Minister Training Dream
Hello, my name is Nicole Kendrick, and I have a minister training dream. I am 23 years old, a wife, mother of one, and a homemaker. I am from a small town in Arkansas in the United States of America. As a child, I grew up in a very family oriented rural community. Family and faith have always been important to me more than anything. When I was young, I learned about the Bible. Being a want to know more child, I asked questions, but I always believed.
As a teenager and after my parent’s divorce, I withdrew from faith and the church. It wasn’t really until I had my son, a child I was told I would more than likely never have, that I started to regain my faith. Each day it grows more and more.
Over the years, I have grown closer to God. My ministry dream is to help women (and even men) know the Lord. I want to spread the word of the Lord. I hope to study women’s ministry training and even be ordained one day.
The Christian Leaders Institute is instrumental in my minister training dream. At the Christian Leaders Institute, the Ministry 101 class has taught me many things. It has shown me better ways to be a leader and connect with people. I have always been more of an introvert, but since going through this class, I now feel more confident in interacting with people.
The word I connect with would probably be Pastor. In my family, there have been four close family members who have been pastors (two uncles, a cousin, and my grandfather). I hope to preach God’s word among women, children, or even a church.
The key event in my life that prompted me to pursue ministry is two events. I became a mother at a young age, my son was my miracle. He is now four and a blessing each day. The second event would be my grandmother’s passing. My grandmother was a devout Christian and loved all her kids equally. She never questioned her faith and read the Bible numerous times. While growing up, she was an inspiration and role model to me. Once she passed away, my faith helped me through the grief and struggles in our family.
In the city where I live, we face a few unique challenges. One challenge is living in a rural environment. Another problem would be our crazy weather in Arkansas. Overall, where I live, we are very fortunate not to face many challenges.
Recently, I found a home in a new church, that is very supportive of my call to pursue ministry. I was baptized anew and connected to a family that I look forward to seeing every week. The church isn’t very large, but it isn’t small either. It makes me feel loved and supported in my dreams.
The free ministry training at CLI is essential to me. As a mom and wife, it is hard to find time for college. CLI has given me the time and flexibility I need to finish a program where I feel confident with what I learn. It has opened a door of opportunity and allowed me to afford a high-quality education. CLI gives me a boost in my leadership skills, not only as a Christian but as a mother and wife as well.
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