One step at a time
Katie is learning what it means to walk by faith, one step at a time.
A third-year student in Charis Bible College’s Media School, Katie says that God is working with her on a “need-to-know basis”: “I don’t know what life will look like next year, but I do know I’m in the middle of God’s will today.”
After being radically saved in 2007 from of life of addiction and misery, Katie didn’t know that much about Christianity. “I didn’t grow up hearing the Gospel,” she says, “so I started watching Christian television to learn as much as I could about God.” Unfortunately, what she was hearing soon had her bound in a web of religious legalism. “It was all about me and what I was doing to prove my zeal for God.”
One day Katie felt the Holy Spirit speak to her about regularly watching Andrew Wommack’s Gospel Truth program. Although different than everything else she was hearing around her, the truth soon began to change Katie’s life: “It became my safe place,” she recalls. “Soon I was taking online classes at Charis Bible College and learning to surrender my works and simply trust Him.” Even though Katie had graduated from the University of Georgia fifteen years ago with a degree in broadcasting, she felt the Lord directing her to Colorado to complete Charis Bible College at the physical campus.
“After I was saved, I wanted my life to matter. I wanted to have purpose. I assumed that was in ministry and made plans to enter the ministry track for Charis’s third-year program. But God began dealing with me from Romans 11:29: ‘For God's gifts and his call are irrevocable’ (New International Version). And instead, I enrolled in the Media School.”
Just two months into school, Katie feels as if she’s been reawakened! “I feel like I’m eighteen years old again, and the world is my oyster. I didn’t want to move to Colorado. I enjoyed life in the South near the ocean, but coming here has been the greatest blessing! I don’t know what God has in store for me next, but I know I’m where I belong today.”
Katie has taken Charis one step at a time
Katie started taking classes online, then enrolling into Second Year on campus in Colorado! Watch her testimony of healing and deliverance through Charis classes.