"This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life."
JOHN 3:16 MSG
A new Beginning
To be made whole, or to be saved is to submit to God and his plan and purpose for our lives. It is a turning from our old ways and turning to Jesus, to ask him for forgiveness from our sins and to give us new life in him!
Romans 10:9 says that “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved”
And guess what? Salvation is God’s free gift to us!
It is in irrevocable acceptance into the family of God and it is an empowerment to live life wholly and fully with the purpose of reflecting God to those around us.
If you are not sure whether you are right with God or you know in fact that you need Jesus in your life, you can follow Him right now by praying a prayer of surrender to Jesus.
“Jesus, I need you. Thank you for dying on the cross, thank you for paying for what I did. I receive your forgiveness, forgive me of my sins and be the Lord of my life. Be number one. With all of my heart, the best way I know how, I am going to live for you. I now know who I am! I am saved. I am redeemed. I am a child of God.
In Jesus Name, Amen.”
Congratulations!!! To pray these words with a surrendered heart to Jesus is the beginning of the most important journey you will ever embark on: the journey to follow Jesus.
You have made the most important decision in your life - to become a follower of Jesus. You might be asking, well, what happens next? We prepared some resources for you that will help you get started on this journey.
Start off with reading your Bible with the YouVersion Bible App
Dive into these accessible next steps in your walk with God, and experience joy and fulfillment in Him like never before.
We've provided two easy to read Devotionals for you below. Devotionals are daily encouragements with Scriptures and relevant applications to our every day lives.
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Worship is an incredibly important part of our Christian walk, and it's something that's talked about a lot in the Bible. When we worship, we're able to honor and glorify God in a really special way.
Here is a playlist of some of the songs we currently sing at Avenue Church
Connect One Day
Learn more about our church and how you can get plugged in. Then our team will talk to you about how to discover your personality and spiritual gifts to start living out your purpose.
Lastly, we will help connect you to a life-giving serve team, so you can start living out the purpose God has called you to live!
Connect One Day takes place once a month in the Connect Room immediately following both the 9:30am and 11:00am services. That's right! We offer two opportunities to experience Connect One Day. Simply attend the Worship service of your choice and join us in the Connect Room after. It's that easy!
A Connect Booklet, food, and refreshments will be provided. Childcare is also provided. Connect One Day lasts approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Rooted is a catalyst for life-change. Rooted inspires questions, conversations, and group experiences that are designed to help you find yourself in God’s story.
- You are created with a unique purpose
- God desires to connect personally with you
- We can experience life-change in a life-giving community
Rooted allows you to experience a different way of life as you connect with God, the Church, and your purpose.
This 10 week discipleship journey will take you and others into the discovery and understanding of 7 rhythms of a firm foundation in faith. Whether you have walked in a relationship with Jesus for years, months, or you’re just getting started, Rooted is for you!
Faith was never meant to be stagnant and life is not to be experienced alone. You’re invited to be a part of something special.
Prayer and Fasting
The goal of fasting is to draw nearer to God. Biblical fasting always has to do with eliminating distractions for a spiritual purpose; it hits the reset button of our soul and renews us from the inside out. It also enables us to celebrate the goodness and mercy of God and prepares our hearts for all the good things God desires to bring into our lives.
Remember, your fast should present a level of challenge, but it is essential to know your body and your options and, most importantly, to seek God in prayer and follow what the Holy Spirit leads you to do.
Sign up to watch inspiring video devotionals from our team to help you to reset your soul.