Helping People Know Jesus in Africa
My name is Christoff Steenekamp. I am called to help people to have a personal relationship with God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Therefore, I am taking online free ministry and Bible courses at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about studying the Bible online, Click Here).
I live in South Africa in the city of Pretoria. My wife and I have two boys. I grew up in the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk and was confirmed in the church at 17.
My Ministry Journey
My call to ministry came early in my life. However, I received no encouragement to follow it. My dad did not consider it a proper vocation for a man. Therefore, I went to study in the animal health field and started to work as an animal health technician. Although I love animals, I knew it was not what God wanted me to do. After I married, I started my own business in construction. However, I continually felt God calling me into ministry. So, in 2010, I started working for a church to maintain the grounds and buildings. God used me to minister to people daily while doing my day-to-day work.
The Holy Spirit showed me that people identify as Christians but do not have a relationship with the Triune God. I realized that many people think it is enough to go to Church on a Sunday and have no other fellowship with God during the rest of the week.
God reminded me of Matthew 7:21-23: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day, many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’” I never knew you, and my heart broke.
I felt I needed to do more, but my finances did not allow me to study. Then, I researched free online courses. I did a couple of free courses and then found Christian Leaders. With the online free training courses offered at Christian Leaders Institute, I will be equipped to be more effective as a Christian leader.
My mandate is clear: preach the Gospel and help people to know Jesus and have a personal relationship with God. Thank you, Christian Leaders institute, for the opportunity to study further. I know this will impact millions of people all over the world. May God bless you, CLI!
Register 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:
- Ministry Awards, Certificates, and Diplomas with the Christian Leaders Institute.
- College Degrees with the Christian Leaders College.
- 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.