WHERE ARE YOU IN YOUR FAITH JOURNEY?
At Island Christian, we realize that everyone is in process.
You may be a new believer – you're just beginning your spiritual journey as you discover the God of the Bible. You may have known the Lord for many years, regularly attending and being active in church. Yet the one thing you (and everyone in between) have in common is that the road to a deeper, richer faith is a process. The idea is, regardless of where you are in your spiritual journey, we all need to look for what’s next – in other words, anticipate our next step. For some, that might be walking into the church for the very first time. For others, joining a small group or a Bible study – or leading one! It’s really quite simple, as we become more engaged in our faith, not only does the Kingdom of God grow but so do our hearts.
Want a life worth living? Find out how God feels about you. Take 15 minutes to stop and think – it could change your life.
“This could be the greatest day of your life… Just stop and think.” -Francis Chan
Starting Point is for people seeking God, for those with a new relationship with Jesus Christ, and those who may want to renew their first love.
Baptism is a joyous, public proclamation of our faith in Christ. It is an outward act that testifies of what happened in our hearts when we repented of our sin and trusted Christ for our salvation.
Do you consider Island Christian your home church? Do you want to find our what it means to be a member? Many times in the New Testament, the church is referred to as a body with each part being a member (Rom. 12:4, Eph. 3:6 and 4:25, Col. 3:15). Church membership is affirming your commitment to a local church as part of the body of Christ. As Christians, we are called to live in community, and becoming a member is a great first step!
Below are the 5 stages of how one can be transformed from the “crowd” to “core” –
All to the Glory of God!
|Crowd||One or two visits||Worship||Sunday Service|
|Congregation||Begins attending regularly; invites friends||Fellowship||Starting Point|
|Connected||Attends regularly||Relationships||Small Groups/Membership|
|Committed||Consistently serves/gives/participates in small groups/classes; integrates faith in all of life||Discipleship||Serve|
|Core||High capacity volunteers/lay leaders||Disciple-Maker||Leadership/Multiplication|