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Next Steps - Westwood Community Church 


Faith is a journey, not a destination.

No matter where we are starting from, we are all called to grow closer to Jesus, to deepen our relationships with one another, to use what God has given us to bless others, and to reach others with Christ's love.

We believe that life transformation happens when we take the next step to grow in faith.

AT WESTWOOD THAT IS REALIZED THROUGH FOUR KEY STEPS:
Worship / Belong / Serve / Go

This is how we live out our mission—it is the foundation to spiritual growth.


Worship

God invites us to live our lives with Him and for Him. In our homes and neighborhoods, schools and places of work, all of life is an act of worship. When we worship God together, we are reminded of our identity in Christ as His sons and daughters.

TAKE A NEXT STEP TO WORSHIP

  • Worship on Sundays // Regularly attend worship services. When we gather together, we are led to experience God in new ways through music and the teaching of God’s Word.
  • Make reading the Bible a daily practice // Our Bible Reading Plan is a great way to start. These readings go deeper into the theme of the current message series.
  • Be baptized // Baptism is a joyful celebration, a personal decision to follow Jesus. It is an external declaration of an internal transformation.


Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship... // Romans 12:1-2


Belong

God has made us to belong to Him and to each other. When we do, we grow! By connecting in a group, you will find people who love you for who you are and will encourage you in your spiritual growth.

TAKE A NEXT STEP TO BELONG

  • Life Transformed: Learning to Live Like Jesus // This four-week gathering will jumpstart your spiritual growth and will help you find a place of involvement at Westwood.
  • Groups // Grow spiritually by connecting with others. Whether you want to be with people in your neighborhood, or who share your stage of life, we have something for you.


My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. // John 15:12


Serve

God could have made us all the same, but He didn’t. He gave us each unique talents, resources and life experiences. When we share those with others, we grow deeper in our relationship with Him. We would love to help you find your sweet spot in serving.

TAKE A NEXT STEP TO SERVE

  • Join a team // Use your gifts and talents to bless others. Find a spot that suits you, or tell us your availability, talents and interests, and we’ll help you find the right spot.
  • Take LifeKeys // This seven-week class will help you identify how you are wired and give you ways to use those gifts to honor God and bless others.


Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. // 1 Peter 4:10


Go

In the Bible God tells His people over and over to “go.” We too are called to go and live God’s mission out in our world. When we step out in faith we discover that God uses us right where we are and beyond!

TAKE A NEXT STEP TO GO

  • Reach people for Christ // Sharing your faith with people can be challenging. The BLESS Booklet and videos give practical ways to reach out to those you engage with every day.
    Find out more by downloading the BLESS Booklet.
  • Learn more about Welcome Next // The next 10 years will be a bold undertaking of growing God’s kingdom in unprecedented ways. God will lead, we get to follow!


Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. // Matthew 28:19-20