If you have been wanting to move forward in being equipped for a biblical counseling ministry, check out the Certification Track. Grace Fellowship International offers this credential through a process than can mostly be done where you live, at your own pace. Here is a new PowerPoint video explaining the steps in more detail. The requirements and instructions are listed at the GFI web site’s Certification Page.
The conference was a great experience and I look forward to the next workshop. I was one who came to the end of self many years ago (1990) and experienced a dramatic inner healing. I met with Paul Kaschel in Grand Rapids MI at the Life Center for Spiritual Growth. (Dr. Solomon would remember Paul well.) It was after about the 5th time that we met that I experienced the exchanged life while laying in bed that evening. It was like walking out of a dark, depressing dungeon (that I was in for months), into a most peaceful and restful place. My life has never been the same since.
I plan to take additional courses, etc. to be certified in the exchanged life ministry. I have sensed His leading in this area of study, and I don’t know how or where I will be used in this, but I am moving forward and will leave the unknowns in His hands. I will never forget what it was like to feel totally defeated, anxious, weak, and seemingly without hope… believing a lie that God had simply gave up on me for some reason. (I remember it well, but the memories have no power over me.) There are many who are suffering silently, coping instead of truly living, who don’t realize the birthright that belongs to them in Christ. May God continue to bless your ministry and all who are involved.
GFI Spirituotherapy Workshop group, March 7-10, 2016 in Pigeon Forge, TN
We welcomed participants from as far west as North Dakota, east from India, north from Pennsylvania, and south from Florida. For example:
- Doug & Cheryl (IL) are moving toward GFI certification.
- Roosevelt (GA) came for his Luther Rice College & Seminary practicum.
- Della (Bahamas) is between completing her seminary degree and entering a new phase of ministry.
- Juan is a chaplain at America’s Kewsick (NJ).
May God bless and guide each of them. Our next Spirituotherapy Workshop is scheduled for August 8-11, 2016.