Ministry Training Program

The Lord Saved Me!

My name is Joshua Curtis. The tuition-free ministry training program at the Christian Leaders Institute equips me for my ministry calling.

My Story

I grew up in several different coastal towns south of Houston, Texas. I am 32. Now divorced, I have a 5-year-old son. I always felt I knew God. However, I did not know Him or live how He wanted me to.

After my divorce, depression set in. I couldn’t seem to find a way to shake it. I fell into using drugs, trying to dull the pain I was experiencing. However, I had absolutely no success with that. I ended up in jail and am on probation at this time. While in that county jail, I picked the Bible up for the first time in a long time. But this time was different. It spoke to me. I found so much peace; it was unreal to me. I read and read. Further, I found myself in discussions with others, and I was proclaiming the love I felt for Jesus Christ.

I was lying down one evening, and a much older man asked me what the scripture said about forgiving others. At the moment, I was unsure what scripture to quote. However, I used what I knew to tell him my interpretation of how I thought he should handle his situation. When we concluded, he told me I ought to be a preacher. Instantly, I felt the calling. I called my mom the next day and said to her that this was the path I wanted to pursue. Then, I asked her to start looking into Bible colleges for me.

Ministry Training Program at CLI

I was searching for a seminary to enroll in a few days out of jail. However, I had no money, and I mean none! I saw the link for Christian Leaders Institute (CLI). I read a few lines and instantly enrolled. Finding this ministry training program is a blessing for me. I knew I needed more than my life experiences to lead people to God properly. I have found it at CLI, praise God!!!

In conclusion, I was lost, but now I am found! I cannot fully express my joy at this opportunity to get closer to God. I genuinely look forward to bringing revival to the world! Thank you, CLI!

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, 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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