Your Mind Renewal Mentor
I have danced with the devil and lived to tell the tale. I know what it's like to be in severe depression with no hope and your entire life falling apart.
I learned that if I could take control of my thoughts I could change my life. I discovered that I became what I thought about. I decided to become another person, someone with character and faith. Someone that could say no If I chose. Someone that lived in peace no matter the circumstance.
I have spent the last 20 years studying human behavior, the mind body connection, transformation and theology. This blend of study has prepared me to serve you and develop resources that will produce lasting transformation in your life.
I'm an Atlanta native, or as we say down here...Atlanna. I love the City of Atlanta. It seemed like all and I did was see bands and chase the eternal buzz. I attended McIntosh High School where I was on the wrestling team. I thank God for wrestling, it kept me out of trouble and taught me self-discipline, but that went out the window when I dove deeper into substance abuse.
I started getting drunk on the weekends as a preteen, started smoking weed in my early teens which progressed into harder drugs like ecstasy, LSD and pretty much anything I could get my hands on. My folks split up in the early part of high school which left me with a lot of unsupervised time to get in a lot of trouble.
Eventually I experienced something that forever changed my life. Up until this event I wasn't religious. I had been to church a dozen times or so as a young child but it didn't make sense. By my teens I didn't believe in God. I believed in aliens. I used to sit on my roof, get high and ask the aliens to come pick me up and take me for a ride. Yes, really.
I did manage to stay in school and did pretty well but I didn't have much direction. One particular night when I was 17, some friends and I dropped some acid, which I had done dozens of times before except this night would be much different. I wrote about that night and subsequent year in my book, Devil Walk.
This experience changed my life. The short version is; I started hearing voices which I knew were demons. The voices convinced me that I was "dead" and in the "first level" of hell. I lived believing this for almost a year. Halfway through this experience I got saved but it was all still very confusing. Eventually I walked out my deliverance through a deep, personal relationship with Jesus. Jesus became so real to me during this time, he was my best friend that lovingly walked me back into life.
After making my way through a few years of college I met the love of my life at the University of Georgia. Sara was an answer to prayer, she was my perfect match. We moved back to Atlanta, got married then moved to Huntsville, Alabama in 2000 to attend Impact International School of Ministry. Both of our children were born during our time in Huntsville.
At Impact we learned to communicate the Gospel of the Kingdom of Jesus Christ and make clear doctrines such as faith-righteousness, grace and the believers new creation identity in Christ. Jim's theory of Heart Physics has proven to be a cornerstone in my own teaching and resource development.
Jim's mentorship helped me refine my own holistic approach to ministry. Too often the Christian life if viewed as something that must be detached from this current world, as if this realm is evil and we must wait until we die to really experience God. While there are extremes on all sides of Christianity, there is a way of living on this planet, in these bodies where we can participate in the divine nature of God through the promises he secured for us through Christ.
Toward the end of our time in Huntsville at Impact God birthed the concept of Forward with in me. He gave me the name Forward Ministries and Sara knew that our church was to be named Forward Church. The inspiration came from the story of Moses. Moses reluctantly followed God to deliver the children if Israel from Egyptian slavery. After successfully bringing the nation of the Hebrews out of Egypt, Moses found himself on the shore of the Red Sea with millions of people looking at him wondering what they were supposed to do.
Moses turns to God for help and God gives the most challenging answer. "Why are you crying to me Moses? Use the authority (staff) I've already given you and go FORWARD!" This has been a guiding compass for our ministry. People are afraid and feel powerless when the God of the universe has been with them all along and has already given them what they need to move forward in every area of life.
I want to help you overcome your fear, confusion and limitations to move forward in every area of your life. You already have the power, I can show you how to use it.
What I Want To Do For You
You can change any area of your life by changing your thoughts, but you already knew that. What you don't know is how to think differently. You are transformed by the renewing of your mind but that does not help you without knowing how to renew your mind.
I want to be your mind renewal mentor. I will show you practical ways to use God's logic to experience lasting transformation in every area of your life.
Start today! Set sail on a journey into a new life full of hope and promise.
Dr. Jim Richards
Clint Byars served on staff at Impact for 6 years. No matter the situation, Clint showed the compassion and kindness toward people which opened the door for him to effectively minister the Gospel to them. As far as I’m concerned Clint Byars has a better grasp on the New Convent and the eternal realities of God than most ministers I know. Plus, in life he is the real deal! You will benefit greatly from anything he writes or preaches!
Impact Ministries www.impactministries.com
Clint Byars moves with the compassion of the Lord to reach this generation through amazing gifting’s of the Holy Spirit. His attention to the visual gifts are unsurpassed because of this love driven ministry your ministry will be set aflame. Clint encourages by the Spirit and provokes people to live their dreams. I highly recommend this ministry.
Solutions Ministries www.solutionsministries.com
Clint can do it all. He’s great at organization, leadership, snowboarding, design, teaching etc.. His best qualities are his patience and care for people. Anyone who spends time with Clint is infected by his generosity and kindness. I worked closely with him for two years and my life is better for it.
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