The decision to follow Jesus, and accept Him as the leader of your life is the most important decision you will ever make. As a Christian, you are on the journey of a lifetime, and we want to be a part of it, helping you along the way. We’re all on this journey together – just at different points along the way. Growth happens in many ways, but not by chance. Wherever you are in life, there’s a next step you can take.
Here are some encouraging words and resources to help you along the way. But first, if you’ve recently given your life to Christ, or want to talk with someone about doing so, please let us know.
In the years ahead, you will look back with amazement at the distance you have traveled and where you have been. Right now, you are probably feeling excited, but a bit overwhelmed. Don’t worry; most people feel that way when they experience something new.
The Bible calls what you’ve experienced a “new birth” in 1 Peter 1:3. So, by entering into a personal relationship with God, you have been given a new spiritual life made possible by the death and resurrection of Jesus. He paid the penalty for our sin so that we could have a personal relationship with God. What an amazing demonstration of love!
Most new believers ask the same question: Why me? Why should God send His Son to die for me? John 3:16 says,
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
This undeserved favor from God is called grace. You can do nothing to earn this great gift. But out of His unfathomable and unconditional love for you, God has extended the opportunity to become His child. The more you learn about God’s grace, the more you will understand the amazing things God will reveal about Himself.
To help you further, check out the booklet we created – Welcome to the Journey; A Guide for New Believers. We’ll walk you through what being a Christian truly means, and explain some misconceptions, as well as provide you the best next steps for your journey. Speaking of next steps, be sure to explore the other NEXT STEPS on the website, as we go into further detail about each of these, and provide more resources to help you.
And if you’re feeling overwhelmed, unsure, or just not sure how to figure out your next steps, please let us know. Again, we want to help you take this journey together.