Jesus! We are passionate about seeing people of all ages connecting with Jesus Christ. We believe that every person, at some point in their life, must decide what to do with Jesus. Cross the line of faith. Believe in your heart that Jesus is the real deal and turn your life toward him and you are on your way to being the person God created you to be. This is life’s most important decision. If you’ve decided to follow Jesus, let us know so we can celebrate this decision with you and help you learn to let him direct your steps.
Baptism! Baptism is your public profession of your faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus was baptized publicly and asked each of us to do the same. It is a symbolic act rich with deep meaning. Your old life is gone, you are ‘washed’ in the forgiveness, grace and mercy of Jesus and you start over just as Christ was resurrected after dying for our sins.
Small Groups! Joining a smaller group of people is an excellent ‘next step’ in your journey. It’s in these smaller environments that we have opportunities to share, listen, and encourage one another in our faith. We are not meant to live in isolation, and a small group is a great way to make meaningful connections with other people.
Membership! We believe that the life of faith in Jesus Christ is meant to be lived out in community with other like-minded people. Although you already belong to the family of God as soon as you make the decision to follow Jesus and are more than welcome here, we think there is something significant and helpful to be found in committing yourself to a group of people. We don’t always get to choose who our family is, but it is always good to know that your other family members will be there for you when you need them. Membership is one way to show your commitment to this family of faith by finding out who we are, what we believe, where we’re going, and how you can be part of it.
Service! There are a few different activities we can do that help us grow and mature through connection with God and other people, and serving others is one of the most effective ways to make these connections. Serving takes our focus off ourselves and helps open our hearts to the extravagant love of God flowing to us and through us to others. Other than a few key staff people, we are volunteer based and would love to talk with you about possible ways you could volunteer here. We also encourage you to find a place you are needed in your community and serve there. Don’t just sit in the stands; join a team, sign up, and get in the game! Engaging in serving others is part of God’s mission for you!
If you are interested in finding out more about any of these “next steps,” please email Brandon, phone the office and make an appointment, or make a note on one of the communication cards found in the back of a pew.