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

Worshiping together strengthens and encourages us. Attending church every week is a great place to start. visit us
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Below are some practices and resources you can dive into in order to help you grow in this area.

  • Develop the habit of attending and participating in a weekend service every week (attend one and serve at one).
  • Create a Rule of Life that will help reorient your whole life with God.
  • Observe the Sabbath weekly

You can get access to other resources like RightNow Media and Study Gateway on our Study Tools page.
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Short-term discipleship courses at every campus of The Hills Church will strengthen your faith and accelerate spiritual growth. Every course is designed to help you take your next step with Jesus.
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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.
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Below are some practices and resources you can dive into in order to help you grow in this area.

  • 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.

You can get access to other resources like RightNow Media and Study Gateway on our Study Tools page.
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Short-term discipleship courses at every campus of The Hills Church will strengthen your faith and accelerate spiritual growth. Every course is designed to help you take your next step with Jesus.
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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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Below are some practices and resources you can dive into in order to help you grow in this area.

  • Develop a pace of life that is different from the pace of the world. This workbook introduces you to four practices designed to help you unhurry your life.
  • Practice the discipline of self-examination (see Psalm 139:23-34) and focus on replacing sinful habits with healthy ones. Ask some of your family or friends to help you see your blind spots. Let their answers and the Holy Spirit guide you as you seek to live differently.

You can get access to other resources like RightNow Media and Study Gateway on our Study Tools page.
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Short-term discipleship courses at every campus of The Hills Church will strengthen your faith and accelerate spiritual growth. Every course is designed to help you take your next step with Jesus.
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Do Life Together

Joining a Christ-centered group and creating community with others helps us connect with God and navigate life. find a group
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Below are some practices and resources you can dive into in order to help you grow in this area.

  • Practice living one particular “one another” every day for a week (“love one another,” “serve one another,” “encourage one another,” “pray for one another,” “forgive one another,” “honor one another”). Reflect on how this practice has changed you and blessed others. 
  • Ask someone to tell you their story. Listen to them as deeply as you can. Let them know how much it means to you to hear their story. How does their story give you a deeper understanding of them, of God, and of yourself? 
  • Become part of a Christ-centered group and see how this grows you in new and deep ways.

You can get access to other resources like RightNow Media and Study Gateway on our Study Tools page.
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Short-term discipleship courses at every campus of The Hills Church will strengthen your faith and accelerate spiritual growth. Every course is designed to help you take your next step with Jesus.
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Serve Others

God has equipped you with skills and talents. Serving at church and in your community represents his kingdom. serve now
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Below are some practices and resources you can dive into in order to help you grow in this area.

  • Identify your Spiritual Gift and look for ways to use your unique gifts to serve others 
  • Take a look at our Renew partners and find a place to serve in the community
  • Develop a practice of intentionally blessing someone every day.

You can get access to other resources like RightNow Media and Study Gateway on our Study Tools page.
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Short-term discipleship courses at every campus of The Hills Church will strengthen your faith and accelerate spiritual growth. Every course is designed to help you take your next step with Jesus.
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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. tell your one
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Below are some practices and resources you can dive into in order to help you grow in this area.

  • Make a list of the people you are praying for and list one intentional way you can connect with them or encourage them this week.
  • Commit to praying for your one on a regular basis.
  • Review the questions in the Start the Conversation section and look for opportunities to intentionally use them with people you connect with.

You can get access to other resources like RightNow Media and Study Gateway on our Study Tools page.
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Short-term discipleship courses at every campus of The Hills Church will strengthen your faith and accelerate spiritual growth. Every course is designed to help you take your next step with Jesus.
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Give Generously

We can never give God 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. give now
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Below are some practices and resources you can dive into in order to help you grow in this area.

  • Take Financial Peace University to learn more about how to manage money. 
  • Practice giving a tithe (10 percent) of your income on a regular basis (schedule your giving to lineup with when you get paid). 
  • Look for ways to give special offerings beyond your tithe to be a blessing to others. 
  • Develop a plan to live under your means (not at and definitely not above). This will give you less stress, and more breathing room for generosity, justice, and your most precious commodity—time. Use this Monthly Cash Flow Plan to create your budget.

You can get access to other resources like RightNow Media and Study Gateway on our Study Tools page.
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Short-term discipleship courses at every campus of The Hills Church will strengthen your faith and accelerate spiritual growth. Every course is designed to help you take your next step with Jesus.
find out more