Day 5: All In (Connecting, Serving, Giving)

This is it! You are coming to the end of your first week as a Christ-follower.

We hope these texts have been a benefit to you as you continue to grow in your relationship with Christ. Today, we want to give you 3 more things to consider as you move forward in your spiritual journey.

1. Connecting

It’s been said, “Show me your friends and I will show you your future.” This is just another way of saying we are who we run with.

Ultimately, an important part of your spiritual journey is surrounding yourself with others that will help you be successful in your walk with God. Life is better together. When we interact with other followers of Christ we find support and encouragement to continue in our faith.

God created you for community;

You were never meant to do life alone:

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”

Genesis 2:18

Surrounding yourself with the right friends is important:

Don't be fooled by those who say such things, for "bad company corrupts good character."

I Corinthians 15:33

Life change can happen when it is done with the right people:

You must warn each other every day, while it is still “today,” so that none of you will be deceived by sin and hardened against God.

Hebrews 3:13

We offer Connect Groups to help people find the right relationships.

2. Serving

God can use your life in a big way to help others find Christ, experience life and grow in their relationship with God.

Jesus gave us the example of serving.

The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Matthew 20:28

We are called to serve each other.

You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.

Galatians 5:13

Serving is a part of our worship

And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him.

Romans 12:1

God gives each of us unique gifts and abilities to build the church.

Serving is one of the best ways to discover and use the gifts God has given you. As you serve, you’ll meet other Christians who can help you see what makes you special. You’ll also experience the joy of God working through you to make a difference in others’ lives. No matter what season of life you’re in, Faith Church has serving opportunities for every personality, skill set, and schedule.

Discover some of our ministries and join a team at GrowU.

3. Giving

When we give our time, talents, or financial gifts, we give God the chance to prove His faithfulness.

Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!

Malachi 3:10

Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.

Luke 6:38

You can begin tithing by clicking the link below.

We hope this information over the last five days has been helpful!

Remember, every day you wake up, you are God’s kid, and what lies ahead is an opportunity to honor your Heavenly Father with the choices you will make and the lifestyle you will live.

We look forward to seeing you at Faith Church this Sunday!