I am Phyllis and I live in Northern Ireland, in the city of Lisburn.
I have always wanted to join the Alumni membership at RZIM ever since I finished the Core Module (several years ago) but never quite got round to it. I recently started thinking about all the information I gained from my courses at RZIM and I wanted to re-visit them. I want to re-learn the things I have forgotten and I want to put the knowledge I have gained to good use. I have recently been convicted to study the Bible more deeply. Having been a Christian for almost 60 years, I should know the Bible a lot better than I do!! I am therefore essentially here to learn and share experiences with you my brothers and sisters in Christ. may God bless us as we seek to serve each other and do His work.
I hope to contribute by asking questions and sharing my thoughts within this resource. As I deepen my knowledge of the Bible, I hope to use this by writing about themes relevant to Christians. I feel a particular call to ministry amongst women - both Christian and non Christian, particularly those who find the “Church” (as they know it) to be unattractive, irrelevant, and out of date. I also want to minister to those who have disengaged with their Christian faith. This has been on my heart for many years but I have not been consistent in making it happen. God has been convicting me about this calling and that is the main reason I turned towards my time at RZIM. I learned so much and the community here is a wonderful place to encourage and share ideas with other like-minded Christians, and get insight into many of the hard questions people have about God and the Christian Gospel.
I wish to thank RZIM for creating this community and for making access to all previous course available - this is going to bring so much blessing to others. May I be consistent in serving God in the ministry I hear Him calling me to.