Online Ministry Courses for Free

My name is Chuck Ream. I am so excited to start my journey at Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about free online Bible courses, Click Here)! I recently got back to seeking God and trying to figure out what his purpose is for my life. The online ministry courses for free at CLI are a blessing!

My Journey

I was born at 30 weeks gestation in 1991. The NICU at that time was no where near as advanced as it is now. My parents and the doctors were not positive that I would make it, but I did! A Christian radio show host that my childhood pastor listened to was talking about a child being born that day who would be very sick. But he said not to worry because the baby would make it by the grace of God. My pastor then received a call from someone that my mom knew. This person told him about me, and he rushed up to the hospital to pray over me. I survived and I’m obviously alive and well. Praise God!


Growing up, I went to church and always prayed and had a good relationship with God. My pastor told my parents and me every Sunday that he felt that I was going to be a preacher. He continued to say this for the rest of my time at the church. Sadly, my parents divorced when I was 15 years old. I was crushed, and my life changed dramatically. My mom kicked me out of the house when I was 15 to go live with my dad. He and I didn’t get along too well so he quickly kicked me out as well. I lived house to house for most of my high school years. I was filled with hate for everything, and my life was plagued with alcohol and depression.

After high school, I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. I shipped off just five days after I graduated. I strayed away from God for most of my four years of service. After I deployed to Afghanistan, I pretty much gave up my faith. I witnessed a lot of death and tragedy in my eight months there. I didn’t go to church again until four years after I got out of the Marines. My wife and I went to a church called Awaken Church, and we loved it! But sadly, our church disbanded. We did not go to church for another year.

Online Ministry Courses for Free at CLI

Our lives got chaotic and our marriage almost ended while we were not attending church. We were back to living for the world and not for God. One morning, I woke and heard a voice telling me to get my family into church Now! I felt so convicted about not putting God and my family first. So, I looked up churches in our area and found Christ Church on the Move. We have been there ever since.

Then I started feeling a really strong calling for ministry. After I prayed about it, God made it very clear that this is what he wants for my life. I couldn’t agree more! So, I looked for online ministry courses for free and found Christian Leaders Institute. I look forward to learning more about God and how to be a minister with sound doctrine. I wish everyone at Christian Leaders all the best! God bless all of you and your studies of our wonderful God, his son Jesus, and the Holy Spirit.

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.

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