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Next Steps

When we make Jesus Lord of our life, we are committing to follow Him and become like Him.  The New Testament gives us a glimpse of what a Christian (a ‘little Christ’) looks like and behaves like.  We call the process of becoming like Jesus ‘discipleship’.  Discipleship is a journey that encompasses all of who we are and what we do.

Along that journey, we will encounter key milestones that lead us to new growth.  The Next Steps exist to help clarify the path of discipleship.  They act as a road-map for the journey.  Each Next Step includes a relationship, environment, or tool that you can utilize to begin growing towards that milestone.

Using the Next Steps begins with recognizing where you are.  Determine which of the steps you are currently growing in and then discover what your Next Step looks like.

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Our journey begins with a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.  Recognizing Him as the Lord of your life is the most critical step that you can take in your life.

Check out these resources to guide you along the way:

  • Know Jesus Conversation Guide: Know Jesus is a study-resource for two people.  This four-part conversation guide will walk you through what God’s Word has to say about a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.
  • Evangelism Training: A multi-week study that will equip you with the knowledge and resources that you’ll need to share your faith.  
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Beginning the journey towards becoming like Jesus can be challenging.  Many of us feel like we are learning a foreign language when we first choose to follow Jesus. Still a healthy relationship with God requires some intentionality, so we need to learn the basics (how to read the Bible, pray, and share your faith with others).

Basics Group: Learn the basics that you’ll need as you follow Jesus  during this 12-week study.

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God established His Church to be a force of good in this world.  It is His design that every Christ-follower is connected to a church community that is seeking to honor Him.  Gain an idea of who CCW is and how you can become a team member in our two part Foundations series.

Sign up for our two-part Foundations series:

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Each of us has been designed to be truly known, but that’s difficult in a large church community.  Discover authentic community by joining a Discipleship Group, an environment where you will grow in relationship with God and others.

Explore our Discipleship Groups.

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Each of us has been designed by God to serve in His world with a purpose.  Discovering your SHAPE can help you to discover what God has designed you for.  We can help you discover the right Ministry Team that’s right for you.

Discover your SHAPE: Start down the path to discovering your SHAPE by taking a Spiritual Gifts Assessment.

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Each of us has a variety of resources that have been given to us by God: time, talents, and treasures.  Stewardship is the act of learning how to use those resources in a way that honors God.

Two great resources to help guide you along the way:

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Each person has a God-designed leadership capacity.  As you grow in your relationship with Jesus, it’s important to discover those skills so that you can use them in a mighty way for God’s Kingdom.

Check out these leadership resources: