Further Biblical and theological education

Hello! My name is Paul Fink. I am at the Christian Leaders Institute for further Biblical and theological education as I answer God’s call on my life (Learn more about free Bible and Theology classes online, Click Here).

My Story

I’m 20 years old. An American living in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, I come from a military family. I have lived in a few different places within the United States before moving to Europe. Louisiana is where I was born and originally lived for the first few years of my life.

Both of my parents are Evangelical Christians. So, I attended multiple churches to match the multiple locations we lived in while growing up. I was baptized upon my profession of faith at 8 years old in an Assemblies of God church in my hometown. Since the age of 16 or 17, I have had the call to be in pastoral ministry. It is the greatest honor in my life to be called to preach and teach the Word of God to the people of God. It is something that I have been increasingly interested in since getting the call to preach and shepherd.

Further Biblical and Theological Education at CLI/CLC

At the same time I felt the inward call to preach and an outward shift of what my interests were, I also became acquainted with Reformed theology. The theology in that particular tradition gave me a deeper view of the nature of God and everything that flows from that. It led me to seek further Biblical and theological education in the things of God. I desire to glorify God by loving Him and learning about Him with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength. I have confidence that the training/education I receive at CLI and CLC will edify me and those who I will have the privilege to serve. Ultimately, it will glorify God who I serve.

Another motivator for my ministry is the fact that I am serving currently as a small group leader with a parachurch organization. Therefore, I am getting some experience under my belt in the local soil of ministry. What I learn at CLI/CLC will help me instruct the people here in the Word and ways of God also.

I feel called to be a part of the institutional church, a natural part of pastoral ministry. However, I also want to learn to serve and lead the people I’m around now. I am overwhelmingly glad that God has opened the doors to me that he has so far. I am confident, hoping, and praying, that He will open more in the future.

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 Part 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 find 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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