View Post

Jeff Elzinga

How have you seen God at work in your ministry since becoming a commissioned pastor? I have seen God bring exactly the right resources at the right time to enable our church ministry to function effectively and reach people we wouldn’t have thought of. How did your commissioned pastor training  prepare you for the work God has you doing today? …

View Post

Rachel Reinink

How have you seen God at work in your ministry since becoming a commissioned pastor? I have seen God at work through the Missional Communities we were able to launch last month. Over 100 people have been to a weekly ‘MC’ – where they eat, give thanks, and pray. It has been exciting to see our church start to gather …

View Post

Klayton Korver

Klayton Korver Klayton’s motivation, vision and call to become a commissioned pastor: To be honest, I never really wanted to be a pastor. I saw the long hours and couldn’t figure out why some of the members of the church were always so angry at my family or about what was going on at church. I watched those men in …

View Post

Isaac Halls

Isaac Halls Isaac’s motivation and vision to become a commissioned pastor: I see a culture that is lost without Christ. More than that, I see a church that is confused, disoriented, and ill-equipped to handle the onslaught of lies and distortions the culture is heaving at them. The sheep need protecting. They need equipping. They need encouragement. And they need …

View Post

A.T. Hargrave

A.T. Hargrave | CLC Participant A.T.’s motivation, vision and call to become a commissioned pastor. I desire to be obedient to Jesus Christ. If He decides to use me somewhere else then I will do my best to adjust, however, I feel called to serve the church for the rest of my life. My vision is to make disciples. That …

View Post

Theda Williams

How have you seen God at work in your ministry since becoming a commissioned pastor? The journey that I’ve been on since becoming a commissioned pastor has been one of deep transformation for me spiritually.  I had no idea when God called me into this program, where this journey would lead and all of the things that I would be …

View Post

Mike Gafa

How have you seen God at work in your ministry since becoming a commissioned pastor? Since becoming a commissioned pastor in 2011, God has worked in powerful and, at times, surprising ways. I have been given a broader platform to develop and equip leaders, and to positively impact churches, and help churches to plant churches. I do none of this …

View Post

Harriet Rieck

I am called to preach, to do prayer ministry, and pastoral care. I am very evangelistic, and I have a passion for promoting “there is always more” of God. I have a heart for people in general, and for the discipling and spiritual formation of believers. I came from a non-Christian family, although I was baptized as an infant in …

View Post

Gonzalo Venegas

UPDATE: Gonzalo recently finished training with CLC and  is now a Commissioned Pastor! Well done. Date: March 2017 Pastoral candidate Gonzalo Venegas was recently admitted for training by an area group of church representatives. He is being discipled by Jose Duran, who is himself a Commissioned Pastor candidate and the church planter of La Casa De Mi Padre Church, Holland, …

View Post

Heath DeJong

I feel God calling me to become a lead pastor with a strong emphasis on discipleship. Read Heath’s story: In 1982 at the age of 8 in the basement of Tabernacle Baptist Church at my weekly Awana Club meeting was when I asked Jesus to come into my heart. On August 14, 1985 I suffered a serious eye injury from …