Opportunity to Study for ministry

God’s Grace is Sufficient

Hi, I’m Andrew Cawthorn from Stutterheim, South Africa. I have been a student at the Christian Leaders Institute since late 2014 and early 2015, when I searched online for an opportunity to study for the ministry.

My Journey to an Opportunity to Study for the Ministry

I grew up in a Christian home and did what one would expect from a Christian. However, I wandered somewhat toward the end of my senior year into my early twenties. I still attended church and did devotions, but more out of habit and expectation than because of a heartfelt commitment to God.

But God is faithful to His promises even if we aren’t! In November 2008, God convicted me one morning over coffee. Around that time, a previous pastor took me to a pastor’s conference, and the seed was planted.

So, in late 2014 and early 2015, I found the Christian Leaders Institute while searching online for an opportunity to study for the ministry. I had developed a desire to learn the Bible’s truths more clearly.

Spiritual Warfare

What should have been a turning point toward ministry became a dog attack on our son, which should have been worse but for God’s intervention. At that stage, he was about three years old and needed reconstructive surgery on his left leg. We realized it was an attack from the devil’s forces because of my commitment to studying the word of God and looking for opportunities to preach.

Thankfully, with God’s help, I have continued to study and grow, and last year, 2023, I received my Associate of Divinity Degree. I plan on completing the bachelor’s degree as soon as finances allow.

The beginning of 2024 was a big year for our family, and we committed to following Jesus as closely as possible and supporting each other in whichever ministry God sent us. Once again, the devil showed himself. However, by God’s grace, we continue and will do so as we can.

Thank you, CLI and  CLA! Without you, I and many others would have no chance.

God is good all the time.

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, Diplomas, and Degrees with the Christian Leaders Institute.
  2. 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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