Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Steps on Your Journey


We want to help you find Jesus

Ever catch yourself saying, “There’s got to be more to life than this?” Ever wish you could find that something extra? That’s where we can help. We believe the first step to finding more meaning in life is to find Jesus. Faith in Jesus allows you to enter a new relationship with the God who loves you and accepts you, no matter what you have done or where you have been.

  • If you have not yet been baptized we’ll be glad to help you take this step. Come on and dive in, the water is fine, and it is more than fine to be filled with the Holy Spirit in Baptism.
  • If you’re a member in another church, ask to transfer here. It’s an institutional thing, but also a way you say you want to make a commitment to join in the community …
  • If you’re not a member anywhere else, but you have been baptized, ask to join. Because it’s good to have a sense of belonging, with God and his community.

Then we’ll show you how to Follow Jesus

Following Jesus isn’t about following a bunch of rules. Rules don’t give you life. God does. Once you decide to trust God with your life, the next step is to learn how to follow his lead. Being a Christ Follower means growing spiritually. That’s something we believe happens best in small groups and in worship, in community and communion. After all, lots of people call themselves Christians. We challenge you to become Christ Followers. When you follow Jesus, you not only follow his teachings, but you find you are following him, all the way back to the Father’s embrace.

  • Make it a habit to attend church regularly, even when you are on the road or away from here. God works in mysterious ways, even in churches.
  • Join a small group for a few weeks to try it out, or attend the Spirit Cafe. You’ll be able to grow, and help others grow at the same time.

The next step is to become a Fruitful Disciple

You can make a difference in the world through your relationships with others. God gives us each spiritual gifts that help each person take on that special role God has given them. We’ll help you discover and use those gifts for the good of others and for the glory of God.

  • Use our Spiritual Gifts Inventory and Follow Up Book to discover more about your gifts and how you can use them. God made you unique and has given you something that you can do to make a difference in the world. Honestly.
  • Make use of our workshops and studies to grow deeper in your life in Christ. Learn about faith languages, Boundaries, working through conflict, managing your money or your weight, improving your relationships with the 5 Love Languages … and Sign up for our Daily Bible Study, emailed to you each morning.
  • Look for ways you can serve in the church. After all, it is in giving we receive.

Finally, learn to be a Faithful Witness

This is actually the easiest step to take, because once you have experienced the joy of knowing and following Jesus, you’ll want to share it with other people you know. We’ll show you how.

  • Join in one of our Contagious Christian Workshops and we’ll show you a way to share your faith that matches your personality and gifts.
  • Begin praying for others you know to Find Jesus too. Prayer opens doors you could not imagine.
  • Invite friends to join you in worship here, or in our other events like our Open Houses, The Good Stuff, Blessing of the Animals and Spirit Cafe.
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