Prior to finding Christian Leaders Institute, I had searched and found many traditional and online Bible training institutions. The biggest challenge was cost as most averaged out at $10,000 and three to four years of training. I began to become discouraged that ministry training just was not going to happen for me on my officiant minister journey. It was then that God opened the door and led me to Christian Leaders Institute. I was very skeptical at first. I had spent money on a BA in History and then several thousand for MBA classes, so how was free going to mean anything? No charge usually equals no value and no credibility. I was so wrong. Christian Leaders Institute has given me an amazing platform to begin my ministry in counseling.
In addition to the coursework here, I have completed the first level of certification through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors. God has already placed ministry opportunities in my path. My mentoring pastor has asked me to be the director of the Men’s Fellowship at church, as well as help plan and present a seminar on addictions and anxiety. As part of a life group through my Pentecostal congregation, I have often been asked to step in and teach sessions and I am currently planning a Latin America mission trip with a friend from church. I also felt called to learn Hebrew and have been lucky enough to work with someone that has offered to teach me and I have found a real joy in learning the language of Jesus.
Becoming an Officiant Minister through Christian Leaders Alliance is the next step in the journey the Lord has for me, and I am blessed that CLI has so many amazing programs and classes to help me do His work. Please pray that God continues to lead me and that I follow the path that he is forging for me. Allow me to be still and listen to Him and speak into and touch lives for His kingdom.