Step 1 "Pray"
Prayer is simply fellowship with God. He is not a distant figure but is a good Father that longs to speak and have a relationship with you! (James 4:8, Revelation 3:20, II Corinthians 6:16-18) In prayer, we get to know His heart as we would know a real person because He IS a real person. All you have to do is get alone, away from all distractions, and authentically talk to Him. As you listen, He will speak to you. The impact of this relationship with Jesus will be greater than you can ever imagine!
Step 2 "Read The Bible"
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to mankind, the infallible rule of faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason. Allowing the Lord to speak to you every day, through His word will transform your life forever. THE WORD OF GOD IS TRUE FOOD. (Matthew 4:4, Psalm 119:103) Getting on a Bible reading plan is a simple way to help you know what to read and how to start reading God’s Word daily.
Step 3 "Get Baptized In Water"
Water baptism was set forth by Jesus Himself. It is a holy sacrament of the church and an experience with God. The Bible teaches that the following happens in water baptism:
1) We die with Jesus (Romans 6:3)
2) We are raised with Jesus (Colossians 2:12)
3) Our hearts are circumcised (I Peter 3:21)
4) We receive the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38)
5) We are baptized into the body of Christ
6) We are baptized into Christ Himself (Galatians 3:26-27)
Step 4 "Commit To A Local Church"
The local church is the community of believers who love Jesus. The church is the literal body of Christ. Jesus is building His church. He is the head of the church. Jesus is also one with His church. We gather to minister to the Lord, serve those who are in need, and build up each other to faithfully live the Christian life. The truth is you can’t live this life alone. (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12) There is power, healing and growth found when we are committed to the Lord and His people. If you are a part of a local church already, we ask that you fully commit to that church with all your heart. If you do not currently have a church that you call home, it would be our honor to serve you!
Step 5 "Be Baptized With The Holy Spirit"
Imagine having the same power that raised Jesus from the dead living inside of you every day! That power is the Holy Spirit and the Spirit longs to use your life. Remember it was the power of the Holy Spirit that charged Jesus’ ministry while He walked the earth and He longs to empower you as well. The empowerment of the Spirit is meant to bring glory to Jesus in you and through you (John 16:13- 14). All you have to do is simply ask to be filled and receive this gift from the Lord.
Step 6 "Share Jesus With Others"
One of the greatest ways to stir your faith and keep your heart burning for the Lord is to continually share the testimony of the Gospel to those you come in contact with. This is the great commission; “to go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” (Mark 16:15) This practice will not only change your life but the lives of others around you.