NEXT STEPS

What are YOUR next steps in a relationship with Christ?


1. Salvation Through Jesus

Jesus is the one and only way to eternal life. Without Jesus, we are out of relationship with God and our only future is death, eternal separation from God. Jesus is the only way for us to be in relationship with God. Jesus offers us salvation through His death and resurrection on the cross to whoever will believe in Him. A key part of Christian faith is the belief in the actual resurrection of Jesus. Through His love and sacrifice on the cross, we can have eternal life. It is through our faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior that we can be saved. It is only through Jesus that we can be reconciled back to God forever.

Jesus, the ONE Way

Jesus is God and a man that walked on this earth. He offers us salvation through His death and resurrection on the cross to whoever will believe in Him. This is why Jesus is the one way for all of us. He shows us by His life on earth how to live. Through His death, he took the punishment for our sin nature, our disobedience against God. By His resurrection, He proved to us that we can defeat death.

John 14:6 advises us that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.

The RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ

A key part of Christian faith is the belief in the actual resurrection of Jesus. A resurrection where Jesus was in human form and he was brought back from death to live forever. Jesus’ resurrection proves to us in no certain terms that God has complete power over death. If you believe that the resurrection of Jesus actually occurred, then it follows that you believe in His promise that all humans can have victory over death.

John 11:25 advises us that believers of the resurrection of Jesus Christ will have eternal life.

The SALVATION that Jesus offers us

When talking about how someone could go to Heaven and avoid Hell, someone asked Jesus how they could be saved. Jesus said, “…With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible”.

Mark 10:27 advises us that all can have eternal salvation through Jesus Christ.

The power of FAITH in Jesus Christ

When we have faith in God, we receive the strength to follow Jesus’ one way to salvation. When we act out in faith, our faith becomes the evidence of things not seen. Faith becomes our strength and places us in God’s plan. Through faith, we anticipate the future of God’s promises and act in faith in our day-to-day activity knowing we are in God’s plan.

Hebrews 11:1 explains the essence and power of faith.


2. Baptism by Immersion

The Bible clearly teaches that baptism is the first step of obedience after making a commitment to Christ. Baptism is an outward representation of an inward heart change.

The FAQs below will help answer many questions regarding baptism and provide a biblical understanding of baptism. For more information, please email TCAA at hello@tcaa.com.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is baptism necessary for salvation?

Baptism does not make you a follower of Jesus Christ nor does it guarantee your eternal destiny. Baptism is like a wedding ring–it is the outward symbol of an inward commitment you have made in your heart.

What about infant baptism?

In the New Testament faith always preceded baptism. Since a baby has no ability to make a decision to place his/her faith in Christ, infant baptism is not a biblical mandate. The Bible teaches that children who are unable to comprehend the Gospel would go to heaven because of God’s love and grace, not on the basis of a religious ritual like baptism.

Since the purpose of baptism is to publicly profess your personal commitment to Christ, it is best if a child is mature enough to place his/her faith in Christ and understand the true meaning of baptism. For parents with infants and young children, we provide a special worship service time when parents may dedicate their children to God. This dedication is a covenant by the parents to raise their child in the ways of the Lord until the child is old enough to make his or her own personal commitment. You may contact Kathy Linser at (623) 572-7902 or klinser@tcaa.com to make arrangements for child dedication.

Do I need to be baptized a second time?

It is recommended that you be baptized again if you have never been baptized by immersion since you became a follower of Jesus Christ. If you were baptized as an infant, believer’s baptism doesn’t devalue your prior experience but simply reflects your desire to be obedient to God’s Word and Christ’s example. If you were baptized into a cult or non-Christian religion, it is also recommended that you be baptized again.

Can I choose where I want to be baptized?

Yes! The Church At Arrowhead baptisms is held just outside where we are worshiping during services or at a special gathering (e.g. retreats, camps, etc.).

Can my family be baptized together?

Yes! If each family member has placed his/her faith in Christ for salvation and understands fully the meaning of baptism, we encourage you to be baptized as a family.

I AM READY FOR BAPTISM


3. Commit to Membership

Membership at The Church At Arrowhead is your way of committing to the work God is doing in and through us as a community of believers. We hope that as a member you will actively move from the sidelines and get into the game by joining us in service and community groups. We offer our Journey Seminars regularly as an opportunity not only to become a member but also to learn more about the vision, values, and ministries at TCAA.

I AM READY TO COMMIT

Journey Seminar 101: Discovering Your Place in God’s Family. This seminar is for anyone who is seeking a personal relationship with God, who is new in their faith, or who is interested in serving the Lord at TCAA. This seminar is a basic introduction to our church family and the ministry of The Church At Arrowhead. Pastor Randy leads this seminar.

Journey Seminar 201: Discovering My Spiritual Maturity. The second in our series of Journey Seminars are designed for those who want to grow in spiritual maturity. Journey 101 is a prerequisite for Journey 201.

Journey Seminar 301: Discovering My S.H.A.P.E. for Ministry. The third series of Journey Seminars are designed to help you find your “S.H.A.P.E.” for ministry. Journey 101 & 201 must be completed in order to attend Journey 301.

Journey Seminar 401: Discovering My Life Mission. The fourth in the series of Journey Seminars are designed to give practical tools that aid Christians in being contagious with their faith.