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Curt Chandler

Discipleship Counselor – Conference Speaker

Biography

Saved at 8 years old I did not begin to walk with Jesus until 1998 after attending a 3-day renewal weekend. I learned about grace then and it transformed me, but I continued to work hard at achieving acceptance and worth by being successful at business or a “good” Christian. Getting the right job, house, car or behaving well, was never enough or never lasted long and I was always left with doubt, regret and remorse that I could not sustain righteousness.

My wife and I have been married for 42 years and 18 of those were spent dealing with drug addiction in our daughter. Thanks to God’s grace she is fine now and is living a fruitful productive life. We have been leading small groups and consulting with Families of Addicts for over 10 years.

My journey to Grace Ministries began in the fall of 2018. I wanted to become a Christian Counselor to help families and parents at a deeper level. I found Grace Ministries and the Exchanged Life model through friends at church.

After attending the Encounter, I began to take hold of my Identity and who God says I really am. Continuing the EDC (Equipping the Discipleship Counselor) training I finally received the gift of Grace and I am a new man the old has passed away. The freedom that brings, allowing me to be me, because God shares his righteousness with me in Christ, is something I want to help others come to know.

Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and [a]the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

Christ lives in me and I am free to be me and that is enough. I know I am loved, accepted, worthy and secure in Christ.

Ephesians 2: 5-7 even when we were dead [f]in our transgressions, made us alive together [g]with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

My purpose for counseling comes from 1 Peter 4:10, Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

I am excited to help you find the Freedom that God’s grace brings.

My specialty is serving families that have a loved one struggling with addiction.