He said to them, “Come and you will see.”
– John 1:39 (ESV)
Every relationship begins with an invitation. We invite you to come and see God at work when we gather as believers, and then to follow Jesus in your life personally.
We’d love for you to come worship with us this week!
I appeal to you therefore, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
– Romans 12:1 (ESV)
The next step is belief in Jesus for salvation and surrender to His Lordship, expressed through baptism. There is an internal desire in every believer to worship God. We gather every Sunday & throughout the week to worship God through song, prayer, and studying the Bible. Worship is an inspired feedback loop. We worship by inspiration & are inspired as we worship.
Take the next step and get baptized!
And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.
– Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV)
The next step is to move from the row to a circle and join a Life Group. Faith begins with an invitation, grows by inspiration & becomes tangible in relationship. No one can have a meaningful relationship with a crowd. When we share life together we learn from the faith & struggles of others and help others in their faith & struggles. Our faith is both personal & collaborative.
Take the next step and join a Life Group!
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
– Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)
The next step is partnership. Faith is dynamic. It grows most aggressively when it is being given away unselfishly. Faith that thrives is always experienced by giving our time, talent & treasures to God. We have been redeemed to belong to God in heaven but also to serve His purpose here on earth. Salvation without serving is only half the story.
Take the next step and start serving!
Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
– Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV)
The next step is leading a ministry. Faith at its fullest is leading others to faith in Jesus. This is a step beyond involve. It is either leading an existing ministry or starting a new ministry that motivates people to thrive in their faith. This can only be accomplished through a fully devoted follower of Jesus who is trusting God for their whole life.
Take the next step and lead a ministry!