Credible Ordination Opportunity
Credible Ordination Opportunity
My name is Lynne Glaros, and I am grateful for this credible ordination opportunity with Christian Leaders Alliance. I am semi-retired. I have three grown children and a grandson. Currently, I live in Wilmington, North Carolina.
I was raised in the Greek Orthodox Church and grew up in a Jewish and Catholic neighborhood. We were all very ecumenical, we knew about Jesus, prayed to Mary, and celebrated Passover. In those days, the liturgy was done in Greek in my church. I don’t speak Greek well, so imagine how thrilled I was when they started saying the Lord’s prayer in English! I learned a lot about Jesus from my Catholic friends, and my mother taught us about the Trinity. One time, I even saw the Lord miraculously heal my father’s eyes. However, as far as any real understanding of God, I was deficient. I had sort of a relationship with God and prayed to Jesus as I knew Him without a lot of understanding. Sadly, I didn’t know anything about the joy of truly being regenerated in Jesus.
A lot of my upbringing was very secular. So I was searching. I looked into the paranormal, psychic phenomena, etc. Then one day, my cousin told me she had found what we had been looking for: Jesus! I promptly told her I had a relationship with the “Big Guy” so what did I need with Jesus and the Holy Spirit? Then, she told me that the Lord was standing at the door of my heart knocking and He wouldn’t bust His way in. I only had to open my heart and invite Him in, and He would come into my life. When she told me that Jesus was the way the truth and the life and no one came to the Father, but through Him, I blew her off! But thankfully, the Lord wouldn’t let me go. He kept repeating those words in my heart and mind, over and over.
One day, months later, my cousin dragged me to the church she was attending. All I could think was that the dumb preacher didn’t know how to use a microphone, so I tuned him out. But then the Lord started speaking to my mind and heart. Finally, I agreed by saying, “Listen, Lord, I believe that you are the Son of God, and I believe you were born of the Virgin Mary. I believe that you died for my sins and rose again from the dead. I’m asking you to forgive my sins and come into my heart. And if You don’t show me that You are everything my cousin says you are, I’m backing out!” Well, the rest is history! That happened almost 50 years ago.
Call to Ministry
I wanted to learn everything I could about the Lord, and I wanted everything He had for me. Through a series of providential circumstances, God sent me to Texas. There, I became involved with a beautiful church ministry called Youthquake patterned after the Youth with a Mission ministry. While we did a full-time Gospel ministry (we also opened a Christian coffee bar in Amsterdam), we studied discipleship training through various teachers.
After I married, my husband and I were worship ministers for many years in our church. But, my life took a turn, and my husband and I divorced. I was disillusioned and went off the rails for a while. But thankfully, the Lord meant what He said when He said: “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Therefore, I turned back to Him many years ago, and He restored my relationship with Him and gave me a new purpose. For years, I have been looking for a platform to share the Lord with people and for a credible ordination opportunity. So many people in our contemporary culture are lost and searching. I share the Lord with everyone who knows me because I want them to know that there is a solid rock they can depend on for help.
Ministry Training and Credible Ordination Opportunity
As far as my personal life is concerned, I love the Word of God. I spend a lot of time reading and studying it. What lights me up is sharing the Lord with people in a relevant, personal setting.
The free ministry training I receive from Christian Leaders Institute has been beneficial in reinforcing my theology. It has strengthened me. It’s always great to hear what you believe put in many words.
My Deacon Minister Ordination will give me the credentials I need to pursue what the Lord has for me. For many years, I advised and counseled people that the Lord has sent to me. I have been officiating weddings for six years but felt a hunger to have that ministry endorsed by an organization that I thought was credible. I am very grateful for the training and this credible ordination opportunity. The Lord told me to pursue the training that CLI offered, so I did. I am not sure what direction the Lord will open up next for me. So, please, pray for divine guidance and the right doors to open.