Next Steps

Your faith journey
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Where are you in your faith journey?

God created each of us unique. There is no manual for the perfect way to grow your faith. No one-size-fits-all. But there are things we can each do to move forward in our journey with God and others. Only you and God know your heart and where to go next.

What does a thriving faith look like?
At Ward we believe someone thriving in their faith can say the following:
  • I am applying the lessons God is teaching me through the Scriptures.
  • I am generous with my money, abilities, and time within and beyond the church.
  • I make intentional investments in the health of my own family and look for opportunities to support the next generation.
  • I cross barriers (racial, cultural, social, economic, etc.) to bless people near and far.
  • I welcome people in my church and home.
How do you get there? Start with some next steps below.

Exploring

I am new to or curious about my faith.

Practical Steps for Growth Within a Community

  • Participate regularly in weekend worship

  • Go to a Sunday Morning Class

  • Attend Ward's Connection Dessert or Pizza Night

Practical Steps for Growth Personally

  • Meet with a Pastor

  • Get a study Bible in a translation you can easily read (i.e. NIV or NLT) Bibles are available at the media center free of charge.

Building

I am confident about my decision to follow Jesus and want to build a foundation for my faith.

Practical Steps for Growth Within a Community

  • Join a Small Group

  • Join a Serving Team within the church

Practical Steps for Growth Personally

  • Make reading the Bible part of your daily life

  • Practice praying or being still with God every day

  • Take a step toward healing with a therapist and/or a Care Group

  • Take a spiritual gifts assessment to learn about your spiritual gifts

Owning

I have a core foundation of my faith, and now I am finding where I fit as an active participant in the church.

Practical Steps for Growth Within a Community

  • Serve with one of our local partners such as CDC or CARES

  • Become a member of Ward Church

  • Practice being more attentive to people; how can you show them God's love today?

Practical Steps for Growth Personally

  • Practice being generous by giving back to God

  • Practice being able to tell your story of what Jesus has done in your life

Thriving

My faith is integrated into every part of my life and isn't tied to my circumstances.

Practical Steps for Growth Within a Community

  • Lead a small group

  • Talk to friends or family members who need to hear

  • Prayerfully consider going on a mission trip

Practical Steps for Growth Personally

  • Practice living out the fruit of the Spirit: joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control where you work, in school, with friends, etc.

  • Seek out those who are resistant to Christianity and lead with love

Need help?

If you’re not sure what your next step is, we would love to help you find out. Send an email to our Pastor of Spiritual Formation + Care, sean.carroll@ward.church.

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