minister credentials

My name is Ruth Anderson, and I am from a small town in southern Minnesota, USA. I am studying for minister credentials at the Christian Leaders Institute to demonstrate credibility as I serve in my community and church (Learn more about studying the Bible online, Click Here).

About Me

Married for over 31 years, my husband, Keith, and I have five adult children, most married, and three grandchildren. We have also had many others live with us for a period that we consider family.

I have an Associate degree in Practical Theology from Christ for the Nations Institute, a BS in Elementary Education from Mankato State University, and an AA in Graphic Design/Photography from the Institute of Arts & Design Technology. I have been a Christ-follower since I was a child. Also, I own my photography/graphics business, and my favorite projects are working with churches and ministries.

I grew up in a Christian family as the oldest of three girls. We lived on an organic farm. I grew up in the ways of the Lord after my parents experienced my miraculous healing at the age of 21 months old. I realized my need for a personal Savior when I was eight. Becoming a wife and mother increased my awareness that I need to depend on Jesus in every area of my life, as we’ve faced various trials and opportunities to trust Him. God is always faithful!

Minister Credentials to Demonstrate Credibility

I have served in various capacities at our church and in para-church ministries. Finding the Christian Leaders Institute with tuition-free ministry courses and credentialing options is a blessing. I want minister credentials to demonstrate credibility in a rapidly changing world that desperately needs hope only in Jesus.

Register a Study Account

Register for a free study account that automatically enrolls 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, and Diplomas with the Christian Leaders Institute.
  2. College Degrees with the CLI’s Leadership Excellence School.
  3. 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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