Church and ministry leaders often launch into full-time ministry without any formal training, making fulfilling the calling God has on their lives much more difficult than it could've been with the right preparation.
Approaching their own leadership for educational resources can be tricky—the only potential solutions often involve significant financial sacrifice beyond what a typical ministry salary can afford and/or unrealistic time demands for an already over-extended work schedule.
Many of the best and brightest ministry leaders have left their ministries and churches to attend a residential Bible college or seminary with little chance of returning. In our latest episode of the Pinnacle Leaders podcast, Next Level Leadership Training: Easily Start Your Own Bible College, our guest, Dr. Russ Schroeder, director of operations and logistics for Christian Life School of Theology Global, offers affordable, easy-to-implement solutions for churches and ministries to offer next-level leadership training in-house.
CLSTG offers a brilliant, powerful opportunity: a church-based learning solution where students can receive a quality Bible education without having to leave. How it works is simple: We offer theological degrees and other ministry programs, providing them to students through church-based partner schools. We listen to the hearts and specific needs of the churches, then we customize the content and course delivery method for each ministry.
What makes this educational opportunity almost too good to be true is the financial reciprocity. Not only do we offer these courses at a fraction of the cost charged at traditional Bible colleges and seminaries, but we also share 40% of the students' tuition with the partner school, no stipulations attached.
This system is an all-around win. Church leaders get to keep their growing leaders connected to the local vision, sending them out to be powerful and on-mission in their communities.
Likewise, students don't have to uproot their lives or disengage from their church relationships, but instead are afforded the opportunity to maximize their purpose and passion, study under the experts and prepare to stand toe-to-toe with secular culture.
CLSTG operates with three foundational pillars:
1. Quality. Diligent work is committed to providing the very best education with an expert, world-class faculty.
2. Flexibility. Degree and certificate programs are available online and on-demand to accommodate students' busy lifestyles.
3. Affordability. Christian higher education options are offered at a fraction of the "normal," out-of-reach cost people might traditionally pay.
Learn more or to start your own partner school by visiting the CLSTG website at christianlifeschooloftheologyglobal.org. Subscribe to the Pinnacle Leaders Podcast with Dr. Langley to listen to this episode and others containing biblical wisdom on the areas of lordship, leadership and lifestyle.
Dr. Randal S. Langley is the president and CEO of Christian Life School of Theology Global, a world leader in theological and leadership education, providing online degree programs and customized Christian higher-education solutions for churches, ministries and other organizations. Dr. Langley is also president of the International Association of Bible Colleges and Seminaries and is a founding partner and certified life coach, teacher and trainer for the John C. Maxwell Team. His desire is to help people fulfill their ultimate purpose in life and achieve their God-given dreams.
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