What's Next?


Congratulations! You've made a decision to follow Jesus or recommit your life to Him. You may be wondering what's next on your journey. You're not alone! Join us as we guide you though your next steps in your walk with Christ.


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What does it mean to follow Christ?


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.

  • For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Romans 3:23 | NLT


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.

  • But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8 | NLT
  • For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans | 6:23 NLT


Our Response

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

  • If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 | NLT


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.

  • For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives. Romans 6:4 | NLT


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.


How do I grow in 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.



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.

  • Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path. Psalms 119:105 | NLT
  • All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. 2 Timothy 3:16 | NLT


Make Prayer Part of Your Day

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

  • Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6 | NLT


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.

  • My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. John 10:27 NLT


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.

  • Honor the lord for the glory of his name. Worship the lord in the splendor of his holiness. Psalms 29:2 NLT

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