First Steps

First Steps is a simple pathway put together to help you grow in your faith and become a disciple of Jesus.  Wherever you are in your journey, there is always an opportunity to move forward.  Perhaps lock-down presents you a new opportunity to explore your faith further?

The following steps are only first steps.  Being a disciple is a commitment to life-long learning, constantly and consistently becoming more and more like Jesus.  Think of these first steps more like “learning to walk” as a Christian – rather than step 9 being some kind of final destination!

If you have never made a clear decision to follow Jesus, then it would be good to start with Step One.  If you are already on the journey of following Jesus, then start at whichever step feels most appropriate to you.  Don’t feel a need to rush on – take your time and take it steady.

If, at any point in the First Steps journey you feel like you could do with a helping hand, a friend to walk alongside you, or a coach to guide, then simply click these buttons and someone from Freedom Church Romsey will be in touch soon.  Alternatively, drop us an email at any time for further support.

9 FIRST STEPS:

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Step 1: Welcome to the Family

This step is all about making a decision to follow Jesus.

If you are thinking about becoming a Christian and saying ‘yes’ to following Jesus then this step is for you.  This might be the very first time that you have decided to follow Jesus, or this might be the moment you draw a line in the sand and decide to follow Jesus once again.  Either way – here is some life changing and life transforming good news:

What is the Good News?

Jesus was far more than just a historical figure who lived thousands of years ago, who was born in a stable and and who grew up to tell great stories to large crowds. He was so much more than this.  He was the Son of God, sent on a mission to help reconnect all of mankind to their creator God. And that same God wants to be in a relationship with you today.

But we cannot enter into relationship with God, because we have all lived lives that are not in line with Gods plan for us. We have all made choices that separate us from Him – choices that the Bible calls “sin”.  These choices put a distance between God and us.  But here is the amazing thing…

“God loves you so much, he gave his one and only son Jesus” so that you could have everlasting life.  Jesus lived a perfect and sinless life. And yet He died a terrible, undeserved death on a cross, in order to pay the price for the things that we have done wrong, and the things we will do wrong in the future, so that we can come into a full and right relationship with God.  Jesus made things right.  He made a way.  He crossed the chasm. 

Have you never chosen to believe what Jesus did for you?  Perhaps you realise that you are not walking right with God? Or maybe you are not even sure where you stand with God. Maybe today is the day that you choose to accept what Jesus has done for you?

So, what can you do today to make things right with God and be in relationship with him?

The Bible simply says “if you believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, you will be saved”. If you want to become a Christian today and make a decision to give your life to Jesus and live your life the way He intended, then all you need to do is say this simple prayer:


Dear God,Thank you that you love me and have a good plan and purpose for my life.I’m sorry for ignoring you and doing things my way.I realise now that my sin has hurt you and the people around me, and for this I’m truly sorry.Thank you Jesus that you gave your life for me and took the punishment for my sin.Please forgive me and help me now, by the power of your Holy Spirit, as I decide to live only for you.Amen.


So now what?  Jesus lived to show us a different, better way to live. You too can now enter a new way of living. As a new Christian or follower of Christ, the Bible describes you in a variety ways that completely change your identity:

A NEW CREATION

Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! (2 Corinthians 5:17)

SAVED

God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us can boast about it. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

FORGIVEN

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins. (Romans 3:23-24)

CHILD OF GODS

so you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” For his Spirit joins with our spirit to affirm that we are God’s children. (Romans 8:15-16)

MASTERPIECE

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. (Ephesians 2:10)

Everything you have ever done wrong or ever will do wrong has been forgiven. The gap between you and God has been removed and you are now an adopted son or daughter. God is your Father and you are part of His family, known as the Church.

Welcome to the Family.

If you have completed this step and made a clear decision to follow Jesus, please get in touch with us and let us know!  We would love to hear from you.  Simply fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page.   

Step 1: Further Resources

Want more details on becoming a Christian? Visit the “4 points” website by clicking here.

Step 2: Discover More

If you have recently decided to follow Jesus (Step 1: Welcome to the Family), or would like to find out more about following Jesus and have the time to explore what Christian faith is all about, then this step is for you. 

