Next Steps: What’s Yours?
Growing people change. All of us, no matter where we are in life, have a next step to take in order to grow. No one is ever “done” when it comes to knowing God; there’s no final step in spiritual growth. Nor is there a “right way” to move through the steps of your faith journey – everyone’s journey will look different because everyone learns differently and, best of all, we are all called to take different steps! We want to help you recognize where you are in your walk with Jesus and help equip you to discover your Next Step. What’s yours?
Meet Jesus. Believing in Jesus is the first step on the greatest journey of your life. Change with Jesus comes from the inside out, and if you haven’t taken this first step in relationship with Jesus, there’s no better day to begin than today! Make sure to take a “Meet Jesus” card at the Next Steps table for more information and guidance.
Get Baptized. Baptism is the natural Next Step for everyone who decides to follow Jesus and begin their relationship with Him. Anyone who commits his or her life to following Jesus is ready to be baptized. If this is your Next Step, then take a “Get Baptized” card for more information and talk with our Next Steps host about when our next baptism celebration is so you can be a part of it!
Join a Life Group. Life Groups meet regularly to help people build community and grow in their faith. Our groups meet throughout the week and we would love to help you connect with one. If joining a Life Group is your Next Step, take one of the “Join a Life Group” cards and find the group that’s been waiting for you!
Read Your Bible. Reading the Bible is essential to our lives. It’s the main way God speaks to us. However, the Bible can seem pretty intimidating and we want to help you get comfortable with it! If this is your Next Step, take a “Read Your Bible” card to help get you started. If you don’t have a Bible, we’ll get you one, as well as study resources.
Start Serving. God blesses us so we can be a blessing to others and He deeply desires for us to know the joy of a life lived to serve. If your Next Step is to start serving or grow in serving others, talk with one of our Next Steps hosts about how you can serve others at Real Life and beyond.
Financial Success. Handling your finances can feel overwhelming and we want to help. God wants to grow in you generosity and for you to experience the incredible blessing of becoming the generous person God desires for you to be. If moving from frustrated to freedom with your finances is your Next Step, then check out the resources we have available on our “Financial Success” card at the Next Steps table to get started.
Become an Owner. We believe every follower of Jesus should belong to a local church and take ownership of that church. This includes serving, giving, and participating in biblical community. If you’d like to find out if becoming an owner is your Next Step, pick up a “Become an Owner” card and talk with one of our Next Steps hosts to find out when our next one-evening “Ownership” class is.
Share Your Story. Your life can be an encouragement and a blessing to others! If sharing your story is your Next Step in the journey with Jesus, we’d like to help. Take one of the “Share Your Story” cards and talk with one of our Next Steps hosts and you’ll be on your way to becoming a conduit of blessing to others.
We launch Next Steps this Sunday, August 30th, where we’ll talk about the first two steps. We’re excited to see you there! Stop by our informational desk to learn about these steps and get started with yours!