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Ministry Warrior

Ministry Warrior Directional Map

Ministry Warrior My name is Kathy Janzen, and I have a dream to be a ministry warrior for the Lord. I live in the Cypress Hills in Alberta, Canada. Christian Leaders Institute has been my dream long before I even knew they existed. I wanted…
Free Ministry Training Blessing

Free Ministry Training Blessing

Read how this Australian woman and her husband are serving God wherever He sends them. She is excited about the free ministry training blessing offered at Christian Leaders Institute. Free Ministry Training Blessing My name is Kelly, and I…
God Given Ministry Call

God Given Ministry Call: Daughter of the King

God Given Ministry Call My life started as a tiny baby, two months premature, to a mother who was still a child of 15. I began life as Melissa Ann Doolittle. I was born in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States of America in a Quaker…
Educated Servant Leader

Educated Servant Leader

Educated Servant Leader Hi, my name is Patrick Kelly, and I want to be an educated servant leader for the Lord. My wife and I live in East Tennessee, but the road God sent me on to get here was winding. I was born in Liberty, New York in…
Disciple Training Call

Disciple Training Call: Podcasts to Evangelism

Disciple Training Call My name is Carly Pinch, and I have a disciple training call on my life. I’m a 17-year-old American and grew up in the church. I made a profession of faith when I was very young. In 2015, I listened to a podcast called…
Christian Minister Crisis Training

Christian Minister Crisis Training

Free Christian Minister Crisis Training Hello, my name is Catherine Bowersock, and I need this free Christian minister crisis training at CLI. I was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Gary, Indiana. I came to Texas in 1979 and stayed here…
Free Ministry Study Opportunity

Free Ministry Study Opportunity

Free Ministry Study Opportunity My name is Russell Chiputura, and I appreciate the free ministry study opportunity at CLI. Being born in Chitungwiza, Harare, Zimbabwe, I live in Harare. I am a writer/author, entrepreneur, and speaker. I founded…
Teaching Ministry Call

Teaching Ministry Call

Teaching Ministry Call My name is Linda Sue Pugh, and I have a teaching ministry call on my life. I live in the United States of America. At the age of 4, I met Jesus Christ. Our pastor’s wife took me to the altar, and there we prayed together.…
Nursing Home Ministry Calling

Nursing Home Ministry Calling

Nursing Home Ministry Calling My name is Terry Comeford, and I have a nursing home ministry calling on my life. I was born in Norfolk, Nebraska in the United States of America. I am an Army Veteran. Shortly after I received baptism at a summer…
Biblical Training Opportunity

Biblical Training Opportunity

Biblical Training Opportunity My name is Joel Mukonyoro from Kenya. I am a Kenyan currently residing in South Sudan. I am thankful for this biblical training opportunity with CLI. At first, my pastor saw that I had something in me after giving…
Women Ministry Call

Women Ministry Call

Women Ministry Call My name is Michelle Yvonne Wren-Thoreson, and I have a women ministry call on my life. I live in the United States. My nickname is Shelly, and my husband gave me the road name of Sassy. I am 51 years old and just got married…
Free Online Biblical Education

Free Online Biblical Education

Free Online Biblical Education My name is David MacNeill. Receiving this free online biblical education at CLI is a blessing. I am 34 years old. I was born in Scotland where I spent most of my childhood until moving to England in 2003. My home…

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GRADUATE STORIES

Christian Leaders Institute asks graduates to tell their stories. These stories come from graduates in many places of the world. Each story represents a sampling of what God is accomplishing through Christian Leaders Institute. These are only a small portion of the thousands of stories that have been submitted.

North America Stories

Single Father Prepares for Ministry

Francis tells of how God uses a CLI graduate to bring her to Christ. Now she too is a graduate.

Helping Young People Get on Fire for God! 

Canada Woman Shares Story of Overcoming Disablities and Abuse Ready for Ministry Training

Ex-prostitute training at CLI to be a street preacher in Detroit

Small Town Girl Has Big Ministry Dreams

Blind Man is Given Opportunity for Minsitry Training

Central and South America Stories

Brazil Needs Ministry Training

Evangelist In The Making For Future Panama Revival

Colombia Ministry Training

Europe Stories

European Soccer Star Gets Ministry Training

Free United Kingdom Church Planter Training

Netherland’s KLM Pilot Getting Ministry Training

God is raising up Local Leaders in Sweden

Ministry in Russia

Ireland Ministry Training

Romania is Ripe for Revival

Getting Ministry Training in Spain

Free Ministry Training in the Netherlands

Middle East Stories

Effective Free Ministry Training for Qatar

Ministry Training for Turkey

Africa Stories

Free Ministry Training for Zambia

Training Ordained Leaders – Addressing the lack of sound doctrine being taught in Africa

Ministering in Challenging Places for Christianity

Bringing Revival to Liberia

Church Planter in Cameroon

From Polygamous Muslim To Christian Leader In Nigeria

Asia Stories

God Calls Single Woman to Be Missionary in tbe Philippines 

Indonesian Leader Proclaims the Love of Christ in a Challenging Place for Christian Ministry

India Ministry Training Graduate

Thailand Ministry Training

Australia and New Zealand Stories

Housewife in Remote Australia Gets Ministry Training

Man With A PhD Sees the Value of Christian Leaders Institute Training

Young Married Man in New Zeeland Training For Ministry

World Island Stories

Hard to Reach Island of the World Now Have High-Quality Ministry Training

Remote Island Gets Ministry Training

Ministry Warrior

Ministry Warrior

My name is Kathy Janzen, and I have a dream to be a ministry warrior for the Lord. I live in the Cypress Hills in Alberta, Canada. Christian Leaders Institute has been my dream long before I even knew they existed. I wanted a place where I could be challenged to learn more about Jesus and His Word. I met Jesus when I was about eight years old. He and the Father would come to me at night when I cried. My childhood was not safe, but I felt their presence. It would not be until I was 30 before I heard the salvation message and finally knew who walked with me through my darkest valleys.