“MY CHRISTIAN FAITH IS THE BACKBONE OF MY LIFE” 

Bear Grylls, Explorer 

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. We are currently exploring running an Alpha course online – watch this space!  Here’s how Alpha works:

First there’s a talk:  The talks are designed to engage and inspire conversation. Usually around thirty minutes long and delivered over about eleven weeks, played as a video. They explore the big issues around faith and unpack the basics of Christianity, addressing questions from “Who is Jesus?” and “How can we have faith?” to “Why and how do I pray?” and “How does God guide us?”.

Then there’s a discussion:  Probably the most important part of any Alpha: the chance to share thoughts and ideas on the topic, and simply discuss it in a small group. There’s no obligation to say anything and there’s nothing you can’t say (seriously!). It’s an opportunity to hear from others and contribute your own perspective in an honest, friendly and open environment. 

 


Step 3: Making It Official

If you call yourself a Christian, but have not yet been baptised then this STEP is for you. 

When you enter into a relationship with someone else, there comes a moment when you want to make it official. Whether that is taking your significant other to meet your family for tea, changing your status on social media or announcing your engagement in a newspaper. The relationship becomes public. 

Baptism is the Christian version of this.  This ancient symbol of being lowered under water and being brought back up again, is a way of making a public declaration to all your family and friends. It’s making a statement that you have decided to become a follower of Jesus and that you want to live your life differently from now on.  Baptism is a symbol of all that Jesus has done for us and in us, and a declaration of our commitment to follow Him.  It is a line in the sand.

There are at number of different pictures that the Bible uses to talk about baptism.  Click on each statement to learn more…

It's like a GRAVE

Sorry to be morbid, but the Bible says that placing our faith in Jesus means dying to our old way of life; changing and living a new life with Him at the centre. Going under the water signifies the death of our old life, like going down into a grave, and coming up out of the water signifies the start of a new life. It reminds us of what’s happened and is a sign to others of our decision (Romans 6 v 1-11 & Colossians 2 v 11-14)

 

 

It's like a BIRTH

 The Bible also says that to know Jesus and be part of His kingdom we need to be born again: to undergo a radical change. Similar to dying to our old way of life we need to be completely changed by Jesus, such that we are ‘born again’. In 2 Corinthians 5, Paul says we are ‘new creations’. As we come up from the water in baptism it symbolises this ‘new birth’; starting a new life, as a new creation (John 3 & 2 Corinthians 5)

 

 

It's like a BATH

The Bible talks of sin as something that makes us unclean and separates us from God. Forgiveness is spoken of as making us clean. We often sing about how Jesus’ death on the cross washes us clean from sin, restoring our relationship with God. Baptism is the symbol of our sins being washed away, a bit like a bath. (Acts 22 v 16)

 

 

It means joining a FAMILY

The Bible says that through Jesus a new family was created; a family made up of all sorts of different people and cultures. It is faith in Jesus that is the distinguishing feature of this family. When we choose to follow Jesus we become ‘brothers’ and ‘sisters’ with everyone else who has chosen to follow Him. Baptism signifies our transition into our new worldwide family. (Galatians 3 v 26-29)

 

 

We hope this excites you about the prospect of being baptised.  We are currently unable to do baptisms in a public setting due to the government restrictions in place.  If you would like to be baptised when the restrictions have been lifted, simply contact the Freedom Church Office and we can arrange it for you.  Lots of people ask similar questions when thinking about getting baptised.

Here are some of the most common questions we get asked:

Why should I get baptised?

We encourage all followers of Jesus to be baptised for a few reasons:

Firstly it’s a step of obedience – Jesus told his disciples to tell people about Him and to baptise them (Matthew 28 v 19). Even Jesus himself got baptised (Matthew 3 v 13 -17). Secondly, throughout church history baptism has been seen as a ‘means of grace’ God uses it as a way to pour out His blessing. Often people say that baptism was a hugely encouraging experience. It gives us a chance to declare publicly all that Jesus has done, and reminds us of how He has changed (and is changing) our lives. It allows others to celebrate with us, reminding them of the goodness of God, and it testifies to those who don’t yet know Jesus about who He is.  Finally, through baptism we become wonderfully unified with all other believers at all times and in all places, as everyone who comes to know Jesus is encouraged to be baptised. 

