Welcome to the Connected Life Ministries. It is an awesome thought to realize that the God of the universe is calling us into a personal intimate relationship with Himself. To live out His calling and purpose, we need to hear from Him, and adjust our lives to His agenda.
Dr. Henry Blackaby, Author: Experiencing God; Spiritual leadership; Hearing God’s Voice
‘God assigned the prophet Ezekiel to be a spiritual watchman for God’s people (Ezekiel 33:1-20).’ In every age and in every country, God raises up those with a keen spiritual sensitivity to His activity. I have sensed that Francois is one of God’s watchmen for our day. Francois has a hunger for God that is contagious. He has a ministry that God continues to use mightily. I am delighted with his latest book, The Call, in which he shares with readers the rich harvest he has gleaned from years of walking faithfully with God.
Dr. Tom Philips, Vice President: Billy Graham Evangelistic Association
Francois Carr’s burden for revival is shown in an exemplary way in his new book, The Call. As he shows, revival is all about God’s children spiritually moving back to normal Christianity so that, through awakening of the bride of Christ, the greatest salvation of the unsaved can occur. Carr exhorts that it is time for the followers of Christ to grow in obedient discipleship in the midst of an empty wasteland. He notes that as the 12 disciples learned intimately of Jesus, they became fishers of men. This revival consciousness of God’s presence issues into the fulfillment of the Great Commission. This is Jesus’ call today: out of daily obedience, relationship with Jesus becomes intimate, His love flows through us and into the work of God, and results in the salvation of a lost world. Spiritual power for this task comes from the Holy Spirit, all to God’s glory.
Sammy Tippit, Author and International Evangelist
Dr. Francois Carr has provided us with a wonderful resource in his book, The Call. His words are filled with wonderful truths so needed by this generation. What makes this book different and so rich is its balance. He shows the importance of being with Jesus, changed by Him, and sent for Him. Francois intertwines the great truths of prayer, revival, and discipleship into one great work. I highly commend this book to every follower of Jesus. As you read it, you will discover God’s original intent for your life. Read! Be blessed! Obey! And see the glory of God!
Dr. Richard Blackaby
President: Blackaby Ministries International
Co-author: Experiencing God; Spiritual Leadership; Fresh Encounter
I am delighted with Francois Carr’s latest book, The Call: Be and become the follower you were meant to be. In this book, Francois compiles much of the rich spiritual food he has discovered over the years and presents it in a straightforward, engaging, and inspiring format. He has taught this material all over the world and it always has a profound impact on the audience. Francois has not only been teaching ‘the connected life,’ he has been living it. As a result, God is using him mightily.
The Connected Journey
This journey will take you deeper in your walk with God and expand your ministry and influence for God. You will re-discover the power and joy of fellowship with God and with one another. You will experience the pleasure of helping other believers experience a closer walk with our Lord as you befriend, disciple or mentor them and as they grow and become more mature in their faith. You will experience the igniting of quiet and lasting transformation in the lives of ordinary people, like you and me. I sincerely hope that this will become true in your life. Are you ready to Re-Connect with God’s Purpose and experience God working in and through your life? Then join us as we learn how to:
- Be with Him
- Learn from Him
- And be a witness for Him.
The Call To Be With Him
Jesus taught that we must always seek first the kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33). When He was asked which is the greatest commandment of all, He replied in no uncertain terms, ‘“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.” ‘This is the first and great commandment’ (Matthew 22:37-38). God loves us! He wants to be with us, now and for all eternity. He wants to share all He has with us! He is calling ordinary people like us. In order to get to know Jesus more intimately, we need some unhurried time in His presence to understand His heart and agenda. The more ‘fellowship’ we have with God the more intimate our relationship will be.
The Call to learn from Him
Jesus Christ calls men to learn from Him. As we apply to our lives what we have learned, we experience the joy of continuously being conformed to His image. Jesus assures us that we will not only grow into His character but also participate in His continuing ministry. It is impossible to follow Jesus without becoming involved in what He is doing. We are invited to impact people and our known world. We are invited to discipleship.
The Call To Go
“For this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that we should follow His steps.” – 1 Pet. 2: 21. Every believer is needed in this great work. Everyone has a part to play. So whether we are going, teaching, preaching or baptizing, the objective is to make Christian disciples. Being in Christ becomes even more meaningful when you recognize that you have now become part of a movement of God’s people. A people who want to impact their surrounding communities by being ‘connected, living and walking in touch with God’, hearing Him speak, receiving His enabling and power, finding their purpose in life and resting in Him as they accomplish His agenda and will.