licensed ministry chaplain journey

God’s Providence

Hi there, my name is Kathy Blehm. My husband and I live in Birch Run, Michigan. We have three adult children and five grandchildren. I am studying at the Christian Leaders Institute on my licensed ministry chaplain journey.

During my childhood and teen years, God provided a way for me to come to know and trust Him. My parents never attended church. However, wherever we moved, someone in my life would invite me to church with them. At age ten, I trusted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.

God’s Provision

Throughout my adult years, I desired to know God personally. God revealed himself to me as a loving father and faithful friend.

A few years ago, someone falsely accused me of a hit-and-run accident. I prayed to God for His peace in my sleep each night as the nightmare unfolded. During this time, the peace of God that surpasses all understanding enveloped me. I slept soundly each night. The Lord also provided a competent lawyer who fought on my behalf. The accusations against me were unfounded and dismissed by the judge.

Licensed Ministry Chaplain Journey: A Plan with a Purpose

I first heard about the Christian Leaders Institute from our daughter, who became a licensed chaplain. So, out of curiosity and winter boredom, I took the same courses with the possibility of ministering to older people.

I’ve always enjoyed the company of seniors. I love to hear their life stories, especially the ones that make them remember them with laughter. I believe they are the most robust generation. Yes, youth provides physical strength, but many seniors face emotional and physical challenges requiring exceptional strength. When they can endure these hardships, they display a strength to emulate.

I pray that I can bring joy to the elderly while reflecting God’s love for them. I’m grateful for the training CLI has provided. It has equipped me with a greater insight into senior ministry. As I move forward, I trust God to reveal His plan with a purpose. May God be glorified in all that I do!

Register a Study Account

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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