My name is Kaitlynn, but I go by Katie. I’m from Queensland, Australia. I am a single mum to a gorgeous little boy. Even though I am a very bright girl, I never completed my grade 12. I was homeschooled and often put back a year. As far as I am aware, I am the only Christian Leaders Institute student in my area (Learn more about online Biblical education classes, Click Here). I am a pretty quiet person.
My Spiritual Journey
Growing up, I was the oldest of 12. My mum was a single mum. My dad was in and out of jail a lot. Growing up, my father sexually abused and raped me. It created an identity for me that I struggled with over the years. I was also physically, emotionally, and mentally abused. I came to know the Lord through my abuse as I felt alone and didn’t know who to turn to for help. One day, I tried to end my life. But at that point, a stranger showed up and told me of God and helped me understand I wasn’t alone.
When I was 18, God placed on my heart that I needed to be the voice for many other abused women and children who needed one. So, I started my own girls’ ministry. Within a month, I had over a hundred girls following my page and telling me their stories. It was then I decided to learn more and train myself to serve God. I am so thankful I found the Christian Leaders Institute for their free online Biblical education.
My spiritual dream is to serve God by helping women. I want to help them start a new chapter, and feel free. I want to build up an army of women to serve the Lord.
Challenges and Growth
The biggest obstacle to my ministry was my marriage ending. My husband didn’t support my dream or my faith. He was abusive, and it was very toxic. There were a lot of other reasons involved with why the marriage ended, but I won’t go into details. Another obstacle was finding a way to study and fulfill my dreams while having no income and no way to afford it. I realized I couldn’t do this thing we call life on my own. It just wasn’t working. There were many rough roads I struggled to navigate.
God became very real to me after my marriage ended. When my marriage finally broke, I struggled to find my footing. I felt hurt and couldn’t breathe. Child services were threatening to remove my only child. I struggled because I thought I did everything God wanted yet still failed in my role as a wife and mother. Also, two of my children were in heaven. Finally, God got my attention and made me see He is real and was there all along.
CLI is a Blessing!
When I was a teenager, I went to a youth conference. It was there I saw the hand of God at work, and I wanted what the other youth had. I wanted joy and peace and to believe someone loved and cared for me. I hope to use my ministry training at CLI to help other women and girls.
The free online Biblical education and ministry training helped. I couldn’t afford to pay for schooling. I can barely afford food for the week. God provided for me when I came across CLI! Honestly, I’ve told every one of my friends about it. I am so blessed to be able to train to be who God has called me to be!
Steps to Sign Up At Christian Leaders Institute
Step 1 – Register for a free study account that automatically enrolls you in the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2.
After you register, you will automatically be enrolled in the “getting started” course. You will locate the course at your “home” button when you are logged in. Scroll down to find the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2 Link. Click the link and open the course.
Step 2 – Complete Part 1 of this course, and then you are allowed to enroll in mini-courses or regular courses.
The Christian Leaders Getting Started Class Part 1 shows you how to enroll in courses and mini-courses. Part 2 of the course connects your calling into ministry with programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute. Part 2 will offer some ministry training and introduce you to the other programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute.