Ministry Training and Resources

On the Journey for Life

Hi, my name is Ash Buchanan. I was born in Australia and am a passionate follower of Jesus Christ. Currently, I am getting ministry resources and training at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about studying the Bible online, Click Here).

My Life

I am a husband and a father; I have been a Pastor and will be again. I am a School Teacher and a Missionary who is excited about growing in my faith and sharing that with the people I love and serve. We live in West Africa and work in a Christian School. It is a remarkable opportunity to see God at work in many ways and experience His never-ending faithfulness.

I love running, yet I don’t do as much as I would like to. There is something remarkable about putting one foot in front of the next and repeating that for thirty to sixty minutes. It is also time to be truly alone with God for a moment. At other times, it provides an excellent opportunity to connect with my children. I also love spending time with family and friends, sharing life with the people around me, and encouraging them in their life too. I love connecting with people and adding value to their lives in some way.

My Spiritual Dream

My spiritual dream is to inspire and equip others in their faith journey as they become everything God wants them to be. I long to know Jesus more and more and see that same longing in the people I mentor and journey with. My heart and passion are for the local church. I desire to see them thrive and grow and reach out into the communities where they are planted.

When I was very young, I accepted Jesus as my Savior. However, not until my early twenties did I accept Him as both Savior and Lord. In my forties, I would like to say I’ve learned everything and am a perfect Christian. But the older I get, the more I need Jesus and His grace and forgiveness. I’m certainly further on the journey than I was in my twenties.

Ministry Training and Resources at CLI

However, I know that I’m a work in progress. That is why I am studying at CLI. CLI is a real blessing! It has given me access to ministry training and resources that I can’t get where I currently live. Furthermore, it is in a way that I can afford with my current income level.

I want to continue learning and being challenged to grow in the Lord. Being led by the Holy Spirit and doing my part in embracing God’s will for my life are priorities. Studying the Bible and preaching is exciting! When the Spirit gives insight, and God speaks to me through His Word, it is an honor to share that with others for their growth. My hope in preaching is that those who hear are inspired and encouraged to dig deeper and to think deeply as the Holy Spirit challenges and changes them.

Register for 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. Minister 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.  

Learn more about ordination at the Christian Leaders Alliance. Interested in a low-cost college degree? Check out the CLI’s Leadership Excellence School.