Hi, I’m Joseph Anfuso. Like many Jesus followers, and perhaps like you, I was serious about my Christian faith and desperately wanted to be used by God.
For many years, I tried to deepen my relationship with God by faithfully attending church services, reading my Bible daily, and praying often. For a time, I even lived communally with other committed Christians, joining in daily prayer meetings and Bible studies, as well as frequent trips into the street to share the gospel.
Most of the time, though, I felt like an invisible barrier was blocking me from having greater intimacy with God, from feeling as useful to Him and others as I wanted to be. It was deeply frustrating. And the months and years seemed to slip by with little or no progress.
It wasn’t until I experienced more of God’s love for me—and allowed Him to replace the lies I was believing about myself with His Truth—that things began to change. Not overnight, of course. But gradually I began to move forward. I took on more responsibilities in my home church, and was even ordained as an elder.
What I didn’t realize at the time, though, was that God had a more specific and personal calling on my life—one that fit me to a T. I didn’t know exactly where He was leading me, and I had to be willing to take “baby steps” along the way, but where I ended up exceeded my wildest expectations. Not only because of the positive impact this calling had on my life, but because of the impact it had on thousands of other lives, too.
That’s what inspired me to create this course: the deep conviction that what God did in my life is something He can do—and wants to do—in every Christian’s life.
You see, your life matters. You were designed by God to make a real and needed difference in the world. And by discovering and pursuing His unique plan and purpose for you, you can experience the same deep sense of meaning and fulfillment I have experienced in mine. That is the purpose of this course.