Curt ChandlerDiscipleship Counselor – Conference Speaker
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), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 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.