Youth Ministry Call
My name is Anthony David Conner and I have a youth ministry call on my life. I live in the United States of America. I accepted Christ during Vacation Bible School when I was 8 years old. I felt God calling me to full-time college youth ministry while I was working on my BA in religion at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte. I wanted to go to seminary when I graduated, but I couldn’t afford it and my fiance and I were about to get married.
For years, I struggled with this desire to serve coupled with the disappointment that I was not able to go to seminary. When I found out about Christian Leaders Institute, I was excited and knew that this was the answer to my prayers. I have already grown closer to God through what I have learned so far, and I know that I will continue to grow as I continue to learn.
When I was in college, I saw the burning desire that so many people have to fill the God-shaped hole in their lives. They don’t even know what it is or how to fill it, but it’s there. I began to feel burdened in my heart to find some way to minister to these students before they get out into the work world and develop a hard heart that is unwilling to accept God. Having the scholarship to study at CLI will allow me to get the training I need to start a ministry for college students. It is something I long to do and I feel called by God to do. I think I identify most with a youth leader. In my youth ministry call, I want to be the one who gently leads them to Jesus, both for salvation and for a closer walk with Him.
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