My name is Nicole Grimes. I live in North Texas in the USA with my husband and two wonderful kids, ages 12 and 7. I am excited to be training for youth ministry at the Christian Leaders Institute (Learn more about free online Bible courses, Click Here).
Growing up in a very loving Christian home, I went to church every Sunday and participated in all the youth activities. The church was always a very involved part of my childhood. As I got older, my two best friends in high school were Christian. We attended concerts and youth group events together. Life seemed to be going my way.
Facing Anger and Abuse
In my 20’s I faced many challenges. I suffer from autoimmune arthritis and experienced domestic abuse through my first marriage. After battling depression and anger, my faith began to suffer. For years, I went back and forth blaming God for my troubles and not sure what I believed anymore. In 2016, I identified as agnostic. However, my heart never forgot the amazing ways God had saved me in my past. I yearned to have the faith back that I once had as a child.
My sister, myself, and my kids attended a new church after moving to a new town. It was a fresh start. I felt the Lord tugging on my heart leading me to a particular church. It was life-changing! That day on the way home, I prayed to God. I let Him know I was finally listening to what He had to say to me. Boy, did He answer! It took a lot of humility and work but God has truly changed my heart and my life.
In 2020, God spoke to me about needing to learn His word. I always struggled in this area, but God promised that if I earnestly tried, He would give me understanding. The more I read, the more I learned. Finally, I was really beginning to know God in a deeper way. This process led me to a supernatural upgrade of understanding! I thank Jesus every day for keeping His promises and leading me down this path.
In July of 2021, my daughter was really suffering. As a mom, I knew something was really wrong. Then, my worst imagining came to reality. My daughter was being abused by her biological father. Feelings of past hurts came flooding back, and I didn’t know how to help her. But with my newfound faith and understanding, God held me every step of the way. He told me that it was me now that had to help her to know Him and to be healed. Slowly, she has been recovering. I realized that teaching her came naturally to me as I shared my experiences with her.
Calling and Training for Youth Ministry at CLI
As I’ve grown in my faith and maturity in Christ, God is now calling me to help my kids grow in a relationship with Him. God called me to pursue youth ministry. I am so grateful I found Christian Leaders Institute (CLI) to take free classes in training for youth ministry. Now, I have an affordable path toward my future career! I know God is guiding me and CLI is making it possible for me to answer the call.
God has done SO much for me and my family! Therefore, I want to share my story and spread the transformative Word of God to as many of His children as I can.
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.
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