MASTERNET GRACE COACH
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
Hi, my name is Craig Rogers, and God called me before I was woven together in my mother’s womb to be an Ambassador of His Grace.
2 Corinthians 5:20 "Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf ofChrist, be reconciled to God."
Yes, Jesus, by Grace, has FULLY equipped me to coach Grace. So here I am, by His Grace alone. And, I have the best job in the world. It’s so easy.
As a Grace Coach, my main objective is to point ALL PEOPLE to Jesus and His Grace. That’s it!
John 1:15-17 "John *testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’ ” FOR OF HIS FULLNESS WE HAVE ALL RECEIVED, and GRACE UPON GRACE. For the Law was given through Moses; GRACE AND TRUTH were realized through Jesus Christ."
I believe the Bible describes GRACE as the absolute goodness of God, restored, and it’s all for us.
Titus 2:11 “For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,”
Yes, Grace has a distinct mission yet Grace has no boundaries and no limits, and you and I are a big part of it! We are the recipients and beneficiaries of God’s abundant Grace.
Acts 4:33 "And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all."
I have been blessed to marry my Bride, Wendy, now of 32 years. Wendy is Grace and beauty and the proof that God is absolutely good.
1 Timothy 1:14 "and the grace of our Lord was more than abundant, with the faith and love which are found in Christ Jesus."
God has blessed us with eight beautiful children and eight grandchildren and growing.
2 Corinthians 5:20 “Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
We are all called to be ambassadors of God’s Grace. I am humbled, honored, and eager to share His Grace with you.
2 Corinthians 4:15 “For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.”
As an ambassador of God’s Grace, my only job is to point you and others to His THRONE OF GRACE That’s it.
Wow, Craig! That’s the best job in the world! “I KNOW!” And, “I absolutely love it!”
So, no matter who you are and what you are looking for, my job is to point people to the ONLY ANSWER, Jesus!
Hebrews 4:16 “Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the Throne of Grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”
To me, everything is really simple. I believe the Word of God, and therefore “I believe that Jesus is the ONLY answer!" For everything, literally!
Ephesians 3:19 “and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God.”
GRACE Coaching - REDEEM, RESTORE, and RECONCILE YOUR HOME by GRACEGET HELP NOW!
As your Ambassador or Coach, my ONLY JOB is to point you to Jesus and His Throne of Grace! From there, He does the rest. He already DID IT, and your job is to receive it as intended, as a FREE GIFT!
2 Corinthians 9:8 “And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that always having all sufficiency in everything, you may have an abundance for every good deed;”
DISCLAIMER: As your Grace Coach, I am warning you upfront I have no answers. I am being transparent, and you need to listen. I am not equipped to coach you and have no qualifications to boast about except my weaknesses. Trust me; I have a lot of weaknesses to boast about.
2 Corinthians 12:9 “And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.”
As a matter of fact, I sincerely hope to boast about my weaknesses ONLY.
Ephesians 6:12 "For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places."
And don’t laugh because you and I have a ton of weaknesses. It’s only by the Grace of God that I am anything. Ask my wife!
Ephesians 3:20 “Now to Him who IS ABLE to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us,”
Let me share my opinion with you just this one time (hopefully, it will be the only advice you’ll ever get from me personally).
John 14:26 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”
Regarding your Eternal Life… DO NOT TRUST ME OR ANY MAN. I DON’T! I know my flesh, and I don’t trust it one BIT. I trust Grace alone.
Ephesians 2:4-10 "But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them."
Except for JESUS, I have yet to meet anyone I would trust with my ETERNAL LIFE. No MAN is trustworthy with YOUR Salvation and YOUR eternal life. What do they know? Trust the Word of God alone.
Ephesians 3:17 “so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love,”
Therefore, trust CHRIST ALONE. If you have not already done so, ask Jesus into your heart to be your Lord and Savior. Then, after confessing Jesus as your ONLY answer, go to the Word of God and ask Holy Spirit to teach you.
Romans 10:8 "But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart”—that is, the word of faith which we are preaching, that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.” For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, abounding in riches for all who call on Him; for “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
As a matter of fact, here is my official disclaimer in small print:
DO NOT TRUST MY TEACHINGS. DO NOT TRUST MY FLESH OR ANY FLESH, ESPECIALLY YOURS!
What people say about me…
“Craig Rogers has been a Christ-centered leader in the behavioral health industry for the past 35-plus years. Craig Rogers is an enthusiastic author and blogger, writing and publishing 2,000+ articles on the "therapeutic intervention of troubled teens." Craig would rather be known for what He believes in: "Jesus is the only answer!"
More from Craig… My Relevant History
After reading the book "The Cross and the Switchblade" by David Wilkerson, I accepted Jesus Christ as His Lord and Savior on May 15th, 1984. I received Biblical training through the Church of the Nazarene (1992-1994) and the Biblical Counseling Foundation (1995-96). My advanced professional training includes Positive Peer Culture, Personality Insights DISC, and EQ.
Lastly, as an Arbinger Institute Leadership Facilitator (2005 to 2010), I coached about 5,000 people through Arbinger’s “Leadership and Self-Deception Leadership” Course.
By the Grace of God, as a Christian teacher, author, parent coach, mentor, and child advocate, I served 5,000+ families with an emphasis on total restoration through Christ, the ministry of reconciliation.
I got my start in the behavioral health industry in 1992. I served as the Outreach Coordinator for the First Church of the Nazarene in Sacramento, California. I was tasked with designing and implementing a substance abuse outreach project for people suffering from chronic addiction. I started up and managed a successful inner-city outreach program through "Recovery in Christ" (RIC).
After completing several degrees from California State University at Sacramento (1994), I took a case management/substance abuse counselor position with Rite of Passage. ROP is a premier boarding school for troubled teens. I received outstanding training in Positive Peer Culture and student-led leadership development at ROP.
In 1996 I took a management position with Koinonia Foster Homes, where my wife Wendy and I were the Program Directors for a group home for troubled teens. While with Koinonia, by the Grace of God, I started up and managed the therapeutic foster care office for Koinonia in Las Vegas, Nevada. Later, in the early 2000s, Craig started up and formed Turning Point Family Care, a therapeutic foster home company in St George, Utah.
In 1997 Wendy and I helped to found a psychiatric-based residential treatment center for troubled teens known as Positive Impact. I was Positive Impact's first Program Director.
My wife and I struck out on our own in 1999 and started a Christian therapeutic boarding school for troubled boys and girls. We managed and operated Abundant Life Academy until September 2011.
My professional training over the last 35 years is too vast to list. However, my most cherished training didn't come from a college or university. The most crucial experience I gained came from the privilege of sharing the Gospel with teenagers and their families.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." 2 Corinthians 5:17-20