First Steps

First Steps

Does your life have meaning and purpose? Do you sometimes feel like you’re wasting your life? Or maybe you feel all alone, and no one understands you. You might even have a sense of hopelessness.

You’re not alone! We’ve all been there. It’s part of living in a world where rebellion against God and His glorious design for us is the norm. But there’s good news! God has a plan to restore us to Himself and give us joy and purpose!

Believe

This is where it all begins! We’re all looking for something, because as we look around us, and even within us, we find a brokenness. The first step in our faith journey is turning from following our own way and instead believe in the gospel of Jesus. To believe in Jesus is to trust in Him for all that matters today and forever. He lived a perfect life on our behalf, and died the death we deserve to die, so that we may once again be who we were designed to be. When we believe in Jesus, God adopts us into His forever family, and He becomes our perfect loving Father. He cares for us and heals the brokenness we all feel. This is the only path to real joy in life, both now and in eternity.

Belong

God made us to live in loving community with each other. Ephesians 5:25 tells us that Jesus Christ loves and gave Himself for the church. Belonging to a local faith community is a vital part of your walk with Jesus. At SBC we join together to encourage and help each other live out the purpose for which God made us. Once you believe in Jesus, the steps toward membership in our faith community are:

  1. Be baptized by immersion after believing in the gospel
  2. Attend SBC Discovery class – an introduction to life at SBC
  3. Affirmation of membership by the church body

Have questions or just want to talk about believing or belonging? Contact one of our pastors!

Once you Believe & Belong it’s time to move on to Next Steps!