What's Next?

Congratulations! You have decided to dedicate your life to following Jesus. You may be wondering what's next on your journey. We want to help! Join us as we guide you toward the next steps in your walk with Christ.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

What does it mean to follow Christ?

“Your life is no longer your own. You exist for the glory of God.” —Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor

Our Sin

We are all born with a sin nature. Because of our sin, we are unable to have a relationship with God without forgiveness.

God's Gift

We can’t earn God’s forgiveness – it must be given. Jesus gave His life as a sacrifice so that we could be forgiven.

Our Response

We must accept this free gift from God by committing our lives and heart to Jesus.

A Symbol of Your Faith

Baptism shows others that you have been made new. It represents your old sinful life being washed clean because of your faith in Jesus.

Celebrate Your Faith

If you’ve made the decision to follow Christ, baptism is one of the most meaningful next steps you can take. Baptism is a public celebration of your decision to follow Christ.

What do followers of Christ believe?

We believe in God as the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. They are all one God and are joined together into what we call the Trinity. As a fully devoted follower of Christ, you are a new creation made to live for Him.

“This is absolutely foundational in your growth as a follower of Jesus.” —Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor

God the Father

God is the creator of the world and calls us His children.

The Son

Jesus is fully God and fully man and is alive today in Heaven.

The Holy Spirit

The power of God is alive in us through the Holy Spirit.

How do I grow my faith?

God wants to have a relationship with us and He’s given us ways to know Him better. As we get to know God, we better understand His plan for us and we can strive to be more like Jesus.

“The reality is - it is never going to happen by accident. Spiritual growth is intentional.” —Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor

Read the Bible

The Bible is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs about living. It’s God’s Word written specifically to guide us through life. Download the Bible App and find a Bible reading plan to help you make the Bible part of your everyday life. You can also dig deeper into God’s word with the What's Next Bible plan.

Make Prayer Part of Your Day

Prayer is talking to God, and there’s nothing more powerful than asking for God’s help.

Listen

Talking to God isn’t a one-way street – He wants to talk to us, too. Take time to learn His voice and listen to His direction for you.

Worship

Any time we give God credit for His goodness, we are worshipping Him. When we pray, serve, or help others in their faith, we are following God’s will and showing our gratitude for who He is.

What’s my next step?

Just like any other relationship, we need to invest time and effort into getting to know who God is and what He wants for us.

“If simply going to church is your plan, you are missing out on the best that the church has to offer.” —Craig Groeschel, Senior Pastor

Connect

Life is better together. When we interact with other followers of Christ we find support and encouragement to continue in our faith.

Give

When we give our time, talents, or financial gifts, we give God the chance to prove His faithfulness.

Share

When you experience something as good as God’s love, you want to share it with the people in your life! Talk about how God has changed your life, build relationships, and invite someone to come to church with you.

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