We’re excited that you’re interested in what it means to follow Jesus! In John 6:44 Jesus says, “No one can come to me unless the Father draws them.” That means that if you’re feeling drawn to follow Jesus, God is already doing a supernatural work within you!
Here at Fullerton Free we recognize that following Jesus begins with believing in Him. God draws us, we believe in Jesus and what He has done for us, and we are rescued from sin and death. This salvation is the miraculous work and gift of God for every person who believes. And this saving work is the beginning of ongoing life transformation that happens as we turn from our old ways to follow the lifestyle and teachings of Jesus.
Whether you’ve already trusted in Jesus or not, you probably still have a few questions about this new life. This guide will provide you with answers to the most common questions new Christ followers typically ask. If you have more questions, we encourage you to bring them to a pastor or a trusted friend who is also following Christ.
Next Steps in Following Jesus
- Read the Bible. The Bible is God’s word to us and by engaging with the scriptures, we come to know the heart of God and path of following Jesus. If you are new to reading the Bible, consider starting in the Gospel of John.
- Get baptized. While not a requirement for salvation, we believe that being baptized is a way for you to publicly and boldly proclaim your desire to be a follower of Jesus. Click here to learn more about baptism.
- Join a community group. Being in community with others in pursuit of living like Christ is a great way to develop a life of discipleship. Click here to find a small group or adult fellowship to join.
Let's have a conversation.
If you have questions about what it means to follow Jesus, please send us an email and one of our Shepherds would love to buy you coffee and spend time together to discuss the good news of Jesus and what is means to live a life of faith.