A very good friend of mine introduced me to the Christian Leaders Institute. This program is an online, distance learning school that will help equip ministry leaders around the world. They have a goal of training up 100,000 Christian Leaders by 2020, and by golly they just might do it! The great thing about this school is that it is a donation based model for tuition.
Students end up a CLI because 1) they can’t afford to go to seminary 2) there is no seminary training in the country or 3) they can not move their lives to attend seminary due to job or family.
Some students give generously, they can afford school but can’t make the move. Some students give what they can, they want the education & pay into it an amount that they can afford without taking on debt or money out of their living budget. And, some students, are unable to give due to their situation.
We know that Christ equipped those he called. Many would drop everything to follow him. Others would use their resources to support the ministry. I can’t imagine Christ would have turned away anyone who wanted to listen, because they couldn’t give. Can you? Well, neither can CLI.
So, why am I promoting CLI on here?
1) I am a student, myself. CLI fits well into my life because I can work around my schedule – I have family, community and church body commitments that I can’t walk away from.
2) I know that there are readers, who just like me, feel the call to ministry training… but due to their current situation in life … they feel that is isn’t obtainable. CLI makes it obtainable. Maybe that person is you, or perhaps you know someone who feels called but doesn’t have the means. I hope you would share this resource with them, bringing them into the fold of the student body and one of the 100,000 by 2020.
3) I know that there are readers who either have the means to support CLI’s goal … or know someone who does. It would be my hope that you would share this information with your resources and help fund this amazing opportunity for ministry training and building up leaders around the world.
CLI offers certificates that can take you deeper into biblical knowledge, or if you follow their program to the very end… you will end up with a Diploma in Divinity which is equivalent to a seminary degree. The professors are vetted, qualified to teach and have received official seminary training themselves.
If you feel called to make donation to CLI, click the link below. You can donate as little as $15, and help equip leaders around the world (or even in your own backyard) share the life changing power of Jesus Christ.