When should I get baptised?

If you’re committed to following Jesus – if you’ve made the decision that you want to follow him for the rest of your life then baptism is an important step of obedience to take. You don’t need to wait, go for it! It’s not about having everything sorted – the Bible tells us that many people believed and were baptised immediately! (Acts 2 and Acts 8). Baptism is just saying ‘l believe in Jesus and I want to follow Him’. 

What does getting baptised look like?

When we baptise people at Freedom Church, we tend to do so by entirely immersing them in water and then immediately bringing them up. We do this in a pool that we fill up with water.  The pictures above show you!  The word ‘baptism’ comes from the Greek word ‘baptismo’ which means to ‘be drenched’, ‘to drown’ or ‘to immerse’ something in water. 

Do I have to be baptised?

Baptism itself doesn’t save us; there is nothing magic about the water.  Instead it’s a symbol of something that has already happened. We are saved by faith in Jesus and all that He has done for us in His life, death and resurrection – nothing else is needed.    Jesus said that we should ‘believe and be baptised’ and, if it’s important to Him, then it’s important to those of us that follow him.  If you haven’t been baptised yet, then we would love to do so on our next Baptism Sunday. Contact us and we will arrange a time to do this.  

Step 3: Further Resources

Click here to download our Baptism FAQs Document

Step 4: Who or What is Freedom Church?

If you are thinking about joining Freedom Church and want to find out more about our vision, values, culture and ethos, what we offer and what we hope those who call Freedom Church home will contribute, then this is the Step for you. 

Freedom Church is all about leading people in the pursuit of Jesus to see lives and communities transformed.

We are so glad you have started to come along to Freedom Church and want to find out more.  Simply Church is a short evening course which will really help you feel like you understand the heart of Freedom Church.

But like any church or organisation we have a culture that is unique to ourselves. This six week course will introduce you to our vision and core values, as well as giving you a better understanding of how we work. If you have questions like ‘Who is Freedom Church?’ or ’What is this Church all about?’, then this is the course for you.  

“THE COURSE WAS A COMPLETE GAME CHANGER”

Anon – Electrician

Here is ANON’s story:

 

It is also a great time to meet others who are new to the church and build some new friendships. The course is led by members of the church leadership team.    To book onto the next course, head to the Freedom Church calendar more information.  If you’ve just missed a course, or if there isn’t another course running for a while, why not head to Step 5 whilst you are waiting? 

Step 5: Make Yourself at Home

Simply Church (Step 4) gives you lots of knowledge about Freedom Church, but now comes the part where you need to take action! 

If you want to really be in a community, then it requires you to be brave and to get involved. We know this is not easy for everyone, but we hope that the Next Steps process helps considerably.

One of our greatest needs as human beings is to belong. We want to be part of something. We want to be needed and we want to be known. As Freedom Church, we have created a way to get connected into the life and community of the church, which we call Next Steps.  These are not in order – please feel free to progress through them as you see fit.

Either explore the Next Steps below, click on the Next Steps section of the Website (using the menu at the top of the page) or head to the Next Steps Point at Church on a Sunday morning:

Join a Connect Group

Connect Groups are small mid-week communities that meet in people’s homes throughout the area. These groups are the best place to build relationships, get to know others and continue exploring and growing your faith in an environment of mutual support. There are groups that meet on various evenings, and during the day. 

Sign up to Newcomers Lunch

Newcomers Lunch is a free lunch straight after Church which gives you the opportunity to meet some of our leaders, staff team, spiritual oversight team and trustees. We want you to understand who we are, where we’ve come from and where we believe we’re going – and we want to get to meet you properly too. To do this we have prepared a short presentation which will communicate our values, our history, our structure and our dreams and aspirations, which we share before lunch. 

Start Giving

We are incredibly grateful for every gift we receive. We hope that everybody feels that they can contribute something. We believe that where you give your money, your heart will follow. Most people who are part of Freedom Church give regularly to church – we would love you to be a part of that. 

Join a Team

We have said already that Church is like a big family where we all have something unique to contribute. Without you we would be worse off. We ask that all partners consider how they could best play their part. There are a number of teams for people with specific skill sets. Teams are a great way to meet new people, explore different ways of serving and truly feel part of Freedom Church.  

Log in to Church Suite

Church Suite is an app (also works in browser) which we is the best way to access our database, manage your privacy settings, mange gift aid, sign up for events, check communications and much more!  Download the app to get started.  Any issues just contact the office team for support.

To complete these Next Steps you can click on the relevant website links above, download the church suite app [link] or head to the Next Steps point on any Sunday.

 

 

Step 6: Understanding your Identity

We are human. We are all different. The things that energise you and excite you about life are unique to you. It is what makes you who you are. And yet God made each one of us in his image. How does that work? 

Understanding the way God made you is an important life skill, but also an opportunity to develop a greater relationship with the one who made you the way you are. God doesn’t make mistakes. 

 The Emotionally Healthy Spiritual Course has been created by Peter Scazzerro, a church leader and author who has written a number of books around the area of emotional health. The course is based on this book.

 The course includes eight groundbreaking sessions that touch hidden places, deep beneath the surface of our lives: 

☑️ The Problem of Emotionally Unhealthy Spirituality
☑️ Know Yourself that You May Know God
☑️ Go Back to Go Forward
☑️ Journey through the Wall
☑️ Enlarge Your Soul through Grief and Loss
☑️ Discover the Rhythms of the Daily Office and Sabbath
☑️ Grow into an Emotionally Mature Adult
☑️ Go the Next Step to Develop a “Rule of Life” 

 

We run this course periodically.  To find the next date simply head to our calendar or contact the Office Team.  If we are not running a course soon, then just head on to Step 7 whilst you are waiting!

Step 7: Creating Healthy Holy Habits

If you have taken all the earlier steps, but you still struggle to spend time with God regularly in prayer, or to read the bible consistently, then this is the Next Step for you. 

We all have plenty of daily routines – waking up, showering, eating, exercising, drinking, working, or crashing on the sofa to watch Netflix or catching up on social media at the end of the day. Some of these routines are healthy and life giving and some, maybe, not so much. 

Most people clean their teeth twice a day. It is considered a healthy habit, but we often struggle to create healthy holy habits such as reading the Bible and spending time with God through prayer and yet such routines are healthy for our spiritual well being. 

These are key habits that Christians can form to build a better relationship with God. Simply click on each tab to learn more…

The word Bible literally means “a library”. This particular library is made up of 66 different kinds of books. Some of these take the form of letters, stories, poems, history and prophecy. 

Although it has two parts to it (the Old Testament and the New Testament) the two parts make up one Big Story of Gods heart for his people and how best to live the life God has intended for you. 

Like many stories it has a beginning, middle, significant plot twist (with Jesus dying and coming back to life) and ending. 

  1. The Beginning. The Bible literally starts with the words ‘In the beginning” and documents God creating the world and everything in it, including us. God looks at it and sees that it is all good. But the people that God created made choices to walk away from his plans and moved in the wrong direction away from God. 
  2. The Middle. The story of Gods people travelling through life, making mistakes, getting things right and God giving lots of kindness and direction. 
  3. The Twist. The first four books of the New Testament are known as the Gospels which means Good News. These describe Gods plan to make the things that people got wrong right again through his Son Jesus. A story of Gods hope, help and plan for each one of our lives. 
  4. The End. The Bible concludes by showing how the people began to gather together as the church. It tells of the purpose of the local church to transform the world by telling people of the love of Jesus. This mission is often called “The Great Commission”. The bible concludes by telling of our eternal hope – that one day everything in the world will be put right and Jesus will come and be with his people.

This all sounds good, but why read the Bible regularly? Can’t I just read it once like a novel and then put it on my shelf as a trophy to show that I have read it? Here are some thoughts:

  •  It helps us understand the Lord better. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John help us understand Jesus, and Gods heart for us, his hopes and shows how his ways are best for our lives
  •  It is full of promises to hold onto in the tough moments of our lives. These are promises of well-being, provision and help. 
  •  It guides us in how to have good and healthy relationships finances family and how we should work. It gives us hope in times of sickness, fear, temptation and so much more. 
  •  When we read the Bible we are with Jesus, we can hear his voice through the words we read. It is one of the ways God can speak to us. We can learn his ways and live life with his purpose.  

