How Jesus Has Become My Mission: Life Coach Minister
If anyone had told me when I was a child that I would grow up to love researching all things Christ-centered, I would have said to them that they were incredibly inaccurate. But that beautiful passion for learning about God brought me to the healing, restoration, and relationship I have with God today. It also brought me to the quality Biblical classes free online at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about online free Bible courses, Click Here).
My name is Anneliese Fenley. I am from the United States and live on the beautiful Colombia River in Washington. Though not conventionally, God has blessed me with five exceptional children who live all over the United States. I am a Preschool Teacher, and God has given me the privilege of teaching for over 20 years. Although it is a job where I receive income, it has become a place of restoration and home that crashed into my life.
I was born into a world of trauma, abuse, and neglect. I was trapped in an environment that I had no control over, and I was always looking out the window, hoping for a better life. However, when I was old enough to start school, a whole new world opened for me. The adults were always kind with loving voices. I knew when I would be fed, when I could play, and, if I got hurt or sick, I could go to the nurse’s office, and she would take care of me. Although I had gone to ten different schools by the time I was in sixth grade, the school became a secure and safe place for me.
My story has many layers and pages to it. To go through them all would take an epoch. But that is not what my story is about. My story is about the incredible way God has Restored, Redeemed, and Healed me. My experiences that coincide with the enthusiastic way I chase after God with abundant joy allow me to speak a common beautiful language of empathy and bring a shining light on God’s love and redemption.
God Showed Up
I became a mother and wife at a very young age. It was a dream I had had for as long as I can remember. But because of growing up with abuse and neglect, I lacked even the basic skills to become a successful and responsible adult. Then, on April 1, 1992, everything changed for me. My oldest daughter was born, and my first taste of unconditional love engulfed me. It was a force to be reckoned with. An intense need to protect her became a simultaneous desire that collided with a love my heart couldn’t contain.
My mission began. I was going to break the cycle and figure out how to live life in a brand-new way. On the outside, I looked like I had it all together. The world on the inside, however, was like a merry-go-round. It contained everything I held dear, spinning out of control while I ran around trying to keep everything in its place. Then an alluring, seductive friend came into my life saying all the right things and making me feel better in all the right ways. He was the enemy disguised as alcohol. I could finally breathe again, or so I thought.
But then God showed up. He used my teenage daughter. She was the very person I started my mission for a better way in the first place. God used her to open my eyes and see how much pain and destruction my actions caused. I knew then I couldn’t do life independently and surrendered my life to God. As I said before, my story has many layers. There have been tragedies and difficulties since then. But God has faithfully brought me to the other side, replacing my pain, fear, and anxiety with an insurmountable joy that never depletes.
My Calling to Become a Life Coach Minister
Since I was little, I have always felt this purpose in me that felt so strong. If kept contained, it would burst like an overflowing cannon of confetti. The lack of trust I had for God allowed fear and anxiety to execute the demise of my self-worth and belief system of my capabilities. I told myself: “I don’t know how” and “It would be too hard to learn.”
Then God reminded me in Philippians 4:13 that “I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME.” So, with God by my side, I began to learn how. Learning more and more about God’s Word became my new mission. Facts and knowledge have always been a comfort to me. I could rely on them as verifiable, and no one can take them away. As I began researching facts and reading the Bible, the Holy Spirit moved in me. I saw my life changing in a Supernatural way. He became THE TRUTH, THE WAY, AND the how I live my LIFE.
Quality Biblical Classes at CLI
I have a resume of life experiences that many can relate to and a passion for helping others in this world. Now, taking quality Biblical classes through Christian Leaders Institute online allows me the relief of pursuing my calling without financial burden. I am thankful for the generous scholarships and donations that allow me this opportunity. CLI will spiritually and academically equip me to go wherever God may lead me.
The online setting also allows me to continue purposefully and intentionally teaching the students God puts in my care and will open many pathways to ministry that He sets before me. I am forever grateful for the quality Biblical classes and the study opportunity at CLI. Also, I am exceedingly delighted for what God has in store as I walk out my days on this earth faithfully with Him by my side.
My mission in life is: TO LOVE LIKE JESUS, SPEAK LIKE JESUS, and HELP LIKE JESUS!
Steps to Sign Up At Christian Leaders Institute
Step 1 – Register for a free study account that automatically enrolls you in the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2.
After you register, you will automatically be enrolled in the “getting started” course. You will locate the course at your “home” button when logged in. Scroll down to find the Christian Leaders Getting Started Course Part 1 &2 Link. Click the link and open the course.
Step 2 – Complete Part 1 of this course, and then you are allowed to enroll in mini-courses or regular courses.
The Christian Leaders Getting Started Class Part 1 shows you how to enroll in courses and mini-courses. Part 2 of the course connects your calling into ministry with programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute. Part 2 will offer some ministry training and introduce you to the other programs offered through Christian Leaders Institute.