Next Steps - eCourse
You Have A Purpose
Next Steps - Intro
Next Steps - Part 1 • Mark Ivey
We are so glad you’ve decided to take your next steps with Christ Alive Church. Our mission is to see God’s love reach the hearts of all people. There is only one “you” on this entire planet and we believe you have a God-given purpose that He wants to bring to life so others can discover His love. When you and I seek God’s heart, grow individually, and believe for the impossible, we become a family - a church that positively impacts cities and nations. Remember this, healthy people grow, and growing people change. We’re honored we can grow together. - Mark Ivey
What Is Church?
Next Steps - Part 2 • Lj Johnson
How we view and live out God’s definition of church will either hurt the world or bring healing to it. Most people think church is a place we go to a couple times a week. Yes, we should value coming together on a regular basis, but that is not what church is. It’s important we learn to align our view of church with God’s definition, instead of our own. Let's start with understanding this: We are one church of many in God's Kingdom. We live for the Kingdom of Heaven - which means when the church down the street wins, we all win. When we win, all churches win. Simply put, Christ Alive is our church home within this one global family. - Lj Johnson
How Do I Follow Jesus?
Next Steps - Part 3 • Ashton Ivey
The life of discipleship starts with salvation, but our salvation is the launching place of a lifestyle of learning from and following Jesus into the life that He has called us to live. Through loving obedience and submission of all that we are to God, we are invited into a completely new way of living that embraces the gospel of the Kingdom now. - Ashton Ivey
How Do I Pray?
Next Steps - Part 4 • Mark Ivey
Your body can’t grow and live unless you eat. In the same way, your faith, character, and maturity will not grow unless you seek to know God beyond church. Jesus set the example for us by living a life that was always focused on God’s presence. Whatever God was saying, Jesus said. Whatever God was wanting to do, Jesus did. This was His lifestyle. Knowing God beyond a church event is the lifestyle we are created to live. In this lifestyle, we practice recognizing God’s presence as we go about our day, attempting to say what He is saying and do what He is doing anywhere we are. Whether we're at home, work, or running errands, we’re always cultivating a life that has fellowship with God. One of the greatest ways we focus on His presence, is in Prayer.
Is Giving Important?
Next Steps - Part 5 • Lj Johnson
Unfortunately in our world and throughout history, there are places and people that have misused and abused the generosity of people like you. Does this mean we ignore Jesus’ example of generosity in all things? Not at all. God is extravagantly generous and our generosity is a response and reflection of Him. We are created to live generously with our resources, time, and energy like our Father in Heaven. When we live this way, the world can discover God’s love, trust, and generosity He has for them through your life. - Lj Johnson
How Do I Get Involved?
Next Steps - Part 6 • Amanda Chatman
We know what it’s like to find a church home and struggle to grow meaningful friendships with others - beyond a surface level. This can leave you, your family, or kids feeling frustrated and disappointed. The good news, is it doesn’t have to be this way. There is a solution. In a church home, people often rely on others to start a friendship with them. Though we love when that happens and it should happen - it’s important we individually choose to reach out, be present, and sometimes initiate that first hello. Does that mean you have to be an outgoing people-person who loves socializing? Absolutely not. It simply means we actively put our best foot forward to serve others and grow lasting friendships - just like Jesus did. Now, there are a few ways you can start putting your best foot forward to begin interacting and growing with others.