“If I am regularly meeting with Jesus and being changed more into His likeness, I am likely growing in my faith journey.”
In order to become a passionate, maturing follower of Jesus, I can take steps to abide with Christ and engage in ministry.
Serve using your spiritual gifts.
We have a saying here at Bay Area: Serve like Jesus. He served us in love and humility, and we want to imitate Him in that way. There are dozens of opportunities and impactful teams that you can serve on using your unique gifting. Learn more here.
Share the gospel with those around you.
The most loving thing we can ever do is share the gospel with them. Yet so many of us are unprepared or afraid to share. To better equip yourself, learn how to share the gospel, practice with a friend or spouse, and pray for divine opportunities. Learn more here.
God owns it all, we are simply stewards. When we put Jesus first, we live out our faith through many avenues, which includes healthy stewardship of our finances. Your first step might simply be to give regularly and trust God to provide for you. Or you may need to prayerfully consider how to give more sacrificially. Ask God how He might want you to take your next step in the area of giving. Learn more here.
GET PLUGGED IN:
Engage in mission locally and/or globally.
We’re hopeful that you’ve made the step into a missional community at Bay Area. MCs are the heartbeat of reaching our communities beyond the walls of our campus at 884 Chesterfield. Your next step would then to prayerfully consider supporting global missions in one of the following ways: going on a short-term mission trip, praying for a team or global missionary, or giving financially to support an individual or global missionary. Click here to learn more about global missions.
Commit to the local church.
Your next step might be becoming a ministry partner here at Bay Area (or a member of the local church you attend). Ministry Partnership is all about locking arms together to see the mission of making passionate, maturing followers of Jesus from here to the nations a reality. Ministry Partners not only engage with this mission as a part of their lives, they also align philosophically and doctrinally. Click here to learn more about ministry partnership.
Master Plan of Evangelism by Robert Coleman
Knowing God by J.I. Packer
Let the Nations be Glad by John Piper
Jesus Christ, Disciplemaker by Bill Hull
Spiritual Leadership by Oswald Sanders
To talk more about growing in your faith journey, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to help you take your next step.