Everyone likes to know where they’re going. People wonder, “What’s my next step?” At Faith, The Next Step Pathway answers that question. People enter at different points in their lives, and in different places along the pathway. Regardless, the Next Steps Pathway provides a direction for everyone at Faith. Our mission is to “connect people to the extraordinary life found in Jesus,” so each step in the pathway is a conduit for growth of disciples who “Get the Life, Experience the Life, and Give the Life Away.”
Connecting is often the first step on the Pathway. You can make a connection through a friend or family member, or perhaps by attending Sunday worship or a Faith U class. Maybe you saw us serving in the community. No matter how you connect, this step happens when someone has introduced you to Faith.
The Rooted Experience
This step is an interactive 10-week journey in which small groups of people gather weekly to share their stories and talk about what God has been revealing to them through weekly readings, prayer, and service.
We live best in community with others. As was modeled in The Rooted Experience, a Life Group is a group of people striving to live out the Gospel together. Life Groups not only grow in their faith as they experience life together, but each Life Group identifies a Gospel-cause about which they are passionate, and then is resourced to live out that passion and serve in the community.
The local church is the only organization on Earth tasked with baptizing God’s children and sharing His Word and Sacraments; so as members of our Faith family we serve our Faith family out of joyful response to our love of Him and our community. The opportunities to serve at Faith are as varied as the people who serve, and joining a serve team is a great way to meet other people and be used by God to grow His Kingdom.
When you’re ready to step up and lead others, Faith provides several leadership paths, either as a facilitator for The Rooted Experience, a Life Group leader, a Serve Team Leader, or a Mission Trip leader. We invest in leaders because we know that leading others is key to “planting faith for generations.”