ministry courses and credentials

My name is Joni Stephenson. I’m from North Carolina and married with a son and stepdaughter. God led me to continue my education at the Christian Leaders Institute for ministry courses and credentials. I want to do the Lord’s work wherever He may lead. I teach Sunday school and lead the youth at my local church.

My Journey

I came to know the Lord in my small hometown Baptist Church. My parents raised me to know Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. I always felt the pull of God on my heart throughout my life. Even in my teens and early 20s, I knew the Lord was keeping me in His grip to accomplish His will. I fought it and ignored the seriousness of the calling until now. The Lord needed me to mature spiritually before I could lead others.

Ministry Courses and Credentials at CLI and CLA

So, now I’m in my 40s, I want to take a serious dive into finding out what my true calling is. I always felt a strong urge to teach. Therefore, I am eager to keep studying and letting the Lord lead me where He will. By God’s grace and mercy, my training with the Christian Leaders Institute and credentialing with the Christian Leaders Alliance will show that I want to work for the Lord with all my heart.

As I write this, I want to mention that I was not as diligent as my parents in raising my son. They did not waiver in their faith or rules to keep my soul safe. However, I pray that my son has learned the importance of God in his life. Further, I want to continue to lead him in the right direction even though I was slack in reinforcing Godly principles in his younger years. God is merciful and gracious!

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.  

Find out more about women in ministry here.