About "The Word is My Life" Training Ministry
I have found my life in Christ and am passionate about the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love when Jesus told Peter that He had prayed for him. Jesus also instructed Peter that as he found his way forward in Christ, he was to strengthen others (Luke 22:32).
The call of this ministry is to help believers flourish in their relationship with Christ. As that relationship prospers, your relationship with others will also.
You have a blueprint for greatness within you! For this blueprint to become reality, you’ll need God’s eternal Word – the Bible. This ministry will help you find the answers, insight, and direction you need to achieve God’s plans for you! Let’s move forward together…
Ministry Purpose and Resources
You’ve found home – a place to rest and glean! Draw from a vast reservoir of resources for soul care, restoration, and growth.
The purpose of this ministry is threefold. First, its purpose is to open God’s Word through teaching and ministry and show forth its power to transform lives. I love to answer questions about how to follow Christ and experience new life in Him. Secondly, the ministry exists to help those at a crossroad in life discover truths needed to make wise decisions and move forward. Thirdly, this ministry points the way forward for those who’ve walked with God a long time and want to press into Him even further.
I provide many resources. Please review all that is available to you … and learn! Apply the wisdom of God’s Word and prosper as the Word becomes fruitful in your life (Psalm 1:3). From wherever you are, you’ll learn how to move forward!
Videos: To experience this ministry and its encouragement style, see the videos entitled “This is just Iris!“
Coaching/Discipleship: If you desire to connect with me for one-on-one discipleship or coaching, I present a multi-faceted approach tailored to your needs. I am excited to work with you.
Writings/Blogs: If you desire to grow in your understanding of God’s Word and how it applies to your life, read articles designed for you in How to Build a Life in Christ!
Group Ministry: If you desire to participate with others in a ministry and Bible Study group, consider Blessed Endurance. We meet bi-monthly over Zoom. Consult my Calendar for the next meeting.
Training Sessions: After reviewing the many offerings of this ministry, if you’d like me to do a training or ministry session for a group or organization, please reach out to me through my contact page.
Store: Check out my store to find digital materials that provide answers to life’s challenges. Lay a foundation for your spiritual development in Christ.
Note: In addition to the extensive resources provided here, Dr. Barrett also ministers over Facebook. Check out her posts that stir the spirit and encourage the soul. She also has over 150 videos available on her YouTube channel that teach the truth of God’s Word that changes lives.
“The Word is My Life” Training Ministry is founded upon the Word of God. The belief system undergirding this ministry is the following: God, our Creator, exists from everlasting to everlasting (Psalm 90:2). He loves His creation and advances His Kingdom through the plans He has for our lives (Jeremiah 29:11).
I believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He shed His blood – ultimately offering up His life – to free us from the curse of sin (John 3:16). Not only is the power of sin broken in the life of the believer, but we are free to live a new life in Christ (1 Cor. 15:22). For those who receive Jesus Christ as Savior, He comes to dwell within us (Colossians 1:27), care for us lovingly as our Shepherd (Psalm 23:1), and minister to our souls (1 Peter 2:25).
Jesus has provided us a comforter – the Holy Spirit of God – who teaches us, guides us into truth, and lights the path for our lives (John 16:13; John 14:15-18).
As believers, we are the body of Christ. We join God in the great work He has ordained for the ages. As we fulfill our life’s call – the purpose for which we were created – the Kingdom of God advances. Just as Jesus said, “The Kingdom of heaven is at hand” (Matthew 4:17).
Jesus declared these Words as His purpose in Luke 4:18-19: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.” This Word also serves as my life’s mandate, and I pray it is also yours. May God’s Kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven!