Come, Follow Jesus

The What, Why, and How of Becoming a Christian

Maybe you’re new to Christianity, or maybe you believe in God, but feel like you’ve lost your way. No matter where you are in life, it’s never too early or too late to form a personal relationship with Jesus. Here’s what you need to know about becoming a follower of Christ.

Every one of us struggles to find purpose, answers, and help. Some days we just want to keep our heads above water — take care of the kids, pay the bills, and make ends meet. We all want to feel we have what it takes.

But we also have deeper questions: Why am I here? Is this all there is? Who am I? What happens when I die?

Jesus matters because He came to answer our deepest questions. He came to give us purpose for living now and settle the question of where we’ll spend eternity.

God, the creator of the universe, has a plan for you and your life. He loves you and wants to help you because He made you on purpose, with a purpose. He knows you need help. He knows you can’t do it on your own. That’s why He sent Jesus.

You don’t have to measure up to some impossible religious standard to know God — in fact, you can’t. Only Jesus can. Jesus brings meaning and purpose to all the struggles you’re facing. You don’t have to be good enough, clean up your act, or follow some super-spiritual checklist.

If you’re ready to meet Jesus, pray this prayer:

“Dear Lord Jesus, I admit that I’ve fallen short. I’ve sinned and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You lived, died, and rose again so that I could be personally connected to God. I confess You as my Lord and commit my life to You. I give You my past, present, and future. Take my life and use it. I give it to You. Amen.”

If you prayed to begin a relationship with Jesus, please let us know! If you have any questions, we want to help you take the next step.