Welcome to the Family of God!
Now that you’ve made the all-important move to give your life to Christ, what happens next?
At Core Church, we want to support this first step that you’ve taken toward God by inviting you to join us everytime we meet – Sundays, Tuesday nights (Women’s Study), and Thursday nights. We are here to guide those who have a desire to know God, but aren’t sure where or how to begin. Be sure to come in and get connected with the kind of answers and the understanding that will help you experience all that God has for you.
Another way we help you take things to the next level is by sending you a very special copy of the Bible – START! The Bible for New Believers. Start is the perfect Bible for new believers or believers who want to learn more about their faith. Ideal for introducing new believers to the Bible, Start focuses on basic discipleship with articles and devotions on subjects including prayer, Bible study, church involvement, sharing your faith, and discovering God’s will. Core biblical themes are introduced at basic levels of theological sophistication and presented in very simple language.
Basically, it’s been specifically designed for people just like you!
So please, take a few moments to tell us about your decision to accept Jesus into your life and request your Bible. CLICK HERE
What if I’m not a believer yet, how can I start to know God?
Realize that you are a sinner.
No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person. That is because we are all sinners. We all fall short of God’s desire for us to be holy. The Bible says, “No one is good—not even one” (Romans 3:10 NLT). This is because we can not become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.
Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.
The Bible tells us, “But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while were still sinners” (Romans 5:8 NLT). 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.
Repent of your sin.
The Bible tells us, “Repent of your sins and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped away” (Acts 3:19 NLT). The word repent means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him.
Receive Jesus Christ into your life.
Becoming a Christian is not merely believing some creed or going to church on Sunday. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, “Behold, 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 NKJV).
If you would like to have a relationship with the Living God, start by simply praying this prayer and mean it in your heart.
Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe You died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess You as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank You for saving me. 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 just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 NKJV).
To put your faith in action and grow in your relationship with God,remember these important first steps: