Hello, my name is Jason Courtney. I live in St. Petersburg, Florida, USA. I am excited about the online ministry training opportunity at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about free online Bible courses, Click Here).
My Journey From Sinner to Soldier
I grew up going to church with my family every Sunday until I was around thirteen years old. I always had some understanding of God, but never surrendered myself to Him. It was a trust thing as I grew up in an abusive household never trusting anyone.
At the age of thirteen, I started running away. I never really stopped running until I was forty-five. I ran from my feelings, self-image, and everyone who ever tried to love me. Worst of all, I tried to run away from God. I started drinking at the age of fifteen and drank alcoholically for most of my life. At the age of forty-five, I went to the Adult Rehabilitation Center at The Salvation Army. I got sober and turned my life over to the care and control of God. Today, I am a Salvation Army soldier, active in my home church, and employed at The Salvation Army.
I have a new life through Jesus Christ and am excited to share His message to the world! Today, I serve my community, my church, and the Lord. I am surrounded by some really awesome leaders and mentors. They showed me that even though at times, I had given up on myself, they and especially God had never given up on me. In fact, He had a plan for me all along!
Online Ministry Training Opportunity at CLI
My job keeps me busy and I don’t really have the time or money to go to seminary. So I am excited about the opportunity to receive ministry training through Christian Leaders Institute. My plans are to take as many of the courses as I can and maybe even pursue a degree through CLC. Thankfully, I can do the lessons from home on my computer. Funny thing is, I actually find myself finding more time for studies at home than I ever thought I would! I am looking forward to the training not only for the credentials but also for personal spiritual growth.
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 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.