Free Ministry Leadership Training at CLI
Hello, my name is Marc DeGroot, and I am thankful for the free ministry leadership training at CLI. I am from the United States Of America. About a year ago, I began to feel as though I was being led into ministry as a Chaplain. I did a lot of praying and meditation on what is the best direction for me. I looked at options that would fit into my life. As a husband and father of four, I didn’t have a lot of extra time or money.
As I began my journey at Christian Leaders Institute, my calling became more and more apparent. I also started helping in my church’s youth group program again. I enjoy the time that I get to have with the high school youth. Continuing to work towards becoming a Chaplain, I am also taking steps to get something in youth ministry.
I lost my job a few months ago. That was not an easy thing for me, but I have taken the chance to learn and increase the time that I have to take classes. I know that the Lord will give me another job. As for now, though, the Lord has blessed me, and I am making the most of the situation.
Free Ministry Leadership Training Course at Christian Leaders Institute
The ministry leadership class at CLI will help me as our youth program continues to grow. I didn’t even realize that I lacked so much in leadership. The course has shown me how to be a better leader, one with a vision and confidence. Therefore, I now have the focus that is needed to move the youth program to the next level. As I continue to work and on my leadership skills, it will help out when I become a Chaplain and collaborate with fellow employees.
The biggest challenge that I am facing right now in ministry is the lack of leadership in our youth program. Currently, the person in charge is not much of a leader and has no focus or vision. They do not wish to grow any further and have plateaued. I offered my help and, to date, have not been able to do so. The hardest part is seeing that there is a problem yet not being able to help make the necessary changes. Hopefully, we can make some changes soon and make the entire group better. I am doing my best to remain humble and not seem like I am taking over.
I am thankful for all that I have learned in this leadership class. My prayer is that I can recall and use what I have learned to create a vision and work to see it through to completion. I know that God can always send me in a new direction. However, with what I have learned so far, I can move forward and have an impact on bringing more people to Jesus Christ. I also pray that I inspire the people around me to learn and grow more every day.
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