I know Jesus, now what?

Once you believe Jesus is God's Son, that He died for your sin, and God raised Him from the dead, we believe Scripture teaches us to make that decision public (say it among your friends and a local body of Christ followers).  When you've stated your decision publicly, Scripture also teaches about baptism by full immersion.

As you consider joining our fellowship or community of believers, we will encourage you to be discipled in the use of and in your understanding of the Word of God.

Participate in a "Starting Point" get-together to learn more about your relationship with Jesus Christ and membership within our community of believers.  Everyone is at a 'starting point' to something.  Becoming a member has a lot of 'unknowns' for many people and we want to help you be confident and sure of your decision in committing to the Lord first, and then to our church family here at First Baptist.  Want to schedule a "starting point" get-together?  Email or call 409-385-2819.

Growing Spiritually

Lots of things are involved in spiritual growth.  Check through what follows to discover where you need to grow more deeply in your relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Prayer

    Prayer is talking to God - our heavenly Father.  He desires that we constantly communicate what's on our hearts with Him.   Eyes closed or open; kneeling, standing, or lying down; physical posture is not the important thing.

  • Bible study

    Personally - it is important that you learn God's Word through reading it as well as committing it to memory.

    Corporately - involve yourself with a small group to open God's Word for discussion and teaching - attend corporate worship as our leaders teach and preach the Word of God.

  • making Disciples who make disciples

    Becoming like Jesus...Matthew 28:18-20...tells us to "go therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit and teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.  And I'm with you always even till the end of the age."

    Making disciples only happens when you intentionally get involved in people's lives - where they see and hear how you are depending upon God, obeying His Word, and giving Him the glory through all things.  As one invests in people's lives, we are privileged to see the change God is making by observing their growing dependence upon God, their obeying His Word, and them giving Him the glory through all things.  Are you intentionally investing in the life of at least one other person to teach them how to faithfully follow Jesus and to observe all of His Scriptural commands.