Next Steps are designed to equip you with the tools necessary to become part of our family here at Indian Rocks. From discovering the vision of Indian Rocks to serving in life-giving ministry, we will lead you step-by-step down a path to experience both growth and fulfillment.
The Next Steps process is made up of uniquely designed classes geared towards helping you take a step closer to God’s plan for your life here at Indian Rocks. Our ultimate goal is to help you connect with who Jesus is and what He came to do, so your life can touch the lives of others.
Indian Rocks is all about responding to the good news of who Jesus is and what he’s done. The symbolism of baptism is a beautiful summary of the Christian life. As we go under the water, we identify ourselves with the death Jesus died on our behalf for our sins on the cross. As we emerge from the water, we identify ourselves with Christ’s resurrection, and our rising to new life in Jesus.
At Indian Rocks, we love baptisms. They are proof that God is working in and through us in a profound way, and that people are experiencing true transformation through the gospel. We celebrate when people are baptized because we believe baptisms are a blessing to everyone involved.
Should you be baptized?
There are two groups of people whom we encourage to sign up for baptism.
- Those who have recently put their faith in Jesus for the first time.
- Those who have been Christians for a while, but have never taken the important step of obedience to publicly share what Christ has done for them through baptism.
Our church’s mission is connecting people to who Jesus is and what He came to do. Being a part of a group in a faith community provides a great opportunity for this to happen. In our groups we learn God’s Word, care for each other, praise God for who He is and what He’s done, and pray to God for His help and guidance. The key is – we do these things together! These meaningful relationships help everyone grow in their faith.
Why church membership? Membership helps us better connect with those in our church family. In this class, you learn the history, vision, mission, and values of Indian Rocks and have an opportunity to become a member of the church.
When you serve at church, in the community, and around the world; you get the opportunity to meet the real-life needs of people from all walks of life. We think you’ll find that giving your time improves your life as much as it improves the lives of those you get to serve. Our volunteer training covers the values and “DNA” of how we serve others at Indian Rocks.