I have always had a heart for the broken and mistreated. My childhood dream was to be a psychologist who worked with the most damaged children. Now my heart continues to beat for them, but my vision has changed. God is my Creator, and I want to use the simple gift of acceptance to reach others and show them His love.

God’s Call and Ministry Warrior Training at CLI

About two years ago, I was praying aloud in my room when the words “I want to be in full-time ministry within ten years” came out of my mouth. I know it was from the Lord because it was never a thought until that moment. Now that I have CLI, I am finally making real steps towards this dream He has given me. I do not see myself as a leader, evangelist, pastor, or church planter. I do not even know what the title will be. “Ministry warrior who saves the hurting church” is a little long for a business card. This course on leadership has helped me begin to put words to where I want to go.

Some obstacles that I will need to overcome are due to distance. It is difficult to get reliable internet and we do not have close neighbors. So, the small one-to-one connections are difficult to cultivate. We are looking to move in the next year. Therefore, I pray every day that God will place me somewhere that I can complete what He has laid on my heart. I have always loved public speaking, teaching, and writing. These are my strengths. I want to finish my education here at Christian Leaders Institute and begin to share with authority what God has done for me.

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Free Ministry Training Blessing

Read how this Australian woman and her husband are serving God wherever He sends them. She is excited about the free ministry training blessing offered at Christian Leaders Institute.

Free Ministry Training Blessing

My name is Kelly, and I am so thankful for this free ministry training blessing at Christian Leaders Institute. I currently live in Limerick, Ireland. This place is where the Lord sent my husband and me into a calling known only unto Him. Originally from Sydney, Australia, I spent around eight years in London in the United Kingdom. Then, I moved back to Australia where I lived in different states and worked in a variety of jobs.

After meeting a wonderful man, he and I married a few months later. At that time, I also discovered the love of my life in Jesus Christ my Savior. So, my husband and I began our journey together in the adventure that is in Christ. First, we moved to Cambodia where we set up Seraiah Cambodia. Then from there, we were sent to Ireland where we now run a training and fellowship group called Seraiah Ministries.

We wanted to learn more about God’s word and how to be a knowledgeable Christian leader, so we searched online. Now, we feel so very blessed to be here and undertaking these courses at the Christian Leaders Institute. It is a privilege to receive this free ministry training blessing offered at Christian Leaders Institute. CLI is a Godsend to us. We are learning many new leadership skills and are growing in our daily walk with God. Thank you, CLI, for this free ministry training blessing!

 

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God Given Ministry Call

God Given Ministry Call

My life started as a tiny baby, two months premature, to a mother who was still a child of 15. I began life as Melissa Ann Doolittle. I was born in the state of Pennsylvania in the United States of America in a Quaker town where religion was a ritual. At 14 months old, I was abandoned in an apartment and found three days later. This horrific action led to my adoption. I became Heather Nicole Kaltreider, and I have a God given ministry call on my life.

A childhood of parental divorce, childhood abuse from sexual to physical and wrapped up with emotional torture, led me to a place of suicide. Life was of no value. I was of no value. I wondered, “God, where are you?” The razor blade left scars that remind me today that He bled with me. This spiral of low self-esteem took me on a journey of two abusive marriages and wondering why that tiny baby lived.

One day, a small church presented the opportunity of a door that I choose to walk through. I found Christ in a way I never knew. I would love to say that life became easy and blissful, but that would not be true. While this church shared the love of Christ, it lacked personal discipleship of what this new relationship is. It took a few years of falling down. Then one day, my art was discovered. I learned how painting could be a form of worship. Tears of healing and brokenness began to come out with the brushes and paint. I found my voice with colors on a canvas. I started a business, and that has developed into an opening to minister to women and children.

God Given Ministry Call and Gifts

I am gifted in small group leadership and evangelism. God has used me to form a nonprofit ministry, 4 Christ Thru Christ. This ministry materialized after I started at Christian Leaders Institute. In fact, we filed a nonprofit EIN this week. These courses at CLI are teaching me not only how to be a better leader, but a better person and in a better relationship with my God.

The challenges in my area are the very legalistic and conservative culture. There is not a lot of room for the gifts of the Spirit. People are not growing because churches have bound them with many rules created by those wanting a powerful platform instead of a powerful Kingdom.

This study opportunity at CLI is vital because it allows an abandoned little girl, abused by the system of man, to learn her value as a daughter of the King. It takes my life from being written as a third person view, to me, Heather, a woman of worth. Finishing these courses will allow me to grow and use my gifts from God to take other women from a third party view of themselves to look at their reflection and see the daughter of the King.

 

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