What Does It Mean to be a Christian?

If you're wondering about what it means to be a Christian, check out this incredible resource from the Village Church.

How do I become a Chrisitan?

Because of His love for us, God has made it simple to become a Christian. All you have to do is receive Jesus as your Savior, fully accepting His death as the sufficient sacrifice for your sins (John 3:16), fully trusting Him alone as your Savior (John 14:6; Acts 4:12).

There are four main steps to receiving Jesus as your Savior. First, acknowledge that you are a sinner in need of a Savior. This is to repent or turn away from your sin. Second, believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead. This is to trust that Jesus paid the full penalty for your sins. Third, confess that Jesus is your Lord and your God. This is to surrender control of your life to Jesus. Last, receive Jesus as your Savior forever. This is to accept that God has done for you and in what He promised.

If you are ready to make this decision your of a sincere desire to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior and turn from your sin, you can pray a prayer similar to this:

“Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and I do not deserve eternal life. But, I believe You died and rose from the grave to make me a new creation and to prepare me to dwell in your presence forever. Jesus, come into my life, take control of my life, forgive my sins and save me. I am now placing my trust in You alone for my salvation and I accept your free gift of eternal life.”

What now?

If you have trusted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, please let us know. We want to celebrate what God has done in your life and help you to grow spiritually. We also have a few next steps that you may want to take out of obedience after becoming a believer including baptism and becoming part of a local church. Use the form below to connect with a pastor, letting us know about your incredible decision to become a believer and allowing us to follow-up with you on next steps.