Congratulations! You have just made the greatest decision you will ever make in your life! This is just the beginning of an incredible journey of growing in relationship with Jesus and learning to follow and live just like Him! The Bible says that the angels are literally throwing you a party in heaven right now!
We may have started out far from God (Romans 3:23) but because of His goodness and grace he forgave us (Romans 5:8, Romans 6:23) even when we didn't deserve it. So our response is accepting the free gift from God by committing our lives and hearts to Jesus (Romans 10:9).
When you say "Yes!" to following Jesus it means:
1. All of your past, present, and future sins have been wiped away. God has completely forgiven you and now sees you as pure and innocent. You are a brand new person! Amazing!!
2. Jesus loves you so much and He wants you to know Him personally. The more we know Jesus, the more our lives are transformed to look like His life. We get to know Jesus better through Bible reading, worship, prayer, and community with others who love Jesus.
3. You have surrendered your life to Jesus and He is now the Lord of your life. Because He is so good, everything that He commands us to do is always for our benefit. We now obey Jesus because we love Him and we trust Him to care of us even when it’s hard or it doesn’t make sense in the moment.
Now, your next move is telling the world you decided to follow Christ. Baptism shows others that you are declaring three important things: you are a follower of Jesus, you are beginning a changed life in Christ, and you are part of a new family.
We believe in God as the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are all one God, joined together into what Jesus-followers call the Trinity. As a faith-filled follower of Jesus, you are a new creation made to live in a growing relationship with Him.
God the Father
We believe that God is the Eternal King, Creator, and ruler of everything, and that He calls us His very own kids (1 John 3:1)!
The Holy Spirit
Following Jesus is not about following a list of rules and regulations; it’s about living as God’s beloved children and representing Him to the world! Knowing Jesus and growing in friendship with Him will give us the greatest satisfaction that we will ever experience in life. It’s what we were made for! Here’s a few tips on how to begin growing in your relationship with Jesus and your faith.
Read the Bible
God’s Word written specifically to guide us through life (Psalm 119:105, 2 Timothy 3:16). Through the Bible, God reveals His love for us and speaks to us. Reading the entire Bible can feel like an intimidating task, but don’t worry! The Holy Spirit, who is God, promises to teach you as you read.
Download the Bible App ➡️ and find a Bible reading plan to help you make the Bible part of your everyday life.
Make Prayer Part of Your Day
In 1 Thessalonians 5:17, the Bible says to “Never stop praying.” God wants us to have an ongoing conversation with Him throughout the day. Nothing is too small for Him to care about in our lives. Just like in any relationship, you get to know God by spending time with Him!
One of the best ways to connect with God is through worship! Worship can happen with or without music. It is simply taking our attention and putting it on Jesus. When we worship, we tell Jesus how much we love Him, express our thanks to Him, and give Him praise because of His goodness.
Just like any other relationship, we need to invest time and effort into getting to know who God is and what He wants for us.
Life is better together. When we interact with other followers of Christ we find support and encouragement to continue in our faith.
When we give our time, talents, or financial gifts, we give God the chance to prove His faithfulness.
God’s love is so good—and it's totally free! When you experience God's love, you want to share it with the people in your life! Talk about how God has changed your life, build relationships, and invite someone to come to church with you.
God has a mission for us, and we want to always be growing as faith-filled followers of Jesus.