Is a free ministry school possible? Nothing is without cost! Someone must support the school budget. What if the school was supported like a local church gets support? A local church is free to attend. The local church is supported by donations and locally generated income such as a bookstore. What if that school was supported by donations and locally generated income?
Christian Leaders Institute is a ministry school that operates under that model. The courses are free. Students and other Christian foundations or groups support the operations of the online program. There is more income that is generated when people purchase branded products or personalized recognition.
Does this concept work?
Since 2006, over 30,000 people have completed ministry training. Over 2,400 Christian leaders have become licensed or ordained with the Christian Leaders Alliance.
Global Christian leaders have endorsed the Christian Leaders Institute concept. Rev. Francis Chan, for instance, has endorsed this free ministry training concept.
Thousands of Christian leaders have taken free courses!
What can you do with these free courses? You can:
Get free digital credentials useful for training as a volunteer or part-time ministry leader.
Get college credentials with the CLI’s Leadership Excellence School. Complete the bachelor program and get accepted to accredited colleges like Ohio Christian University. Perfect for Ministry Master degrees for career-bound ministry leaders.
Become licensed or ordained with the Christian Leaders Alliance. There are many clergy roles available that include ministry training and recommendations. You will be posted in the global clergy directory.
Christian Leaders Institute graduates populate the earth including graduates in over 180 countries.
Here is the story of one graduate.
My name is Charles Easterday. I live in the United States of America. Because of little persecution, ministry is not too difficult yet neither is it easy. People are free to seek as they choose, believe as they wish, go to the church they choose or don’t go at all. The problem this creates for the Christian minister is that there is a sense, in the greater populace, of no real or absolute truth. With the growth of the New Atheist movement in secular schools of thought and education, ridicule to any form of belief has become the norm in these establishments. This is adding burden to those not grounded in biblical truths and we have seen a great many Christian youth fall away from faith.
I was not raised in a Christian home. At the age of sixteen, I was invited to a youth rally where I was introduced to the salvation message for the first time. I saw love and excitement for Jesus and experienced love and acceptance from people I did not know. This was lacking in my life and in my home so I gave my life to Christ.
Before I can tell you my ministry dream, I have to tell you more of my salvation story. Not many months after my salvation the same people who invited me to the youth rally, and subsequently to their church, invited me to a house party. It was here I was introduced to something new, something else not discussed in my home. Here I was introduced to alcohol, marijuana, and sex. For the next twenty-five years, my life was a complete rollercoaster of one disastrous event after another. I continued to move from one church to another looking for answers to my confusion and pain. Looking back, I thank God that He never let go of me, that the Holy Spirit continued to prod me, but I was not grounded in the basic truths and continued to flounder. I could make a book out of this, but I’ll stop here.
When I stopped looking to man-made religions to answer my problems and looked to God’s Word as my sole guide for my life, with the guidance of a couple godly men (mentors) that were placed in my life, I started to find the peace that Jesus was talking about. I still have struggles like everyone else but I have learned that God is greater than my struggles.
My ministry dream is to help restore the Church to its former glory as a unified body, a bride fit for the marriage to the Lamb of God. A body that cares for and nurtures all its parts. A Church that sells its’ possessions to meet needs, sacrifices time, and materials for unity’s sake. This can only happen when I take the time and invest in people, lifting them up in prayer, teaching biblical basics, establishing foundations for growth and become the change I want to see in others. I know that from here revival fires will burn hotter than ever before. I sincerely believe that such a revival is on the horizon and I want to be in the middle of it. That is why I am seeking a more formal education from CLI’s free ministry school. I have a lot of knowledge but it needs to be cemented together in a usable form. CLI’s free ministry school is an answer to my prayer.
With CLI being a free ministry school, I fill an extremely important part of my ministry dream as I feel it would be nearly impossible to fulfill without it. Though nothing is impossible with God, I need the experience, guidance, training and education that CLI’s free ministry school is offering coupled with the wonderful and supportive mentorship of my church and my Internet mentor and friend. My prayer needs are that I stay focused on God through this process and follow as He guides. That, though my intellect may be stretched and grow with further education, I remain humble and filled with the love of Christ.
Be Part of the Christian Leaders Institute!
No longer look at seminary or college as your only option to receive ministry training! CLI is a free ministry school where every bit of your training is done on the internet! Click here to be enrolled in our online ministry school! Our mission is to build up as many revival leaders as we can. To send out the called into the battlefield to make way for Jesus our Lord and Savior. Spread the Gospel! God bless!