I’m curious and I’d like to know more about Jesus
I want to start a relationship with God
I’m a Christian but I want to recommit my life to God
I want to help my friends find Jesus
However you’re feeling—and whatever questions or doubts you might have—know that you’re welcome here. God talks about in the Bible how people who search for Him find Him. Here are few places to start:
We are so excited that you’ve decided to follow Jesus! This is the life God designed you to live — a life of purpose, hope, victory, and love. Jesus loves you and He will be with you every step of the way. We would be honoured to help you get started in your journey of following Jesus:
This is an amazing decision! No matter what you’ve done or been through, God loves you so much and has an incredible plan for your life. You’ve never been alone and you never will be alone. What’s next? Well, we have a few ideas:
You are the best person to help your friends find Jesus. You don’t need to be an expert or a pastor, you just need to be one step ahead of your friends in the journey. Here are a few places to get started:
When you begin a relationship with God, you shouldn’t do it alone. There are so many other people who also love and follow God who want to help you in this journey. A local church is the best example of joining the family of Jesus. A church is a group of people who meet each week to learn more about God, spend time together, and grow in their relationship with Jesus. We aren’t meant to follow Jesus alone — we need to be surrounded by people who also love and follow Jesus.
It can be easy to start a relationship with God but lose faith over time if we don’t have people around us helping us. That’s why being a part of a church is so important — because we need other people! If you need help finding a church, you can talk to the person you came to Change Conference with or if you need extra help finding a church in your community, feel free to contact Change Conference. We would love to help you!
The next way to get to know God better is by praying. It can be easy to think of prayer as a big, scary thing where we have to say certain words. But prayer is just talking to God. You can talk to Him out loud or in your thoughts — at any time, anywhere, about literally anything. You can talk to God just like how you speak to a friend.
No matter how you’re feeling, you can talk to God about it. He is always listening and always cares. As we pray we get to know God more, and know how much He loves us.
Talk to Jesus every day. Invite Him into every part of your life — He cares about every single area of your life. As we pray, we begin to realize that we don’t just know about God, but we really do have a relationship with Him! The more we get to know Jesus, the more we’ll become like Him.
The Bible is a collection of writings about who God is, inspired by God and written by humans. You can think of the Bible like a library — filled with all different genres of books, including poetry, history, wisdom literature, prophecy, stories, and more — written by different people over a long period of time. The cool thing is, every part of the Bible points back to Jesus. When we read the Bible, we learn more about who God is and learn more about who we are.
Depending on what you’re reading, sometimes the Bible can be confusing — but there are tons of resources out there that can help you understand more. One of the easiest ways we can read the Bible is through an app called YouVersion in the app store. You can read Bible plans and even get a Bible verse sent to you every single day.
Invite your friends to read the Bible with you. Start a Bible plan, and chat about what you’re reading together!
Before you read the Bible, ask God to open up your heart to the truth of what He is wanting to say to you.