The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: Destined for Abundant Life.
ENCOURAGE - ENLIGHTEN - EMPOWER
About Trinity Destined
The mission of Trinity Destined Ministry is to glorify God in its efforts to ENCOURAGE, ENLIGHTEN, and EMPOWER everyone it touches.
About Minister Vanessa
Minister Vanessa is a servant and minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the Good News of our salvation and the assurance of an abundant life when we confess and believe.
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About Trinity Destined
The mission of Trinity Destined Ministry (TDM) is to glorify God in its efforts to ENCOURAGE, ENLIGHTEN, and EMPOWER everyone it touches.
The goal of Trinity Destined Ministry (TDM) is to reach as many people as possible to introduce and reintroduce them to God – the Father, His Son – Jesus the Christ, and His Holy Spirit – our internal Advocate. It is through one’s receiving of the untainted Word of God and one’s believing in the Gospel of Jesus Christ that one can be saved from sin, healed from anything that ails them, made free from condemnation, and truly destined for an abundant life!
The vision of Trinity Destined Ministry (TDM) is that souls amidst the four walls of the traditional church building, as well as souls that have chosen to remain outside those four walls will find the necessary digestible meat of the Word of God that brings a spiritual sustenance to endure the journey until the end.
About Minister Vanessa
Vanessa Brooks, a Georgia-native, received her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management from Florida State University in 1991 and her Masters of Divinity degree in 2017 from Liberty University. She is also a certified Spiritual Counselor under the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Taught and raised under the Church of God in Christ denomination, she received Christ at an early age. She received her Evangelist license while at Druid Hills of Lithonia Church of God In Christ under the Central Georgia Jurisdiction, and she received her Ministerial license while at Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church of Norcross Georgia, in August of 2007. She was ordained in February 2011 and has served in a number of capacities. Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, she wrote a Ministerial Leadership Training Curriculum that was instituted and utilized to train ministerial leaders. As the Director of the New Members – InTouch ministry, she oversaw Upper Room procedures, providing training, staffing (evangelizing and new membership) ensuring effective evangelism techniques and information retention. She created a New Christian brochure to aide new Christians as they begin their new life with Christ. As a certified Spiritual Counselor, she provides counseling to those in need of spiritual guidance. Minister Brooks has also instituted and facilitated local Bible Studies in her community.
Statement of Faith
I received salvation at an early age. There was never a time in my life when I questioned the existence of God. As a child, it surprised me that there were those who had not come to that realization. It is the foundation of my faith in God that has undergirded my life’s journey. For many years, I was unaware of God’s call on my life. Through life’s trials, God confirmed His call on my life, and I submitted without hesitation to the call to preach the gospel in 2006. It is my commitment and love of Christ that dictates who I am and how I have chosen to live as a representative of Christ.
I believe in the triune God who is revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. I believe it was the Fall of Man that led to man’s need for redemption, and I believe in the redeeming power of the shed blood of Jesus Christ unto salvation, His life, death, burial and resurrection. I believe Jesus Christ is the head of the Church, and it is through one’s belief and faith in Jesus Christ that one can receive unwavering salvation, justification, sanctification, and eternal life. I believe the Scriptures to be the infallible and inspired word of God.
Liberty University School of Theology, Lynchburg, VA – Masters of Divinity, 2017AACC Board Certified Pastoral Counselor, 2011Florida State University – Bachelors of Science, Business Management, 1991
In The Midst of It
(A Personal Testimony)
My Battle with LUPUS
It was in April of 1990 that I experienced a major life change that would redefine for me what it meant to have a real relationship with Christ and learn better the concepts of TRUST, FAITH, and BELIEF in the power of God and His endless and unconditional LOVE. I was 21 years old, a student at Florida State University. The campus health center doctors didn’t know how to diagnose it, and then there was one. She dug deep in her medical doctor resource materials and came up with a diagnosis. She called it SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus). My body that once ran laps, marched around a football field, withstood the outside elements of the sun and the cold was now a body with a compromised immune system that seemed to have a major grudge against its own self. The sun and the cold became my enemy, and every organ was at risk. The rest of my life would include a regiment of multiple medications and barrage of doctors and regular doctor visits. Good days and bad days were indeterminate and unpredictable. Energetic and ready to conquer the world one day, tired with body aches and swelling the next day. Pleurisy, skin lesions, hair loss, renal kidney disease, high blood pressure, Raynaud syndrome, recurring shingles, joint pain, and swelling have challenged my TRUST and FAITH over the years.
Victory in the Battle
BUT, I was introduced to a man at an early age who I knew loved me and who controls everything. His name is Jesus Christ. I knew Him, His Father, and His Holy Spirit. Thank God I had that foundational relationship because no matter how much I might have doubted or how far I may have strayed; He was my keeper and my sustainer. He was and is the sparer of my life, for truly He has done so over and over again. Jeremiah 1:5 says “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart.” Then in Philippians 1:6, it says, “Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” While I wait for the complete and full manifestation of my healing that Jesus Christ accomplished for me in His death on the cross, I understand that, just like the Apostle Paul, there is a thorn in my flesh right now, but there is a testimony in the truth of God’s grace that is sufficient for me (2 Corinthians 12:9, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”). There is another perspective that must be realized as we go through sickness, pain and trials as children of God. Because God is with us as we go through, there is a level of God-driven power that comes in the midst of our pain. There is not only the daily struggle of the infirmity, there is also that that God is seeking to accomplish and fulfill in the midst of it. I have endured the consequences of my mistakes, wrong choices, and a bad marriage during which the enemy sought to break me and frustrate God's purpose and plan for my life, but even in the midst of that, God showed me who I was. God is still at work, and Romans 8:28 tells us, “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Every day I awake, I realize there is yet more for me to do for Him. Rather than continuing to ask ‘why me,’ in every instance where I am reminded that HE has yet again spared my life and He continues to sustain me and provide for me, I grow more and more in my TRUST, FAITH and BELIEF in His power and His LOVE that no man fully understands. Everything revolves around our Almighty God. Doctors and any who or that would attempt to present themselves as ones who possess all the answers and remedies to our ailments is only that because God has made it so. I admit that it is in this journey that I have become all that I am for Him, and I am honored and privileged that He has called me and allowed me to know Him like I do. I yet remain, praise God!
