I have had quite a few questions asked of me over the past couple of years. Most pertain to Christian education and spiritual curiosities. Because of this I have found there seems to be two sides to most educational needs or concerns.
First, there are those who are looking for inexpensive Christian Bible education. The second are those who already have some Bible College under their belts but are looking for something more meaningful to their calling or ministry. I have fallen into this category at times myself.
Here’s what tends to happen in many student’s education. They get some or even allot of the basic biblical education they were looking for. But there is a yearning for something they can’t really put their finger on. They seek guidance that confirms what the Holy Spirit has already placed in their hearts. They need someone to point in a direction and say, “This is where you need to go and this is what you need to do”.
Truth be told, nobody can really answer those questions for you because God already has a plan for you. The struggle is trying to discern what it is the Spirit is saying to you. Often times we need to “see” like Thomas did. not so much that we doubt, but that when we see we “know”. With the Spirit, unless He speaks aloud to us, rarely makes it so simple. It is up to us to live by faith and walk in the Spirit.
What I have found that helps is understanding one simple aspect about our lives. If you are a student of Scripture seeking to do God’s will, if you seek to serve the Lord in some way that makes sense and fulfills your craving to please God, then you are a leader.
Before some of you puffed up leaders start hammering me for this statement, please try to understand what I am saying. You may not be seeking to become a leader, but if you are involved in ministry in any way, you already are a leader. A leader is one who is convicted of what he or she must do. A leader learns what they need to do to accomplish their goals. A leader sets the example of Jesus.
This is the missing key to many student’s lives. They don’t realize God has not only called us to serve but to lead. The Great Commission demonstrates this point.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” ( Matthew 28:19-20 ESV )
Here, Jesus tells us, His disciples, to go make disciples. He tells us to teach them to observe all He has commanded us. These are instructions given to leaders. It does not matter if you are running a Bible Study class or helping build wells in areas where there is little to no water. You are living the life of a leader if your goal is to make disciples and teach God’s Word.
Okay. With that being said, this site is not a leadership training site. We teach the Bible. However, if you need to learn how to be a better leader according to God’s will and plan for you, then you might be interested in the Christian Leadership Institute. It is a FREE Bible training site focused on Biblical Leadership.
You can study as much or as little as you want or need. They offer degrees as well. Here’s the best thing. You can study both here to get basic Biblical Education and at CLI to get more in depth training with Biblical Leadership as its goal.
No matter where you get your training, be sure to pray over your education and seek to understand God’s Word the way it was intended and not the way too many people form their own opinion and claim it is God’s will.
Remember, in all that you do, do it to the glory of God.
Blessings my friends. May God the Father and His Son Jesus the Christ be will you always. Amen!