“It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me.”
Christ Is Life Ministries is a non-denominational, grace-based, discipleship ministry. The primary focus of this ministry is teaching Christians:
•The meaning of the foundational, life-transforming truth that Christ is our life as revealed in Colossians 3:4 and John 14:6. • God’s process of transforming you into Christ-likeness. i.e. thinking, believing, choosing, and behaving like Christ. 2 Corinthians 3:18 •What it means for Christians to live from God as their Source. Acts 17:28 •What it means for Christ to live His life in and through you. Galatians 2:20 •God’s process of transforming your life so that you will experience the victory, freedom, and emotional healing that God promises.
The mission of Christ Is Life Ministries is two-fold. Our primary goal is to build long-term relationships with churches. We accomplish this in the following ways:
Church Partnerships (See our Church Partners)
• Develop/provide discipleship materials and curriculum for small groups and/or Sunday school.
• Develop/provide discipleship materials for application in marriage, the workplace, men, etc.
• Equip and train teachers and small group leaders.
• Conduct retreats, discipleship seminars, and special events. (More)
• Link churches with other like-minded ministries. (More)
• Encourage pastors and pastoral staffs.
Our second goal is to minister to individuals in the following ways:
• Mentoring and equipping of individuals who desire to share our discipleship materials.
Bill’s Personal Journey
Ian Thomas said, “God never intended for you to live the life that only Christ can live in and through you.” When I first heard those words in the Fall of 1998, I was stunned! Why? I had become a Christian at age 18, but in the ensuing years I believed that it was up to me to live the Christian life with God’s help. As a result, I worked for God, trying to be worthy enough to earn His love and to be accepted by Him. It was a life of jumping through religious hoops and hoping to measure up to God’s standards for living the Christian life. During that time I had tremendous struggles with inadequacy, fear, and anxiety. I would read the promises of freedom, victory, healing and transformation but none of them were becoming an experiential reality in my life. The abundant life promised by Jesus in John 10:10 seemed unreal and impossible to ever experience.
After 30 years of living this “performance-driven” life, I was exhausted, in despair, and ready to give up! It was at that point that God revealed to me the truth through Ian Thomas that it is not about me living the Christian life FOR God. Rather, it is about God living His life in and through me. As a result, at age 48 I began letting God do this, and He began to make radical changes in my life. The greatest transformation came in the form of freedom from my bondage to inadequacy, fear, and anxiety. As I began to experience His transforming power in transforming my life, my passion grew to share these truths to Christians. I closed my business, and in 2001 I went into full-time ministry to share with others these same life-transforming truths that are so radically impacting my life. (More)
Stories Of Life Change
Shannon Barnes is a speech pathologist who attends Community Bible Church in San Antonio. I met Shannon last fall when she attended a class I taught on our true identity in Christ at Community Bible. During the six week course I saw God give Shannon great revelation about who she is in Christ and living from Christ as the Source. Since that study, God has given her a great passion to share these truths with many people in the various ministries she is involved with. I hope you will be as encouraged by her testimony as I was. (More)
Living Life From A New Source is part of a 4-part series called Living a Transformed Life in Christ. The truth of what it means for christ to live his life in and through you to transform your life.
Living Life From A New Source
Where does your life spring from? God is an overflowing spring of life that transforms the soul.
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