NEXT STEPS

Our goal is to become more like Jesus as we live in obedience to His commands, develop His character & imitate His ways.

The following are steps to help you achieve this goal.

RECEIVE SALVATION

  • Admit your need for a Savior (Romans 3:23)
  • Confess your sins, turn away from them & turn to God (1 John 1:9)
  • Believe Jesus died to pay for your sins (John 3:16)
  • Ask Him to be your Savior & Lord (Romans 10:9)
  • Ask Him to baptize you with the Holy Ghost and Power Matthew 3:11. Acts 1:8

BE WATER BAPTIZED

Water baptism is an outward demonstration of our inward decision to make Jesus our Lord, desiring to be free of our past & live a new life in His power & strength. Water baptisms are held throughout the year during services.  Visit the Water Baptism page for dates & more info (Acts 2:38-41).

BE BAPTISED IN THE HOLY GHOST

All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry. Luke 24:49 Acts 1:4 Acts 1:8 1 Corinthians 12:1-31. This experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. Acts 8:12-17 Acts 10:44-46 Acts 11:14-16 Acts 15:7-9

TALK WITH GOD DAILY

Communication is key to every relationship. Set aside a fixed time every day to pray. Also, talk with Him throughout the day. You don’t have to recite formal prayers. Just say what is on your heart & speak in a simple & direct way, just as you would with a friend (Mark 1:35).

READ GOD’S WORD DAILY

When you learn God’s Word, you begin to understand His love for you, & find truths that can transform your thoughts & behaviors. Ask God to give you an understanding of what you read & how it applies to your life. A good place to start is with the book of John (2 Timothy 3:16).

GATHER CORPORATELY TO WORSHIP & HEAR THE WORD

Attend church on Sundays so you can worship with others & listen to gifted teachers explain Biblical truths & how they apply to your life (Colossians 3:16).

SHARE JESUS BY TESTIMONY & INVITATION

Reach out to people you know who do not have a relationship with Jesus & share how He’s changed your life. Then invite them to come to church, so they can hear the message of Jesus’ salvation & receive salvation too (Mark 5:19, Romans 10:17).

COMMIT TO SPIRITUAL GROWTH THROUGH MEMBERSHIP

This shows your desire to grow. Likewise, we are committed to helping you on your faith journey & will take care of you in times of need. Membership opportunities are available in step one of Growth Track (Ephesians 4:15-16).

 SERVE IN YOUR GIFTINGS

God has wired you with unique gifts & abilities that can bless others & help them find salvation too. When you attend our Growth Track, you will take assessments to discover your giftings & learn specific ways to use them. This will lead to greater joy & purpose (2 Timothy 1:6).

HONOR GOD BY GIVING

God’s Word tells us to bring a tithe (10%) of our income to the church, with the promise that God will bless us.  Every time you give to the church, you are making an eternal investment in helping others experience life-change through Jesus Christ. God also sees your giving & is storing up rewards for you in heaven (Malachi 3:10, Matthew 16:27).