Ministry Call Discovery
My name is Maggie Schmeiser, and here is my ministry call discovery journey. I currently live in a small agriculture-based town in Northwest Kansas in the United States. Here the land is flat, and the wind always blows. I joined the Christian Leaders Institute to gain more knowledge about the Bible and to help others understand it as well. I am not sure exactly what God wants me to do in the long term, but I do know that I am called to be in ministry.
I grew up in a Christian home. My dad was a Pastor/Missionary since before I was born. I came to know Christ personally in my middle school years. After some missions trip to Mexico, I began to understand God’s love for me. So, I got baptized in the 7th grade and committed my life to read the Bible and learn more.
During college, I struggled with finding a church community to call home. I stopped attending weekly services and hardly read my Bible. Instead, I went out with my friends on the weekends and just went through the day to day motions of going to class, to work, and to sleep. Thankfully, I never made any decisions that I would much regret for the rest of my life. However, I am sad about the selfish choices I made.
I came back to God toward the end of my college career and before getting into my work career. With all of the changes in my life, I needed God to help me through it all and make the right decisions. Since then, I married and made a couple of changes in my career. Currently, I work at my church as the Secretary. This job has helped me meet more people and make those deep connections I was looking for in my college years. God has worked in my life.
My Desire to Learn More at Christian Leaders Institute
I came to Christian Leaders Institute to learn more about the Bible. To expand on that, I want to be able to show people where in the Bible to find comfort and healing. The idea of Christian Counseling – especially marriage counseling – also draws me. I believe that marriage is a beautiful God idea that should be cherished, and I want people to find happiness with their spouse. Emphasis is on the word with there.
I hope to find clarity on my ministry call discovery journey after taking a few more classes at CLI. I currently work in my church’s youth group. That work has opened my heart to want to help these kids in whatever way God leads me. CLI can also help me with that.
I am so thankful for this free training. Hopefully, God will give me a clear direction as to what degree to pursue. Then, I can continue my education. Thank you, Christian Leaders Institute, for this opportunity.
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