Next Steps

What are you next steps to grow spiritually? Consider where you are at using the letters A through E as steps including:
Determine where you are at and take the next step! See below. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” I John 1:9 (NIV)The Bible teaches we sinners and separated from God. When we confess our sins and accept Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for them and rose again, we are saved. When we are saved, we are accepted and have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Each day we can seek and trust God to lead and guide us. Not only can we do this now but when we receive Jesus we will spend eternity with him after we die.NEXT STEPS FOR ACCEPTANCE:If you have already prayed to ask Jesus to forgive your sins, praise God and congratulations!If you have not yet prayed but would like to do so you can pray the following prayer:“Jesus, I give my life to you and receive you as my Lord and Savior. I am a sinner. I believe you died on the cross to pay for my sin. I receive your gift of forgiveness and open my heart and life to you. Thank you for forgiving me and becoming my Savior. Amen!”If you prayed this prayer share it!Let a pastor know! E-mail Pastor KrisMake sure to pick up a complimentary Bible. “The Journey Bible” and accompanying study will be a great catalyst as you begin your walk with Jesus! See one of the Pastor’s for this free gift.
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” –Matthew 28:19This verse calls us to accept Jesus (“make disciples”) and then be baptized. Baptism is a public proclamation that you have received Jesus as your Lord and Savior. This is a very important step in growing to “go public” with your faith in Jesus. Baptism occurs throughout the year at Family Bible Church. We encourage you to be baptized as soon as possible.NEXT STEP FOR BAPTISM:Keep your eyes open in the bulletin, newsletter, and announcements regarding the next baptism. Then sign up for the short class where you will learn what Scripture has to say about baptism and also gather information about your baptism day.E-mail Pastor Kris if you have any questions about being baptized.For more information about baptism at FBC click HERE. “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” –Acts 2:42 We cannot stress enough the importance of community. Everyone at Family Bible Church should be a part of a Life Group where they are known, cared for, and loved. This life was not meant to be lived alone. There are a number of groups for you to be a part where you can experience the fullness of life Jesus intends for you.NEXT STEPS FOR COMMUNITY:Serve: Serve at Family Bible Church. Family Bible Church happens because many people of the church serve. There are many ways to get involved depending on your interest and schedule at Family Bible Church. Check out the bulletin and/or ask a ministry leader. “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” –Luke 9:23Each person is responsible for their own spiritual growth. However, as a church we desire to equip, train, and give tools to help you succeed. When we grow as individuals and also as a church, the impact will be astounding.NEXT STEPS FOR DISCIPLESHIP:Prayer Join a prayer group. There are two consistent groups who meet for prayer at FBC. A women’s group meet every other Monday at noon offsite for prayer. Contact the church office at 781-8400 for more information. There is also a Wednesday night men and women’s prayer group who meets at 6:30pm weekly for prayer.Navigators 2:7 This is a challenging and life changing three books series covering a period of 36 weeks. This study can be done one -on-one or with a small group of men or women. Many men and women have completed this study in the last few years at FBC. Will you be the next? If interested in Nav. 2:7 please contact Rob Surber by clicking hereYouVersion There are a number of daily devotionals and reading plans on this site. Check it out at www.youversion.comClasses Check out one of the class offered at FBC to strengthen and grow your walk with the Lord. Check out the bulletin and announcements for classes.Membership Join the church and commit to the body at FBC. Find out how by clicking HERE NEXT STEPS FOR ENGAGE:Continue to serve and engage at Family Bible Church. Also engage the world.Opportunities include: MACS, Haven of Rest, Share Center, Fountain Clinic, School Food Programs, Mobile Meals, CityLinc (paroles, foster care), Hospital or Nursing Homes, Marshall House, Maplewood, Jail Ministry, etcThis may be done through various avenues including: sharing Christ’s love with your neighbors, co-workers, and family. It may be done through Lighthouse Ministries (Least of These), short-term mission, or following God’s call to full time mission/ministry.