How do I become a Christ Follower?

Recognize your need

God loves you, has your best interests in mind, and has invited you to become a child of God, a disciple of Jesus.

For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 NLT

Admit you are a sinner

We come into this world marked with sin; admitting we are sinful agrees with what the Bible says. 

For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
Romans 3:23 NLT

Believe in Jesus Christ

He died to pay the penalty for your sins.

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. [13] They are reborn-not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.
John 1:12-13 NLT

Accept God’s Gift

He offers you the free gift of salvation and eternal life.

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 6:23 NLT

If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9

For ‘Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved.’
Romans 10:13

Make a Commitment

Pray to receive Jesus as your Savior and Lord. You can pray a prayer on your own or use this one:

Father in heaven, I confess to you that I am a sinner and need your forgiveness. I give you my sin and turn away from it and everything I know is wrong in my life. Please forgive me. I believe that Jesus is the Son of God and He died for my sins. Thank you. I now receive Jesus as my Savior and Lord. I ask you to come into my heart. I give you my life. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen

There is nothing magical about these words. They simply reflect the attitude of your heart and express your desire and decision to follow Jesus.

Be Assured

Now that you have become a follower of Jesus, you can be assured you are a Christ follower, a disciple, and a child of God.

Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have God's Son does not have life. [13] I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.
1 John 5:12-13 NLT

"I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.
John 5:24 NLT

Let Us Know

One of the best things you can do is to tell others about your decision to give your life to Jesus. We would love to know of your decision. To let us know about your decision, or if you would like to talk with someone about following Jesus, click here.