(Justifying Grace) 

Creating Foundational Beliefs


You are here  (Transforming in Christ) if you:

  1. Have recently placed your faith in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior
  2. Have recently been confirmed/baptized
  3. Are exploring what it means to follow Jesus
  4. Have begun to participate in the life of the church


Transforming in Christ – It begins with justification, accepting God’s offer of a relationship by grace through faith in Jesus and inviting Him to be the Lord of our life.  We experience God’s forgiveness and grace upon repentance and begin a new life in Christ by faith.  At this time, a profession of faith is made as instructed in Romans 10:9-10.  “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”




  • Participate in Traditional Worship, FaithLink, or Palabra Viva at least twice/month
  • Participation in small group (Sunday School, UMW Circle, Men’s Group, Youth Group, Step Up, GEMS, Home Group, Special Interest Group, etc.)
  • Attend a church and/or silent retreat
  • Participate in FaithLink Together



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

  • Be confirmed/baptized
  • The Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith (16-week study)
  • Disciple’s Path, Jim Harnish (6-week study)
  • The Absolute Basics of the Wesleyan Way (12-week study)
  • Believe, Randy Frazee (30-week study)
  • This We Believe!  Meditations on the Apostles’ Creed
  • Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, Adele Calhoun
  • Spiritual Gifts Study/Inventory (13-week study)
  • Commit to memorize 1 verse a week
  • Commit to daily reading of Scripture with reading plan and prayer
  • Journal your prayers and/or what God is speaking to you through His Word
  • Commit to giving to your church financially
  • Financial Peace University, Dave Ramsey (Offered once every three years)
  • Write your testimony



  • Participate in service with a local mission partner (Hub, Rescue Mission, Wheelchair Ramps, etc.) with others from church
  • Serve in area of ministry within church where spiritual gifts lie



  • Share your testimony with someone
  • Be a friend to someone who is in need of one