Your Faith Journey

NEXT STEPS IN YOUR FAITH JOURNEY

DECIDE TO FOLLOW JESUS

Place saving faith in Christ as your Lord and Savior.

A New Beginning

To be made whole, or to be saved, is to submit to God and His plan and purpose for our lives. It is a turning from our old ways and turning to Jesus, to ask Him for forgiveness from our sins and to give us new life in Him.

Romans 10:9 says: “If you declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

Salvation is God’s free gift to us and we become His children.

It is an irrevocable acceptance into the family of God and it is an empowerment to live life wholly and fully with the purpose of reflecting God to the rest of His creation.

If you are not sure whether you are right with God or you know in fact that you need Jesus in your life, you can choose to follow Him right now by praying a prayer of surrender to Jesus.

Dear Jesus,
I’m praying this prayer because I know that I have done wrong by living without You. I am sorry and I trust that You will forgive me. I accept Your love and grace for me and ask that You would be my Lord. Help me believe in You and love You every day, and help me to show the world what You are like and how great Your love is.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Dear Jesus,

I’m praying this prayer because I know that I have done wrong by living without You. I am sorry and I trust that You will forgive me. I accept Your love and grace for me and ask that You would be my Lord. Help me believe in You and love You every day, and help me to show the world what You are like and how great Your love is.

In Jesus’ name, amen.

Congratulations! To pray these words with a surrendered heart to Jesus is the beginning of the most important journey you will ever embark on: the journey to follow Jesus. Please let us know if you’ve just made a commitment to Jesus and prayed this prayer, please let us know. We’d love to get you a free Bible and some other resources to help you on your new adventure!


GET BAPTIZED

Take a step of obedience that shows others you personally trust Jesus for your salvation.

Take the next step

Baptism is a way to publicly communicate your decision to follow Christ

I’D LIKE TO TALK TO SOMEONE ABOUT BAPTISM

Our next baptism is August 15. We have a prerequisite information session that we ask those who are planning to be baptized to attend. The next information session is June 30 at 7PM. Please fill out the form here and we’ll follow up with the details for the info session.

When should I get baptized?
As soon as you have believed (Acts 2:41, Acts 8:35-38)

What is the meaning of baptism?
The Bible likens baptism to Christ’s burial and resurrection. (Romans 6:3-7) Baptism doesn’t save us but is part of the “new life” we are to experience in Christ.

Why should I be baptized?
Placing your faith in Christ as your Savior is what guarantees your salvation and new life in Him. However, the Bible does not separate believing from baptism.  Colossians 2:12 says,“For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with Him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.”

If you’ve believed in the mighty, saving power of God and accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you are ready to be baptized!  Sin and death have lost their power in your life.  So don’t miss out on this powerful opportunity to be raised up to your new life!


JOIN A LIFEGROUP

Meet weekly for a few months and grow in your faith, try a new activity, have fun, and be in community.

New Fall LifeGroups launch the week of September 19! Sign-ups open online the week of August 22.

This fall, our entire church comes together for an All-Church Spiritual Growth Alignment. We will save a seat for you in one of our “Invite Your Neighbor, Change the World” groups. These 6-session, video based groups will meet in person or online, in homes, coffee shops, or at church. Victory LifeGroups are open to everyone!

Questions about joining a group? Questions about leading a group? Email Pastor Lisa Crenshaw at neelsl@rcapearl.com.