My Ministry Journey
Hello! My name is Lane Wallis, and I am from the United States. I am at the Christian Leaders Institute online for ministry service courses.
I grew up in a Christian home in North West Arkansas. At the age of seven, I came to the realization that I was a sinner and that my sins would lead to eternal separation from God if I were to die. However, God showed me that through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ, on the cross, forgiveness for sins and eternal life are mine.
Calling to Ministry
As I grew older, I felt a calling from the Lord to enter into ministry. This calling became evident when I was attending a youth conference at the age of 13. Six months later, I accepted and publicly declared the calling that God had placed upon my life. At the age of 13, I had the opportunity to deliver my first sermon to a supportive congregation.
After graduating high school, I pursued theological studies at a seminary and obtained an associate’s degree in theology. Additionally, when I turned 18, I began volunteering for my local fire department, following in the footsteps of my family as a third-generation firefighter and first responder. This experience opened up a whole new avenue of ministry for me, and I became the chaplain for the department.
Ministry Service Courses at CLI
Up until May of 2023, I served as the youth director and worship team leader for a recently transitioned mission church in Arkansas. However, I have now relocated to southern Alabama to take on the role of Camp Director at a Christian Camp.
With this new direction for ministry, I wanted more training for ministry. I searched online and found the Christian Leaders Institute with its ministry service courses.
As my family and I embark on this new journey, I humbly ask for your prayers for myself, my wife, Victoria, and our two children, Copeland and Carter. We seek to faithfully follow God’s leading and serve in this new capacity.
Ministry service courses offered at institutions like Christian Leaders Institute are often considered valuable and needed for several reasons:
- Accessibility: These courses are freely offered, making them accessible to individuals who may not have the financial means to attend traditional seminaries or ministry training programs. This accessibility allows a broader range of people to receive training and education in ministry.
- Equipping and Empowering: Ministry service courses aim to equip individuals with the knowledge, skills, and practical tools necessary for effective ministry. They cover a wide range of topics, including theology, biblical studies, pastoral care, leadership, evangelism, and more. Christian Leaders Institute offers these courses to empower individuals to serve their communities and fulfill their callings without financial barriers.
- Global Impact: Christian Leaders Institute has a global reach, training aspiring leaders and ministers worldwide. This is particularly important in regions where formal ministry education may be inaccessible. By offering free courses online, Christian Leaders Institute extends its impact and helps cultivate Christian leaders in various parts of the world.
- Flexibility: The online nature of these courses allows students to study at their own pace and convenience, accommodating individuals with busy schedules, work commitments, or other responsibilities. This flexibility lets learners balance their ministry training with their personal and professional lives.
- Community and Support: Christian Leaders Institute fosters a supportive online community where students can connect with instructors and fellow learners. This sense of community provides encouragement, accountability, and networking opportunities crucial for personal and spiritual growth.
Overall, the freely offered ministry service courses at Christian Leaders Institute address the need for accessible, quality training and education for individuals who desire to serve in ministry but may face financial, geographical, or time constraints. By removing these barriers, these courses enable more people to receive the necessary preparation for effective Christian leadership.
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:
- Ministry Awards, Certificates, and Diplomas with the Christian Leaders Institute.
- College Degrees with the CLI’s Leadership Excellence School.
- 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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