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Yes

SAYING ‘YES’ TO JESUS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU’LL EVER DO.

I believe taking the step to accept Christ as your personal Savior is the most important one you’ll ever take. Congratulations!!

Many ask after that first prayer, now what? I can tell you that this is just the beginning of the plans God has for you, and we’d love to assist you in that journey!

Below, you’ll find suggestions and guides that will help you further your faith at Hope and on your own. You will most certainly have questions about your decision or possibly even doubts. That’s natural!! I want to encourage you to move forward in your decision and grow closer to Christ in this new discovery.

Love,
John McKinzie
Lead Pastor

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NEXT STEPS

BAPTISM

Let the world know that you have decided to be a follower of Jesus! For someone to be baptized (literally: washed, dunked, or dipped) simply means they're showing the world that they have decided to be a follower of Jesus Christ. If you have made a commitment to follow Christ as your Savior and leader of your life, then Scripture shows that baptism is an important next step for you.

Celebrate your relationship with Christ in the company of your friends and family at our next baptism opportunity during step 1 of Connect Track CLICK HERE for details.

ATTEND CONNECT TRACK

God has an incredible purpose for your life and the Hope Connect Track is designed to help you connect with that purpose! At Connect Track, you will spend four Sundays diving into what it looks like to follow Jesus, connect to the church, discover your purpose and then make a difference with your life. Connect Track happens every month in four consecutive Sundays, starting with Step One on the first Sunday of the month. We invite you to jump in at any time - no need to sign up, just show up! Childcare is available for newborn - 5th grade. CLICK HERE for details.

EXPLORE THE BIBLE

Getting into the Bible is a vital part of growing in your faith. The Bible nourishes your body, allowing you to develop the strong spiritual muscles needed to help you journey through life. There are a number of resources available to assist you as you begin your exploration of the Bible. Here are some that we recommend:

YouVersion - a convenient online Bible and app that allows you to highlight, make notes, compare versions, follow Bible reading plans and so much more.

RightNow Media - a site containing thousands of great Bible study videos to help people of all ages learn the Bible and grow in their faith.

 

UNDERSTANDING YOUR DECISION TO FOLLOW CHRIST
1

GOD LOVES YOU

- and has a plan for your life. -

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)

2

YOUR SIN  CAUSES SEPARATION

- between you and God. -

It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore. Isaiah 59:2 (NLT)

3

GOD SENT JESUS CHRIST

- to die on the cross. -

But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8 (NLT)

4

IT’S YOUR CHOICE

- to receive the gift or not. -

If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. Romans 10:9-10 (NLT)

LOVE

WE WANT PEOPLE TO LOVE GOD WITH EVERYTHING THEY HAVE. MARK 12:29-31

Regardless of where you are in with walk of faith, at Hope we strive to create a safe environment for all people to express their love to God. People are welcomed as they are! If you're still in the discovery process, we want you to simply come and experience God's love.

CONNECT

All the believers devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, and to fellowship, and to sharing in meals and to prayer. Acts 2:42

The love of Christ is extended through relationship. We feel passionate that you don't just come and sit! We want you to build friendships and connect with others in an environment that allows you to be real and is encouraging.

GROW

asking God, the glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you spiritual wisdom and insight so that you might grow in your knowledge of God. Ephesians 1:17 (NLT)

Some grow best through community and discussion while others grow through study and reflection. Both are ways that God has uniquely created people to grow. Whatever way you grow best, just grow. If we stop growing we stop living the kind of life that God intended us to live.

SERVE

NOW YOU BELONG TO HIM ... IN ORDER THAT YOU MIGHT BE USEFUL IN THE SERVICE OF GOD. ROMANS 7:4 (TEV)

It's vital that you get plugged in where God has gifted you and to serve within the church, the community and the world. People matter to God and they matter to us. By serving in one of the many roles at Hope, you'll make a difference in the body of Christ and will build relationships and grow spiritually.