry

My Adventure With God So Far

My name is Etefia Kuyik Sammy. I have a B.Sc. from one of the prestigious Universities in Nigeria. Now I am a student at the Christian Leaders Institute to gain competence in ministry (Learn more about studying the Bible online, Click Here).

My Story

I am a young, single man. Born into a family of eight, including my parents, I grew up in a Christian home. My mother was a lay preacher before her passing into glory. My dad has been a Choir Director all his life and also a lay preacher. I was always a church boy and loved being in church. I love Bible study classes, camp meetings, prayer meetings, etc.

However, I wasn’t born again. In 1999, Jesus saved me. It was at a fellowship meeting in Junior Secondary School. The man of God spoke about hellfire. The picture was so clear to me. I thought to myself, “I’m not going there.” So, I responded to the altar call. Four years later, in 2004, I understood the truth about salvation by grace through faith in Christ. Assurance of the same I learned during a Church Bible Study on the Assurance of Salvation. That singular experience turned my life around and set me on this beautiful journey with Jesus Christ.

Service in Ministry and a Desire for Further Training

I have served as a volunteer Music Leader, Youth Leader, and Lay/Local Preacher for over ten years. As noted in the introductory course, training has been an enormous challenge. The full-time pastors seem too occupied with several other things. My Mum and Dad had no properly structured training. I had a little training, but it is far from what is needed. At least, my heart says so.

My desire for competence in ministry that would build confidence led me to search for something different. Something outside the usual classroom arrangements is needed. With the help of the Holy Spirit, I stumbled on CLI. How glad I was when that website opened!

Competence in Ministry Through CLI Training

Do I want to go into a full-time ministry? Where will I go from here? I will know in time with God’s help. However, for now, I will enjoy every class I take at Christian Leaders Institute: full courses, mini-courses, or whatever else. My interest spikes when I hear anything about reproducing productive disciples. So, perhaps something in that direction.

I am excited to gain competence in ministry through CLI! Sincerely, I hope to be a life-long learner and partner with CLI. Thanks to the CLI team for allowing the purposes of God to sprout and grow through you!

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 Parts 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 logged in. Scroll down to 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. Then you can 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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