This is the message of my testimony. God is good all the time, even in our pain and struggles. There is a level of His power that only resonates through that pain, and it enables us to stand and see the salvation of the Lord as we endeavor to continue to do a work for Him. Know that no matter the battle in which you may find yourself having to fight, God is real, His word is true, we are kept by Him, and so it is that we yet remain to tell our testimony of His mercy and His sufficient grace.
Revelation 12:11 states, “And they overcame and conquered him (the enemy) because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, for they did not love their life and renounce their faith even when faced with death.”
Please accept this testimony and be an over-comer in the midst of it, in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Many are unaware of LUPUS and the symptoms that affect many. As a result, many are misdiagnosed and mistreated. Please visit the Lupus Foundation of America web site for more information.
To receive salvation means one has been delivered from sin and its consequences. This is accomplished through one’s confession and belief in the life of Jesus Christ as the Son of God, His death on the cross for our sins, His burial, and His resurrection. One has chosen to believe in the Gospel, or the Good News, of Jesus Christ and to live a life that follows His teachings taught in the Bible. This is oftentimes referred to as being “saved” or “born again.” At the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, those who have received salvation will have a place in heaven with Him and eternal life with the Father.
How to Receive Salvation – the ABCs:
A – Admit you are a sinner (Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.”)
B – Believe in Jesus Christ (John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”)
C – Confess Jesus as your Lord (Romans 10:9-10 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”)
Recite this sinner’s prayer:
“Jesus, please forgive me of my sins. I believe you are the Son of God. I believe you died for me, you rose for me, and you are coming back again for me. I confess this with my mouth, and I believe this in my heart. I am saved!”
If you recited this prayer and have received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior today, CONGRATULATIONS!! You have made the best decision of your life. Allow the Holy Spirit who now lives in you to be the guide on this journey of growing one day at a time, as a new creature in Christ.
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Living As A Christian
What you have done:
1) You have acknowledged your need as a sinner (Romans 10:9-10)
2) God chose you and you have acknowledged Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour
3) You received the free gift of salvation, and you are now a new creature in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)
4) You are now beginning to acknowledge Jesus Christ before others
What you must do now:
1) Read the Bible systematically.
2) Learn to pray.
3) Learn to depend on the Holy Spirit who lives within every true believer in Christ (John 14:16-17).
4) Attend church regularly and get involved.
5) Be of service to others.
6) Learn to conquer your doubts concerning this new relationship.
7) Learn to live one day at a time and trust God.
8) Learn how to deal with temptation.
9) Pay your tithes and offering.
The tithe is 10% of your gross income.
10) Use every opportunity to confess Christ before the world.
Weekly 3E : A Call to trust in the lord
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A word from Prophet Isaiah.."The Lord has given me a strong warning not to think like everyone else does. He said, 'Don't call everything a conspiracy, like they do, and don't live in dread of what frightens them. Make the Lord of Heaven's Armies holy in your life. HE is the one you should fear. HE is the one who should make you tremble. HE will keep you safe.'"
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Matthew 18:19-20, "Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
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O Christ Jesus, when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, give us the sense of Your presence, Your love, and Your strength. Help us to have perfect trust in Your protecting love and strengthening power, so that nothing may frighten or worry us, for living close to You, we shall see Your hand, Your purpose, Your will through all things. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
When you are sad (John 14)
When you have sinned (Psalm 51)
When you are facing danger (Psalm 91)
When people have failed you (Psalm 27)
When it feels as though God is far from you (Psalm 139)
When your faith needs stimulation (Hebrews 11)
When you are alone and scared (Psalm 23)
When you are worried (Matt 8:19-34)
When you are hurt and critical (1 Cor. 13)
When you wonder about Christianity (2 Cor. 5:15-18)
When you feel like an outcast (Romans 8:31-39)
When you are seeking peace (Matt 11:25-30)
When it feels as if the world is bigger than God (Psalm 90)
When you need Christ like insurance (Romans 8:1-30)
When you are leaving home for a trip (Psalm 121)
When you are praying for yourself (Psalm 87)
When you require courage for a task (Joshua 1)
When inflation and investments are hogging your thoughts (Mark 10:17-31)
When you are depressed (Psalm 27)
When your bank account is empty (Psalm 37)
When you lose faith in mankind (1 Cor. 13)
When it looks like people are unfriendly (John 15)
When you are losing hope (Psalm 126)
When you feel the world is small compared to you (Psalm 19)
When you want to carry fruit (John 15)
When you need to know Paul’s secret to happiness (Colossians 3:12-17)
When you have a big opportunity/discovery (Isaiah 55)
When you want to get along with other people (Romans 12)
When you are dealing with fear (Psalm 47)
When you need security (Psalm 121:3)
When you need assurance (Mark 8:35)
When you need reassurance (Psalm 145:18)
Ministerial Leadership Training Guide
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