Everything has a beginning [Genesis 1:1]. Your faith journey has a beginning too. It started when you surrendered your life to Jesus - you became a new person [2 Corinthians 5:17]. Now it's time for the NEXT STEP. Attending NEXT STEP class is where you will learn about HTC and what we believe. You will learn about baptism and also about becoming a HTC member. But, most importantly, you will continue your faith walk with Jesus and grow closer to Him. Even if you have been attending HTC for years, but have never taken the NEXT STEP class, we encourage you to start right here at NEXT STEP. We all have a beginning!
Once you become a member of HTC, then it's time to get growing! SMALL GROUPS run from September through May/June. There are small groups for everyone - just check out the listing and see which one works best for you! The best way to move forward after you become a member, is by attending a Discipleship Class. We are currently working on a NEW Discipleship program and will post information on this class very soon. But to keep you moving forward, we really encourage you to be a part of a small group. It's where you will learn and mature in God's Word [Ephesians 4:11-16], plus you'll also get to know your HTC family. Your relationship with Jesus will grow deeper! If you need help in deciding which small group is best for you, just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to help you.
As you continue your walk with Jesus, you will naturally be reflecting the light of Jesus and will be drawn to serve others. Some people have the gift of hospitality; for others it's organization, or maybe it's compassion; still others have the gift to foresee and plan - there are many spiritual gifts and God has created us to use these gifts for His purpose. We serve God when we serve others [Galatians 5:13]. If you are not involved in an area of MINISTRY yet, please pray and ask God to lead you to where He wants you to serve at HTC. MINISTRY is an area that is always growing and changing, but the message never changes - we are commanded to go out and serve and spread the gospel [Matthew 28:18-20]
You are growing and your relationship with Jesus is getting stronger. You started out by becoming a member of HTC, then you went to STARTING POINT and you now meet regularly in a SMALL GROUP that has become like family. You have been SERVING in an area of HTC - maybe it's the children's ministry or tech team...but what now? NOW it's time to take it to the road and GO! You have already been doing this and you may not even know it. But by serving and being a part of HTC, you are sharing Jesus with those in your life. But there is more. Maybe God is calling you to go overseas on a missions trip, or open up your backyard and invite friends over to hear about Jesus. Your mission field is never too small or too large, but it is REAL and God calls us to go out and spread the Gospel message to everyone [Romans 1:16]. So now, take time to pray and listen. Listen to the Lord as He leads you to where you should be sharing the Gospel.