I Have Decided
The Good News Of Jesus Is Life Transformational!
The gospel is a proclamation of good news about who Jesus is and what he did on our behalf. He came to answer the deepest questions of the human heart and provide the forgiveness and freedom we longed for but could not achieve without Him. When we choose to believe the gospel, we put our trust in Him because we believe He rose from the dead and our decision is to invite Him to take up residence in our heart as our Lord and Savior.
To believe the gospel is to trust that God created us, loves us, and made us to enjoy a relationship with Him. Even though we, like all other humans, had lived apart from Him choosing to do our own thing and live as we saw fit, God sent his only Son to be our Savior. No matter how hard we tried, none of us were able to be good enough. We all fall short because we all have sinned, but the good news of Jesus is that He came to die to pay for our sins. This is where God demonstrated His love for us!
That is why when we choose to turn from our sin and confess Jesus as our Lord and Savior we are Born Again. We become children of God by the power of the Holy Spirit. Our new identity is in Christ and through Him we are completely forgiven and made new.
Life-Giving Christ-Centered Relationships
We were not created to do life alone. When we made Jesus the Lord of our lives, we became part of God’s family. The Bible calls the Church the Body of Christ. That means we are a part of an interdependent group of people who come together to form something greater than we could be on our own. We are all unique and have been given gifts that serve the needs of others as we live out God’s purpose for our lives. Life change happens in the context of relationships as we connect relationally with other believers, we grow together to reach our full potential in God. Life-giving Jesus-centered relationships are where we can find encouragement, support, prayer, as we learn to care for one another and grow together in love.
Here are a few ways to begin building some life-giving Jesus-centered relationships here are Vertical Church:
- Weekend Services: There are many opportunities to attend a Vertical Sunday service. Make this an important priority in your schedule. Worshiping Jesus with others and hearing a word from God will help you grow in your relationship with God and give you a chance to meet others in a comfortable and casual environment.
- Dream Teams: There are so many diverse, fun, and creative ways to serve at Vertical Church. Visit the “Next Steps” tab and find a team that best suits your gifts and passions to join. This is an incredible way to meet new people as you serve others together in love. Click here to learn more about our Dream Team.
- Vertical Groups: Small groups are a place to connect relationally and grow spiritually. Groups provide the best environment to grow in your relationship with God so you do life together with others. Throughout the week, people from Vertical Church meet to study God’s word and discuss its application to their everyday lives, pray for one another, encourage, support and strengthen one another as they share life and build healthy relationships. Click here to learn more about our groups.