If you’re a homeschooler called to ministry, there’s a new opportunity that you need to know about. This is an opportunity that will change the world for homeschooled children. It’s not just for people who want to go into ministry, but its benefits for aspiring pastors and or other ministry.
So what does this opportunity look like?
- Maintain careful records of schooling
- Get a H.S. Diploma or G.E.D
- Shell out tens of thousands for a college degree
- Enroll at Seminary
But what if this were no longer necessary? What if you could get into some of the best seminaries in the U.S. without a high school diploma or G.E.D.? What if you could get a bachelor degree for less than $2,000.00 – in total costs?
The good news is that these are no longer “what ifs.” If you’re a homeschooler called to ministry, these are now real opportunities for you!
Here’s how it works:
A Homeschooler Called to Ministry Enrolls at Christian Leaders Institute
Christian Leaders Institute is a non-profit organization that started providing free ministry training for people back in 2001. Over the years, they’ve developed a full curriculum for a bachelor of divinity degree. All the classes are free to take, but in order to receive an official award graduates have to pay varying administrative fees.
For an Associate of Divinity degree, the administrative fees are $900.00. A Bachelor of Divinity degree is $900.00 as well. This means that for a total of only $1,800.00, you can get your degree at Christian Leaders Institute!
Even if you’re not interested in the degrees, there is a wealth of personally and professionally relevant knowledge at Christian Leaders Institute.
Once you’re done with your training, you can continue your ministry path in one of the following ways:
1. Graduates of the Bachelor of Divinity Program Enroll in Seminary Graduate Programs
This is a real game-changer for called ministry leaders who want to enroll in an accredited seminary. By completing the Bachelor of Divinity program at CLI, you’ll gain access to top seminaries like Calvin Theological Seminary and Western Theological Seminary.
If you choose this route, you won’t have to worry about ACT/SAT scores, high school transcripts, or enormous amount of debt that traditional Bachelor Degree programs require. Christian Leaders Institute costs a total of $1,800.00 for a Bachelor of Divinity. And you can even set up monthly payment plans to suit your ability.
Not only that, but you can do all the studying at your own pace. You’ll probably find it beneficial to set aside a few hours a week for a class, but you can work that time around your schedule instead of working your schedule around your school. And you can start at any time. It doesn’t matter if you’re 13 or 70. As long as you can read and comprehend English, you can get your Bachelor of Divinity through CLI.
2. Graduates of Diploma Levels Gain Credibility in Ministry Roles
Maybe you’re a homeschooler called to ministry, but you’re not interested in seminary. If this is you, there are still great options for you at Christian Leaders Institute.
You can take any class at CLI without paying money. All you have to do is sign up for an account and complete the first class, and you’ll have access to all our other classes. These classes cover a wide variety of theological and practical aspects to ministry.
You can choose classes that help bring the Bible alive to you. You can take classes that give you tips on dealing with people in grief. You can even get the knowledge and credentials to officiate weddings and funerals!
Then, if you ever want any official credibility, you can purchase your embossed certificate or diploma from Christian Leaders Institute. These range from $50 for most certificates to $75 for most diplomas. But with these, you will have evidence that you’ve completed the ministry training at CLI.
3. Ordination through CLI, in Partnership with Local Ordaining Authorities
The third option at Christian Leaders Institute is to get ordained for ministry. We believe that ordination is a very serious matter, so the process always involves your local ordaining authorities. This is usually your denominational authority, which may include your pastor, your elders, or other local church leadership in your denomination.
Ordination packages vary. If you would just like to get ordained to officiate weddings and funerals, the Officiant Ordination prepares you for that role. The Christian Leaders Ordination prepares you for leadership roles in the church. You can also become an ordained church planter or you can get ordained for women’s ministry.
If you would like to learn more about Christian Leaders Institute, you can go to their home page here.
If you’re ready to set up an account, click this link to get started.