What others are saying
Prior to enrolling at CLU, I had already earned three graduate degrees, including the Ph.D. But none of those educational experiences came close to the transformational impact of my studies at CLU. At first, I had no intention of pursuing another degree. In fact, I came across CLU while doing a web search on how to hear the voice of God. I was at a point in my life when I was hungry to hear God clearly and to know Him more intimately.
When I found Dr. Virkler’s course, Communion with God, I immediately enrolled with the intention of taking only that course. But when I began to notice how Communion with God was radically changing my life, I wanted more. So that course led to another and then to another, until, finally, I have now completed the Doctor of Ministry degree in Christian Counseling.
It has been a most remarkable journey, one that I strongly encourage others to take. The faculty and staff at CLU are wonderful. Each loves God deeply, and this love is reflected in their selfless giving to their students. I am so thankful to our Lord, to Drs. Mark and Patti Virkler, to Dr. Karen King, and to the entire faculty and staff at CLU for playing a major role in helping me to become more like Jesus Christ. There is nothing I desire more and, in my opinion, nothing more to be desired.MaryAnn Diorio
Christian Leadership University offers without a doubt the most challenging and rewarding teachings I have ever received. I recommend this school to anyone who is serious about their Christian walk. You will never be the same after you take this journey.Rev. Al Morris II
Becoming a part of CLU has changed my life…Each time I study, the presence of the Holy Spirit is right there and is sooo strong. It grows more intense at times. I am amazed at His presence, wisdom, and what He reveals while studying. Each course has its own aspect of communing with God. When I speak to people around me about this, they don’t quite understand, and that is okay. I am thankful that God is feeding me. CLU is a true University, put together by God and ordained by HIM. Thank you for catching the vision and running with it.Stacie Horne
I am enjoying my class very much… The best part is I am growing to know the Lord, not just know information about Him.
The class is life-changing… My wife and I are going through the DVDs together and she is noticing some changes in me after only 1 month. Thanks for allowing the Lord to teach you these hard lessons so that you could teach others. It is a much needed message to the body of Christ. I am looking forward to teaching this class to my church this fall.Patrick Wilson
I so enjoy the Lamad method of learning (and teaching). My learning from CLU has impacted my preaching, teaching, pastoral work, family, personal life, etc. I appreciate the fact that you have taken some risks to follow the path on which the Lord has led you. I am most grateful.Rev. John Donnelly
I have been blessed by this journey with CLU and my life is forever changing. I do not have the words to share with you right now, Mr. Virkler, but I will say that you have changed my life. Your obedience to God has affected my family, friends and community.
The Doctorate at CLU was the most important education I have ever had and will ever get. I received my B.A in education and my M.A. in counseling from The University of Phoenix. My Doctorate with CLU is the most precious part of my educational journey. Glory be to God! My Doctorate from Walden University will allow me to be a certified instructor in the State of Arizona but nothing can ever take the place of my Doctorate from CLU. I will buy your books for my clients.Shaloma Gray
What to say about Christian Leadership University? Great, amazing, wonderful, organized, practical, you can do it, great subjects, and… “old fashioned”. Yes, that’s right, I said “old fashioned”… Why??Artur Esau
I’ve never loved studying and taking courses as much as I am loving my coursework through CLU. God is so amazing!Linda Geyer
This will be my last course for my degree but I am hooked and will begin another doctorate after this. I have never had such fun learning.Dave Stoesz
And now, Mark, I am off to my books and tapes again…I have to tell you, I am TOTALLY enjoying the coursework. I honestly believe that EVERY Christian needs to have this information. I would love to teach it at the YWAM Discipleship Training Schools.Joy Miller
I am enjoying all the courses and sharing them with those around me. My life is greatly enhanced and my relationship with the Lord is deeper than I thought possible.
I asked God to help me find a school for my Ph.D., and He did. I had two western schools lined up, and they kept calling me. But God told me to take His leadership, and I did. I already had two Master’s Degrees under the State, and I did well. Something was missing though, and it was the confirming Word from God. I got tired of man’s ways in school.
The biggest benefits I have enjoyed are God’s Word, and learning to hear God’s voice more clearly, knowing it is His voice and not mine.
I especially appreciate the fast responses and the kind and respectful thoughtfulness that each person gives when speaking to you on the phone or online. Everyone has shown Christian Leadership!
I have already recommended CLU to two people and I will continue to tell others about this university.Mable S. Elliott
What I like most is having flexibility, working with advisors who know me, and the joy I have knowing I am learning in a Spirit led way.
I was encouraged to go to Regent (it’s a local school). There is an assumption that Regent is the way to go. But I kept having reservations I could not articulate. I prayed to be led to where I would flourish.
The day I saw CLU’s information, my heart leaped! I have no shadow of doubt in my decision. I just signed up! Working with people who love me makes a huge difference in confidence. Learning in an environment of love makes all the difference.
The three biggest benefits I’ve enjoyed are peace, a decrease in fear, and confidence that I am obeying the Lord.
Would I recommend CLU to others? YES!Julie George
Because the Communion With God tapes have been such a blessing to me, after nearly twenty years of struggling how to hear God’s voice and then know it was, I want to use the CWG videos in the cell/home groups.Pastor Graham Thomas
Our church uses Mark and Patti Virkler’s books in our Bible school and to promote church growth through our cell group program. We also use these books to strengthen the network of churches that relate to us.Pastor Eddy Leo
I attended a Communion With God seminar which changed my life. The revelation that I could hear the voice of God was truly amazing, it took me beyond a doctrine to an intimate experience. This has had a profound effect on our congregation as many have also done the course and have been released into an exciting way of living because they are actually hearing from God themselves. This has resulted in growth and maturity. So impressed have we been that we now offer the courses through our own Bible College.Rev. Robert O. Marshall
A wonderful program that will be a great blessing to many.
We need more experiential basic teaching of this kind to bring maturity to the Body. Excellent.Judy Eckhart
When I heard Mark’s material in the early 80’s, it quadrupled my ability to hear God’s voice, taking a lot of the guesswork out.Rev. Dale Bolton
God has anointed and ordained you to develop such a college for ‘such a time as this’. How exciting to be part of a university of such caliber.Rev. Janice S. Strawn
Communion With God has been one of the most life-changing teachings I have ever received. I am amazed at how the truths I learned in Communion With God have become a part of my foundation in Christ. Sharing these truths with others and seeing an awakening in their hearts has brought a joy to my heart beyond words.Jason Buck
What I needed to hear for years! I was blessed for all eternity.Floyd Wells
I am impressed! I think you have done a masterful job.Rev. Maurice Fuller
Dear Mr. Virkler, I just wanted to send you a note thanking you for this course. It is the best thing that has ever happened to me. It has revolutionized my relationship with Jesus.Tess Martone