Small Group Leader Ordination
My name is Nancy Connell and I am excited to receive small group leader ordination at CLI. I live in Aliquippa, PA. I grew up in a Christian home and attended church regularly. When I started college, I stopped going to church. I had no real relationship with Christ. After my first child was born, I returned to church specifically to have her baptized. During my meeting with the pastor, he asked me, “What about you?” God was calling and I was ready to answer. I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior. I served the church as a teacher, mission leader, and elder.
Many years later, I went through some life changes. These changes included walking away from the church. It was a very dark time in my life. God kept track of me and didn’t allow me to slip too far away. He led me to Aliquippa where I found an amazing community of believers. Within this community, I heard the call to serve the Lord. I just didn’t know in what capacity. I prayed, read my Bible, and did devotions daily. I became involved in different ministries of the church. I looked forward to where God would lead me.
A gentleman from my church recently completed his coursework at Christian Leaders Institute. Because I was curious about CLI, he invited me to attend a meeting for graduates. There was so much joy in the testimonies. I knew then that this was the direction the Lord was taking me. CLI could provide the education that I need to build my confidence and to improve my understanding of the Bible and Christian leadership. The Getting Started Class was a good introduction to CLI. It also helped me to focus on what I believe to be my area of interest — small group leader ordination. A scholarship will allow me to further my education. I am retired and live on a small fixed income which would never cover the cost of seminary or Bible College. I am excited to begin my studies.
Learn about minister ordination at Christian Leaders Alliance.