What's your first step?

Growing as a follower of Jesus includes putting into practice the things you are learning
about him and from him.

For each of our Next Steps we’ve included some practices you can begin doing now as well as some resources that will help you grow in each area.

What's your next step?

Worship Regularly

Worship is our response to who God is and what He’s done for us. When we worship God, we are transformed by God. Worshiping together strengthens and encourages us. Attending church every week is a great place to start.

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Connect with God

God wants a personal relationship with you. The more you know him, the better life can be. The best way to connect with God is to pray and read the Bible every day.

In addition to praying and reading the Bible every day there are other practices you can explore to connect with God. Here are some practices and resources you can dive into in order to help you grow in this area.
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  • Discover how you best connect with God and be intentional about including this in your daily/weekly rhythms of living — Exercise: Spiritual Pathways Test (video)
  • Use this Prayer Dashboard as a tool to guide your daily times of prayer — Prayer Dashboard by Andy Stanley (online video study)
  • Practice the discipline of the Daily Office to have some set times throughout the day to spend time with God. A regular practice of the Daily Office helps you to pay attention to God throughout the entire day. The EHS Day by Day book is a great place to start with this practice. Watch this short video to learn more about it.
  • Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster
  • Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley Barton
  • The Spirit of the Disciplines by Dallas Willard
  • Practicing the Way resources

Live Differently

God asks us to think and act differently from the world around us. Jesus lived a radically different life. We are called to follow his example.

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Do Life Together

Christ offers us a new life – a connected life. Joining a Christ-centered group and creating community with others helps us connect with God and navigate life. Life is better together.

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Serve Others

God has equipped you with skills and talents. Serving at church and in your community represents his kingdom. Service to others is service to God.


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Tell Your One

The greatest act of love you can show toward a friend is to help that friend find Jesus. The best way to do that is to share Jesus’ story. Everyone knows someone who needs to know more.

start the conversation

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Give Generously

Before we even decided to believe, He gave up His Son for us. Everything we have comes from God. So we can never give Him more than He has already given us. When we give, we are using our blessings to bless others so they can experience life with Him, too.

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