from SU Global News
“I had been leading a bible study group of girls 12-16 years old for about 5-6 years before I came to LLI,” said Carri. “It was one of the main reasons I came to LLI. I wanted to gain more skills and increase my knowledge of how to lead a bible study and better serve Christ in ministry. I also had a lot of my girls graduating and moving on the next year so I wanted to spend time with God and praying about if I needed to build a new group.”
Time at LLI taught Carri about how to teach different types of people within a group it also helped her see the signs of burnout, the danger of leading others without support and without relying on God.
Carri said, “After attending LLI, I was able to bring back the skill of debriefing, which made discussions in bible study much more fruitful and deep. I learned about leaders and teams and, once my original group of girls moved on to college and life, I started a leadership group for 17-20 year-olds that incorporates a lot of what I learned through LLI. I am teaching these young women about biblical leadership qualities, not only in a bible study group, but also in life. Then they are applying it while they teach a young girls’ bible study. It is fun to see them continue to grow.”
“I hope to lead this group for at least two years, and then see where God leads me. Whether the same ministry, a new one or even moving on to women’s ministry.
Carri says, “I am super thankful to LLI. God led me to it at the right time and knew exactly what I needed to learn and let go of that summer. He glorified himself so much by sanding and shaping me into what he wanted me to look like and planted me in the place where he wanted. I was broken, repaired, stretched and filled through my experience with LLI.”