There are many ways to read the Bible. But like teaching a small baby to move from drinking milk to solid food it is always better to take it slow and start small. 

Start with one book such as the Book of Mark. It is 16 chapters long and won’t take long to read, but start by pausing and asking the Holy Spirit to speak to you through what you are about to read. Then read a chapter or a shorter section if that is easier. 

Then ask yourself – what does this tell me about God? How does this relate to my life? How can I apply this to today? 

This can take many forms, but in its simplest from Prayer it is creating a routine of stopping and pausing to pray with God. 

Don’t pray when you feel like it. Have an appointment with the Lord and keep it. A man is powerful on his knees.” Corrie Ten Boom

“Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace.” Matthew 6:6 

There is no fixed way to spend time alone with God, but it’s helpful to combine Bible reading with prayer and to do so at a regular time each day. There are many excellent devotional resources, but you don’t have to use anything at all. It’s worth experimenting to see what works best for you. 

 Other prayer tools may be helpful as part of a daily quiet time too. 

Here are some further resources for each Holy Habit as well as a couple of simple outlines for how you could spend some quality Time with God:

Further Resources - Daily Prayer

The Prayer Course by 24-7 Prayer 

24/7 Prayer Toolshed – A great selection of resources to help you pray

Inner Room Prayer App – An app for Android or iOS which helps turn your phone into an “Inner Room”

Prayermate Prayer App – An app for Android or iOs which helps you collate prayer topics in one place

How to Pray Book

How to have a 10 minute daily prayer time using P.R.A.Y.

How to have a 10 minute daily prayer time using P.R.A.Y.

(1 min) Pause – sit quietly for a minute, stilling your soul. 

(2 min)Rejoice – read a short Psalm or listen to a worship song. 

(3 min)Ask – Tell God what’s on your heart. Pray through your day. If you have a prayer 

list name each person or situation before God. 

(3 min)Yield – Read a few verses from the New Testament, until a phrase pops out at you and then talk to God about it. Are there any sins you need to confess? Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you afresh. 

(1 min)Amen – Pray the Lord’s Prayer. (Matthew 6:9-13) 

How to have a 30 minute quiet time using The Lord's Prayer

How to have a 30 minute quiet time using The Lord’s Prayer

(2 min)Our Father in heaven 

Be still. Sit quietly and ask “Where is the evidence of the Father’s love in my life right now?” Give thanks. 

(3 min) Hallowed be your name 

Read a Psalm or listen to a worship song. 

(3 min) Your kingdom come, your will be done. 

What would it look like for God’s kingdom to come in the three circles of your life today: 

  1. Pray for your own needs
  2. Pray for your friends and family
  3. Pray for the wider world (perhaps focusing on situations in the news).

(15 min) Give us this day our daily bread 

Using a bible reading guide, if you find it helpful, read from a Gospel, a New Testament epistle, and then from the Old Testament. 

The emphasis here is on quality not quantity. When a phrase resonates with you, treat it as if God is starting a conversation by pausing to pray about it. 

(2 min) Forgive us our sins as we forgive other. Review the last 24 hours, allowing the Holy Spirit to challenge any sinful thoughts, words and deeds. Are there people to whom you need to apologise, or others you need to forgive? 

(2 min) Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. 

Pray protection for yourself and for those you love, especially in areas of vulnerability. If you are under spiritual attack, take authority, standing on relevant promises from the bible. 

(3 min) For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours… 

Finish by listening to another worship song or returning to the psalm with which you started. 

 

Final thoughts…

When it comes to creating new habits it is not easy. It will take time. Find yourself a friend who will hold you to account, or maybe find someone you can regularly find time to pray with, and challenge, each other. We are always better together. 

Start small. It is better to read one verse a day from the Bible or spend one minute in prayer as you walk to work than start with high expectations and not achieve them. You can always increase the time you spend as it becomes part of your routine. Think quality not quantity. 

Lastly some great advice “Keep it simple, keep it real, keep it up.” 

Step 8: Living the Jesus Way. Everyday.

If you want to be better at sharing Jesus each day then this is the Next Step for you 

Becoming a Christian is more than just a one-off prayer, it is a lifetime of choosing to operate the way Jesus would each and every day. 

