“If I am asking questions about faith and who Jesus is, I am likely exploring faith.”
In order to become a passionate, maturing follower of Jesus, I can take steps to understand the gospel and surrender to Jesus.
Meet regularly with someone who follows Jesus.
So often when we have questions about God or faith, the internet becomes our first go to. But with anything online, unless you know the resources, it’s hard to trust what you read or hear. This is why we believe one of the most important things you can do as you are exploring your faith is to meet with someone who is already a follower of Jesus. Certainly we need answers to our questions, but more importantly that getting good answers, we need someone who can help us understand what it means to follow Jesus.
If you don’t have someone you can meet with regularly, fill out the short form below and we’ll introduce you to a mature believer.
What are the questions you have about faith and Jesus? In the safety of your friendship with a believer, ask what still remains a mystery to you. You may also want to sign up for a Growth Group or check out reference the books that are listed at the bottom of this page.
Respond to the Gospel.
One of the areas that you can explore is what impact the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus has not only on this life but the life to come. If you have been meeting with a friend who is a follower of Jesus, ask them to share the Gospel with you. This should be a clear and simple explanation of what it means to have faith and how you begin a new relationship with God through Jesus. Ultimately, you will want to respond to the Gospel. Ask the person you have meeting with to help know how to respond.
GROW WITH OTHERS
Join us regularly for weekly gatherings.
Attending weekly gatherings (Saturday evening or Sunday morning) will help you hear the truth about who Jesus is and what that means for you.
Join us at First Step.
First Step is a fun one-hour gathering (Sunday mornings or Tuesday evenings) where you can learn more about Jesus, our church and how you can take the next step to understanding our Christian faith. You can learn more and get registered at bayareacc.org/nextsteps.
Participate in Starting Point.
Starting Point is an 8-week Growth Group where your questions about God turn into a conversation about faith. In a Starting Point group, you can discuss your doubts and explore the trickiest topics of faith, free from pressure and judgment.
Starting Point starts May 8. Click the button below to get registered.
More than a Carpenter by Josh McDowell
Case for Faith by Lee Strobel
Cold Case Christianity by J. Warner Wallace
Surprised by Joy by C.S. Lewis
Making Sense of God by Timothy Keller
The Cure by Nichol, Thrall, Lynch
If you’d like to speak with someone about Bay Area, our beliefs, or how to take your next step, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.