Wherever you are on your faith journey we want to help you take the next step. Progress, not perfection, is always the goal. Growing in our relationship with Jesus requires that we challenge ourselves to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be and most of the time that means receiving help from others to get to where we want to go.
So, here's a good place to start. Below you will find a list of possible next steps that you could take.
What's Your Next Step?
WiFi Connection Card
Fill out a Connection Card @ our Connection Center at GHNAZ (or on our website under resources) so we can get your contact information. This will help us in assisting you. We want to serve you the best we can.
Birthday Cake Welcome Party
Our Welcome Party is designed to help newcomers feel welcomed by getting to know a few people. You get a chance to meet other newcomers, as well as a few of our church leaders.
This class is offered for you to get to know us better. Discover our mission, vision, beliefs, and more. This class is offered every few months and is a prerequisite for partnership/membership at GHNAZ.
circlemap Starting Point
We all have to start somewhere. Starting Point is an opportunity to learn the basics of the Christian faith. This is a safe place to ask questions.
Book Open Naz University
Class like settings to deeper our understanding in a variety of areas from "How to Read the Bible" to "How to Raise Godly Kids in a Ungodly World" to "Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts" to help us grow strong spiritually. Classes run in the fall & spring.
Cross Place Faith In Jesus Christ
Starting a relationship with God by placing our faith in His Son, Jesus, is the most important decision we will ever make. It's also a daily decision to continue to follow Jesus as our Savior and Lord. This relationship is a life-long process fleshed out in our daily life. The resurrection of Jesus changes everything!
Don't be ashamed of being a follower of Jesus. Jesus is our everything! If we deny Him, He will deny us. Baptism is a public confession of faith in Jesus Christ. It's an outward symbol of an inward decision to follow Jesus. (We believe in all modes of baptism - emersion, pouring, or sprinkling) Baptism is a prerequisite to membership at GHNAZ.
Heartbeat Life Group
Small group communities are the heart of our ministry. Sunday worship gatherings are great for corporate worship and gathering the church together as a whole, but real church life happens throughout the week. Life Groups are where faith and life intersect. The purpose of our Life Groups are to provide everyone with the opportunity to connect, grow, care, pray, and serve one another.
This four week class is designed to maximize one's potential in finding their place of service in ministry. We will help you find your place by accessing your spiritual gifting, heart, abilities, personality, and life experiences. Get ready to launch into service with confidence.
Helping Hands Serve
One of the best ways to grow is to serve. When we serve, we help others, but we benefit too. So, get involved! We love our volunteers at GHNAZ. It takes a team of volunteers to make ministry happen and there's a spot just for you no matter where you are on your faith journey. Go from attending church to being the church by getting involved.
Tithing is a biblical principle of giving ten percent of your income back to God through the local church. This is how the mission of God is funded. This is one way that Lord test our heart. Tithing is a sign of Christian maturity. God has entrusted us with resources and it's up to us to be good stewards of what He's given us. Talk to pastor about this principle if you'd like to learn more.
Users Partnership / Membership
It’s about ownership. At GHNAZ, becoming a member represents a significant shift in mindset – from “I attend this church” to “This is my church.” By becoming a member of GHNAZ, you're saying "You can count on me" or "I'm committed" to helping any way I can so we can fulfil our mission. To become a member, you first have to take the Discover class.
Members who get hired or elected or appointed to leadership positions at GHNAZ have shown a track record of being faithful, wise, and accountable. It's a great honor to be able to serve in church leadership. Those who serve in these positions are servants to the greater body of Christ. They champion the vision and mission of the local church.
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A call to ministry is not something you decide or are elected to, it's something that is given by God to some in order to serve Him and His Church. It's something that some believers are compelled to do and that other believers affirm. Talk to pastor if you feel you have a calling on your life.
What's Your Next Step?
If you don't know what to do next or need some assistance,
talk to our team at the Connection Center or reach out to Pastor Ron
and we would be glad to help you.
God Bless You
As You Seek To Honor Him