In this month's team member video, part of our Note from Nolen series, please meet Loreen Robertson, a GPS Life Journey Facilitator. Below is a summary of what she says in the video:
"The adventure awaits. That's what my friend gave me two years ago when I moved with my husband across country to Tennessee. After a year and a half of settling into our house, I began to wonder what did God want me to do here and how could I serve? I started earnestly praying and literally within that week, Nolen Rollins called with GPS.
I knew that was the first answer. That God was giving me this first step. Next step, an eight week course to find your purpose and to know how to accomplish that purpose. That was just right up my alley. As a former teacher, I liked homework and assessments and objectives. Now, while it didn't all fit at first, over the course of the eight weeks, it began to fine tune and by the time the course was completed, I had a reaffirming passion for working with children.
With my objective to research, design, and support creative ways to teach children biblical truths, I began to pray for and seek opportunities to, that would align with my ideas. Since GPS, I've had several areas, positions that just seem to work right within my vision. Some of them, literally, God just gave to me and they just fit my skills and passions.
Other, areas I kind of had to walk forward in the direction that my mission statement said. GPS has given me purpose and fulfillment at my church, in my life, and in my community."
If you would like to learn more about becoming a GPS Life Journey Facilitator. Your first step is to participate in the GPS Life Journey process either in person or online via Zoom. Then you must get in touch with us via CONTACT and we will guide you through the facilitator resources (password protected) to complete that training online.
This month's story is from Barb Dunn's GPS testimony! "I work in corporate training and development in the pharma/medical industry. My husband, who is a New York City crane operator, is hoping to retire next year. When we moved away from our home in New Jersey and our church, Hillside Lutheran Brethren, of 28 years to come to Tennessee, finding a church home was very important to us. When we found First Baptist Church of Lenoir City, we were baptized and became members in the Spring of 2021.
While waiting to see what Dan and I could do together in ministry after he retires, I said yes to a few things at our new church but I felt a little scattered. I decided to sign up for the GPS Life Journey in May of 2023. I thought this might be like The Purpose Driven Life I read and facilitated years ago. I was intrigued. And anything Pastor John recommends has to be good! So, I signed up.
I always shared the verse Jeremiah 29:11 with my husband and sons, but this got me thinking. Why did I know that God had a plan and purpose for my life but never asked any more questions? I was pleased when the first verse shared in the GPS Life Journey class was Jeremiah 29:11. GPS Life Journey didn’t only ask the questions for me, it led me step by step to hear God’s answers for this stage of my life and gave me direction!
And as it goes, anytime I go through any training, I look at it as a participant and as a professional. I absolutely loved the program. And as an encouraging “I” personality and one who exists to equip my family and community by encouraging and pointing them to biblical truths to fulfill God‘s purposes in their lives, guess who was encouraged to become a facilitator of the GPS program?
The Lord has a plan for your life too. His word is true and tells us so, again in Jeremiah 29:11. I would be excited to walk with you as you discover what that plan is for the next stage of your life! I cannot encourage you enough to go through the GPS Life Journey program!"
You can find out what GPS Life Journey events are happening on our EVENTS page or use the CONTACT page to get in touch with your questions.
In this month's Note from Nolen, Nolen Rollins shares one of his favorite quotes. Dr. Bill Bright was the famous founder and Christian leader of Campus Crusade for Christ, now called CRU. He made famous the statement, "God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life." We could not agree more. God loves you, and He has a wonderful plan for your life.
He has a specific purpose or mission for the next stage of your life. GPS Life Journey is all about helping you discover what is God's purpose for the next stage of your life. And then we help you develop a strategy to fulfill that purpose.
In John 17:4 Jesus, God, the son, speaking to God, the father said, father, I have glorified you here on earth, having accomplished or fulfilled the purpose of the reason you sent me here.
John 17:4 New International Version
4 I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.
And that purpose was to die on the cross to pay our sin debt. Does it not make sense that if Jesus brought great glory to God by accomplishing God's specific purpose for him here on earth, that you will do the same? Discover God's purpose in your life. Bring God great glory.
GPS Life Journey is designed to help you - check out the events happening in person and online or Contact us.
Nolen Rollins, Founder & President of GPS Life Journey