Chaplain program

Chaplain Program

I am a 67-year-old woman who was recently called to ministry. God called me four years ago. I gave Him all the reasons why I am not qualified to be in ministry, including my age. I kept pushing it to the back of my mind. However, God kept pushing it forward. Now that I have wasted four years trying to resist, and after much research and prayer, I have enrolled in this fine educational Chaplain program at the Christian Leaders Institute. My intent is to become a hospital and hospice chaplain.

My Story

I have two wonderful sons and two grandchildren, whom I adore. My first career was in the corporate world. I started at the entry-level and climbed the ranks to Vice President within ten years. I worked in eight states and three countries during my 18-year career and enjoyed it immensely.

My health forced me to retire early. After a successful recovery and at the age of fifty, I entered an accelerated nursing program. I was a nurse for 11 years, working in many areas of nursing, including the Operating Room, the Stroke Unit, the Walk-in Clinic, the Prison, the Psych Hospital, home health, and hospice.

Chaplain Program at CLI

The Chaplain program does not require me to take the Licensed Christian Wedding Officiant class. However, I believe it is an important role within Chaplaincy. It will also be a good balance to my work in the hospital and Hospice. There are two times in a person’s life that it is an honor to be there: when they enter the world and when they leave the world. I have heard a fetus’s heartbeat and an elderly person’s very last heartbeat. I could never describe in words, the honor and the overwhelming sense of peace in those moments.

It is also an honor to be part of a couple’s very significant day. It is a time of joy and happiness that I can experience on multiple occasions.

I am excited and honored to be a student at the Christian Leaders Institute. As a result of the Chaplain program, I am learning so much and getting closer to God all at the same time. I will be eternally grateful for this education.

Register a Study Account

Register for a free study account that automatically enrolls 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, and Diplomas with the Christian Leaders Institute.
  2. College Degrees with the Christian Leaders College.
  3. 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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Henry Reyenga
Author: Henry Reyenga

Henry Reyenga is president of Christian Leaders Institute and Christian Leaders Alliance.