(Prevenient Grace)

Creating Spiritual Friendships



You are here (Exploring Christ) if you:

  • Are exploring the idea of a God that loves you
  • Are looking for meaning and purpose in life
  • Do not know Jesus
  • Have not placed your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior
  • Don’t currently consider faith a significant part of your life


Exploring Christ - It begins with prevenient grace, God’s wooing and pursuing us from the time of our conception into a relationship with Him through Jesus Christ.  We may not have been raised in church and yet, we find ourselves seeking meaning and purpose in life.  Perhaps we were raised in church but our faith was that of our ancestors and not a personal faith of our own.  That desire or draw toward our Creator is our response to God’s prevenient grace at work in

our lives.




  • Guest in WORSHIP (Traditional, FaithLink, or Palabra Viva)
  • OR SMALL GROUP – (Sunday School, UMW Circle, Men’s Group, Home Groups, Youth Group, Step-Up, GEMS, Special Interest Group, First Beginnings, Emmett Hook)
  • Attend Snacks with Staff - (Time to Get to Know our Staff, Opportunities for Connection, Growth, and Service)
  • Tour of Church Campus
  • Local Missions’ “Tour of Hope”
  • Attend Traditional Worship, FaithLink, or Palabra Viva
  • Attend a Small Group – Sunday School, UMW Circle, Men’s Group, Home Groups,
  • Special Interest Group, Youth Group, Step-Up, GEMS, etc.


GROW (Refer to The Columns or First Weekly for class offerings.)

  • The Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith (16-week study)
  • The Story, Zondervan (31- week study)
  • Participate in Confirmation Class
  • The Lord and His Prayer, N.T. Wright (Pick up from church office for individual use.)
  • Memorize the Lord’s Prayer
  • Commit to quiet time with devotional guide highlighting Bible reading & prayer. ((Many options are available. Some of our favorites include Upper Room, Our Daily Bread, My Utmost for His Highest, Streams in the Desert, Jesus Calling, Jesus Listens, and Seedbed’s Daily Text [e-mail.]  For other recommendations, call the church office.)
  • Participate in Holy Communion



  • Serve someone in your family in an unexpected way
  • Perform a random act of kindness toward a stranger
  • Greet others attending church services
  • Give to a local church ministry (quarterly blood drive, monthly clothing donation, etc.)



  • Share with someone that you are attending church
  • Make a new friend at church