Are You a Homeschooler Called to Ministry?

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?

Traditionally, homeschooled children who want to go into ministry have to:Screen Shot 2016-02-22 at 2.09.51 PM

  • 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.

Homeschool Couples Reaching The Down and Out

Homeschool couples reach the lost?  Can that be so? Some people accuse homeschoolers of only being concerned about themselves. Some critics say that homeschoolers shelter their children from the real world. At Christian Leaders Institute, we see many homeschool couples reaching the lost.  They live in the country ministering to those lost in methane addiction. Homeschool couples reaching those in urban is also a common story at Christian Leaders Institute. Meet Olga from City of Camden, New Jersey. She will tell her story. Both Olga and her husband are graduates of Christian Leaders Institute, and they homeschool three children. This does not stop them from reaching their community for Christ.

Blessings! My name is Olga L. Bonett, and I currently live in the City of Camden, New Jersey. Our city is one with a significant rate of crime Homeschool Couples Reachingand poverty in the US. There are constantly many churches, striving to serve the homeless, the community, trying to make a difference. I am one of the general directors of an interdenominational Worship Ministry, and serving in this city, uniting churches for one same goal could be a challenge, but at the same time rewarding when we see results. Especially when based in the word of God, and in a sound doctrine. I was born in raised in church, my entire life I remember serving in ministries from a very young age, not only through music and worship, but through many other tools.

The Lord took a hold of my heart in a different way after being an adult, already married; yes already serving as a minister, when I understood my worship needed to truly be in spirit, and in truth. I understood music was a tool to exercise my ministry and I needed to get closer the lover of my Soul, Jesus, in a more deep intimate relationship. After a process in my life where things became quite difficult, I experienced knowing Christ in a legitimate way, and a new path began for my life. The Lord showed me a clear vision of my ministry, to then realize I needed to prepare to perform HIS ministry in HIS word. In my ministry dream, I see one that serves the community, takes the gospel and reaches to all races and backgrounds in new radical forms that can make the truth of the gospel be understood by all mankind. I see a ministry that can teach how the word of God is the best tool to live spiritually in abundant health. I see a ministry that teaches true worship, in spirit and in truth, to all generations, and that preaches that unity in the body of Christ is intentionally made as Ephesians 4 says. With my Ministry dream, I identify myself as a Pastor. Since a very young age I had many ministers, and leaders in my life stating that I have a pastoral calling, however to move recently in the area that I live now, in addition to what the Lord is showing in our ministry is growth, it has impacted my heart in a way that has confirmed my calling to teach, preach, and shepherd others. I asked the Lord a few confirmations that had been all granted, and I am at this moment affirmed in my spirit of where the Lord wants me to be ministry wise. In my opinion, our city has many challenges like a significant homeless population, poverty, and drugs. There is a huge need to take hope to these situations, with the truth and light of Jesus! My Church has been a great support to my ministry and family in prayers, and many other tangible ways, and believes in equipping and sending those that are called for the advance of God’s Kingdom. My Husband, also a student at CLI and called as a minister as well, fully supports the vision God placed in my life, and we work hand by hand together in ministry. I am a homeschooling mother of 3 beautiful children, 2 of them special needs and my oldest one serves with us in ministry. God has been faithful! We believe that the entire family is involved in all we do for Christ, and we are teaching them at their level to live a life that serves and is unselfish for the cause of Christ, while keeping balance as a family in His will. A scholarship at CLI is important for my life at this moment because it will help me get prepared to fulfill the ministry dream God placed in my heart. I believe the dream He gave us are His dreams as well and I want to serve an excellent God with excellence, prepared in His word to be able to help others to do the same, and multiply the vision my Lord has given me. Your prayers for strength , endurance , guidance of the Holy Spirit, and for me to walk in HIS perfect will can also help this path to be able to fulfill my master’s will for my life and the edification of the Body of Christ and His kingdom.

Homeschool couples reaching the down and out is happening all over the globe. Maybe you are feeling the call to be a family that lives at the radical edge of ministry.

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