If you are just starting your journey of faith, the place to begin is a careful examination of the claims Jesus made about Himself. There are many ways you can do this:
Read what Jesus said from the pages of the Bible
The first four books of the New Testament are called “The Gospels”. Each writer—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—describes the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Each author adds his own particular nuances in telling the Jesus story. By reading one or more of these Gospels thoughtfully you will learn about what Jesus did and said. As you read, ask yourself: Do I believe Jesus when he says He came to die for my sins? Do I believe He really rose again? Does His promise to give me power to live a new quality of life ring true with me? Could I entrust my entire life to Him?
Don’t have a Bible? No problem. Bethel Church would like to give you one for free. Just visit the welcome desk in the church foyer some Sunday or contact our Welcome Coordinator Wendy Werkman at firstname.lastname@example.org; 780-476-3762, ext. 213.
Talk to a pastor Pastor Tom is always eager to talk to people who are taking their first steps of faith. You can contact the pastors by email or phone:
Take the Alpha Course Alpha is a program that offers you an opportunity to explore with others the Bible’s answers to life’s big questions. The 11 weekly sessions take place in the intimacy of a small group setting, usually meeting in someone’s home. Each evening includes friendly conversation over a meal, followed by a video and a discussion, and takes about 2 ½ hours. There is an optional “weekend away” (Friday evening and Saturday) that features an in-depth study of the Holy Spirit. (This topic gets special attention because Jesus promised to send the Holy Spirit so that people could know his presence in their daily lives and experience power to live in a new way.)
• To learn more about The Alpha Course and view exciting stories of life change visit: https://www.alphacanada.org/try/ • For information about Bethel’s next Alpha Course click here. • To sign up for the Alpha program, contact our Alpha Coordinator Wendy Werkman at email@example.com; 780-476-3762, ext. 213
Attend the First Step’s Course Each year we offer a course that explores the basics of the Christian faith in three weekly sessions.
Journey with a companion through a study about Jesus Sometimes you just want to connect one-on-one with someone who can walk with you on the journey toward faith. Contact our Welcome Coordinator Wendy Werkman to get connected to a traveling partner who will meet with you for conversations at times and locations that are mutually convenient. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org