Discover Belong Church
Discover is a class where you'll have the opportunity to hear all about Belong Church– our mission, vision, and values – and how to find YOUR PLACE in the family here at Belong.
Lunch is provided, and childcare is available.
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STEP 1: FIRST 40
What is First 40?
First 40 is a five week group setting designed to teach the basics of Christianity. Topics include: the need for salvation, the significance of water baptism, walking daily with Jesus, and the need for Christian community.
Whether you’re curious, new to faith, or simply want a refresher on “the basics”, First 40 is for you!
What happens after First 40?
If you’ve yet to join a general group, we want to help you connect into one so that you can continue to build community and grow in your relationship with Jesus. To find a group, click here!
Step 2: Get Baptized
“So when we were baptized, we were buried with Christ and took part in his death. And just as Christ was raised from death by the wonderful power of the Father, so we can now live a new life.”
Romans 6:4 ERV
WHY BAPTISM MATTERS & OTHER FAQ'S:
Why is baptism important?
Baptism is not an act of salvation because we are saved by faith in Jesus alone. However, baptism is an important step in a believer's walk with Jesus. Before Jesus ascended into Heaven, He gave His disciples a list of instructions for how to proceed in finishing the work He began on earth. We call this the Great Commission. (Matt. 28:18-20)
Baptism is the necessary step between the first moment of salvation and life-long process of maturing in your faith and conforming to the image of Jesus. It is impossible to follow Jesus and neglect baptism.
What does baptism mean?
Baptism comes from the Greek word "baptizo," which means: "to immerse or dip under the water, to cleanse by submerging." This word refers to permanent change.
A symbolic representation of the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, illustrating that we are putting our sins to death and rising into a new life that can only be found in Jesus. An outward declaration of the inward changes in a believer's life.
An act of faith after salvation, and an act of obedience in response to Jesus' command to follow His example and be baptized (Matt. 3:13-17)
Baptism is where we experience freedom from our past and are empowered to live a new life in Christ. (Romans 6)
By confirming our position in Christ, baptism also affirms the blessing of God in our life. When we affirm we are His children, we receive the blessings of our Father. (Eph. 1:3-5)
We encourage you to do so without delay. In the Bible, we see that new believers in the book of Acts were baptized immediately following salvation (Acts 10:34-48).
Therefore, you are ready to be baptized as soon as you understand the simplicity of what baptism means and are ready to declare that you want to follow Jesus forever.
Step 3: Join a group
We believe that lives flourish in the context of community and that nobody should do life alone. Groups meet throughout the week and are designed to help people build community and grow in their faith. Whatever your season of life - there’s a group for you.Find a group