Everyone, Everywhere, Everyday. 

It’s about becoming a Disciple. 

The ‘Making Disciples’ course has been created by Cris Roger and explores the many ways discipleship works today, and will help you discover a new method to sharing Christianity. 

All too often modern discipleship in the church is based on presumptions that are more attuned to an academic system than a biblical apprenticeship. Jesus didn’t tell his disciples to listen to him but to follow him and see how ‘did’ life in relationship with God. Discipleship is about relationship and journey, helping people reconnect the area of head, heart and hands – the three key areas that made and still makes Jesus’ discipleship model unique. 


 

Making Disciples includes an assessment tool that we use in Freedom Church, to help understand who we are becoming in our spiritual formation. Following an insightful seven-week course, this tool unpacks the user’s strengths and gifts and ultimately helps people grow and develop as disciples of Jesus. 

To sign up to the course, simply head to our calendar and sign up.  If we are not running a course for a while, then you might want to head to the next step.  Whilst you are waiting, you could check out the Making Disciples Podcast.

 

 

 

Step 9: It's Not About You

The message of Jesus is a contagious Good News story that has been shared from one generation to the next for centuries. Think about it. The only reason you are following Jesus today is because someone told you about him. And someone told that person. And someone else told that person… 

Throughout History

To the point where Jesus stood in front of his friends, the disciples, with some of his final instructions, when he said:

“Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you.”

Matthew 28:19-20

 It’s not about you or me, it’s about others. You have received new life through Jesus, now it is time to share this life with others. 

The Christian word for this is ‘Evangelism’ – telling others the story of Jesus. Inviting them to make the same great decision that you have made.

This is not about going up to strangers in the local coffee shop or standing on street corners shouting at people passing by. This is about telling your story to those you know and love at an appropriate time and in an appropriate manner. Here are some suggested stages that will help you do this: 

✓ Pray – spend time in prayer asking God if there is someone near to you that needs you to share your story with them. Start to pray for them regularly and ask God for an appropriate opportunity to tell your story. 

✓ Preparepractice telling your story. The Bible encourages us to be prepared to tell our story at all time, with gentleness and respect. So get ready. Keep it simple, keep it short and keep it real. A story has a beginning, middle and end. What were you like before you met Jesus? what happened that caused you to choose to follow him? And what difference has it made to you today? Practice with a friend or in front of the mirror! 

✓ Wait for the right moment – The best time to tell your story is more about when someone asks you, not when you want to tell them. Don’t impose or try and shoehorn it into a conversation. If your friend or family member wants to chat about football, politics or fashion then go with that, don’t try to force your passion onto others, however enthusiastic you might be feeling in the moment.  

✓ Tell your story – keep it succinct, make it a normal part of who you are and then make the ask. Would you like to find out more? Why don’t you come with me to church this weekend? I can pick you up and introduce you to people? 

✓ People are not projects – Don’t see people as a target to acquire. God loves people. He made people in His image and wants to be in a relationship with all mankind. Our role is simply to re-connect people back to their Father God. It is a privilege and a joy to be a partner in sharing the Good News. 

We live in a diverse world with a variety of opinions and options available. But people are looking for meaning in their lives. People are created by God and within each one of us is a longing to discover our creator and purpose. Get praying and inviting and see what might happen as you start to share the story of what God is doing in your life.  

You have now reached the end of your First Steps, so now is the time to start again, but this time it’s your opportunity to guide someone else through it. 

Afterword

Afterword

Remember – First Steps was never a race or a destination.  Discipleship is a relationship of life-long learning between you and Jesus.  But now you have completed First Steps, there are two things which we would be really grateful if you could do:

  1. Suggest resources.  Using contact form below, please suggest further resources that you would recommend that we add to the page.  What have you found helpful, encouraging, informative and engaging?
  2. Guide a friend.  Now you have been through the First Steps process, you are perfectly positioned to guide someone else through the process.  You could just be their helping hand, friendly encouragement and prayer champion.  Who are you going to encourage?

 

If at any point during the First Steps journey, you feel like you would benefit from a helping hand, a friendly guide or a prayer champion – simply fill in the Contact Form below and a member of the Freedom Church Team will get in contact with you.

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