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When you step over the line of faith and begin to follow Jesus, you become part of a family. But this family is not a long distance relationship. We have been created to be a part of a community. That’s why the local church exists.

Each week, the church gathers to worship God, discover his plan for our lives, and learn how to live out his priorities.

Commit to getting involved. Because the local church is crucial to your growth and experience the life Christ has in store for you!

Worship Service
Most people will be first introduced to our church during the 11:00 AM Worship service. At Big Springs, both parking and seating in the sanctuary are at a premium. There are no reserved parking spaces or seats so we highly suggest arriving at least 30 minutes prior to service. That way you will be able to find a comfortable seat and if you like you may visit with those near you. We pray that when Pastor Paul says “Welcome Home” you will feel like you have come home.

(There is a live video feed in our overflow area if there are no seats available when you arrive.)

Small Groups
After you have gotten to know us during our worship service the next step is to find a small group Bible study (Sunday School) that you will enjoy. We have many classes available for all age groups and life situations. Please see Pastor Paul and he will point you to some classes that you can try out. It’s important to find a class that is the right fit for you so try as many as you like!

And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near. (Hebrews 10:25)

Before long you will feel like a part of our family and you will want to find a place where you can serve in both our community and the church.

Most of us want to make a difference; we want to leave our footprint on the world. And God has gifted each of us with a particular set of skills to do just that—through the local church.

As a new Christ follower, one of the most powerful lessons you can put into action is serving in the church. Because when you volunteer your time and talent, you will discover the key to unlocking a life of influence and change.

God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another. (1 Peter 4:10)

Connect With God

What It Means to Be a Christian

Being a Christian is more than identifying yourself with a particular religion or affirming a certain value system. Being a Christian means you have embraced what the Bible says about God, mankind, and salvation. Consider the following truths found in the Bible.

God Is Sovereign Creator
Contemporary thinking says man is the product of evolution. But the Bible says we were created by a personal God to love, serve, and enjoy endless fellowship with Him. The New Testament reveals it was Jesus Himself who created everything (John 1:3; Colossians 1:16). Therefore, He also owns and rules everything (Psalm 103:19). That means He has authority over our lives and we owe Him absolute allegiance, obedience, and worship.

God Is Holy
God is absolutely and perfectly holy (Isaiah 6:3); therefore He cannot commit or approve of evil (James 1:13). God requires holiness of us as well. First Peter 1:16 says, "You shall be holy, for I am holy."

Mankind Is Sinful
According to Scripture, everyone is guilty of sin: "There is no man who does not sin" (1 Kings 8:46). That doesn't mean we're incapable of performing acts of human kindness. But we're utterly incapable of understanding, loving, or pleasing God on our own (Romans 3:10-12).

Sin Demands a Penalty
God's holiness and justice demand that all sin be punished by death (Ezekiel 18:4). That's why simply changing our patterns of behavior can't solve our sin problem or eliminate its consequences.

Jesus Is Lord and Savior
Romans 10:9 says, "If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved". Even though God's justice demands death for sin, His love has provided a Savior who paid the penalty and died for sinners (1 Peter 3:18). Jesus' death satisfied the demands of God's justice, and His perfect life satisfied the demands of God's holiness (2 Corinthians 5:21), thereby enabling Him to forgive and save those who place their faith in Him (Romans 3:26).

The Character of Saving Faith
True faith is always accompanied by repentance from sin. Repentance is agreeing with God that you are sinful, confessing your sins to Him, and making a conscious choice to turn from sin (Luke 13:3, 5; 1 Thessalonians 1:9), pursue Jesus (Matthew 11: 28-30; John 17:3), and obey Him (1 John 2:3). It isn't enough to believe certain facts about Jesus. Even Satan and his demons believe in the true God (James 2:19), but they don't love and obey Him. True saving faith always responds in obedience (Ephesians 2:10).

A wonderful presentation of the good news of the Gospel can be found here at Grace To You.