Next Steps

Congratulations on deciding to take your next step. We are so excited to come alongside you as you move forward on your spiritual journey towards a life of freedom and fulfillment in Christ.

How to follow Jesus

No matter how good of a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a "good person." That is because we are all sinners. The Bible says, “No one is good—not even one.” We cannot become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.
The Bible tells us that “God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.” This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.
The Bible tells us, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away.” The word repent means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him.
Receive Jesus Christ into your life.

Becoming a Christian is not merely believing some creed or going to church. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in . . .” If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, follow this sample prayer and mean it in your heart:

“Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. Amen.”

Baptism - Taking the plunge

Baptism is a public declaration that you have decided to follow Jesus. Baptism symbolically shows that you have died to your old way of life, apart from God,  and have become a new person in Christ through the Holy Spirit’s work and presence in you.

Next Steps Class

Next Steps is designed to equip you with the tools necessary to become part of our family here at Lifeway. From learning how to follow Jesus and studying the Bible, to discovering the vision of Lifeway Church and how you play a part in life-giving ministry, we will lead you step-by-step down a path to experience both growth and fulfillment.

LifeGroups

True life change happens in the context of relationships. LifeGroups provide an opportunity for you to engage with a group of people who you can be real with. Everyone needs a group to grow, so ask us about joining one that matches your passions.

Serving

Are you ready to take the next step and start serving with the unique gifts and talents God has blessed you with? Let's see which area of service you are interested in and what matches you best. Once you have selected an area, we will make sure you get the training you need.

Growing in your faith

Forming spiritual habits is an essential part of growing in your faith. Developing specific habits like reading the Bible and praying will give you a better understanding of God's will for your life and how to help others follow Jesus also. Sometimes all we need is a simple method to follow. We encourage you to try one of these methods.

Be Generous

What we do with what God has given us shows the world where our hearts are and helps proclaim the gospel. We want to honor God with every area of our lives, and that includes what we do with our finances. One of the hardest, but most rewarding steps is giving.