It starts with Jesus. Everyone has an opinion about Jesus. Maybe you think He’s a great teacher or a prophet. Maybe you think He didn’t exist at all. Whatever you believe, we can probably agree that Jesus changed things. We believe He wants to change you, too.
I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you really know me, you will know my Father as well.
Jesus claimed He knew God. No big deal, right? Plenty of people make the same claim. But Jesus also said He was God. And this upset the religious leaders of His day so much that they killed Him. But that was 2,000 years ago. Why does it matter to you now? How does who Jesus is and what He’s done affect your life now in your 9 to 5, trying to take care of your kids, paying bills, or just keeping your head above water?
God, the Creator of the universe, has a purpose for you and your life. He loves you and wants to help you because He is a good God. And because of that, His plans are better than your plans. You don’t have to measure up to some impossible religious standard to know Him. You just have to take a few simple steps.
If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,‘ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
You don't have to be perfect. Through His death on the cross, and then coming back from the dead, Jesus took all of your wrong and gave you all of His right. If you believe that and commit to following Him, your life will never be the same. It’s as simple as repenting of your sin, declaring you want to follow Jesus, and believing He is who He says He is.
Believing in Jesus is the first step on the greatest journey of your life. You haven’t finished the race—you’ve just gotten started. The best is yet to come!
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 and it represents your old sinful life being washed clean because of your faith in Jesus.
To schedule your baptism celebration, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to GROW in Your Relationship with God
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.
1. 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 reading plan to help you make the Bible part of your everyday life.
2. Make Prayer Part of Your Day
Prayer is talking to God, and there’s nothing more powerful than asking for God’s help.
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.
4. Join a small group:
We desire that no one walks through life alone. That means we want YOU to be a part of the family and there is no better place to join the family than by being a part of a small group. Learn all you need to know about our small groups on our small groups page.
5. Find a place to serve:
For those who have experienced the beauty of Jesus, we desire that you use your talents to help serve so others can also see and experience that same beauty. Here are some of the areas in which you can serve:
Kids Ministry: Use your gifts to help us make disciples in our nursery, preschool and elementary environments.
Worship: Use your gifts to help us experience the presence of God through music.
Media: Work with our film, graphics and audio teams, helping creatively support our worship experiences.
Hospitality: Use your gifts of hospitality and service to welcome, inform, and serve our guests.
Set Up & Take Down: Our team arrives Sunday mornings at 8:30am to prepare the physical space for our family and guests to encounter the presence of God.
For help with any of these Next Steps, please contact Info@ScenicCityChurch.org