I Began A Relationship With Jesus ... Now What?

I Began A Relationship With Jesus… Now What?

Stephen Weston 

If you're reading this because you began a relationship with Jesus, CONGRATULATIONS! We believe this is the best decision you’ll ever make and all of heaven (not to mention your Evangel family) is rejoicing and cheering you on.

Your whole life is ahead of you and your best is yet to come. We want to help you during your continued growth, so here are 5 practical steps you can take as you continue to fulfill your God-given purpose in life.

1. Get Baptized

Mark 16:16 - “Believe and be baptized.” Jesus spoke these words to the disciples instructing them that once you believe in Him the next step is to be baptized. Baptism is going public about your faith in Jesus and communicating to the world your heart-felt commitment to following Him. The first step you need to take as a believer is to be baptized. Check out the upcoming baptism dates at Evangel. 

2. Get a Bible… and read it

We believe that God's word is powerful and reading it is life-changing. Reading the Bible is also a part of daily growth and discipleship (this is a church word for christian growth/becoming more like Jesus). If you don't have a Bible then we want to give you one. Stop by the Information Center during our weekend services or our office during the week and we would love to put a Bible in your hands. You can also download the GoEvangel app on your smartphone or tablet and access a full digital version of the Bible at the click of a button (or swipe of a finger). 

When you have your copy of the Bible, be it printed or digital, it’s time to start reading it! We would suggest starting with John or Luke to begin reading about the life of Jesus. If you want to keep up-to-date with what we are reading as a church, then you can follow along with our reading plan on the GoEvangel app.

3. Start Praying

Prayer is an essential facet of Christian life. Through prayer we speak directly to God and draw closer to Him. At Evangel we encourage daily prayer through the acronym P-R-A-Y. It looks like this…

P - Praise - Start by praising, honoring and thanking God for who He is and all He has done.
R - Repent - Ask God to forgive your sins. This allows you to re-establish God as Lord in your life.
A - Ask - We believe in a God who wants to heal, restore and bless us… so ask Him for it.
Y - Yield - God wants to speak to you, so quiet yourself and listen to His words.

4. Attend Discover

After becoming a Christ-follower it is vital that you get connected into the life of a church. Being in community and relationship with other Christians is an important part of your growth. At Evangel we offer our Discover class, which will tell you everything you need to know about how to get connected and involved, and how you can continue to learn and grow. Discover is the first Sunday of every month at 11:00 AM in room 204/206 at Evangel. We would love to see you there.

5. Grow at Discover Christianity 

The final step is our Discover Christianity class. This class will walk you through fundamentals of the faith and will help answer many of the questions that we’re sure you have. We look at God’s Story, God’s Savior, and God’s Spirit. It’s a three-week, kick-starter to Christianity and an opportunity to meet other new believers just like you. Our next Discover Christianity is taking place at 11:00 AM on Sunday, April 10 in room 204/206 at Evangel.