What’s my Next Step?
Maybe you’re wondering what your next step is. Faith in God is more of a journey than a destination. No one can ever claim that they have “arrived.” Our church is all about connecting people to God, which means we’re all about helping people discover their next step.
If you’re not sure about all this Jesus stuff, we encourage you to just keep coming to church. Honestly ask your questions. Let us pray with you (even if you really don’t believe prayer works!). Just keep seeking.
If you have questions about God (or even if you’ve known Him for years), we encourage you to get to know Him better by reading your Bible. A great place to get started is with a simple reading plan. There are several available at YouVersion.com, where you can read the Bible right from your computer, tablet or phone.
We understand that the Bible can seem confusing and intimidating, so we encourage you to start reading a section of the Bible that is all about Jesus. The book of John is a great place to start.
If you believe that Jesus died for your sins and rose again to give you a new life, it’s time to surrender to Him. That simply means admitting that you have sinned and asking God to forgive you and change you.
This decision is sealed by being immersed through baptism where we unite with Jesus in His death and in His resurrection. If you have questions about accepting Jesus or baptism, just send us an e-mail or give us a call. We’d love to talk with you!
Maybe you’ve been coming to Connect Christian Church for a while and are ready to get serious. We encourage you to let us know and officially become a partner of Connect Christian Church.
In 2014, we transitioned from a church of members to a church of partners. Why? As followers of Jesus, we think it is more Biblical to think of ourselves as partners (with responsibilities) than members (with rights).
What does it mean to be a partner? First, and most important, that means you follow Jesus, have asked Him to forgive you of your sins and have made your decision public through baptism. After that, Partnership is a commitment that you will:
- Give generously
- Serve selflessly
- Share your story and invite others to church with you
- Pray for our church
Ready for Partnership, or have some questions? You can always send us a message or talk with any of our leaders. We will also have Partnership Commitment cards available at the Connect table every week. We hope you will pray about it with your family, then use this card to let us know you are ALL IN with Connect! We can’t wait to partner with you! Head over to our Partners page.
Whether you’re new to your relationship with Jesus or have known Him most of your life, we encourage you to tell other people about your faith. You don’t have to be a preacher, and you also don’t have to know all the answers. All you need to do is tell your story. Talk about what God is doing in your life, even if you’re a work in progress. (By the way, we’re ALL a work in progress!)
An important part of every Christian’s life is growth. We never stop growing. One of the ways we do that at Connect Christian Church is through Connect Groups (maybe you’ve heard them called “small groups” or “community groups”). To learn more about Connect Groups, head on over to our groups page. If you’ve been coming to Connect Christian Church on Sundays, we encourage you to get involved in a Connect Group. You’ll meet some great people and grow with each other.
If Connect Christian Church is your home, we encourage you to contribute to the mission of Connect Christian Church. Jesus said, “Where your treasure is there will your heart be also” (Matthew 6:21). Do you call Connect Christian Church home? Is this the church that God is using to change you and your family? Jesus calls all of us to be generous and give of our resources to demonstrate what we really value in our heart.
This is not a church full of spectators. If you’re part of Connect Christian Church, we encourage you to get involved! One of our core values is that Saved People Serve People. There is a place for you to serve at Connect Christian Church! Read more about how we serve together and where you can plug in.
Don’t worry, we’re not here to burn you out. There’s something for everyone, and we build in breaks for our volunteers. We don’t need you to die for our church. Jesus already did that.