So you’ve decided to follow Jesus! What’s next?
There’s nothing more important than making that initial decision to follow Jesus as Lord and Savior. Once you’ve made this personal choice, it’s time to let the world know of your decision! Your next step in your life as a believer is to be baptized in water.
Baptism is a public celebration announcing your decision to follow Jesus Christ. As your church, we would love to stand with you as you declare your choice to surrender your life to the Lord.
When we went under the water, we left the old country of sin behind; when we came up out of the water, we entered into the new country of grace — a new life in a new land! - Romans 6:3 (MSG)
Why is baptism important for me?
The Bible teaches us that water baptism is vital in our growth as Christians. Jesus Himself was baptized in water (Luke 3:21) when He lived on earth. As believers, we choose to follow His example.
The water itself is not what is important; the symbolism of the water is what is important. When a person accepts Jesus and then goes on to be baptized in water, it signifies a death to the old way of life and embracing a new life in Jesus Christ.
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. - Galatians 2:20 (NIV)
The decision to be baptized must be one’s own; it’s too important not to be. As such, the gospel is communicated to adults, to children and youth in our church through specialized ministry. Youth and children under 16 who desire to be baptized will be ministered to by Pastor Sam Lopez or Pastor John Beyer, TCI’s Youth and Children’s Pastors. We ask that each youth or child connect with Pastor Sam if they attend MVMNT or Pastor John if they attend TCI Kid's ministry before making their very own decision to follow Jesus Christ.
Please check back soon for our next baptism date.
First Step is a 3-week class offered every month that equips new members to Grow, Connect & Serve. God wants to use your unique talents and passions to continue the work that He is already doing here at Trinity Church International. As each one of us starts First Step, our church becomes stronger and our community is changed. Regardless of where you are on your walk with Christ, we can all grow together!
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Grow 1st Sunday of the month. Grow in knowledge of God's will for his people. and how to seek him daily.
Connect 2nd Sunday of the month. Explore the ministry of Trinity Church International and find out how to connect with our church.
Serve 3rd Sunday of the month. Connect to the opportunities available at Trinity Church International to live out your purpose and serve others by using your gifts.
Jesus said, ‘A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher.’Luke 6:40 (ESV)
BIBLE READING PLAN
Join Our One-Year Bible Reading Plan
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word spoken directly to us. If we want to hear God’s Word to us and apply it to our lives, we need to purposefully dedicate ourselves to reading the Bible.
Reading the Bible daily is an important Christian discipline with big rewards. By dividing the Bible into 365 daily readings, the giant task of reading the Bible in a year can easily be accomplished. Using Trinity Church’s Bible Reading Plan, you come and read the Bible on a daily basis along with our church.
That means you don't have to wait until the New Year -- you can start reading the Bible today. Simply find today’s date, open up the links to today’s passages, and read along knowing that you are joining members of our Trinity Church International who are reading this daily!
Join our daily Bible reading journey today!
There are those who study the perfect law, the law of freedom, and continue to do it. They don’t listen and then forget, but they put it into practice in their lives. They will be blessed in whatever they do. -James 1:25 (CEB)