Credentials as a minister

My Spiritual Journey

Blessings! My name is Aimée Molien. I testify of the goodness of God in my life. I am originally from Puerto Rico but have lived in the United States for several years. Furthermore, I am a student at the Christian Leaders Institute studying for my credentials as a minister.

My journey began as a child. I am the product of a broken home. The enemy made sure to begin planting seeds of abandonment and rejection in my heart. I did not realize this until way into my adult years. However, God used it to prepare me for the calling He had for my life.

My Childhood

I grew up going to church as a kid. My family attended the Lutheran Church. Later, as a result of my grandfather being supernaturally healed, we attended a Pentecostal Church. I learned some of the foundations of the faith and miracles, signs, and wonders fascinated me. However, one event marked my life forever. That same grandfather had a tragic car accident which unfortunately took his life and left my grandmother in critical condition. I became angry with God as I did not understand the reason He had to take my grandfather so early and in that horrible way. At the tender age of 12 years old, the seeds I mentioned earlier mixed with the trauma of this experience. Furthermore, they made their way into my heart.

My Rebellious Years

After my grandfather passed, I became rebellious, defiant, and uncontrollable. Due to the absence of a continuous male figure in my life, I looked for comfort and validation in men. I began “dating” at the age of twelve and lived a promiscuous life. There was an emptiness inside of me, but I didn’t know what it was. I stopped listening to my mom, began fighting constantly, and was kicked out of school. Therefore, I wasn’t honoring God, my parents, or my body.

After my grandfather died, everyone was so busy and involved in my grandmother’s recovery that the family also stopped attending church. For about five years, everything spiraled out of control in my life. Furthermore, I experienced the passing of both my father’s parents within those five years.

When God Drew Me In

In college at 17 years old, I lived my life without God in it. I learned all kinds of nonsense theories at school about evolution and other things that went against what I learned as a child. My best friend at that time was an atheist! But one day, while sitting in my mother’s room in front of the computer while my mom watched a church service on TV, I felt the clear conviction of the Holy Spirit. Something was drawing me to hear what the preacher was saying. He was an evangelist. All I remember is that I felt convicted and afraid by the end of his message. So, I asked my mom to take me to church the next day. My mom took me to church. That night, I made a public declaration of my faith in Jesus and invited Him to come live in my heart!

The Early Struggle

I wish I could tell you that after accepting Jesus everything was peaches and cream. However, it was not. I struggled to live a holy life. I had one foot in and one foot out. Yet, at this time, I felt convicted right away and repented constantly. I married young at 23. Even though I began to minister in the worship team without credentials as a minister, I continued to struggle.

Furthermore, major events happened in my life, and I decided to move to the United States a week after marrying. My husband and I struggled a lot. We didn’t look for a local church immediately and began living our married life without the correct foundation in Christ. We separated after five months and divorced within the year. It was rough. I backslid in my faith and lived an unholy life of partying, drinking, etc. However, in all this, I still felt the Holy Spirit convicting me and drawing me back to Jesus. Eventually, I ended up pregnant and married my current husband.

The Ministry Call

There was a time when I was living between Puerto Rico and the United States. During the struggling years, right after my divorce, while living in Puerto Rico, God publicly called me to ministry. God called me to be a pastor. It was in church that a prophet of God gave me a word that God was calling me to be a Pastor to His sheep in the future. He spoke to me so many things that I couldn’t wrap my head around because of the state I was living in at that moment.

The years passed. I continued digging a bigger hole away from God. I was at the bottom of the pit the way I was living my life. Further, I put my family and my daughter at risk. However, God once again took me back to His foundations, back to Puerto Rico and the church where I began my journey. There, finally, I fully gave my life to Christ. Afterward, my life began to conform to what God had already spoken over my life.

My Growth in the Faith and Getting Credentials as a Minister

I served in church and discovered the gifts God deposited in me. I had a passion for serving, worshiping, and most of all, teaching. I’ve served for many years in different ministries as a teacher and a worship leader. There is nothing that brings me more pleasure than sharing the word of God. I began to study and dive deep into the Bible. I always had the desire to pursue formal ministry studies. However, it was never the right time, or I didn’t have the finances for it.

Finally, one day, I searched the web and took some classes and courses here and there but nothing formal or structured. That’s when, by the grace of God, I stumbled upon the Christian Leaders Institute! I couldn’t believe the quality of the courses and the best part is that it is free! Further, I am also studying to get credentials as a minister!

Where I Am Now

God has been so good! My husband and I have now been married for over 15 years. We have two daughters. My entire family serves the Lord! God continues to mold us to His image and conform us to the ministry call that my husband and I have. The last couple of years have been key in my spiritual growth. I’ve experienced more and learned more in the last three years than in my entire Christian life! God is impossible to miss in this season! He’s so near to us.

Remember those seeds I spoke about in the beginning? God dealt with those and delivered me from the bitterness, rejection, abandonment, pride, and many other things dormant in me. Now, with a bigger testimony to share, I press into what God called me to do. I teach, preach, lead, coach, and do many other things all for His glory and to bring the harvest into Him. I am a revivalist, on fire for God, living in holiness, for His glory and to spread the gospel.

Getting Credentials as a Minister at CLI and CLA

Furthermore, I am in the process of obtaining credentials as a minister through CLI and CLA to continue the work of the Lord. I know there is so much more to experience because God is not done with me. The Lord is good! He’s so intentional and His grace and mercy always follow us wherever we go. I cannot wait to see the fulfillment of all His promises in my life and the life of my family!

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Register for a free study account, automatically enrolling you in the Getting Started Class at the Christian Leaders Learning Platform. The Getting Started class will take you less than an hour to complete.

When you log in to the Learning Platform, you will notice that the Getting Started Class automatically appears on your dashboard.    

The Getting Started Class will orientate you to the Christian Leaders Learning Platform and the Programs offered, including:

  1. Ministry Awards, Certificates, Diplomas, and Degrees with the Christian Leaders Institute.
  2. Minister Credentialling (Ordination) with the Christian Leaders Alliance, including local Soul Center registration possibilities. 

Note: You can enroll in tuition-free courses or mini-courses immediately without finishing the getting started class.  

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