“One day my wife said, ‘You’re different now, and it’s so great. Who you are becoming is exceeding my expectations.’ Can you say ego boost? She jokes about it saying that she wants to quit her masters program and go to CLC with me.” While on the leadership team at his church, Ryan attended a conference that had a profound impact on his life. The teaching at the conference inspired change in the way he saw ministry and how it’s done practically. After spending time in prayer, Ryan took an introspective approach and asked God, “What do you want me to do?” After seeing an advertisement for the college during church service, it was a no brainer for him. At that moment, he knew God was answering his prayer, encouraging him to join CLC to become better equipped for the call of ministry on his life. With his smile lighting up the entire campus, he adds, “I look back now and wonder how I was ever in ministry without having the basic foundations I’ve acquired attending CLC.”
Ryan says it best, “Connecting with people from day one is key to getting the most out of the CLC experience. Creating a sense of community helps you stay on course when you feel like stepping away from school. This stood out to me because as Christ followers we are to look after the members of the body. At CLC there are so many opportunities to encourage as well as be encouraged. Because of the way the school is structured, connection happens so easily and we get genuine chances to share what we are going through in our individual lives and it enhances the curriculum greatly.”
“I think anybody that has a heart for God will love CLC. I would venture to say that a large majority of the students are not looking to start a ministry, but instead are desiring to learn more about the God they are serving. I have met classmates who have joined CLC not knowing where they fit in ministry, but through the classes, gained a better understanding of how to use the gifts they always had.”
Meet Ty Alvidrez.
She helps get people plugged into CLC and would love to answer any questions you might have.