Next Steps

 

BELIEVING, BELONGING, BECOMING, BLESSING


Everything we do as a church, and the reason we even exist, is to help people make

that most important decision. Please consider the following biblical truths.

 

For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person, let alone God’s desire for us to be holy. That is because we are all sinners. The Bible says, “There is no one righteous, not even one” (Romans 3:10). This is why we need Jesus Christ.

The Bible tells us, “ But God proves His own love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.

Becoming a Christian is not just going to church on Sunday. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, “Listen! I stand at the door (of your life) and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in..."
(Revelation 3:20).

 

If you would like to have a relationship with Christ,
the Bible encourages us to express genuine faith through prayer.

Father, I know that I am a sinner. Jesus died on the cross to save sinners. Jesus died to save me. Forgive me.
Cleanse me of my sins. Give me a new life. I will follow you from this day forward.
In Jesus name, Amen.

If you just prayed that prayer and meant it, Jesus Christ has now taken residence in

your heart! Your decision to follow Christ means:

God has forgiven you and that you will spend eternity in heaven.
The Bible tells us, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness
(1 John 1:9).

If you have made the decision to follow Christ, we would like to know and help you begin this new adventure.
Please Lori McCormick or call 952-447-0526.

 

Grow in your relationship with Jesus and become more

involved in His church with these steps.

 

Belonging

 

 
 

 

Alpha is an opportunity to explore the validity and relevance of the Christian faith to your life today. It's a respectful presentation on many facets of Christianity centered around a meal, a talk, and lots of time for discussion. This course usually runs three times a year. Please view our Alpha page for more detail.

Friendship follows the biblical practice of immersing believers totally under water to symbolize that in baptism we join with Christ, identifying with His death and resurrection. It celebrates that you have said “yes” to Christ. You can view our events page to find upcoming baptism dates. To sign up for an upcoming baptism event, please contact a baptism ministry staff member.

 

Becoming

 

 
 

 

We take the responsibility of being a church member seriously. Through membership, our lives are spiritually connected with the lives of other members. Please view our membership page for more detail.

Come…Connect…Belong. Being part of a Small Group will help you connect with God and others. A big church can feel more personal when you are part of a group of people who are doing life together beyond Sunday morning. There are groups for all ages and life stages. Please view our small group ministry page for more detail.

 

 

 

At Friendship, we place a high priority on blessing others by using our talents and gifts to serve in God’s kingdom. It not only helps us with God's mission, but also helps spiritually to form us to be more like Jesus. There are many places to serve within the church, locally in the community or globally on the mission field. Please view our volunteer or missions page for more detail.

We also believe that we are blessed to be a blessing. Giving back to God and kingdom work is an act of worship that declares our trust and faith in God. It invites His blessings into our lives while we find joy in being a blessing to others. Please view our giving page for more detail.