You trust Jesus Christ for eternal life yet spiritual growth and life transformation are not automatic. What do you do now? Here are a few suggested next steps:
Read the Bible to gain a closer understanding of God, hear from Him directly, and be shaped by His word.
Download a trustworthy Bible translation (NASB, NET, ESV) and begin a simple habit of reading God’s Word. Set a time and location to read even one chapter every day, but start small. We advise you to begin with the Gospel of John or Paul’s Letter to the Colossians. Use this time to communicate with God as well as to hear from Him: share your heart, pray, and respond.
If you need help understanding what you’re reading, we can hook you up with someone to answer any questions.
The goal is to accurately know God and to view everything in life from His point of view.
Meet with other believers on Sundays and begin connecting. For your benefit and the benefit of others, make it a weekly habit to attend. The early church “continually devoted themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship.
Consider joining a life group or working with a ministry team for increased growth.
The goal is to be known and supported in a grace community, and to know and support others.
By God’s grace, cultivate a heart to obey Jesus. We cannot emphasize enough how vital it is for your spiritual growth and passion that you respond to Jesus and act on the truths that you believe.
Your faith becomes “real” in your personal experience when you choose to obey Jesus as an act of faith, as a choice of love. Every response to God’s grace is a chance to see the faithfulness and wisdom of God. As a result, every time you obey God, you take a step forward in your walk with Him.
The goal is to live in accordance with your beliefs and to increase your awe of God.
Telling others about your new life in Christ gives verbal expression to your faith, which not only invites others to trust Jesus for eternal life but also strengthens your own faith. This clarifies your beliefs, communicates them to others, and normalizes talking about Jesus. Jesus wants to speak the words of life through you in a world that attempts to silence you.
The goal is to share your faith openly and unashamedly.
Serving others meets needs and expresses your identity in Christ to build your faith and help others. In a society that is consumed with consumption, revive your faith by actively contributing to the church and its mission.
The goal is to love God and people by serving needs as an act of service to Jesus.