Start Christian Leaders Institute’s free online ministry program today. Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) offers free online ministry program. CLI accepts any individual anywhere in their life to learn about Christianity. Read a student’s testimony below who found CLI as a tool to rediscover the pathway to Christ and strengthen her relationship with God:
My name is June Middleton of Southwest Missouri; the Bible Belt of the great United States of America. As a little girl, I always knew there was a God and I wanted to know Him more, but I was not consistently taken to church in my childhood. After becoming a new mother at the age of 19, I knew there must certainly be an almighty and powerful God. It was then I began attending a family member’s church and shortly after, asked Jesus to be my Lord and Savior. I was baptized on Palm Sunday of the same year to show my faith decision publicly. The next 15 years of my life proved to be the hardest, and even though I had prayed for salvation and was publicly baptized at the age of 19, I was so immature in my understanding and knowledge of His Word and how I should live my life. Instead, I continued to try to control my life and situations, leading to disasters in relationships, including divorce. In December of 2004, shortly after marrying my current husband of 12 1/2 years, I knew my life had been a mess the previous 15 years leading up to our marriage, and I didn’t want to live in chaos anymore. I wanted to be, and live, the life Christ Jesus intended, and it was on that day I rededicated my life to Him; studying His Word and applying it to my life as best as I could from that day forward. The past 12 1/2 years have not been easy, in fact, there have been so many hard days/months/years; but because I was growing my relationship and knowledge of Him, those hard days became my training ground for serving God and His kingdom here on earth. Just as Paul often communicated of himself, I was the worst of sinners, and yet Jesus loved and saved me anyway.
I have spent the past 20+ years of my life in the financial services and/or information security fields. Nearly ten years ago I felt God tugging on my heart to be part of His ministry here in our community, but I didn’t know exactly what it looked like, or in what capacity, especially since I was divorced. Earlier this year, with the prompting of a gracious local Church lead pastor, I felt called by God to leave the comforts of the corporate world and the pursuit of a Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity to take a financial and operations ministry role in his local, community active church, and to begin the pursuit of a Biblical degree. This is a dream come true for me. God has given me these financial and operation gifts, been preparing me over these past ten years, and now He has given me the opportunity to work with a wonderful ministry staff in helping further their mission of providing a safe place for unbelievers to come and learn about Jesus, for a relationship with Jesus, and go out into our community and share their love and knowledge of Jesus to other unbelievers. My ministry dream will be complete when I begin to teach others in classroom, sermon, and community settings (as a pastor and/or evangelist), as well as write a book or two on what I have learned during my walk with Jesus, so I may share it to encourage others and give them hope. However, I was in need of a free online ministry program to better equip me with the tools needed to fulfill this dream.
After extensive research of online Biblical education programs, I decided to look at the Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) online program. I was looking for a high-quality free online ministry program and CLI offered just that. I have completed the Getting Started class and I am so pleased I did. It has provided me with a wealth of information and helped me develop better habits for my devotional (prayer and Bible reading) time with the Lord. I was so encouraged by this first course, that it is now my intent to continue taking CLI courses in pursuit of a B.S. in Divinity Degree so I may grow in my faith relationship and knowledge of God to be a witness of His love, compassion, and truth for others. I want to be used by Him; to be His disciple, to love others, provide hope, and win as many hearts to Jesus as I am able.
The Christian Leaders Institute (CLI), a free online ministry program, will open up the Bible for me and train me to be a well-rounded Christian leader. My family and church have been so supportive of my move into full-time ministry and my pursuit to be a Christian leader. I am so thankful for the CLI online ministry scholarship opportunity, as it allows me to study at my own pace and the ability to afford the education; especially after leaving the higher secular/corporate salary ladder (and education was fully paid by my employer) to the church/ministry salary ladder (and education is not paid by my employer). Thank you, CLI for this awesome, life-changing opportunity. I am so blessed to have discovered this free online ministry program. I am truly, and eternally grateful! Please pray for me to be steadfast in completing the CLI courses and always seek His divine will, wisdom, and discernment in fulfilling the ministry dream that lies ahead of me.
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