WELCOME TO MEMBERSHIP

HOW TO BECOME A CHRISTIAN

STEPS TO PEACE WITH GOD


1.God's Plan—Peace and Life

God loves you and wants you to experience His peace and life.

The BIBLE says: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).


2.Our Problem—Separation

Being at peace with God is not automatic, because by nature you are separated from God.  The BIBLE says: "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans


3.God's Remedy—The Cross 

God's love bridges the gap of separation between God and you. When Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the grave, He paid the penalty for your sins.      


The BIBLE says: "He personally carried the load of our sins in his own body when he died on the cross" (1 Peter 2:24, TLB)


4.Our Response—Receive Christ

You cross the bridge into God's family when you receive Christ by personal invitation.           

The BIBLE says: "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name" (John 1:12).


To receive Christ you need to do four things:

1. ADMIT your spiritual need. I am a sinner."

2. REPENT and be willing to turn from your sin.

3. BELIEVE that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross.

4. RECEIVE, through prayer, Jesus Christ into your heart and life.


CHRIST says, "Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in" (Revelation 3:20).           


The BIBLE says, "Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved" (Romans 10:13).           


What to Pray:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and need Your forgiveness. I believe that You died for my sins. I want to turn from my sins. I now invite You to come into my heart and life. I want to trust and follow You as Lord and Savior.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

WHAT STEPS CAN I TAKE TO BECOMING ALL THAT GOD WANTS ME TO BE?

God wants you to take your next step spiritually. That could mean getting baptized, committing to take time to dig into the Bible on a daily basis, or maybe God wants you to see what His Word has to say about why you exist. Good Hope's DISCOVERY system is all about those next steps.


HOW DOES IT WORK?​​

Imagine a baseball diamond. At first base, in our MEMBERSHIP class, you’ll get the foundation of what it means to be in CHRIST and in a local church family. Then, as you head to second base, you’ll find the tools to develop a closer relationship with God in our MATURITY class. Next at third base, you’ll begin to see how God specifically SHAPE’d you for ministry (Spiritual gifts, Heart, Abilities, Personality and Experience) in our MINISTRY class. As you head for home plate, CLASS 401, in our MISSIONS class, you will find help to discover your life’s mission of sharing God with the world.


The classes take place every 2nd Sunday at 2:15 pm, beginning with a free lunch in the Fellowship Hall.

To register for the Discovery Class select "REGISTER"