“Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.”
I’ve been astounded at the accuracy of the doctrine at Christian Leaders Institute. I have taken courses from other websites and was disappointed in the inaccuracy of their doctrine. So, what’s so great about doctrine? Well, the study of Theology teaches that if you take the whole of scripture and logically extract the key truths you get sound doctrine. Doctrine is profoundly important, because it shares the truth from the full counsel of God – the Bible.
On the other hand, a lack of theological study leads to inaccurate or even heretical doctrine. This leads to apostate churches, apostate pastors and church leadership. Apostate means fallen away from sound doctrine. It’s a dangerous slippery slope leading to service to the devil verses service to our Lord. This leads to, or includes heresy which means, dissent or deviation from a dominant theory, opinion, or practice to disagree with the orthodox leadership. The difference being that apostacy is straying from the path of sound doctrine due to Biblical illiteracy, and heresy is carving a new and unorthodox path of incorrect doctrine.
The first 4 classes that I’ve taken at Christian Leaders Institute have had rock solid doctrine. I’ve taken Christian Basics, Old Testament Survey, New Testament Survey and Theology 1 so far. I’m particularly impressed with Dr. David Feddes. The following was copied from amazon.com at https://www.amazon.com/David-Feddes/e/B00GEES1M0
Dr. David Feddes is pastor of Family of Faith Church and provost of Christian Leaders Institute, which supports mentor-based ministry training through online courses. David is also adjunct missiologist for Crossroad Bible Institute, which provides biblical distance education to more than 40,000 people in prison. Previously he served as broadcast minister for the Back to God radio program, reaching people in more than fifty countries. David earned his Ph.D. in intercultural studies from Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL and is a graduate of Calvin Theological Seminary.
These free classes from Christian Leaders Institute are the best free training in Ministry that I’ve found thus far. I might even go ahead and get a Bachelor degree from them. The cost (if you already have an Associates or Bachelors) is only $1,000. Yep, that’s the total, I didn’t type it wrong and the grades are transferable to several seminaries listed on their website.
It’s a great place for anyone who wants to grow in the Lord. If you don’t care about a degree you can just take classes for free. They do ask for donations, but most ministries do, so that shouldn’t surprise anyone. Thus far, I have only bought a tee shirt from them, but paid no donations, tuition or fees. I will in the future though, because they’ve proven themselves to me.
You can find Christian Leaders Institute at the below web address.