When Jesus spoke these words, what did He mean? He was not offering an invitation to a destination, rather it was an invitation to a relationship with a Person who would radically change one’s way of life. What was true then is true today. Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship with Jesus which results in radical life change. Following Jesus is the heart of Christianity. But what is the life of a Jesus follower all about? Answer: Relationships.
Abide. Connect. Share.
The Abiding Life
Following Jesus is all about relationships. First and foremost, following Jesus is about an abiding relationship with Him. It’s about that wonderful, intimate fellowship between you and your Savior. And if you think that sounds kind of simple, you’re right! It’s supposed to be simple.
The Connecting Life
As followers of Jesus, we’re to connect with other believers. God never designed us to live out our relationship with Him apart from fellowship with His family. The New Testament knows nothing of a Christianity without community. Jesus followers who are in a love relationship with God will also have genuine love for one another.
The Sharing Life
Not only did Jesus have a love relationship with the Father that spilled into a fellowship relationship with His disciples, but those connections also overflowed into relationships with people who didn’t know God at all. The same should be true for us.
We believe there are 4 strategic ways that we can choose to invest our time that grows all three of these relationships. We call it the 5% Life!
As you invest your time in these ways, we believe you will deepen your walk with God, grow in community, and engage in God’s global mission in greater ways.
- 1% of your day—approximately 15 minutes—in God time daily.
- 1% of your week—approximately an hour and a half—in Gather time weekly
- 1% of your month— approximately seven hours—in Group time consistently
- 2% of your year—approximately 7 days—in Go time annually
We are convinced that if you embrace “The 5% Life” as a starting point, the other 95% of your life will be changed forever as you abide in Christ, connect in community, and share in the mission.
Tools For The Journey
The call on the life of a Jesus follower is not doing things for God. The call on the life of a Jesus follower is to be with God.]
The call on the life of a Jesus follower is not doing things for God. The call on the life of a Jesus follower is to be with God.
We have groups available from all walks of life and all stages of life. We would love to help you connect in a small group that is right for you!
Buy Pastor Vance’s Book!
One of the many incredible resources available to go deeper in discovering what it means to follow Jesus is a brand-new book written by our very own, Pastor Vance Pitman. Also, we’ve created a 7-Day Devotional and 21-Day Reading Plan that you can use to read through Unburdened.
Begin A Relationship With Jesus!
The invitation to know God through Jesus is available to the whole world. God invites everyone to cry out and place their faith in Him. Today, you can begin a relationship with God. You can cry out to God right where you are either in your heart or out loud
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