Salvation is God's free gift to us but we must accept it. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works. Only by trust in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin's penalty. When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.
If you have made a decision to follow Christ, and would like to make that decision public, you can be baptized at Preaching Christ Church. Baptism is the biblical way to publicly show that you have made a choice to follow Christ, and it is one of the first things that Jesus asks us to do when we decide to follow Him.
Most of us want to make a difference; we want to leave our footprint on the world. God has gifted each of us with a particular set of skills to do just that- through the local church. As a Christ follower, one of the most powerful lessons you can put into action is serving in the church. Jesus himself said that he did not come to be served but to serve others. When you volunteer your time and talent in the local church, you will discover the key to unlocking a life of influence and change.
Community is where life happens every day. Small Groups meet regularly to grow together and connect in real community as God intended. We have groups for men, women, couples and even groups based around similar interests. No matter where you are in life, we probably have a Small Group for you.
The Bible asks us to bring our first and our best back to God and He will bless the rest. This first is the tithe, or "tenth" of our income. We return to the Lord of what He's given us, because it belongs to Him. The tithe is a very practical and tangible way to put God first.